Friday, July 31, 2015

Life Is Strange Episode 4: The Dark Room (slight spoilers)

image: Xbox Store
We interrupt Left Behind for some shots from the newest episode of Life Is Strange, or as I like to call it, Just Kiss Already, You Two: The Game.

Spoiler alert, it totally happens. Unless you don't, then you are dead inside. How does it feel to be dead inside?!

Episode 4 launched this week, and they definitely pulled out the Feels Sledgehammers in it. So here are some slightly spoilery shots (the first few, at least), courtesy of Hitting The Jump:

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Last Of Us: Left Behind - Part 3, Also About Troy Baker

image: playstation blog
How about a helping of new Left Behind Photo Mode screenshots? But before that:

I feel a need to address what happened with Troy Baker, Joel's voice actor.

Troy reposted a transphobic joke, comparing Brett Michaels' appearance to Caitlyn Jenner (which might as well be "he looks like a transgender woman! ha ha ha!" it's really just the transphobic equivalent of comparing Black people to monkeys), people called him on it (I cannot comment on the civility of it, because the tweet itself was deleted before I was able to see it), he got offended by people being offended and rage quit Twitter instead of being a grown up and apologizing.

"It's just a joke!" doesn't count for anything because to transgender people, this is not a joke, it is their lives. They have had to live with mockery and ridicule simply for daring to be themselves in a society that still treats them as a cheap punchline. So you'll have to excuse some people for not wanting to laugh at themselves when the world is always doing that anyway.

I want to get to the goods of this post soon, so in conclusion, Troy handled this in the worst possible way, which is very disappointing because he's a great actor and I love hearing him in the games I play. All Troy needs to do is come back and apologize, and hopefully learn from this. That said, comedy is hard, and people need room to make mistakes. I hope Troy's critics know that. Before I get off the soapbox, I would like to point out that both Nolan North (voice of David in The Last Of Us, also That Guy From Every Other Game, Ever) and Evil Dead legend Bruce Campbell have also made transphobic posts and guess what? They owned up to them instead cowering away in the Angry Dome. Take notes, Mr. DeWitt.

Okay, with that out of the way, hit the jump for Part 3!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Last Of Us: Left Behind - Part 2

image: playstation blog
Time for another helping of Photo Mode pics from Left Behind. In this post, we'll meet Riley, portrayed by Yaani King.

Hit the jump for shenanigans.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Last Of Us: Left Behind - Part 1

image: playstation blog
Well, it's a been a while, so here we go with shots from The Last Of Us' one and only story DLC, Left Behind, which tells the story of Ellie and her best friend, Riley, before the main events of The Last Of Us through a framed narrative which switches between  the Winter time segment and the past.

Hit the jump for more Last Of Us goodness!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 14 (End game spoilers)

This is it, the final set of shots for the main story of The Last Of Us. I had a blast reliving this amazing emotional journey for the third time.

Obviously, there will be end game spoilers after the jump. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 13 (story spoilers)

It's the penultimate entry for The Last Of Us' main story! There will be story spoilers in this one.

Thinking about grabbing The Order 1886, I hear it has Photo Mode. It's also been criticized for being very short (about 4 hours with little replay value), but it's gone down to $40, so $10/hour is still pretty good. Better value than most things, at least.

Anywho, hit the jump for shots.