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Uncharted 3: Film critique corner?

I haven't finished the game, yet, so I can't really speak about any spoiler-ish details that might be juicy or something but I can at least discuss the basics of Uncharted. I realize a lot of you will be in love with this franchise, and f...

 
 
 

Arkham City: The Dark Knight

SPOILERS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT AND ARKHAM CITY NOTE: This is both a 'film critique corner' (as I do on Flixist) and a 'game critique corner' (as I do on DTOID). The very basis of this being more of a deep comparison between both film and g...

 
 
 

An update to the whole 'no updates' thing.

So… an elephant is in the room. November is NaNoWriMo in which I destroy my life in a bid to write a 50,000 word novella. December 25th I release Up, Down, Left, Right – Volume Three. There is clearly no time to finish Tears In Rain. It’...

 
 
 

Shadow of the Colossus: Yes

Shadow of the Colossus is the greatest game ever made. I’ve explained numerous times as to why I believe that and yet here I am. Game critique corner. I’ve been chewing my way through the recent Team ICO Collection, finishing up Ico, and ...

 
 
 

Ico: Beautiful frustration

Yay no spoilers for once! Ico is… well… let’s start off by saying Team Ico are probably one of my favourite developers of all time. They delivered Shadow of the Colossus, probably one of the most haunting and enriching experiences of my ...

 
 
 

Resistance 3: The Multi-complex Paradigm

SPOILERS. Resistance 3 is a fun game. It’s not super interesting nor does it have interesting design bits but it’s a more than enjoyable shooter. It floats somewhere between the shores of mediocrity and the sea of excellence. There is on...

 
 
 

Lonesome Road: Backstory

SPOILERS [Yes I've been busy] Fallout New Vegas is one of my favourite video-games of all time. Here’s why. On my main playthrough I’ve just hit 70 hours and my other three playthroughs are half of that. This is an incredibly deep, emer...

 
 
 

Contribute to my eBook on video-game journalism!

'Ey up. Volume Three is releasing later this year given I won't have enough time next year to write it. If you don't know what I'm talking about give my last two volumes a read, the earlier one has some sloppy writing to it but you get the...

 
 
 

17 yesterday

My 17th birthday was yesterday so that's interesting. I have my first driving lesson today so that's interesting. I started school this week so that's interesting. I am still working on a book along with planning a novel and a subsequent se...

 
 
 

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Shoot me in the knees

SUPER SPOILERS Something happened. Human Revolution isn't my game of the year anymore. I gave Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days my game of the year last year since I wanted to be unconventional and re-define what 'game of the year' was. Namel...

 
 
 

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Consistency

That was a surprise. As in, game of the year surprise. I wasn’t expecting Human Revolution to be a good game, let alone another Deus Ex. What I got however was a deep, rich experience that nested in my nostalgia-brimmed brain and hot-wi...

 
 
 
 

Stuff: Tears In Rain delayed/My next book

Hello. I’ve had a rather busy last few weeks with both my 17th birthday coming up, driving lessons being booked, a GCSE results day, various bits and pieces and also a goddamn book to write. I’m tired and I feel guilty saying this but I le...

 
 
 

Frozen Synapse: Chess reborn

Blimey Been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been busy with Tears In Rain, a secret project and generally everything really. In the mean time I haven’t been playing much in the way of video-games, though I did runthrough Mass Effect 1 and 2 last...

 
 
 

eSports: Yes, really

I have a confession to make: I have watched video-games more than I have played them. It's a simple fact of my life that comes along with being generally poor but it's also come with another fact: I am stupid. I do not know anything about...

 
 
 

Three years

Update: It seems I’ve been lazy with a lot of the thanks, in fact, more recently I’ve discovered a few more places to thank. A thank you to the Critical Distance lot for featuring my ‘Story of Boone’, same goes for Gamastura and a special t...

 
 
 
 

Arkham City: Balancing act

Arkham Asylum is the great comic-book video-game adaptation of all time. I don’t think anyone particularly doubts that, perhaps some have other allegiances, but to me Arkham Asylum is the pinnacle of the sub-genre of a sub-genre. It is pe...

 
 
 

Old World Blues: Environmental storytelling

SPOILERS, YO. I reviewed the New Vegas DLC Old World Blues for Screenjabber earlier today and, quite frankly, it is perfect. I haven’t encountered such high regard for pushing quality past the original barebones game since Minerva’s Den ...

 
 
 
 

I am not dead.

No, seriously. I feel so guilty for not posting over here but the truth is: I am busy. I have just been on a three-day camping/hiking trip thing that nearly killed me, I'm trying to tidy up Up, Down, Left, Right - Volume Two ready for rele...

 
 
 

Uncharted 3 Beta: Two little boys...

Man I love this. Like it's almost hypocritical for me to say Uncharted 2 was my game of the year back in 2009, considering how much I whine on about "cinematic gameplay" and "player/player character disconnection". It's very hypocritica...

 
 
 

An apology

Yesterday was my high school prom, I'm sixteen years old and I'm about to reach the three year milestone of my writing career. Today also happens to be the 29th anniversary of Blade Runner, a film which I'm about to write 300 pages on and m...

 
 
 

Bioshock Infinite: Finding my own voice

Mmmm… Oh. I think Irrational Games may do the impossible and make a sexually attractive female character actually have more depth than her cleavage. Just sayin’. Bioshock Infinite looks to be Bioshock in the sky. From the massive revea...

 
 
 

Honest Hearts: Of biblical proportions

Re-re-re-re-re-re... reboot graphics. Game critique corner I reviewed Honest Hearts, the new DLC for New Vegas, a short little while ago and it became apparent to me a good length into the game that it wasn’t as good as Dead Money. It w...

 
 
 

I'm writing books

Plural there. Up, Down, Left, Right - Volume Two The sequel to Volume One, naturally, that was mostly experimental. I had no idea what sort of response I'd get and it was slow at first. Over the months it has gathered views and interest c...

 
 
 

RE: Absence

Pretty short explanation: Exams are heating up for me, will still post here every week or so. Maybe hop on over to my Flixist blog as usually every other week something will go up there. Sorry about the whole 'no game critique corner' thin...

 
 
 

LA Noire: In search of perfection

LA Noire is a game about people, places, connections, humanity and judgement. It’s gone beyond the general call of duty when it comes to video-games and technical innovation, it’s delivered something that may change the f...

 
 
 

Hitman Absolution: Worries

The guys at IO Interactive have had a long, long time spent in the gutter the past five years. Their little Mini-Ninjas game was the only little gem that came out of the studio. I awarded Kane and Lynch 2 my game of the year out of utter ...

 
 
 

The Story of Boone

I said in my Portal 2 game critique corner thing last week that New Vegas is my second favourite game of forever. I posted it a few places and some people started getting a little angry at the fact I had an opinion, although most were jus...

 
 

About Nathsiesone of us since 4:57 PM on 02.26.2010

I'm Nathan Hardisty, an author, ex-editorial writer for Platformnation.com, ex-games writer at Screenjabber. I now write for a variety of sites on the internet while still updating both my DTOID blog and my regular blog, which can be found below.

I am currently writing for Flixist.com

Also I'm incredibly pretentious about video-games so beware. I might just hipsterblow your minds.

I can be reached at:

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twitter.com/nathardisty
Xbox LIVE:Bananahs
PSN ID:GIVEMEURBANANAHS
Steam ID:GIVEMEURMUNIES


 

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