As a child I was very much interested in films and books, and I was initially exposed to video games through the Official Xbox Magazine when I was about five years old. I found the magazine in the office of our old house in the same box as my father’s seldom-used original Xbox and was blown away by the detailed explanations of why various games brought … Continue reading Gaming: How my hobby developed.
In 1992 Chinese born Hong Kong film director John Woo released his magnum opus. He had directed Kung-Fu action film “The Young Dragons” starring legendary Asian actor Jackie Chan in the 70s and had replicated his success with comedy film “Money Crazy“ shortly thereafter, yet in the mid-80s he began to suffer repeated commercial failures with somewhat generic gangster films. As his passion for directing … Continue reading Is little-known Indie title Maximum Action the Perfect Gun-Fu Game?
For Alien/Predator fans, video games have always under-delivered on their promise to provide an interactive insight into the regularly expanded and refined universe which encompasses both races of iconic antagonists. Whilst Alien-licensed strategy and platforming games released in the 80s and Predator beat-em-ups and side scrollers from the 90s satisfied some of these fans, none of them stood out as generational classics, and the plethora of licensed games released … Continue reading Alien Blackout: Could it be redemption for a tarnished License?