Monthly Archives: January 2011

One Month

So that’s it, the first month of writing something every day done. What have I learnt so far? It’s not as hard as I’d feared, but not as easy as I’d hoped. It’s also not entirely been the godsend that … Continue reading

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The Sunday Mixtape: Robo Boogie

They’re going to take over, eventually. So long as we don’t blow ourselves up, create some sort of unholy disease or reach the rapture, they’re going to take over. And it’s probably a good thing that we’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Synechdoche, New York

“I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They’re all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.” Charlie Kaufman … Continue reading

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Fucking Verticality

Dead Space 2 is out, and it’s brilliant. It’s got some of the most impressive set pieces I’ve seen in a game, and the whole atmosphere, world and attention to detail is astounding. That’s the singleplayer. It also, as with … Continue reading

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Heavy Pain

I’m sure this wasn’t completely fresh news to me, but today I found out for sure that they’re doing a film of Heavy Rain. Which, on the surface of it, might make you think ‘well that makes sense’, because Heavy … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

Games, as an interactive medium, are still playing catchup. By which I mean they’re still trying to fill out the qouta of what exactly ‘interactive’ entails. And so far, for the most part, ‘interactive’ has been a pretty limited thing, … Continue reading

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Teaching Difficulties

I’ve started tutoring an eleven year old, to help him with his English so that he can get into a good secondary school or something. He’s not stupid, and his English isn’t all that bad, but it can certainly be … Continue reading

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