Amiga World Magazine: Sophisticated Retro Aesthetics

RND/ To consider the sophisticated retro aesthetics of Amiga World magazine (IDG Publishing, ’85 to ’95): 1154 x 1920 .jpg In which regular non-business users of the Amiga might have found the well produced overall look of such a publication surprising. The often excellent, finely crafted illustrations found in the early issues lends the Amiga … Read moreAmiga World Magazine: Sophisticated Retro Aesthetics

Star Citizen Eyes” of Gamedev Desperation: A Satirical Painting

RND/ In which the closer you look, the more you can’t fail to notice the utter silent desperation behind the dead eyes of Star Citizen developers – a cringy, often darkly hilarious cross of burnt-out hound dog looks, rapidly phasing in between implied meanings such as: ‘everything’s fine we swear’ ‘being forced to lie’ ‘utterly … Read moreStar Citizen Eyes” of Gamedev Desperation: A Satirical Painting

PC Videogame Virtual Photography Screenshot Art

RND/ To consider recent virtual photography screenshot art – via Steam: First off, here’s Fight Crab by Calappa Games (1920 x 1080) Next is the mighty Ace Of Seafood by the same developer, in 4K: Finally today we have the truly janky looking efootball by the truly awful Konami (in 1920 x 1080), whose players … Read morePC Videogame Virtual Photography Screenshot Art

Sable Videogame: Widescreen Virtual Photography Screenshots (PC)

RND/ To consider widescreen virtual photography screenshots of Sable videogame 3440 x 1440 .jpg (PC) A perfectly serviceable and beautiful looking game, offset by painfully slow desert hoverbike travel and a lack of genuine threats – other than rapidly increasing terminal boredom. A sterile nonplace of fetch questy repetition, despite its rich worldbuilding. While impressive … Read moreSable Videogame: Widescreen Virtual Photography Screenshots (PC)

Annapurna, Davy Wreden and White Indie Videogame Development Privilege

RND/ To consider how something about Davy Wreden faintly grates on your tits and maybe always has. A scenario, in which the LA videogames publisher Annapurna Interactive had a showcase in 2021. Despite being entirely happy, smooth, slick and obviously well produced, its overall atmosphere of patchouli scented Glade Plugin whiteness and whimsy felt cloying. … Read moreAnnapurna, Davy Wreden and White Indie Videogame Development Privilege

Serious Sam 4 Noclip Screenshot Photography

RND/ To consider Serious Sam noclip virtual photography screenshots: 3440 x 1440, max settings, .jpg This somewhat boring, repetitive yet perfectly serviceable game seems perfectly suited to remaining in the ancient era which spawned it. Most likely to elicit the response “Gee, they don’t make em’ like this anymore.” Just wait till the next Steam … Read moreSerious Sam 4 Noclip Screenshot Photography

Trump fake ‘Dumb Republican Voters’ Quote (Post Truth Era Bad Painting)

RND/ To consider a bad painting of a fake Trump quote about dumb Republican voters: 3654 x 3654 .jpg This was recirculating on Twitter recently. I retweeted the image. A left wing commentator replied, asking a perfectly valid question: why circulate fake quotes made by The Sore Looser, when he said so much more that … Read moreTrump fake ‘Dumb Republican Voters’ Quote (Post Truth Era Bad Painting)