Sony and Microsoft partnership was announced in May 2019. Two tech giants decided to end the console war rivalry and work together. Microsoft and Sony were competitors for centuries. These two were like siblings fighting for what is best in the business. Also they’re known for in the video game industry. It’s started in early 2000s went PlayStation 2 and original Xbox consoles. Transition to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for fierce competition. I owned Xbox and PlayStation throughout my childhood. Two see these guys work together for cloud-based gaming. Brings tears into my eyes, it could open doors to many things. Will we see more cross-play games like Apex Legends and Realm Royale? The possibilities are endless and for the future. What about developing new consoles? PlayStation 5 is on the way as we speak.
Sony and Microsoft is developing AI and looking out for content creators. Content creators like myself shapes the future of gaming. I hope we see a new platform like Twitch and YouTube one day. Google did announce a new streaming platform called Stadia. Stadia is a cloud gaming service that support YouTube and Google Chrome functionality. Games can go up to 60 fps and 4-8K resolution with 120 frames. It comes with a USB controller and features Google Assistant. Assistant will automatically search videos related to the game. That’s what the AI is for just like Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a framework that help expanded your business and building a secure solutions around the world. Azure is more like Google but technical.
Eroge video games is visual novel about sexual intercourse and act. Visual novel have subgenres and hidden content in their games. Before we talk about adult games and eroge. I will not post links nor 18+ pictures in this post. Hopefully keep it clean in this website and make readers turn heads. That being said, in the anime and manga community. We know about ecchi because it’s non-adult content. Sometimes ecchi goes beyond than it portray to be. There is another term called Hentai which is the same as Eroge. Hentai means pervert in Japan and adult content. It is very popular in Japan and grounded in the US. Video game developers make titles that suits gamer’s fantasies. You are a main character surrounded by beautiful girls with different bra sizes.
That’s call a Harem game, although it’s overplayed in anime. There are couple of games that have adult content. 1990s Sogna with their Viper series, School Days and Variable Geo. Those games have adult content and not suited for children. Honey Select Unlimited is a VR eroge game that allows player to create a partner. There are different eroge genres and styles of the games. It doesn’t always revolve around Visual Novels. You guys will have to google and see what’s up. Did I mention that some video game hosting sites like Steam, Nutaku and others have them? There is a new article about Steam talking off uncensored games.
What is the problem with video game live action movie adaptations?
Video game live action movie adaptations becoming stalagmite throughout the years. In the early 80s movies have been booming with action-packed, drama and love story. When it time to make a video game adaptation. Developers get little time to prepare it. They want to release it before or after the film. Normally, these adaptions get mediocre reviews and little recognition. Directors and producers cut some parts of the source materials. Want to create their own iteration of the film. The first movie adaptation is Super Mario Bros film (a very bad one). Super Mario Bros is based on the same name of the Nintendo game. In the movie, there is no Mushroom Kingdom but an unknown underground city. This film is notoriously bad and consider the worst video game adaptation ever.
Mortal Kombat film was average and faithful to the source material. The acting was subpar and the characters were portray well. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was awful with their CGI animailty and abysmal fight scenes. Street Fighter (1994 film) was another cult following movie. Where Raul Julia’s character M.Bison says (of course!). I think the movie is better than Mortal Kombat and Super Mario. Ryu is not the main protagonist but Colonel Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li was the hero in this movie. I have watched Street Fighter but no The Legend of Chun-Li. In my opinion Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist web series is the best out of both. The web series explore Ryu and Ken past with their master Gouken. Later on Street Fighter: Resurrection is based on Street Fighter V and both series is on Machinima.
Sabrina the Animated Series is based on the Archie Comics Sabrina the Teenage Witch. There is a couple of animated shows and live action. The story and plot is about a teenage girl named Sabrina Spellman. She is a witch and lives with her family. Sabrina has a familiar named Salem who talks and a warlock. Two immortal aunts Hilda and Zelda Spellman. Her uncle Quigley who doesn’t have magic. Uncle Quigley is a original character from the show. There are other characters like Harvey Kinkle, Gem Stone and Chole (Sabrina school friend). In the series, Sabrina tackles on being a witch and trying to fit in. She uses magic to fix problems and learn her lesson at the end. Sabrina the Animated Series episode 46 revolves around video games and VR. Let’s start with Xabrina Warrior Witch episode.
Here is a summary of the episode. Harvey is at the arcade and trying to get the high school. A man named Mr. MBA approach Harvey to find a beta tester to try out his new game Myths, Monsters and Mayhew. Harvey accepts the deal and Sabrina is worry about him. Chole and Sabrina finds out that Harvey is stuck in the game. Sabrina calls Vicious Games and MBA is unavailable. She finds out that Harvey needs help. Chole and Sabrina comes inside Myths, Monsters and Mayhem game. The duo must complete challenges and get the reward to win. Note: Sabrina can’t use her magic in the game. Sabrina and Chole meets NPCs that help the duo. First is Aunt Zelda who is Athena and gives them insights.
Video games have come along way in decades. Having no internet telling you how to be a video game. Looking at strategy guide for hints and tips for video games. Going into a friend’s house or play with a sibling. What about no online gaming but local multiplayer. There were no 720 and 1080 HD games back in early 80s. Esports were small back in 70s but not mainstream in the present. Live streaming gaming have not a thing in late 70s. You have to watch your friends play a video game. Gamers will have to wait for your turn to play. People will do that until this day. Remember going into a video arcade and putting in quarters to play. During the 80s arcade games come to consoles.
Video games consoles when playing arcade games, players have limited lives. During arcades, you have to put in quarters to continue. During the 80s, when buying a video game console, you have to buy games and accessories. Some accessories are brought separately when buying game like Battle Clash on SNES. Duck Hunt requires players to buy NES Zapper for the game. Games like Mario Paint were you need a Super NES Mouse. Super Nintendo Entertainment System also allow user to play Game Boy games with an accessory. In Atari days, the first game people play is pong. Afterwards video games transition to Pac-Man then Super Mario Bros. First, there is joystick to control and play the game. Fast forward in the present, it’s gamepad and controllers.