Often when we talk about the art of game design a comparison with movies soon follows. It is not a surprise that the two are so frequently talked about in the same breath as many gamers have an interest in movies and they regularly share themes and ideas. Also, and perhaps more importantly to the wider audience, the media on which we view them is the same. Fortunately for this article the comparison is also a useful place from which to look at the evolution of games. In truth the two forms of entertainment are very different, with the passive … Continue reading Evolutionary Parallels between Games and Movies
More information on Home Improvement for the Super Nintendo (from Wikipedia)… The player guides Tim “The Toolman” Taylor in a quest to find some Binford power tools that have gone missing from the set of Tool Time. The game is broken down into 4 worlds of 4 levels, each world containing a boss level. It is also worth noting that the game had no manual; its splash screen explained, “Real men don’t need instructions.” Ultimately, the game has received quite negative reviews despite the show’s popularity. This is most likely because of the strange aspect of Tim Taylor trying to … Continue reading The DoFuss Show – “Real men don’t need instructions.”
We are late, but contrary to my usual apologetic fashion there will be no ‘sorry’ (apart from for my musical interlude). It is packed front to back with gaming fun and discussion. This episode is longer that usually to accommodate … Continue reading The DoFuss Show – Yes, that really is Jon Hare, not Darren
There is a blight, that dogs both I and Darren. We can take it no longer, this offence to auditory senses. But what is this festering pox covered beast which haunts our iPhones? Left 4 Dead stories. Yes, this show we talk about gaming podcasts. What we like, what we don’t like and why we are happy to pander to your every desire to keep you listening to us. Talking of keeping people listening this week also sees the announcement of the Street Fighter art book winner, as well as the usual news, game discussion and music. Comments, reviews and … Continue reading The DoFuss Show – We Don’t Care About Your Left 4 Dead Stories!
What have you been playing, news and features make up the show this week. Though the last few weeks have been uneventful in terms of new releases we keep playing games and stuff is still happening in the industry. Fallout 3 – New Vegas, Bioshock 2, Assassins Creed 2 and Dantes Inferno are all games we do not talk about. Instead we focus our attention on Final Fantasy XIII, Wii Motion Plus and a plethora of other juicy topics that sprung to mind. All this before we have a little chat about the direction of the handheld market, and why … Continue reading The DoFuss Show – Where is the Gumbo?
Lots of Wii this week. It dominated mine and Darren’s gaming time. From Madworld to Bit Trip Beat and on to the Virtual Console (for Darren) it has been by far the most my Wii has been used for over … Continue reading The DoFuss Show – Heavy Wii
Like my art home work back at high school just getting this one in just in time. After the last rather light podcast we have hit back with a content packed but somewhat undirected episode. So a full month of gaming and news fill the majority of the show. Darren takes on the iPhone discussion, yet some how manages to keep it retro with Pole Position and Wonder Boy. I try to keep things more current we head back to Resident Evil 5 and rub on a little Madworld. Then we avoid talking about the Watchmen. News is sprinkled through … Continue reading The DoFuss Podcast – Aimlessly Wandering
In order to appeal to the wider audience games have adopted a broader range of themes. Now games range in tone as vastly as all other forms of entertainment. Gaming has it’s ‘High School Musical’s and ‘Saw’s. With adult content now in the mix the need for age classifications has become an even greater necessity. Where parents were once able to by games with impunity for their children now they need guidance to ensure that a game’s content is appropriate. In most are countries classifications are handled by game industry groups. This self regulation has been embraced by retailers and … Continue reading Parental Guidance
Busy week. The combination of gaming, birthday parties and work left both I and Darren tired, unfocused and recording later than usual. There was a plan for the podcast formed at some point during the week but in honesty only about half of that plan could be salvaged from my sleep deprived consciousness. Fortunately Darren did manage to line up an interview (mentioned last week). To accompany this we also have some clips from the upcoming DoFussUS podcast with Jad and Chad. Most of the regular segments are still in too. There’s a lot of what we’ve been playing and … Continue reading The DoFuss Podcast – Reaching for the Stars