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Some time ago I wrote for a fine publication called Culture Bomb. Unfortunately said publication has ceased operation, but you can still find its website active should you wish to head back into the history of counter-culture.

The editor of Culture Bomb has kindly allowed me to republish my work there, here on my own blog, and I’ll be doing so periodically starting here, my first ever piece for it.

This article was originally published in Culture Bomb on Thursday 19th May 2011~

We are actors. A game, as it stands, isn’t capable of letting us do things exactly the way we would want to. And really, would we want them to? (I’ll answer this for you now.)

The joy of games, in many ways, comes from taking the role of someone else. This might sound contentious, or unfashionable, but a lot of the joy from mainstream gaming (that you pay £40 for and not just play for an hour on Newgrounds) comes from the medium, in many ways, being an extension of movies. (more…)

Evil Dead remake poster In this special Goats In The Machine webcast, RJ Bayley and Louise Boyd give an audio review of the remake/reboot/sequel/requel Evil Dead. We look at why more is never enough when it comes to blood and guts, as well as compare it to the original, what they’ve kept, lost and changed. We will then do our now apparently customary one word summation, and say why we think that word represents the film.

This review contains spoilers, but if you have seen the movie then see if you agree with our pronouncements but clicking the link after the jump!
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The Protoype2012 was a special year for fans of genre and franchise cinema. Sam Mendes gave us the appropriately excellent Bond adventure Skyfall for the secret agent’s 50th anniversary. Christopher Nolan made it a hat-trick and finished off his Batman trilogy with the stunning The Dark Knight Rises. Karl Urban delivered a rendition of The Law all comic fans were waiting for with the reassuringly violent Dredd. We were also treated to a return visit to Middle-Earth by the man who took us there in the first place via The Hobbit. And perhaps the most nerdgasm inducing of them all; that which I thought I’d never see on the silver screen, a cohesive (not to mention brilliant) comic-book universe culminating in the joyous Avengers Assemble.

But it wasn’t just good news for the superhero fans, the horror fans were well catered for too. Horror studio and British institution Hammer continued it’s triumphant resurrection with the rightly praised The Woman in Black. Tim Burton got back on form with the flawless Frankenweenie. Ridley Scott went back to the future with the retro Prometheus and Drew Goddard almost re-invented the horror-show with the showstopping The Cabin In The Woods.

Also there was blogger Louise Boyd’s must see horror of the year, Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead.

But now we’ve survived apocalypse and will soon be into Twelve Months of Terror then what have we got to look forward to?

Below are the trailers that have got Goats in the Machine most intrigued to see the films they’re flogging. (more…)