Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Do Nintendo NEED Third Parties? | Talk Nerdy to Me



...in which Petros discusses if Nintendo, the powerhouse game developers that they are, even need Third Parties to succeed given the wild success of their recent first party games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Arms and Splatoon 2.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

What if NASA had the US Military's Budget?





A great video that describes what NASA could do with the kind of budget that the US military is given to play around with.

Monday, 11 January 2016

A David Bowie Tribute by Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy Artist)

Rather sadly, last night David Bowie passed away from complications with cancer at the age of 69. It's a tragedy to lose anyone let alone someone whose talent has influenced the arts so greatly. I say arts because music doesn't quite cut what his influence was.

The outpouring of love for David Bowie has been absolutely beautiful. He was an insanely talented guy who really did change music and personally has been responsible for a whole lot of my taste in music. As such it's really beautiful to see such a great tribute to the man by the artist behind so many of the beautiful creations in the Final Fantasy video game series, Yoshitaka Amano.

Especially when you consider Bowie's music was very obviously much of an influence for the Final Fantasy series. I'm sad I'll never get to meet this guy, but this is an excellent tribute and so perfectly suited to Bowie and his androgynous style throughout the years that Amano is known for in his art.

Check it out here:









This next one is a personal favourite of mine as it's so totally Bowie and so totally Final Fantasy all in one image.





Wednesday, 21 October 2015

What REALLY happens when you go 88mph | BACK TO THE FUTURE Parody





It's really not a good idea to do 88mph if you don't have a flux capacitor!

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Your Protagonist's Story Must Drive the Plot

 I think I've realised my biggest pet peeve with long arc storytelling or any for that matter. When there is no clear protagonist or that the there is one, but he clearly isn't the one that the plot drives. I remember one of my first full feature scripts I wrote at film school, my teacher, Ben, pointed out to me that the secondary Han Solo-esque character was the one "doing" all the stuff in the story and the Luke-esque protagonist despite being the foreground of the story was not driving the plot.



To a certain extent it's a problem I have with Game of Thrones, but more with shows like this season on Arrow, Oliver has had no real arc whereas the secondary characters have - especially coming of last season where the story arc was so strong. The season 2 of Orange is the New Black saw Piper basically removed from the foreground of the story entirely. The Walking Dead seems to hop scotch around this all the time, where Rick Grimes drives the plot until well... He's randomly not.



Ensemble cast storytelling is fine but I feel if the audience doesn't have a protagonist's story to drive the plot, the story and the plot become disconnected and you feel like you're watching two completely different movies/series.

My other pet peeve is M Nights Last Airbender... But I just f-ing hate that flick and will express any chance to tell the world.