The “Pachinkonization” of a classic and why it makes me sad

So, last night, after much thinking and actually having a moral fight inside my head, I did it. And needless to say, I was really sad. Wait, sad isn’t the word; yes, angry. The news is five days old by now. I got to know about it on day 1, it was the guilt and sadness which made me think that it didn’t exist, at least to me. And last night, after a certain addressal about this issue by Jim Sterling, I just had to watch it. And, it did…

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NerdMeet 2015 : the beginning of a journey

Gamers of Kolkata are always looking forward to something that can keep them updated on the current happenings of the gaming world, something other than the internet, something physical, something they can visit. They got their chance this October the 2nd when TechARX in collaboration with AsidCast   and powered by NVIDIA and NassCom, hosted the very first Nerdmeet. The day started off with atleast 30 people attending the venue from the start. As the day progressed, more and more people started to pour in. We had conversations with gamers present…

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Konami Removes Hideo Kojima’s Name From Metal Gear Solid Box Art

The deteriorating relationship between Konami and Hideo Kojima continues as the publisher has now decided to remove all references to the Metal Gear Solid creator from the box art for The Phantom Pain. The Japanese voice actor for Snake had previously confirmed the closure of Kojima Productions via a tweet . This is a shocking state of affairs considering Kojima has repeatedly stated he will be committed to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain up to the game’s release , despite his sour relations with Konami .  Fan backlash towards Konami…

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