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My mom has beaten Dead Space on easy mode. And she has just begun the game again in normal mode. I'm so proud. And glad she found a hobby that suits her and that we can talk about.

Some pretty interesting upcoming games were shown at E3 this year, besides the fact that there were a lot of buff white guys shooting at things games. Not that I don't like them, but I also like a bit of variety. Border House makes a great analysis of the conference numerous fails. Sadly, at this point, I don't think anybody would be surprised to know there are still a lot of sexism and racism in the video game industry.

Anyway. I'm particularly waiting for :

the witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

I've never played the first game, but I've heard that it was a really great RPG. The second opus seems equally interesting if you like dark fantasy. I'm really curious.

gears of war 3

They're so good at making their trailers look like the game is deep and poetic. Actually, Gears of War has a great gameplay, but it's still a game with a poor excuse for a story about some steroid dudes (but, hey, look, they have fighting women too, now! is it sad that I find that very progressive coming from the Gears of War franchise?) trying to save the world from some big bad aliens. I confess that it's a guilty pleasure of mine, particularly when you can play with another person. It's really fun. And funny. I'm not sure if the funny is on purpose, though. But it appeals to the b movies lover in me. And the graphism are gorgeous, which doesn't hurt.

portal 2

Oh, Portal. One of the most interesting games of 2007. Only two characters, both female, shut in a claustrophobic testing ground. The game managed to be engaging, original, funny and clever, the whole deal without killing any organic life once. Plus the ending song by Jonathan Coulton, Still Alive, has since become a geek favourite. I don't want to get my hope too high, but it could be truly epic. The cake has better not to be a lie.

fable 3

RPG goodness, here we are. Fable has been one of the first game I've ever played on the first Xbox. I loved the feeling of freedom I experienced with it, its enchanting charm, green landscape and sense of humour. A (mostly) joyful, immersive universe in which you could lose yourself for hours.

Of course, it's the kind of game that is far better if you don't listen too much to the words of its creator, Peter Molyneux. It seems like every single one of his games could revolutionize the gaming world. So obviously, you're bound to feel a bit disappointed along the way when you discover a good but not groundbreaking game.

I'm just a bit annoyed that the trailer doesn't even hint to the fact that you can play a woman as the main character.

dead space 2

Well, I like creepiness. When I was a kid, one of my recurring nightmares was me slowing transforming into a distorted version of myself. The worst part was the knowledge that people were going to hate me for it to the point of hurting me. And when even your own flesh can betray you, who can you trust?

Anyway, Dead Space represents some of the things that I fear the most and I like it, I like to beat this kind of game. I guess it makes me feel in control, as silly as it sounds. I'm eager to throw myself into such an organic nightmare. Deep space! Zero gravity! Big monsters! Superb graphism! What's not to love? Ok, don't answer.


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