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Uwe Boll - A slightly less crap director of videogames-into-films than supposed
March 09, 2008

If you don't know who Uwe Boll is, he's a German filmmaker who's snapped up the film rights for many videogames, already made some of them into films (House Of The Dead, Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne, etc.) and plans to make more. This is a hell of a feat for someone whose entire output has been both critically and popularly mauled. If the people who like the games basically hate these films, what other audience is there?

On IMDB, the work of Uwe Boll consistently scores in the 2-4 out of 10 range with users, and the closest you'll come to seeing admiration expressed there for him is a grudging comment along the lines of, 'Okay, I'll admit this WASN'T the worst film ever, after all.'

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New Prince annoys old gamer
February 22, 2008

My sister gave me Prince of Persia: Rival Swords (Wii), for xmas. I asked her to. And in the new year, I got to playing it.

For a little bit of extra context, know that I bought, played and worshipped the original Prince Of Persia back on the Apple II in '89. I pretty much didn't touch any of the many Prince games that came after, though I was aware of their multiple incarnations across the generations of consoles and across the years.

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Ye shall reap what ye sew! Ye shall!... oh, bugger that
December 10, 2007

When I was plugging my electronica CD to Monsieur Venter on AIM semi-recently, he encouraged me to post information about it in this blog. He did so in his earnest yet sly/not sly way, and it is unlike me to bat down such encouragement, even on AIM, where conversations typically go to die in my experience. To paraphrase Shaun Micallef: 'A member of our audience has gone to the trouble to contact us, via the internet, and I think we should respect that.'

Within a month of Mr Venter's enstirring words, I wrote my second videogame review for the year, for Echo Night (PS2). This is hardly a return to the prolific-ness of my powerhouse years at gamefaqs, but it's an acceleration compared to - well, at least the year before this one. And I feel good about those two reviews.

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