Analysis · Games

How Space (and the player’s interaction with it) Create Meaning in Mirror’s Edge and its Sequel.

Mirror’s Edge was released in 2008 to a mixed reception from the critical community. Its follow up, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, launched in 2016 to a similar assessment. The two games play very similarly, controlling a avatar from the first-person perspective the player uses a broad skillset of platforming moves to traverse their environment. This can… Continue reading How Space (and the player’s interaction with it) Create Meaning in Mirror’s Edge and its Sequel.

Music

Looking at: Neil Cicierega’s Mouth Moods

You might not be familiar with Neil Ciciegera’s name but if you spent any time on the internet through the mid to late 00’s then you’ll probably be familiar with some of his projects. The Potter Puppet Pals was one of his. The surreal Animutations series which, along with Don Hertzfeldt’s Rejected, we can track… Continue reading Looking at: Neil Cicierega’s Mouth Moods

Film · Review

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

xXx_Th3.R3turn.0f.X4nd3r.C4ge_xXx has a title ripped straight from my MSN Messenger contact list circa 2006. it has a philosophy to match, as Sam Jackson so eloquently puts it, ‘Kick ass, get the girl, try to look dope when you do it.’ If anyone can manage that it is Mister Vincent Diesel esq. There’s always those murmurs… Continue reading xXx: The Return of Xander Cage