RESTLESS DREAMS

WHAT I DON’T FEEL ANY MORE

There are certain things that have happened to me or that I have done that I have never particularly dealt with, at least, in any kind of non-therapuetic, unassisted, completely-coming-from-myself kind of way. I think it’s that I feel embarassed. I have been told, almost trained in fact, to not feel as if there isContinue reading “WHAT I DON’T FEEL ANY MORE”

TANGENT ONE

There is a natural and universally accepted hierarchy of videogame weapons, going back, as far as shooters are concerned, at least to the original Doom and perhaps earlier — I’m using Doom as an example because I know it well and so does basically everybody else. The bottom of the hierarchy is your melee weapon,Continue reading “TANGENT ONE”

SPLINTER CELL: CHAOS THEORY

Amon Tobin’s soundtrack is usually, I think, the first — sometimes the only — thing that people remember about Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. It’s good music. There are a few tracks that I still listen to even nowadays, especially when I want to feel kind of cool and brooding and confident. It’s good music forContinue reading “SPLINTER CELL: CHAOS THEORY”

RESIDENT EVIL 4

I asked someone once who had worked on BioShock Infinite why the game had so much shooting combat even though to me and I think a lot of people who played the game was largely at its best during sections without shooting combat, and the person explained how when a game studio has invested moneyContinue reading “RESIDENT EVIL 4”

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

Musical accompaniments for this article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmZWN079JI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOK1AEQ-3CQ&list=PL81PCiZWVPTDOvs588fT5Nk08oagI1_17&index=18 We’re nearly at the town now and we walk past a a chainlink fence and a streetsign that both broadly say the same thing: ROAD CONSTRUCTION AHEAD DETOUR/DANGER CONSTRUCTION AREA KEEP OUT. They have a straightforward, literal “meaning” — Silent Hill is in one sense, or atContinue reading “CHAPTER THIRTEEN: CONSTRUCTION AHEAD”

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