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11:31 PM on 05.22.2011

L.A. Noire: Where do they go from here?

I love Team Bondiís and Rockstarís L.A. Noire. I feel it is an awesome game and a leap forward in emotive storytelling. I also liked the fact that the game was a bait and switch. People expected another GTA style game and the...   read

8:38 PM on 12.06.2009

End of a Decade, and Hopefully an End of an Era (kinda NVGR)

This is not meant to be inflammatory in any way, but rather incite discussion. Iíve lived through both the nineties and the 2000s. Iíve seen the rise of CGI and 3D graphics for games. Iíve lived through the golden era of sci...   read

9:18 PM on 11.25.2009

Do The Wrong Thing: The Horror of Understanding

This place is hell. A vast labyrinth of strange near asymmetrical buildings and outlandish perspective and physics bending architectural anomalies. Places that twist the logic between interior and exterior space. Children wa...   read

8:42 PM on 11.17.2009

How the Game Industry Works

In all forms of entertainment, the aspect of selling commercial art is generally considered a part of the entertainment business. This business as people understand it, has been closing studios, merging properties, removing ...   read

9:30 AM on 11.05.2009

We Should Expect Better: Understanding and Communication

This episode deals with the inherent problem with Blogging about games and the problems within my own post. Games are an interesting culture to speak about. Even in its simplest form, it engenders discussion and argument whi...   read

9:35 PM on 11.04.2009

We Should Expect Better: Music,Rhythm, and Sports Games

This is the third of my We Should Expect Better series. Now I want to get this out of the way immediately. There is nothing wrong with either music OR sports games. They are designed to do exactly what they do, and I perfect...   read

12:50 PM on 11.04.2009

We Should Expect Better: Game Design

Iíve decided to continue from my last post with a whole series of posts talking about aspects of video games. We as humans tend to have a love for grouping and classifying things. What can we say, we love taxonomy. We primar...   read

10:26 AM on 11.03.2009

We Should Expect Better: Writing

We live in the age of the story. Mankind, since the dawn of human civilisation, has been host to an ever evolving and changing form of make believe, the narrative. Over hundreds of thousands of years we have refined and perfe...   read

11:06 AM on 10.24.2009

Burning out on Games

During the summer I experienced a 'Burnout', a point some people get to involving games. Due to the fact that games are interactive longform media, the constant exposure tends to drive people away for periods of time. They at...   read

5:45 PM on 10.22.2009

Nothing Is Sacred: Blizzard Leaves Me Cold

The game industry is strange and mythical place. Gamers treat the industry like itís the fountain of youth or Shangri-la, a mysterious, hidden place that holds boundless secrets and treasures (though some of these treasures t...   read

2:42 PM on 10.19.2009

Nothing is Sacred: Online Multiplayer and Long Distance Interaction

With the advent of online functions on game systems, we as gamers have seen a distinct change in the priorities of game design. This presents new problems on the concept of games and new understandings about gamers in general...   read

10:54 AM on 04.14.2009

Sample Writing: White Shadow on the Wall

the following is just a sample of prose writing I did about 4 years ago. Just wanted to share it. Just me doing an experiment in weird lyrical, pseudo biblical writing. White Shadow on the Wall Phillip Bastien For long in t...   read

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