Analogue Inprint – Beasts of Burden

May 17, 2011

The resident advisors down at Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham recently pushed me towards one of the more unusual graphics I’ve read in a while, Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.  If you don’t like dogs or comics with an occult bent, frankly you should bail now.  Cat lovers might just about […]

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Myriad Whimsies

May 15, 2011

My good friend Amanda, who I worked with for many years at Swordfish and who is now a Level Designer over at that-there 2K Boston, has a new blog. A tribute to the random, a melting pot of the technically odd, bizarre and plain unusual, it is very much worth a visit. Find it here. […]

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Oh. Genius. Roll a D6.

May 10, 2011
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Digital: Portal 2

April 30, 2011

Still wondering whether to dive into Portal 2?  Over on our much-loved RPS, as good a steer as you need: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/04/28/the-rps-verdict-portal-2/ As they intimate, the sequel’s potentially just a little fresher if you didn’t play the original, but it’s still a rare, polished thing of beauty and wonder, and will  be looked back on as […]

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A year in Bordeauxshire

April 29, 2011

So my very good friend Michel Bowes, the Art Director of Scarface: The World is not Enough; Fifty Cent: Blood on the Sand; the Bafta Award Winning Formula 1, and one of the finest creative collaborators I’ve ever worked with, is currently stretching his classically-trained skills in Saintes in rural France.  Speaking to him last night, […]

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Inprint

April 29, 2011

Slightly dusty this, but a worthwhile piece in which N’Gai Croal argues that industry fragmentation can only be a good thing in the long run.  I like the fact he uses HBO as an example of a innovative phoenix rising out of the ashes of tawdry Hollywood derivation.  HBO – a company whose programming, creative maturity, […]

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Back from the Analoguesphere

April 11, 2011

I wrote this post over a week ago.  Sort of. I wrote a draft of this post over a week ago, Scribefire blew up spectacularly, reporting the post, posted, and losing it somewhere in the ether, leaving me two hours worse-off with no sage words to account for the time.  And, really.  The entire thing […]

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HQ

March 3, 2011

So China’s Giant Interactive Group’s new campus headquarters are something very special indeed.  Designed by Morphosis – one of the world’s leading architectural firms by any measurable standards – it’s a beautiful combination of organic lines and oblique extrusions, working perfectly with the site and despite its very contemporary style, in balance with the environment.  Love […]

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Synaptic Irrigation

March 2, 2011

As a rule, I complete at least one full-game a month.  I’m talking this generation console, full-length, epic-scale experiences.  This is above and beyond the iPhone, XBLA, PSN and handheld journeying along the way.  I play more than this, trying to fit in at least a casual look at most of the key action releases, […]

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That was the week that was……

February 19, 2011

Sad week. Bizarre Creations has finally shut its doors. Sad week indeed. It’s not my place to comment on the whys and wherefores of this – I’d encourage you to pop over to my tumblr to enjoy a final tribute from one of their very talented cinematic team, however. To all the people there, I wish […]

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