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

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

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

Gaming story @ Le Grand Palais: from a world to another

This picture was shot today at the Grand Palais in Paris, where the Game Story showing is garnering a lot of glowing reviews from the press, as well as being a huge public success during this christmas holiday season. The man on the left is Eric Chahi, legendary designer of videogames Another World, Heart of Darkness & From Dust. After a long pause of ten … Continue reading

640×480: still living the Dream with Cabou

WHILE THE MUCH BELOVED DREAMCAST (DC) HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY OUT OF PRODUCTION SINCE  2001, A NICHE COMMUNITY STILL ENJOYS IT TODAY, THROUGH AN INCREDIBLE BACK CATALOG AND AN ONGOING STRING OF INDEPENDANT & HOMEBREW GAMES. AS A PART OF THE FRENCH  UNDERGROUND RETROGAMING COMMUNITY, CABOU HELPS FELLOW ENTHUSIASTS TO ENJOY THEIR SYSTEMS ON THEIR LATEST … Continue reading