I decided to make this blog more of a scientific study of two story experiments, with two test subjects I am well versed in: the worlds of Blazblue and Soul Calibur. 1,177 more words
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Many years from now, 2013 will be known as the year of the “dark” Superman. In March of this year NetherRealms follow up to Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, showed us a world where Superman, broken by the death of Lois Lane and his unborn son, becomes a dictatorial power; keeping heroes and villains in line through fear and subjugation. 805 more words
One of Chicago’s most well-known and enduring legacies is that of the gangster and mafia era that peaked in the early 20th century. Like so many things in history – Nazis, pirates, pilgrims – what was a time period rife with crime, bloodshed, and murder and the people who were at the heart of it have become a fun thing to dress as for Halloween, base themed restaurants on, make the mascots of sports teams, and set shallow, action-packed fiction around. 1,770 more words
So, I’ve not written a blog since May.
However, I have been farting about the house this evening with these damn songs in my head, all from the credits of 90s movies where any blockbuster worth its salt had a ‘wicked’ song to help market the film (be it an original composition or a dusted off classic). 516 more words
Hand in hand with video games becoming more service oriented has been the rise of the perpetual beta. It is simple enough to work out: why would a developer pay people to test a game when there are people more than willing to do it for free. 1,899 more words