jcwigriff.com

The Official J.C. Wigriff Website!

J.C. Wigriff is an author and guitarist from IL.

Archive for April, 2012

Subtext, Subterfuge, and Camel SNUS

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

In 1967, at the Human Be-In gathering in San Francisco, Dr. Timothy Leary delivered his now infamous proclamation to thousands of teens: “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Camel is seemingly attempting to channel Leary’s well-known, counterculture adage with their new ad campaign, proclaiming people should “Tune in. Smoke Out.”  Taken literally, and in its entirety, the advertisement creates a logical appeal to smokers; displaying a smokeless alternative to cigarettes that transcends bans, and allows a nicotine fiend to nurture their addiction anywhere.

The Novel Lives On

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

To the casual observer, it looks as if the novel is in trouble. Outside of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, novels appear to have predominantly taken a back-seat to movies, video games, and other forms of electronic entertainment. Brick-and-mortar booksellers are closing everywhere, and some are bellowing a necrology for the written word. Sales figures tell a different tale though. The written word still provides the most versatile pallet for narrative of any medium, and offers a unique form of expression, distinguished from other forms of media. The accusation that the novel is dead is a fallacy, and the written word provides an unparalleled outlet for narrative and exposition.

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Goomba vs Slime

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 14 - 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.

Outrage Sparks Demand for Final Fantasy VII Change

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 10 - 2012

The ending to Mass Effect 3 received unprecedented attention, and was faced with an onslaught of rage by longtime fans of the series. Most critics warmly embraced the ambiguous ending to the trilogy, but fans were outraged, and cried out for BioWare and EA change it. These gamers weren’t angry or entitled mind you – they were simply belligerently demanding that BioWare alter their artistic vision, while fervently flooding the internet with debasing comments towards BioWare staff.

BioWare complied.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games

PAX East 2012: Gearbox Announces A New Borderlands 2 Class

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 8 - 2012

Gearbox announced at Pax East that a new playable character is coming  to Borderlands 2.

The previously unannounced class is called The Mechromancer. It’s a young cyborg girl that can control mechanized robots, including the D374-TP — or “Deathtrap.”

Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford explained today at PAX that, “It’s a concept right now,” and ”It doesn’t exist yet.”

He added, though, that the Borderlands 2 team is adamant about adding the Mechromancer to the game once the core game is finished. The class will be available about 2 months after the game’s launch in September.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games

“Who Would Win in a Fight?” Kefka vs Magus

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 8 - 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.

Rumored Next-Gen Details Likely Hogwash

Posted by J.C. Wigriff on April - 3 - 2012

The internet rumor mill is at it again, perpetuating absurd and unfounded speculation concerning the next generation of video game consoles. It’s always the same story; some vague and dubious “source,” close to the project, said “blah-be-da-blah-blah-blah.”

Two of the most popular rumors right now, which have gamers up in arms, are how the new consoles by Sony and Microsoft won’t support used games, and will require an “always-on” internet connection.

Well, let’s tackle the latter first.

Categories: J.C. Wigriff, Video Games
  • RSS
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin

Search Site

Popular Posts

Mass Effect...

Foreword by J.C. Wigriff: I, like many fans, was initially upset ...

Bigotry Soars Over...

Many gamers' have already noticed the abysmal user scores that ...

“Who Would Win...

Welcome to the all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would ...

Top 11 Video...

Recently I conducted a poll to see the opinions of ...

“Who Would Win...

Welcome to an all new weekly feature on www.JCWigriff.com called “Who Would ...

Twitter updates

No public Twitter messages.

Sponsors

  • Cheap reliable web hosting from WebHostingHub.com.
  • Domain name search and availability check by PCNames.com.
  • Website and logo design contests at DesignContest.com.
  • Reviews of the best cheap web hosting providers at WebHostingRating.com.