Apex Legends: Current King of Generic Videogame Art Styles

RND/ to consider the current height / king of generic art styles (style of no-style?) evident in F2P battle royale multiplayer videogame “Apex Legends” Somehow simultaneously professional (technically accomplished, ‘polished’) and amazingly run-of-the-mill, Apex Legends signifies a new old breed of forgettable, mish-mash art styles and all but interchangeable pseudo-characters https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertwhat/40039431433/ – Full series of … Read more

Digital Art Painting: Resident Evil 2 Remake

RND/ to consider a conceptual art painting involving screenshots from “Resident Evil 2” (remake) 4780×6220, 15.3MB .jpg edited in Gimp – In which boring-ass digital relics (of all kinds, including paintings ;-) represent the zombified, forever backtracking future of videogames — // how to play big science

Observing JBlow’s Witness: A Critique

RND/ To consider game designer Jonathan Blowhard’s “Witness”: Part of the Hypertography One Exhibit The result is the feeling of a game that’s depressingly lacking in energy, heart, and soul. There isn’t even any music. The island may be pretty to look at in screenshots, but in motion it is utterly lifeless. The developer’s sheer … Read more

On Loosing Faith In AMC’s Preacher

RND/ To consider that with each new pathetic episode dribble, watching AMC’s synthetic cult TV series “Preacher” soon became a darkly laughable exercise in near total philosophical / cosmic redundancy – an artistic expression of / for an otherwise captivating story about as narratively effective as mud. A scene / scenario in which: The actors … Read more

Super Generic Corporate Stock Gallery

RND/ To imagine a super generic [1] corporate stock art galley: What do such expressions say, what values do they signify – other than an endless self referential political blandscape of hyperreal corporate stock photos so generally generic their stunning obviousness hurts. So generally devoid of artistry, being so utterly corporate in their unabashed consumerist … Read more