Sunday, 4 December 2011


the mist

mist a good old fashion Gorey monster movie when i saw the first monster or the tentacles of the monsters i was abit worried about what the film was going to be like but as it went on i actually got into abit i dunno whether i was meant to find it funny but i did find it amusing a points
one of the best points of the films was properly the character development it really showed how people came out there shell and changed under presher and being scared and how the cult slowly formed and how hillbys were turned crazy and soldiers into depression and the scary cult leader who Finlay died to name a few i thought the storyline was not to bad i just thing some of the acting let it down the main properly fault for me because i coudent help but notice was the poor cgi i mean the designs of the creature's wernt bad they properly just dint have a high ought budget i was abit taken aback by the ending because i said that would happen 10 seconds before as a joke i think if they ed of survived or all died would of been better but i think it might be worth reading the original novel because i think it would of been more atmospheric and sad i was taken aback by the ending but after thinking about it abit more i dont think it was as bad as i thought
overall though i  did enjoy the film but i think the end could of been better

issues facing reviews can be from job loss to low pay the main problem it seems is they release to many magazine to fast and don't have time to really asses the games properly and look in detail or at least have big discussions on the game in hand so the writer can clear views from different perspective Ive noticed in several magazine like official xbox and most others for all consoles or PC magazine
that they seem to  just give out really high generic scores out willy nilly mainly 9 and 8 sort of like they ed rushed it ide would like to also hear the opinions of how they could improve the games or what they could maybe do in the next one or what they would like to see for example if i were to right about something like dead island i would say it was a relay interesting concept but needed allot of work on the combat system and punching rigging and for me if they really wanted to improve that they would make the game maybe third person or better combat.
im not sure a 100% than we even need to put a number on games i think its properly an easy most likely lazy way to find out if a games worth getting because you could easily just look at the scores instead of actual reading what the games about and what it has otherwise that's a very simple way for games magazine to rope people in to buy bad games because allot of game look very interesting and have very interesting concept but in realty there not very Good for example fallout awesome concept but bad game.
NGJ i don't really no what to think about new game journalism and on the one side i enjoy looking in to new games and hearing what other people have to say but on the other hand by reading the journalist on the web like kieron gillen they all seem to be just about the money and turning out half decent review as fast as possible but i did like what kerion said "Mag’s offline abilities and toilet-based brows ability are one thing, clearly. The second traditional reason is that they’re mostly – and there’s exceptions, clearly – hugely better written. If you want a little entertainment with your information, mags are where to turn" which i think for me is properly right because i enjoy reading the magazine and looking at in game photos and occasionally conceptual art also like reading about the in game interfaces but alternately you can find reviews online from website like ign that also you can find videos about the games on website and dashboards on console games online where they talk about the games and answer questions that people send in

360 gamer my personal choice for gaming magazines because i think they give realistic reviews and good information about games

Saturday, 26 November 2011

i find it hard to really remember the first game that i ever played but the one that impacted me the most was properly Abe's Odyssey releases in 1997 on ps1 developed by oddworld inhabitants the game was about a race called the mudcons particular Abe who worked/slave  for ruptor farms that develop a new type of food called new and tasty until he finds out mudkons are goin to be the main ingredients and then games is about trying to rescue all the slaves and  i think this was so memorable because of the storyline and the humour and it was a very atmospheric game in the cut scenes  but it was still light enough to really enjoy as kid i still find his catch frases funny and the way he says them  for the time it was a very interactive game because u had to communicate with the slaves to be able to complete the mission like stay here and follow me which i found very funn at the time because u could tell the slaves to stand somewhere where they shouldn't just see them explode or get shot or die in several amusing ways and the chunks of them would bounce of the screen almost like 3d .
i think if similar games were to progress in the  future they would become even more interactive having the hole world around you change to this big character decision ide like for games to become more interactive not nessiarily like kinect or wee i still enjoy lazy games like console and PC maybe just more in the game like glasses or screens that surround you and immerse your in the game .in the future ide love for them to make another odd world games where your have to talk maybe to rescue slaves or Friends .ide also love to see on the other side of spectrum a game like mass effect being fully immerse where your in the game walking around running shooting like an army simulator without having to leave your home or feel any pain just controlled by your brain

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

lock stock and two barrels smoking barrels

lock stock and two barrels smoking barrels

its a film about 4 working class lads who put all there money together to put in to a big money card
 game and they owe half a million to a very dangerous man who already has it out for them
and they have to try get the cash back to him in a week or they start loosing fingers a day
i enjoyed the film i thought it was very witty and fast passed allot of the film i  was just laughing because i  no idea whats going on just really funny twist i thought the acting between the 4 main guys  was very funny and throughout the film the script was sometimes hard to know what they were saying with there London slang  but some very witty lines came out of it  i thought the plot was very interesting  how they all interconnected was very good and i thought you could almost predict what was going to happen but then the opposite would happen in a big bloody mess i think what helped with the humour was the sound tracks  sort of cheesy but up beat songs i thought some of the actors wernt very good though they looked abit hesitant and awkward like they ed forgot there line but overall it wasn't to noticeable i enjoyed Vinny Jones just annihilating everyone as well even thoughg his acting isn't very good 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

the middle of history computer games

the middle history of computer games

1980s was massive period of time for gaming history this is when games slowly started to get more money behind them also the RISE OF NINTENDO gumpei yokoi invented the game virtual boy one my favourite hand held consoles which since then i got an emulator for my PC so i could play Pokemon he also worked famicom on the metroid series which was for me a massive influence in designs and has now turned into a huge game that for me peaked when prim got onto smash brother's but i always love metroid prime also one of the first games where you could play first and third person.
also single player games became huge especially first person shooter games which developed to big multiplayer fps like doom in 1993 which is one of the biggest games ever  but online multiplayer games dint come till the 1990 even tho they had the technology to do in the 1980s on something like a commodor 64 i think its because when games were still on the way up they were single player games that u would properly sit on your own and play in your own homes compared 2 big machines in arcades youed play with your Friends.
for me what really made the golden age (1980) special was games like legend of Zelda and the ocarina of time and the first castlevani with have both turned into huge games i especially like the newest castlvani graphic improved by 1000 percent in only 20 to 30 years also of course they finally made resident evil and metal gear which are both massively influences on several games i can still see
amazing games my favourite being 7an 8 and 9 final fansty is different because i think where as i liked to see more mgs to carry on the storyline where i wish they'd stop realising final fansty because everything they do is the same for me anyways.
the 1990s was the invaiton video gaming It was a the big transition from raster graphics to 3D graphics and sprouted lots of diffrent genres like real time strages,mmo and more
the 1990s was also a big decade for epic megagames now epic games who have recently realside one of my favorite serous and one of the most inotive and well built seris gears of war
also the sega mega drive the did very well and lifted of some massive charters like sonic and mario very diffrent style of games to what epic produce but both work well for ive always liked more serius games persnaly even when i was younger i liked stuff like mortal combat even thow my mother dint know i had beacuse it was to violent
a big seller also was alone in the dark an orignal horror game  that set the standars for alot of other horrors which changed the way alot games built horror games

1996 id software allowed them to build QUAKE which was massive for me and online multiplayer game simliar to things like halo but darker in highschoool nearlyy every lesson would end in everyone playing quake 1 online in the class but the lab computers wouldent hold it so everyone would redowload in every lesson the game was really interesting i think it was almost as bigger influence on games as doom for me u can really see how game like unreal tournament and gears of war have been influenced by these games by the massive gun and futuristic elements and and big beefy characters .
for me games that have been my biggest influence to my own work were in the 80s even thought i wasn't born then they still made a big impact on what kind of things i enjoy

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

history of computer games part two

history of computer games part two

1980s beging of arcades and the end in 1980 the amzing game space invaders came out on the atari
moving on from spacewar in the 70s came space invaders even more futuristic but i can see how the influences went on , atari a very renown games concsole at the time that in 1982 released the atari 5200 wich had great games that have evolved massivly since like donkey kong and mario to name a few
also another massive game in the 1980 resleaswed by namco is PACMAN  which is one of my all time favourite arcade games if i ever walk past one in an arcade i always have to have a quick go i even downloaded it to my phone  but pacman was a huge influence in game coulture and in my opinon a big landmark in games history aswell as spaceinvaders 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

L.A. Confidential

la confidential is about 3 cops investigating into a night diner mass murder one of the victims was also one of the 3 cops x partner, i really enjoyed the film it had some very good acting from Russel crow,guy pearce and Kevin spacey.i found the film very enjoyable i think it some major action scenes it really draws you in it almost makes you jump when the action stops  i thought the directing from Curtis Hanson was very good he gave the film great authenticity , i thought it had a great story line abit confusing at times and still don't think i understand the full storyline yet but the main plot was very good the novel was written y James Elroy ide be very interested to read the book to see how it differs from the film i noticed several familiar faces thought out the film which nower days would be considered and all star cast i especially thought Russel crow acting was superb the way he brought and ominous stern but emotional feel to the charter mainly rage thought out and his brute strenght was impress snapping a wooden chair with his hands i wouldn't like to get in the way of him also guy Pearce did very well i liked how he started off  a very justified uptight cop and he was slowly broken thought the film to make an awesome partner ship good cop bad cop with Russel crow.
overall i thought the films was very good
my only critic is that they shouldn't of killed Danny devito

Saturday, 15 October 2011

computer games part one: 1950s - 1970s

computer games part one

William hihinbotham designed the first video game in 1958 called tennis for two he could of been first to design a game for fun but that was just a simplified version of ping pong or tennis but its still a interesting fun game i think he properly designed it for fun or could also of been just to see if he could but i think the first real video came from Steve Russel in 1962 SPACEWAR because that was the first really inventive game that was about something of our planet something original  spacewar is a 2 player game where u try to shoot each other while trying to avoid going into black holes which i think is an amazing concept for the first ever game  and before several influential films came out to influence his work like star wars or star trek so it is a completely original game and i think this properly influenced a huge mass of games like PAC man or space invaders even films maybe.
Stephen Russel was born in 1937the US and went to Dartmouth college and studied computer science i wish i could say he was British but that's not true.
i find it interesting in comparison with today it took a very intelligent man to design a very simplistic game i think it shows how much games industry has changed or turned into an industry over such a small period of time and how simple things can sometime work very well

we watched the machinist today a film about a an industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year and eats very little and is slowly doubting his sanity, christian bale acting in the film is superb and the stress his body must of had to gone under to get so skinny is incredible especially compared to his bodily form in batman, i found his character very intriguing he had allot of depth and emotions and has given me interesting ideas to think about when I'm designing a characters, i enjoyed the film allot because it kept my attentions because i always wanted to know what was going on and to find out this massive plot  i think if i were to watch again i notice lots of little things that lead the underline story in different ways one of the main things in the film that kept me interested and confused was the daysharvu of the film it all kept repeating it self but just in different places a long time before the plot came clear,
i thought the directing seemed very good by brad Anderson he gave the film a very iray quality and the music really set the scene building up tension all the time
overall i thought it was a very good film and i can see where alto of films may have been influenced by this film  or viceverser for example similar in some ways to fight club with brad Pitt

Monday, 10 October 2011

my first 3d mesh of a dalek i really enjoyed this project because it was something very interesting to build Ive never used 3d software before and i found it hard to get my head around but after some help from 2nd and third years it came out OK i started to run out of tris otherwise i would of liked to add the ball shapes on the base
from help from different people i learnt some good working practise techniques  like keeping it in perspective view and using alt and shift more than rotating the screen

Thursday, 6 October 2011


my name is adam osbourne im from stoke on trent I'm studying game art at dmu i chose this course because i wanted to realy progress my skills in traditional and digital skills  and i thought game art was a great way to go. i aspire to be a game artist working in the industry or a concept artist i want to have my own studio full equipment by the end of this year i want to be allot better in 3d software and my perspective drawing especially my architecture drawings because i don't have much previous experience innit but Ive always enjoyed looking at it. i also enjoy sports like boxing and football
my dream job is hard to say because there so many games companies ide like to work for one that Ive liked for years is the odd world inhabitants team ide need to be able to do 3D modeling, textureing, rigging and model conversion as well as helping to take existing assets and get them into the game engine.
ide also love to do concept art especially creature and charter design as a freelance artist i need to have a good anatomy human and animal  knowledge  and imaginative but being able to ground my designs to real life so people can relate

Ive always enjoyed art design and creating my own things but i dint really get into to art until the last 2 years of high school when i realised in academics that was the only thing i was good at so i cracked down and started drawing allot more and focused on my gcse art one of my main influences when i was younger was grandfather he used to take my round galleries and trips to places to look at architecture like Venice and roam and Athens it built up my curiosity for art in general and it made me love exploring and finding new places new scenes one of my favourite places he'd take me was cannock chase where ide go off and find places with fallen down trees or deer,
when i was teenager i relay liked dragon ball z and drew the charters allot but as i got older i went more to the realistic side of character design influenced by Leonardo da vinci and his sketches and how realistic and proportionally correct .i also did allot of creature designs and me and my Friends would design monsters and story lines and different species which i still do today.
at college i did a national diploma in art and design and specialised illustrations because i thought that might give me the best drawing skills to get me where i wanted to be i relay enjoyed college and putt allot of time into my work on my final major project i started working on graphic tablets and it opened a whole new world of art to me i relay enjoyed using it and spent hours everyday on it design concepts and characters
i think getting more into computers and photoshop is what led me to game art

outside of art i love keeping fit i started boxing 2 years ago and loved it the fitness side and sparing and ide train 4 times a week but ide always put my art first i also played football allot with my Friends just having a kick about and of course gaming i play mainly xbox 360 games like gears and halo but I've always enjoyed little games on the Internet mainly humours addictive games like burtio bison but i love the art style of  flash games