The Art of Videogames: From Pac Man to Mass Effect, unsurprisingly explores the progression of videogame art and graphics from the inception of the industry to the modern age. This was created as a companion piece to compliment an art exhibition of the same name presented by the Smithsonian Institute in March 2012. The title, […]Read more "The Art of Video Games : From Pac Man to Mass Effect"
Each week I will be interviewing a few friends from the popular group Retro Tech 100 on Facebook. This is one of the most popular and friendly gaming groups online and features individuals with a wealth of knowledge and passion regarding video games of years gone by. This week we chat with Chris Caldwell and […]Read more "Spotlight on : Retro Gamer Chris Caldwell"
Comic book adaptations of cinema franchises rarely work, ultimately they feel like they are poorly designed cash tie-ins, offering very little to the overall experience. This was not the case for Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson’s adaptation of Ridley Scott’s original horror masterpiece – Alien. This was a volume which was, until recently, out of […]Read more "Alien: The Illustrated Story"
In 2003 Dark Horse Comics took over the creative rights from Marvel of the Cimmerian Barbarian warrior Conan. Made famous by the two films produced in the 1980s by Dino de laurentiis and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The first volume of stories collects all the issues from #1 to #7 and features new material as well […]Read more "Conan : The Early Dark Horse Years"
From Bedrooms to Billions is an independent documentary which looks at the growth of the British video game industry. This ambitious and exciting project was crowdfunded by producers / directors / writers, Anthony and Nicola Caulfield. The pair interview industry legends and piece together the story of how young geek hobbyists figuring out how to […]Read more "From Bedrooms to Billions (2014) Review"
If you grew up in the 80’s and owned an 8 bit or 16 bit computer system chances are that you would have been familiar with Barbarian. If even just for the infamous advert featuring page 3 pin up Maria Whittaker which was featured in virtually every games magazine at the time. This was an innovative […]Read more "Barbarian + for the Amiga: Heads Up!"
When Firefly was cancelled, it left a lot of fans unsatisfied. There were so many unanswered questions and unfulfilled potential, characters pasts only hinted about and a universe only partly explored. The lack lustre film Serenity did little to assuage those feelings. Dark Horse studios did a fine job of bringing the further adventures of […]Read more "Firefly #1 – Boom Studios revisits a beloved TV show."