Nier, idiosyncratic love song

Here we go again. The current generation of game consoles is falling apart, as the pressure of upgraded warmachines is upon us. High price tags, bulky presentation, no white finish, and no proper games: SoSoft, I shall wait a couple of years or more and enjoy what I got on my hands. And while the … Continue reading

Comic Con Paris, day one: their motto, cosplayin’ now.

For my second day at the Comic Con & Japan Expo, I decided to focus on the now very popular act of cosplaying. French society has been under the rule of conformism and normalization. All the while videogames and popular japanese culture found a gap in the imagination of french teens, who were totally abandoned … Continue reading

Comic Con Paris, day zero: the hummin’ of the hammerin’

This is the first batch of a day-to-day series from the current edition of the french Comic Con & Japan Expo. Enjoy the pictures from the “set up” day. In order to enhance you viewing experience, please tune to California Stars by Wilco & Billy Bragg. TheNightShift July 2012.

Point & feel: last night was more important than we may think

LAST NIGHT, TWO MAJOR EVENTS HAPPENED. AND WHEN I SAY MAJOR, I MEAN LIKE B.I.G. FIRST, TIM SCHAFER AND HIS TEAM DRANK TO THE 3 MILLION DOLLARS CROWDED FUND FOR HIS NEXT GAME. AND THEN JOURNEY WAS RELEASED. DOUBLE FINE ON FULL THROTTLE Double Fine held a live Christmas like party last night. It was … Continue reading

Allo Jaffar !

Just as any, I have been happy to enjoy many traits bearing Moebius-Gir signature on films. Tron, Alien, The Fifth Element as well and maybe some Blade Runner and Dune too. But It was my best friend who really talked to me about him. A talented graphist in his own right, he grew up with … Continue reading

Gaming still: how videogames are represented in films

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WARY OF HOW GAMES HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED IN FILMS, SERIES AND ADS. WHEN I REALLY STARTED PAUSING FILMS TO EDIT THESE SPECIFIC PASSAGES OUT TWO YEARS AGO, I FOUND OUT ABOUT A SIMILAR INITIATIVE CALLED VINYL ON FILM, A WHOLE PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE SAME THING… BUT WITH VINYL RECORDS. THIS … Continue reading

A vampire’s kiss

 TheNightShift 28.02.2012

Megafactories E.A. Sports: bonus content!

This comes from my own “Vault-tec”, E.A. artefacts from the past which cover three different periods of the brand. On the left you’ve got a promotionnal magazine in French, circa 1992, with the original E.A. logo on the upper right. It advertises games such as Road Rash, James Pond 2 Robocod & Power Monger, all … Continue reading

Megafactories: playing ball with E.A.

THIS MORNING I WAS INVITED BY FOX & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS TO ATTEND A PRESS SCREENING PEVIEW OF “MEGAFACTORIES” LATEST ISSUE, DEDICATED  TO THE FIFA GAME. This educationnal series, said to be one of the most popular programme of National Geographic Channel, decided to get a peek inside one another original “megafactory”: Electronic Arts (E.A.), the … Continue reading

Frederic Mitterrand gives his annual wishes and support to the videogame industry

This was shot on the 17th of january at the Ministry of Culture & Communication for the annual best wishes press conference. Starting at 00:30, Frederic Mitterrand, the current Minister, gives the following speech: “I personnally saw that the videogame industry got more government support, as we are giving more wages structure toward the different … Continue reading