Mid-October turns out to be a huge week for videogames, with plenty of sequels, reimaginings, and EA’s entry into Mixed Martial Arts. There’s also ‘Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts,’ which is fine for hunting enthusiasts. As a sci-fi and fantasy fan, I’ve still got my fingers crossed that Cabela will create ‘Fantasy Hunts’ and let me shoot dragons, chupacabras and unicorns.
Auto-save functionality is something we’ve come to take for granted in videogames these days. It’s right up there with moving the analog stick to run rather than holding a button, or being able to move and shoot. But in the right circumstances, a lack of auto-save can ramp up the tension and make the game that much more exciting.
Do you dream of having a Pip-Boy strapped to your wrist detailing your vital statistics, streaming communications, and – Why not? – playing video and audio files to your heart’s content? Hey, that’s fine with me; you can want whatever you want. Just don’t sign me up for your crazy future. I like my business and pleasure separate, thanks very much.