Posts Tagged ‘PS4’

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…)

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…)