That’s the title of my second op-ed piece in The Cairns Post’s Tuesday Digital Life section. There’s a first here, though; Angelo “DJ A.N.G” Saliba is my first ever interview subject!
And as the article mentions it, I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to CairnsLAN.com, the forum through which Angelo hopes to organise the re-ignition of Far North Queensland’s LAN party scene.
Download and have a read!
Continuing on from my link to Tycho’s summation of the issue of computer game piracy, here’s another well-reasoned article that tries to shine some light on the actual extent of PC game piracy and the effectiveness of measures, such as Digital Rights Management (DRM) software, in stopping it.
While I’m on the subject of Bayonetta, I thought I’d offer a couple of links about the game’s most talked-about aspect: its sexy lead character, Bayonetta herself.
Hot off the virtual press, The Escapist dedicates an issue to Epic Games, the makers of the Unreal series of games and, naturally, Gears of War – and the last article is “I’ve Got To Be A Macho Man“, dissecting the broad critical agreement that the latter game is adolescent homoerotic trash that shouldn’t have been the success it was.
Maybe I’ll pick the sequel up after all…
At the less than one day (bare hours, even) and counting mark, it was probably inevitable that I trip over the Internet Movie Database‘s main page and fall upon a link to an article on the Wired magazine website. With a title like, “The Rebirth of Optimus Prime: Behind the Scenes with Director Michael Bay” it naturally grabbed my attention. It’s a neat little three-page examination of fandom in general (I keep having flashbacks to the forum outrage when Battlestar Galactica was being re-imagined by the SciFi Channel) and the interest in Transformers – well, in one red-and-blue Transformer – in particular. I think it puts across a lot of what I was trying to do in this article, but a lot better.
In my last Editorial, I mentioned I was on a War of the Worlds kick, and now I can tell you why: I was doing research for an article for the Cylon Alliance web site. I submitted the finished article to the Two-Brained Cylon, owner and administrator of the site, on Tuesday, and he’s just recently posted “version 1.0“, complete with pictures. It’s much less opinionated than the first draft (which, if you’re interested, can be found as a Microsoft Word document here – if you get asked for a password, just keep clicking “Cancel”, it’ll let you see it), and is better formatted for its multi-web page layout.
It feels great to have something published!