So, the big news going around the internet these days is that Channing Tatum pulled out from staring in the potential Gambit movie Fox has been planning to produce. The exact reasons are still shrouded in mystery but the speculated reasons seem to be that there were was a disagreement over the script. There are some who’re ecstatic that Tatum will most likely not comprise the role of a lot of 90s kids’ favourite X-Men, while others are quite disappointed. Personally, I liked Tatum for the role, for various reasons, but the news of him pulling out of acting in the project doesn’t disappoint me. What disappoints me is that there may be some shitty script work at play over at Fox.
So, I recently started re-watching Attack on Titan with my girlfriend Alex. She’s never really gotten into anime but she loves animation and great stories, so I figured I was bound to find something she would enjoy. After long internal deliberation, I decided that Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin, for the purists, was the most suitable.
So last week I got rather rant-y and bashed on ‘Hard’ mode in BioShock Infinite, and I feel like I need to clarify a bit now. Considering where games are now today, I was lucky to be born when I was born. I didn’t have to wait for the polish the original NES brought to gaming at home; it was already established and it had some of gamings’ greatest titles even to this day. The gaming industry had gone through some rough patches and controversies, but by the time I really had awareness and could game, the industry seemed secure, though I wouldn’t say it was booming like it is today. The industry makes more money now and, well, mo’ money, mo’ problems.
Several years ago a friend of mine said, “you know, Greg, we’ve been gaming our whole lives, we should play games exclusively on ‘Hard’.” My friend–let’s call this dude X because I can’t remember which friend it was–essentially was saying to a certain degree, games have become easier these days, and to retain the challenge we had as kids, we should play those games on their harder difficulties. I really can’t remember which friend put that thought in my head, but fuck that guy.