Tag: writing

Mirror’s Edge: Burdened by Words

A recent GameSetWatch post, “Design Diversions: The Video Game as a Picture Book”, by Andrew Vanden BosscheĀ discussed how Mirror’s Edge could have been a stronger game overall, art even, had it not been for the tacked-on plot: There is more emotion in a half second of Mirrorā€™s Edge gameplay than in its entire script. While it’s disappointing that the dialogue…

Virtual Worlds Sub Forum on NaNoWriMo Site

The official National Novel Writing Month forums (NaNoWriMo) and website have just relaunched. They have created a sub forum devoted to virtual worlds. I don’t know if this sub forum existed last year, as I didn’t visit the site then, but if I remember correctly they didn’t have such a forum in 2005. I thought it was kind of neat…

What is Wrong With Comic Book Movies?

gatmog briefly reviews a bunch of comic book movies, and ends with a critique: What continues to astound me is how the medium has been treated in its transfer to film. While it’s nice to see them being taken seriously as money making ventures, there comes a point where the film’s ties to the original format are permanently broken by…