We always love a moral quandary and Babylon gave us a good moral debate at least once.
Possibly only once though there are a few different problems that I have random ideas for blogs on coming up so look forward to that mess.
Starting off though in the penultimate episode it actually had a good debate over what is good and what is bad and came up with the argument of the Trolley Problem (save the many over the one in a accident) over Survival Lottery (save the many over the one on purpose.)
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I haven’t really looked at the news of a possible prequel to one of my favourite series of books yet but it was in the news the other day with the tag line that people were unhappy that Snow would be the focus because they didn’t want him to be humanized.
It left me wondering.
Isn’t it more dangerous to present a villain like Snow without telling us why he is the way he is?
Continue reading The Hunger Games Prequel – Is Giving Snow a Story Really a Bad Thing?!
Most people will know what this means.
At some point in your life there is probably a book or game series that you love that got the big screen or smaller screen treatment. You ignore that gut feeling that it won’t be what you expect and end up leaving pretty disappointed.
Some of them work. They might not be the best but they don’t suck either, some are magnificent in their own way so that the cut content and usually added new content doesn’t bother you and others…
Others suck balls.
I find myself in a funny position where I, a Discworld fan, have finally found the one thing that I cannot help but be upset with.
Being told that it is INSPIRED by the books and not BASED on them isn’t helping either!
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I’m a huge fan of the whole “your choices matter” games but more often then not you see people complaining that actually… Your choices don’t really matter.
Sometimes what they mean is basically they wanted a scene to go one way and it just couldn’t no matter what we want and other times maybe they just don’t see what changes they are enacting along the way.
So can we ever get a choices matter game that actually makes everyone happy (bar obviously the plot being perfect because no one will ever agree on stories…)
WARNING : There are minor spoilers for Life is Strange 1, 2 and BtS as well as Game of Thrones below. They were basically the three games I remember well enough to comment on but also to make my point I had to give a few plot details away.
Continue reading The problem with choices matter video games
Life is Strange has given us two very different main characters with extremely different lives, motivations and beliefs. Both are teenagers but that is pretty much where the similarities end, both have their fans and detractors but personally I believe Dontnod have created two wonderful characters that deserve more then to be at war with each other all the time.
Continue reading Max vs Sean : The ability to bond with your main character…
What happens in a world that starts making Robots for just about everything? Well Futurama showed us the way with good old Robot Santa.
Board up your windows and stuff your chimneys if you want to survive Christmas time in New New York.
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So if you haven’t ever read it Boxer is the horse from George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”, it is a satirical piece looking at Stalinism and how it just doesn’t work because there is always someone who will be in charge and will take advantage of those below them.
Whilst I’d always heard about the book and the message people tend to talk a lot about the pigs and the underlying message. I personally want to look at the real hero in my opinion of the entire story and that is Boxer the Horse.
Continue reading Let’s Talk… Boxer the Horse