Tag Archives: Opinion

    Opinion: The Worst Company In America, Again

    For the second year in a row, angry gamers have voted Electronic Arts as the worst company in America on the consumer advocate blog, The Consumerist. At Slide To Play, we are dedicated to protecting the interests of gamers from companies that would sell them shoddy products, excessive in-app purchases, and cumbersome digital rights management. But once again, we must urge The Consumerist and its voters to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.

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      Opinion: Burning Video Games For Any Reason is a Really Bad Idea

      It feels crass to talk about video games while we’re still standing in the shadow of the Sandy Hook massacre. Frankly, it is crass to jaw about games while families still mourn for their children. But humans are gifted/cursed with the ability to analyze tragedies and ask, ‘How can we prevent this from happening again?’ One town in Connecticut has seemingly decided that one solution involves the application of fire to video games. Sometimes you just need to stand up and say ‘Now hold on a minute,’ regardless of context. (more…)

        Official PokeDex App Hits iOS: More Nintendo Franchises to Follow?

        Don’t you hate it when you’re walking down the street and all of a sudden you’re just dying to find out what level Herdier learns ‘Crunch’ at?* Your troubles are over. Thanks to the Pokemon Company, you can now download an official Unova PokeDex to your iOS device. For several years now, Nintendo fans and investors have been prodding the Big N to develop for iOS. Is this PokeDex app a sign that the company is caving to demands? (more…)

          Opinion: Why Molyneux is Wrong About Games Failing to Become a True Entertainment Platform

          Game developer Peter Molyneux recently said something interesting, as Peter Molyneux is wont to do. At the Montreal International Game Summit earlier this week, he talked about the enormous success of 22Cans’ new app, Curiosity, but more intriguingly, he suggested that games have failed to become ‘another true entertainment form.’ (more…)