Tagged: video games

Are video games art?


I frequent collegehumor.com quite a bit. I mostly go to find random, funny videos because I am easily amused (obviously). Anyway, I came across this video that asks the age old question: Are ______ art? In this case, are video games art?


Call of Juarez: Gunslinger


I have been trying to find the time to completely play through the new Call of Juarez. I decided to give a little post of what my thoughts have been so far about the game.

First thing’s first: this game doesn’t do anything different then what you would expect from a shooter. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It centers around its main character, Silas Greaves, who recounts his history of bounty hunting real iconic wild west criminals. This game is highly enjoyable. The gameplay is quick and easy and doesn’t use any fancy tricks. Being a big western fan I enjoy playing any game in this setting and Call of Juarez is just that.

So if you are looking for just a fun game to go through and at 14.99 I can say there is some fun to be had here.

I may no longer support Microsoft…


As you all may have seen, we have posted a few of our thoughts on the Xbox One. With more and more of the information trickleing out as we lead up to E3, I find myself drifting away from the Xbox fandom I used to have.

The price point so far has been rumoured to be at $770 or close to it. I also can’t get behind the idea that Kinect is always on. The first big mistake was Microsoft letting go of almost every exclusive franchise with really only Halo, Forza and Gears left and I could really care less about those franchises anymore. So needless to say, I am excited to see what the PS4 will be bringing to the market this year at E3.

Let’s see how this will play out.


Guest bloggers, we want YOU!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone’s weekend is going splendidly. I know mine is although it is very busy, busy, busy! With that said, we are looking for guest bloggers to submit posts here and there because we can’t be glued to our computers (unfortunately) but also, because we love to hear from other recreational (or even more serious) writers with a high interest in what we share here at Aural/Visual.

If this is something that interests you, please visit our contact page and submit!

Have a great weekend!

It’s Fridayyy!


Hello all you lovely people! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the weekend! But it also means it’s time for us here at Aural/Visual to say THANK YOU! To all our lovely followers.

It has been a great week and we hope to continue to bring you guys some informative and entertaining posts to check out.

We’ve been busy here thinking of new ways to interact and keep things interesting. We are currently working on a logo to help brand our blog and also working on video components featuring reviews and game play of new video games and film reviews.

So that’s how I’m spending my weekend. (Aside from my real job. Yay, adulthood!)

We love feedback and would love to hear from you all! Tell us what you would like us to review or talk about.

Email: auralvisualreviews@gmail.com

Thanks again for all the love and tell your friends!

I know we already made a post about this, BUT… (IGN Article)



I just read this on my IGN app and unlike my boyfriend, I wasn’t able to watch the reveal, so I’m getting all my info from various sources.

Anyway, I have three things I already am not liking about the Xbox One, that are outlined in the article:

1) Next gen Kinect will be available on PC in the near future. WHY?

2) Previous Xbox hardware such as controllers and the first Gen Kinect will not work with the new console. Awesome, so all controllers that I currently own can’t serve as back ups and are essentially obsolete when my current console goes down.

3) Kinect must be plugged in at ALL times in order for the console to work? It will always be on, even in the dark, watching your every move and hearing every sound? Cool, so then someone will eventually figure out how to hack the system and possibly creep on you…

I know I’m taking that last one a little to the extreme but come on folks, anything is possible.

Might I add, motion gaming is only fun if you’re drunk and EVEN THEN it gets old really fast. Or if you’re a child.

With that said, maybe Microsoft shouldn’t force their customers into using hardware they may never or simply don’t want to use. If there is one thing we humans love to have, it’s having options. GIVE US SOME.

The only way I’ll consider purchasing he new system is if they revamp Killer Instinct.

Maybe I’m being too critical and maybe I should wait to get more info on the Xbox One, but as of right now I am a little iffy about it.

Killer Instinct making a comeback?


June 10th will be a glorious day for videogame fans and enthusiasts alike, with the annual conference premiering and promoting new games or add-ons to the gaming world on all platforms.

It seems like Microsoft is in the spotlight this year with its release of their new Xbox console, Xbox One. Aside from that, rumours about Rare resurrecting classic games like the ever-so-popular Killer Instinct has me excited. VERY excited.

Having grown up with an older brother and being a child of the 90s, I loved to play those classic games, this one in particular.

So the child in me is getting its hopes up and cross in fingers that childhood favs make a comeback.

Mark your calendars! They promise it’s going to be a goodie, because we all know what a bore last year was.