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That’s Death! – The Great Beyond In Videogames


Death is a mystery.  For many brought up under the well-established reductionist model of reality, once your brain stops processing, that’s it – zip. Nada.  For spiritualists, they adopt the Eastern philosophies (sometimes backed up by a quantum theory they don’t really understand), of consciousness as something other than brain matter alone – like electrical awareness passing through a brain shaped TV.  Both camps are stupid.  The real answer to this argument – of course – is 42.  Here’s some videogames about death.  Come on, dust off your funeral jacket and join the party.  We’ve even got those little sausages on sticks.

Why I hate Half Life 2: AKA Goading the Fanbase

Ruaidhri Walker

I made what turned out to be a surprise revelation to the readers of Pixel Bedlam in an article recently. In my wish list for E3 I mentioned how I am not a fan of Half Life 2. I had some readers, colleagues and friends all question how I could not like one of the “greatest games ever made” and quite simply it’s because it’s tedious and boring. The easy option for any fans of it is to tell me “I didn’t get it” or that I’m somehow trying to be “counter-culture”, where as in fact I feel the truth of the matter is that I think there was a band wagon liking of the game.