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JustYourAverageJoe

Member Since 26 Jul 2010
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Just Your Average Blog > To the Point: Mass Effect 3 Review

Posted 23 March 2012

[Note: Heavy plot spoilers for the Mass Effect series and books.]



Going to try a new method of reviewing in which I quickly list the faults of a game and expand on them briefly as to why they are faults. Long-form reviews never work for me, and the criticism I want to make inevitably gets lost. This is less of a "is this game worth buying?" review and...


Just Your Average Blog > The Failure of the Gaming Press

Posted 23 March 2012

[Note: mild spoilers for Mass Effect 3 inside.]

Usually, it seems, critics find themselves at odds with a larger audience over the artistic merit of a piece of entertainment. It seems like critics often support and praise work that goes unnoticed or is less popular with mainstream audiences instead of the big blockbuster, regardless of how good it is. Bu...


Just Your Average Blog > A Failure of the Gaming Press

Posted 22 March 2012

Usually, it seems, critics find themselves at odds with a larger audience over the artistic merit of a piece of entertainment. It seems like critics often support and praise work that goes unnoticed or is less popular with mainstream audiences instead of the big blockbuster, regardless of how good it is. But with Mass Effect 3, game critics find themselve...


Just Your Average Blog > E3 Prediction Results

Posted 07 June 2011

With the press conferences over, it's time to see, barring any further surprises during the show, what past predictions I made were correct. I've included the entire original predictions, and I'll be marking them off with an "x" if they're right and a "/" if they're half right. Comments about my prediction and the result will be annotated after the origin...


Just Your Average Blog > E3 Predictions Scorecard pt. 1 & Reactions

Posted 07 June 2011

So, with the first day of E3 coverage no done and several major keynotes complete, its time to see how my predictions have fared against the actual reveals.



Microsoft:

[ ] Price Drops:
[x] Kinect Diversity:
[x] New services for XBL:
[ ] Windows Phone 7 integration:
[x] Surprise Exclusives:
[x] Halo 10th Anniversary:
[x] Appearances By:

Sony:...