In Tune with Jimmy Hinson (Big Giant Circles)

In Tune with Jimmy Hinson (Big Giant Circles)

Jun 12, 2013

Welcome! You’ve arrived at the first entry in a brand new feature under the beloved and utterly unknown No Tune Unturned brand. Most of the past instalments focused on themed videogame songs highlighted by written commentary, but now we turn to the individuals who make those wondrous melodies come alive. I’ll be speaking with all sorts of people...

You, Me, & DLC. Part one: “Artistic Integrity”

You, Me, & DLC. Part one: “Artistic Integrity”

Apr 11, 2012

DLC and corporate-consumer relations have been making waves a lot again recently, particularly due to (repeat offender) Capcom with Street Fighter X Tekken and, of course, (repeat offender) EA with special guest stars BioWare and Mass Effect 3. The idealised DLC defence most often used by developers and publishers often involves phrases such as “enhancing and...

Mass Effect 2 announced for PS3

Mass Effect 2 announced for PS3

Aug 18, 2010

The news all PS3 owners have been waiting for since EA acquired Bioware has finally happened. Mass Effect 2 will be coming to PlayStation 3 in January 2011. The PlayStation 3 edition will include the full Mass Effect 2 game and hours of bonus content. The only problem for PS3 owners is – where is Mass Effect 1? The series is set to be a trilogy and PS3...

Can We Still Call Them “Games?”

Are videogames still “games,” or is this word and many like it outdated terminology passed down from our hobby’s earliest of days? Certainly, videogames have progressed since their earliest, primordial hours. Gone are the days when one large, rectangular “ball” bounced off of two other larger, rectangular blocks. The medium has advanced to the...

The Inferior Cinema Experience

The Inferior Cinema Experience

Apr 19, 2010

I have grown bored with conventional cinema. It isn’t because it’s the same story again and again. It isn’t because I think the actors’ personal lives seem to be bigger than their line of work. It isn’t anything like that. It’s because after a century of work, the industry seems to have done all it can do. Movies are...