Posts Tagged ‘games’

This article was originally posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 in Culture Bomb ~

With the recent release of the final instalment of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare trilogy, the promotional blitz seems to have taken over most of the British countryside. Game franchises don’t come much bigger than the blockbuster series and with the amount of adverts dotting television, websites and billboards you’d be forgiven for thinking the military shooter makes more money than Mario.

The size the series has grown to is a tribute to how slick, engrossing and well-made the games are, especially due to the negative publicity thrown at it by some corners of the press.

However many of these accusations are grossly inaccurate and it’s time to set the record straight. (more…)

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

Generally, I am going to bang on and on about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but there is reason and warrant for this. It is the character and story, here’s why.

The character one plays, Nathan Drake, has just had a hairy (a pun!) encounter with a set of yetis that are not actually yetis and escaped from a Himalayan snow temple. Upon his return to the village he set off from, he finds it not the safe, peaceful sanctuary of before, but a war zone that has been overrun by the villain Zoran Lazarevic. (more…)