Should game cinematics be the new type of motion picture?

Ever since I saw the horned reaper battling a mage in the intro cinematic of Dungeon Keeper 2, I’ve been amazed by the possibilities of in-game cinematics. Full motion videos (FMV), as seen in the ever popular Command and Conquer series, were the early predecessors of cinematics and were famously plagued by hammy acting and … Continue reading

What makes World of Warcraft so addictive… for me?

With an online population the size of a small country (about 11 million), each paying a monthly fee (£8.99) – you have to wonder what is behind the success of the biggest and most dominating MMORPG in the last 5 years. My housemates whom I was living with during my university years signed me up … Continue reading

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