Save Us from Peter Molyneux

30 05 2007

Has anyone else seen part one of the Fable 2 developer diary on Live? In some respects it’s great, but in others it’s terrible horrible news.
On the upside, it’s a great laugh to see ‘ol PM (I saw him at ECTS one year, you know) with the wank hat firmly pulled down around his ears. The bit where he enthuses about not having control of the dog is especially entertaining; did he not play Black and White?
Sadly the video also gives me the willies about the fate of Fable 2.
I have no trepidation saying that I adored Fable, it was a great RPG and had simplicity. From watching the video I get the feeling that Lionhead is trying to overcomplicate things, yes creating emotional attachment is one thing but in a hack-and-slash game? I’m not sold.
I pray for the day when when I can actually have some sort of empathy for a game character, but taking dates out for a walk and having an annoying AI dog follow me around are not advances in interactive emotion. They’re extraneous rubbish that will detract from what Fable set out before.
What I’m trying to say is that I want Fable 2, not Faux-Medieval Life Simulator 1.

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Lordi at the Movies

22 05 2007

This could be the best news ever! According to the BBC Lordi is making a film, imaginatively called Dark Floors.
Having (regrettably) never seen Cradle of Fear, and I hope watching this will help atone for my misdeeds. After seeing Lordi live, being forced to put up with small obnoxious children stood next to me, and being the only guy there not wearing a black t-shirt; I can safely say that whatever those guys are in, it’s going to be cinema gold. Hoyes!





Look Around You

21 05 2007

I was a little disappointed when perennial student favourite, Look Around You came back for a second series. Rather than aping the science programmes your teachers made you watch at primary school, it tried to take on a format similar to Tomorrows World.
This video (Via Kotaku via Insert Credit via Frank) looks at the future of computers, and shows kids today how a 70s computer game shop was like back in the day. Ahh the memories! If only I was alive in the 70s, and owned a computer before 1990, sigh.





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