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Archive for March, 2012

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Bond 007 vs. Agent 47

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 31 - 2012

Welcome to the all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would Win in a Fight?”

In this weekly event, I will pit two contenders from the video game world against each other. I won’t decide the victor though – that is for you to do. I’m just the event promoter, outlining each warrior’s attributes and abilities. As Sgt. Friday would say on Dragnet, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Tell me what you think. Back your contender up. Comment, argue, fight, and bicker. Nitpick over asinine discrepancies and minute details.

I will hold polls and votes on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming fights. Tell me what battles and characters you want to see.

J.C. Wigriff’s World of Darkness Rundown

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 30 - 2012

Some of my most memorable moments as a gamer didn’t happen in front of a TV – they happened around a table, surrounded by paper, dice, and friends.

When I was about 15, I was introduced to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, and was instantly attracted to the idea of a game in which the only bounds were that of the imagination.

I spent countless weekends exploring dungeons, battling monsters, and developing characters that I became truly attached to in a way I never experienced with a video game avatar.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Niko Bellic vs Nathan Drake

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 26 - 2012

Welcome to an all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would Win in a Fight?” I know that I said this would be a weekly feature, but to show my appreciation for your continued support, I decided to make a bonus entry.

I will pit two contenders from the video game world against each other. I won’t decide the victor though – that is for you to do. I’m just the event promoter, outlining each warrior’s attributes and abilities. As Sgt. Friday would say on Dragnet, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Tell me what you think. Back your contender up. Comment, argue, fight, and bicker. Nitpick over asinine discrepancies and minute details.

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Batman vs. Ratchet

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 24 - 2012

Welcome to an all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would Win in a Fight?” In this weekly event, I will pit two contenders from the video game world against each other. I won’t decide the victor though – that is for you to do. I’m just the event promoter, outlining each warrior’s attributes and abilities. As Sgt. Friday would say on Dragnet, “Just the facts, ma’am.”

Tell me what you think. Back your contender up. Comment, argue, fight, and bicker. Nitpick over asinine discrepancies and minute details.

Interview with Edison Interactive about Maniac Mansion Remake

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 23 - 2012

Before Skyrim, there was King’s Quest. Before Dark Souls – Shadowgate. Through the 1980’s, and well into the 90’s, point-and-click graphic adventure games topped sales charts, captured imaginations, and inspired droves of future game developers.

In 1987, Lucasfilm Games (now LucasArts) exploded onto the scene with Maniac Mansion, garnering critical praise, and creating a wave of controversy.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games

10 Game Series in Need of Resurrection

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 20 - 2012

Sometimes a game or series will garner great success, and then inexplicably vanish into obscurity for years, if not decades. Sometimes a long dead game series will gain a strong cult following years after inception. Regardless, I don’t know a single gamer who doesn’t have that special title close to their heart, that he or she would kill to see rise from the ashes like a phoenix.

Boggs and I recently constructed a list of titles that we would like to see get hit with a defibrillator. Here is the official J.C. Wigriff “Top 10 Game Series in Need of Resurrection.”

Mysterious Cloaked Figure in Walking Dead Finale

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 19 - 2012

In tonight’s (March 18th) Season 2 finale of The Walking Dead, viewers caught a glimpse of a mysterious, cloaked figure who saved Andrea from certain doom.

The hooded, katana-wielding savior who was walking two armless zombies on chains could only be one person: Michonne.

Michonne is one of the most popular characters from The Walking Dead comic books, and fans — as well as co-executive producer Gale Anne Hurd — have been trying to implement her into the show since its inception.

Actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) has been cast in the role of Michonne for the TV series.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Movies

Mass Effect 3 Ending Potentially Most Impressive in Gaming History

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 16 - 2012

Foreword by J.C. Wigriff:

I, like many fans, was initially upset over the Mass Effect 3 ending. One of the major selling points of Mass Effect was how your decisions impact the game; that your choices will significantly impact the narrative. Players carried their Mass Effect save file across all three games, building alliances, saving races, and fostering relationships. With the controversial ending to Mass Effect 3, BioWare seemingly negated all of this effort in one fell swoop.

Categories: Video Games

A Chipin group called “Retake Mass Effect” has raised nearly $27,000 as of this writing for the Child’s Play Charity. Retake Mass Effect started the donation to bring a positive, community-driven effort to convince BioWare to release an alternate ending to Mass Effect 3.

The fundraiser has brought in over $26,700 in less than 24 hours, and will run through April 11th.

The page states that “We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled. We simply wish to express our hope that there could be a different direction for a series we have all grown to love”

Categories: Miscellaneous

Lost Local Loyalty

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on March - 9 - 2012

I find it peculiar that the more advances we make in communications, the less connected we truly are. Social gatherings have become a mark on the proverbial headboard, as opposed to an experience. Walk into a bar, and you see heads bowed, hands clasped – people praying en masse to their digital outlet, updating their status to reflect how much fun they are having. Attendance alone has eschewed interaction. Group settings have become LAN parties, but instead of connecting to each other, attendees connect externally through their commutual filters.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games
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