Clever Musings http://clevermusings.net We Make You Think Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:16:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Far Cry 4: An Argument for Piracy http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/far-cry-4-argument-piracy/ http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/far-cry-4-argument-piracy/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:28:32 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=3020 When trying to curb piracy in video games, developers should make efforts to ensure they don't alienate the customers that happily pay for their video games. With Far Cry 4's DRM failure, it seems that the pirates are the only ones happily enjoying their games.

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Overwatch Is Sexist, Feminist Frequency Writer Says http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/overwatch-sexist-feminist-frequency-writer-says/ http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/overwatch-sexist-feminist-frequency-writer-says/#comments Sun, 09 Nov 2014 02:12:02 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=3007 Blizzard has seemingly stirred up a storm of controversy with its announcement of a new game called Overwatch. Does the appearance of the female characters show Blizzard's insensitivity towards gender equality, or does the game showcase an obvious effort in equality?

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Blizzard’s Overwatch Looks Very Exciting http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/blizzards-overwatch-looks-exciting/ http://clevermusings.net/2014/11/blizzards-overwatch-looks-exciting/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:27:21 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2996 Blizzard announced Overwatch at BlizzCon and Adam is super excited about it. The trailer is magnificent, Tracer is adorable, and the game just looks gorgeous.

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Orborun Review http://clevermusings.net/2014/09/orborun-review/ http://clevermusings.net/2014/09/orborun-review/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:00:26 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2981 Your character is an adorable little robot that curls itself into a ball. This pinball steadily moves forward without user input and you’re only options are to move left or right. With such simple gameplay, can it deliver a worthwhile entertainment level? Read more to find out.

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OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead: A Failure in Marketing http://clevermusings.net/2014/08/overkills-walking-dead-failure-marketing/ http://clevermusings.net/2014/08/overkills-walking-dead-failure-marketing/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:00:49 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2960 Overkill Software, the development team behind the Payday series, announced a new game called OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. However, the method that led up to this announcement caused a divide between fans of the Payday franchise as many people felt mislead. We take a look at what caused these feelings and what should be avoided in the future.

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Time Travel in Warlords of Draenor http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/time-travel-warlords-draenor/ http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/time-travel-warlords-draenor/#comments Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:28:22 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2926 We all know Bill and Ted's excellent adventure is the golden standard for non paradoxical time travel. So why do so many writers get it wrong? We look at how time travel has worked in World of Warcraft so far, and whether Warlords of Draenor might make Thrall the Lich King of Stormwind.

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WoW’s Character Model Update: A Closer Look http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/wow-model-update-closer-look/ http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/wow-model-update-closer-look/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:50 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2903 In part two of our ongoing series on character models, we cover Blizzard's M2 model format. It turns out that old technology is why we can't have nice things.

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GTA V Kifflom! Achievement – Car Location Guide http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/gta-v-kifflom-achievement-car-location-guide/ http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/gta-v-kifflom-achievement-car-location-guide/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:47:47 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2881 The locations for all five vehicles required for the Kifflom! achievement in Grand Theft Auto V.

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WoW’s Character Model Update: A Primer http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/wow-model-update-primer/ http://clevermusings.net/2013/11/wow-model-update-primer/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:03:01 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2869 What's a character model? In the first of a two-part series, we explain everything you need to know for part two. If you ever thought updating the old player models was easy, you need to read this.

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Managing Your Backlog http://clevermusings.net/2013/09/managing-backlog/ http://clevermusings.net/2013/09/managing-backlog/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:57:10 +0000 http://clevermusings.net/?p=2860 Somewhere along the way, you’ve accrued a backlog. Maybe it was a Steam sale. Maybe you picked up all of last season's new releases. You're busy, so how are you supposed play all of these games?

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