Archive for posts tagged: Half-Life

3 Reasons Why Video Game Movies Suck

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There has been a lot talk of video game movies: Ubisoft have attached two Hollywood stars, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy, to their adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Depending on how you look at it, this is either exciting or excruciating news. We can only hope that these game adaptations will be better than the Hollywood attempts of the past. Read More »

5 Awesome Video Game Intros

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The first five minutes of any game are important. It might not offer any gameplay, but if it doesn’t, it better damn well set the tone and pull the player into its universe. The Dusty Cartridge crew has collected their favourite introductions, the ones that sucker punched us, made us lose control of our bladders, and filled us with the unique brand of wonder that only games can inspire. Read More »

Sexism Sells

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Ever since video games stopped using 8-bit spaceships and started using human characters, the portrayal of women has been pretty poor. Most female game characters fall into two patriarchal categories and although there have been notable exceptions along the long road, they’re few and far between. Despite the technical advancements and the maturity of the industry, mainstream games continue to churn out under-developed female characters that fall easily into these oppressive roles. Read More »

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