As we all know, there are four metrics by which to assess video games:
Fictional brands ✰✰✰✰✰
The fatal flaw of modern ‘subjective’ criticism is that the last one so often gets overlooked. What I most want to know about is a game’s fictional brands created to dodge trademark infringement and slip in a few daft or crude jokes. From Grog and Nuka-Cola to Professor Doctor and Liquid DemonSeed, virtuapop is the content that really satisfies. God bless The Video Game Soda Machine Project for documenting the juice dispensers of the digital world. And now it’s hit the whopping landmark of 3000 machines.