Archive for September 28th, 2012

Gamespotting: Paranormal Activity 4

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Since hogging the sheets and dragging people across the floor can only get you through so many sequels, the Paranormal Activity series has to find new gimmicks. Kind of like videogames in a post-Wii world. Hence, the Kinect’s appearance in Paranormal Activity 4. According to the teenage monster fodder in the trailer:

You guys want to see something really cool with the Kinect that you can do? Kinect projects tracking dots.

Note that the trailer for last year’s Paranormal Activity 3 had all sorts of devious misdirection for including scenes that didn’t appear in the actual movie. So for all we know, the demon in Paranormal Activity 4 might be more of a Wii U or Playstation Move kind of demon.

(Thanks, Telefrog!)

Guild Wars 2 has better angels

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I just started a weekly Guild Wars 2 column at Gamespy, because lord knows, I haven’t talked enough about my latest favorite game of all time. This week, how Guild Wars 2 is like Helen Hunt: it makes me want to be a better man.

Until proven otherwise, every avatar in other MMOs is potentially hiding a shrill socially awkward loser getting Doritos on his keyboard who a) sucks at the game, b) is good because he plays way too much, and/or c) is every bit as much a misanthropic a-hole as I am. Fine, I’ll be in your pick-up group, but only because I need this dungeon.

But every avatar in Guild Wars 2 is a confederate.

Read it here and check back every Friday.