2001: An Event Horizon

Imagine a world in which The Sword of Shannara was written before the Lord of the Rings. It’s good, Tolkien’s critics might say, but its just a reworking of that Brook’s drivel – isn’t Gandalf just Allanon with a beard? Why has Shea shrunk? Swords, rings, who cares? In a more just Universe Danny Boyle’s […]

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300

Wow! – the Battle of Thermopylae has never looked so good. I’ve just watched the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300, itself based on the 1962 film The 300 Spartans. I’ve been struggling a bit with how to describe it – the critics are divided, is it a 21st century masterpiece or a shallow array […]

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CnC on the Cheap

I came across this tower defense game on del.icio.us. I found it oddly familiar, and then realised that it’s essentially Command and Conquer on an etch-o-sketch. No wonder it comes naturally, I’ve been playing its big brother all week. Oddly satisfying :-/ High score to date: 1998

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Commanding and Conquering

I love the smell of Mammoth Tanks in the morning. A few days ago I grabbed myself a copy of Command and Conquer 3 and I’m currently enjoying smashing, crushing and blasting my way through the Brotherhood of Nod. It was in my student days that I was first introduced to the RTS joys of […]

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