Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

RND/ To consider or imagine Cyberpunk as (/un)dead. R.I.P. That Cyberpunk might even be far better that way. A satirical critique, and study of possible near-future potentials / alternatives. Warning: contains problematic Trans representation. Right off the bat: questioning the mere notion that Cyberpunk really amounts to anything less than a naked, celebration of Global … Continue reading Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

Lost In A Froth: Hideo Kojima Death Stranding Eurogamer Review

RND/ To consider the wider meaning of the end summary by Eurogamer, in their memorable AAA videogames industry embargo review of Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima): 3994 x 2314 .jpg Both the Likes and Sam's job - a kind of heroic, public-service version of a gig-economy courier - have a deliberately mundane and contemporary resonance in … Continue reading Lost In A Froth: Hideo Kojima Death Stranding Eurogamer Review

Manifold Garden: Game Critique and 4K PC Screenshot Photography

RND/ To consider William Chyr's architectural puzzle game Manifold Garden: a general critique. 0. Manifold Garden works best as an ambient mood generator. At no point in the 'mood trailer' are Puzzles even mentioned. This is telling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LImoaXjKrkw Some 4K screenshots (PC version): Some notes arising: 1. Aesthetically, M.G is pleasing - plain, straightforward and … Continue reading Manifold Garden: Game Critique and 4K PC Screenshot Photography

The Inapplicable Ballardianism Of Simon Sellars

RND/ To consider a poetic critique / remix of sections from obsolete, eye-rollingly turgid auto-fictive pseudo-biography "Applied Ballardianism: Memoir from a Parallel Universe" by Simon Sellars. 2949 x 3840 .jpg The characters are finding.. that the so-called Real World isn't convincing anymore. - J.G Ballard interview, BBC Profile 2003 --- // entertaining and informative only … Continue reading The Inapplicable Ballardianism Of Simon Sellars

The Tedium Of Control: 4K Virtual Photography & Critique

RND/ To consider a Control game / story design assessment. Via Visiting Resident Bureau Theorist Robert What. Some 4K Virtual Photography: --- Subjective philosophical note fragments arising after recent virtual engagement with Control simulation. Forward to Director Trench eyes only (Astral Plane.) 00: To consider Control as violently mediocre and terminally overrated by easily impressed … Continue reading The Tedium Of Control: 4K Virtual Photography & Critique