Marc Bell's Blog
Son of a coal miner and musician. Manager by day, visualiser by night. Video games, writing, design, architecture, art and photography.
Digital Romance Lab: http://www.dirolab.com/
The year 2012 will be reflected upon as a significant period in game history. How we play has changed.
There's a lot of space to move and grow in the erotic horror genre, with films way ahead of the curve - Antichrist, Black Swan, Mulholland Drive, the list goes on. Are video games too immature a medium to tackle such concepts?
Boobs. Iíve talked about them before, and had argued the case for context providing legitimacy for nudity in video games. Can the medium of video games show a bit of skin without being criticised for immaturity?
...besides some veterans and start-ups alike trying to break new ground, most big blockbusters stick to gaming's roots and safer territory.
with the recent Cataclysm expansion and all the buzz surrounding it, my small dedicated group of gaming friends decided to jump back in. With a somewhat lack of 3 or 4 player co-op games around at the moment, it seemed like a pretty good idea.
How have we gone from a single coder, musician and artist, to massive companies of hundreds of employees and the development time taking years, in some cases five or more. And more importantly, are we better off?
Marc Bell's Comments
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I really like what you've ...
I really like what you've said about building the world and relationships before tearing it apart. I never thought about that before but it makes total sense. It certainly makes clear why some games were able to set a really good mood at the beginning but that mood slowly diminishing ...
[News - 09/16/2010 - 12:46]
Sad news, but I honestly ...
Sad news, but I honestly don't understand how they got the green light for this to begin with. To me it seemed like an obvious disaster in the making.
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[News - 07/22/2010 - 09:31]
Agree with you Jeffrey. Although ...
Agree with you Jeffrey. Although I'd recommend you go back to Silent Hill 4 and finish it. I stopped playing it mid-way through as well and went back after a year away. I was very pleasantly rewarded as the story wrap-up of the game is one of the best in ...