Friday, May 19, 2006

No life...

...just 'The Movies'.

Uncharacteristically, Jema and I are playing a computer game.

All hail 'The Movies', a budding obsession that proves the old adage that there is a game for everyone.

We have new friends now, and they are very nicely rendered. Gloria Stitz, the million dollar sci-fi heroine. Dexter Manley, greying stalwart Western hero. Spongy Jackson, New Zealand schlock-horror director with a liking for beef burgers. They're so much better than real people.

I've had a casual eye to Machinima for the last year, and this has to be the ultimate tool for the job. Combined with sim-esque studio maintenance and a beautiful (nay, cinematic) look and feel and nose for detail, this is a real treat (thought not much of a stretch) on the new computer.

Okay, the interface can be a bit clunky at times, but that's easily forgiven come award time when the payoff is star status and the accolade of ones peers. Playing, and developing your studio in the game = more Machinima movie-making stuff to play with.

Wednesday nights will never be the same again.

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