A warning from the author. This post contains spoilers for the plot themes of Bioshock Infinite, you have been warned! The concept of art as a product has fascinated me for years, especially where artistic design or creative endeavours must be compromised or even abandoned in the cause of commercial success. This is a thread … Continue reading Bioshock Infinite & The Business of Art.
“Never meet your heroes” is the old saying, and in the case of the game I’m writing about here, that’s more quite appropriate. That game is Transformers Tataki, and boy, is it ever terrible. First, a little background: When I first saw previews of the game back in 2003, I was completely stoked for it. … Continue reading Transformers Tataki:The game you never knew you never wanted.
By Martin Dixon (@BunnySuicida) Videogames, by & large, are all about the fulfilment of power fantasies; be the conquering hero, acquire the biggest gun, wield absolute power, save the world, get the girl. You’re given all these awesome abilities & weapons, and an appropriate playground in which to use them, with no remorse whatsoever. However, … Continue reading “I can resist anything, except temptation.”
by Martin Dixon https://youtu.be/iMH49ieL4es It’s hard to describe a game in four words & completely capture the essence of it. Take Borderlands for instance, “A first person shooter with RPG style stat raising” is as close as I can get & still sound remotely human. The Katamari series however, can be … Continue reading Clump Spirit! The Charm of Katamari Damacy
by Billy Carpenter This was a show that when it was announced, I really didn’t give it much of a second thought. The zombie genre has been stretched almost as far as it can go and I knew very little of the comic from Vertigo that this series was being based on. This combination didn’t … Continue reading “iZombie” Season 1 Review
by Rob H. Welcome back, once again, to the Splash Page Spotlight. It’s been far too long since we shined the spotlight on some comics, and for that I do apologize. So, let’s knock the dust off of the ol’ keyboard and get to work. If you’re new to this feature, or maybe you’ve forgotten how … Continue reading Splash Page Spotlight: Monkeybrain Comics
by The Masked Mark (@justastupidmark) I have a serious clearance rack problem. I pretty much can’t not buy a trade paperback if it’s under five bucks. I even bought a book of old romance comics from the 60’s for six bucks once because five pages were done by Kirby. So when Billy first started talking … Continue reading Tales From The Clearance Rack #1: The Age Of The Sentry!
uploaded by Robot Hammer (@robot_hammer) via Skynet Welcome back to the Splash Page Spotlight. I want to thank everyone who read and shared the first edition of this feature, where I focused on the horror comics of Steve Niles. Hopefully someone out there found a comic or two that they wanted to read. After all, that’s the … Continue reading Splash Page Spotlight: Bring on the Bad Guys!
by Robot Hammer (@robot_hammer) Comic books have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From a very early age, my parents and grandparents encouraged me to read anything I could get my grubby little hands on, and comics were no exception. As a kid, picking out a new comic … Continue reading New Reader Friendly