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Post-Wire links

Sunday 28th February 2010 Leave a comment

Back in September 2009, The Wire finished being broadcast on terrestrial TV in the UK. I was finally free of Spoiler Fear and went on a post-series-internet-search-binge. Here are some of the interesting things I found, which I’ve been meaning to post here for months:
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I have successfully rewired my brain

Sunday 28th February 2010 1 comment

“Games that put select where you expect cancel or that offer 16 useless presets are shooting themselves in the foot. Or, more precisely, games that don’t give the choice of whether or not to invert are most likely shooting players in their own foot.”

Edge‘s Ten Commandments, issue #128 (Oct 2003, their tenth anniversary issue)

I had a pretty roundabout path through console FPS control schemes. Excluding my early experiences with Zero Tolerance and Corporation on the Mega Drive (they don’t really count here), it went something like this: Read more…

Think of something new, videogame advertisers!

Monday 8th February 2010 Leave a comment

Has anyone noticed how many game adverts of recent years have used the gimmick of juxtaposing violent imagery against music that’s classical, laid-back, sombre, old-fashioned, jaunty, or otherwise incongruous?

I think the trend began in 2005 with the museum advert for Criterion’s Black:

Then we had:

Methinks these advertising agencies have been watching Face/Off a little too much…
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Sonic music with lyrics

Tuesday 2nd February 2010 Leave a comment

I quite liked these.

They’ll do to pass the time while Adam & Joe’s Song Wars is away. 🙂