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Opinion Piece: Is Bullet Time Overused In Games Today?

Opinion Piece: Is Bullet Time Overused In Games Today?

With Max Payne 3 now released, and boasting very impressive sales figures, it would seem the gaming public has lapped up Max Payne’s.. pain and thrown themselves full throttle into the bullet time mechanic that was essentially made popular by the arrival of the Matrix films and the first in the Max Payne series.

Feature: Skyrim, A Few Months On (X360/PS3/PC)

Feature: Skyrim, A Few Months On (X360/PS3/PC)

Skyrim is perhaps one of the biggest games to hit this generation of consoles. Dragons. Swords. Blood. Scantily Clad Women. Scantily Clad Men. Scantily Clad… you get the idea. I have poured hours into the game and still have barely touched the main quest. I’m at 100 smithing and have created dragon armour, been a […]

Feature: Why Arnie Can Make Any Film Amazing

Feature: Why Arnie Can Make Any Film Amazing

Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bodybuilder. Actor. Politician. Environmentalist. I doubt anyone watching Conan the Barbarian or The Terminator ever thought that our Austrian friend would ever reach the heights that he did, particularly when there was actual discussion to change the naturalised citizen clause to allow him to run for President (I am pretty sure Obama would […]

Feature: 3D or not to 3D: The Future of Cinema?

Feature: 3D or not to 3D: The Future of Cinema?

Guest blogger Jai Waddell (@jaiwaddell on twitter) gives his opinion on the world of 3D cinema: 3D films are all the rage at the minute. You can’t walk into a cinema without being bombarded with advertisements and most films are now shown in 3D, even if they weren’t filmed for it. There are many reasons […]

Feature: Games and Films .. But Backwards (SPOILERS)

Feature: Games and Films .. But Backwards (SPOILERS)

Right I hope I still have you despite the rather shonky paint escapade you see above you! A good friend of mine shared a blog idea from here: 15 Movies that Can Also Be Watched Backwards. And so I thought I would give my own slant on the idea, mixing in a few games and […]

Feature: Ingredients For A Game of Thrones Game (That Doesnt Suck)

Feature: Ingredients For A Game of Thrones Game (That Doesnt Suck)

Family Guy. South Park. The Simpsons. All hit TV shows that have had dreadful dreadful games based on them, save Hit and Run and Road Rage for the Simpsons which were simply amazing. TV seems to have the same trouble films have when making films of games: amazing source material that is translated very poorly.The […]

Feature: Please Can Wii Move On From Motion Controls?

Feature: Please Can Wii Move On From Motion Controls?

Casual gaming has been the untapped market in the gaming sector  for a long time with motion controls being the new hook for this generation of consoles . The Kinect, Wii and PlayStation Move are all the newest products focusing on this gimmick and the potential pound (or dollar signs depending on country) that are […]