Sony Pushes Back Against Games as a Service Business Model - OnlySP

In an interview with CNET, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan expressed a desire to keep producing story-based, first-party games. Highlighting the success of titles like the recent God of War and Spider-Man games, this declaration goes against many popular trends in the current gaming landscape. Namely, the dominance of the games as a service business model, which prioritizes iterative gameplay experiences over thematic and fully fleshed out stories.

‘Octopath Traveler’: How to Obtain and Master the Four Secret Jobs

Octopath Traveler is a terrific – if flawed – Switch game that makes up for each of its missteps with charming characters, majestic graphics, wonderful music, and stellar combat and class systems. Playing around with different class and party combinations is borderline addicting in Octopath Traveler and precisely the customization fix many JRPG fans crave. While each of the standard sub-classes is pretty easily found and unlocked over the course of playing the game – more on finding and utilizing those over here – there are also four secret jobs hidden on the map.

How ‘Ready Player One’ Can Help Remedy Toxic Fandoms

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a story that glorifies nerd culture more than anything else. It places late ’70s to early ’90s media on a pedestal, equates a character’s worth to how much trivia they’re able to memorize, and the protagonist, Wade Watts, literally saves the day by getting the highest possible score in a game of Pac-Man. Every so often, though, the story hints at the darker and more problematic elements of geekdom.

How ‘Devilman Crybaby’ Subverts the Tropes it Helped Create

The Netflix original anime Devilman Crybaby is unlike any other anime in recent memory. Based on Go Nagai’s 1972 manga Devilman, Devilman Crybaby follows the same general plot of the manga, but adds a collection of new characters, plot points, and story beats. While these additions help improve the series’ pacing, characters, and dramatic tension, it also casts a critical eye on the tropes that the original manga helped popularize.
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