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Hotline Miami 2 Brings the Blood in its New Trailer

One of games on my list of the most anticipated games of 2014 has a new trailer. As you would expect, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is going to bring pain and blood and violence in copious amounts and the first gameplay trailer for HM2 is no different.

The most interesting thing from it is some of the special abilities that the characters seem to have. One can dodge. Another has a dodge move to keep you from being turned into Sonny Corleone. And the other is actually synchronized twins. Hopefully you can choose your character in each mission to help mix things up and add some replayability to the game.


Games Criticism, Censorship and Artistic Integrity

hotline-miami-headerDid I miss the memo? I’m convinced that there is a missive sent out to video games writers with talking points that we’re all supposed to stick to for a year.

Last year, it was that the vision of a developer should never be questioned. Look at the uproar over Mass Effect 3’s ending. Despite the plot holes and inconsistencies in the ending sequence, many members of the media defended BioWare by saying that this was BioWare’s vision and it shouldn’t be compromised because we shouldn’t compromise the developer’s “artistic integrity.”

This year, artistic integrity is no longer an applicable concept when talking about the contents of a game. Now, if a writer feels that the majority of people should be offended by something, it should be changed. In twelve months, we’ve gone from a developer having unassailable artistic integrity to a press corps getting dangerously close to censorship.

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Are You Ready for More Madness in Hotline Miami 2?

Dennaton Games is back with more brutal homicidal mayhem in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The game follows up on the fallout from the first game with the stories of multiple characters whose paths intersect in an increasingly bloody and violent way.

No release date has been set but Dennaton is targeting a 2013 release.

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