Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

Editor’s note: Here’s an unpublished interview I found on an old Google Drive (how apt!) with Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen, conducted during Gamescom 2018. I had just seen a hands-off preview of the game before we spoke. Thanks to Emma Withington for setting it up.  JO: In previous interviews, you’ve spoken about the open-ended structure of Control, can you talk about what that will … Continue reading Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

How Courage the Cowardly Dog Used Experimental Animation to Terrify Children (VRV Rehost)

Cartoons were strange in the early aughts. It was a time when up and coming animators and writers were given free reign to create imaginative, idiosyncratic children’s shows. The best of the bunch that have survived in popular culture—your Rugrats, your PowerPuff Girls, your Dexter’s Lab—have stuck around because they experimented with visual styles and themes that made a palpable impression on children of that era. The adults … Continue reading How Courage the Cowardly Dog Used Experimental Animation to Terrify Children (VRV Rehost)

@Hanjosi/Simon the Artist Interview: Building Communities Through Social Media And Fan Art

Simon (Hanjosi on Twitter) is one of my favourite artists on the internet. Their work never fails to amaze me with its unique style and character. Simon also happen to be a very genuine person with a great personality. Due to their growing success and popularity within the fan art community, I thought it would be great to interview Simon to hear about the process … Continue reading @Hanjosi/Simon the Artist Interview: Building Communities Through Social Media And Fan Art

Soul Calibur VI Review

Soul Calibur is a fighting series steeped in weird lore, shiny weapons, and weird guest appearances. Link, Spawn, and even Yoda have all made appearances in this game, some fit better than others. Seeing Geralt alongside the Soul Calibur roster feels so normal it almost seems as though he could have been there all along. This certainly wasn’t the case with the little green acrobatic … Continue reading Soul Calibur VI Review