P671 Teletext 679 Oct23 21:00:13     THE OPINIONATED PIG ——————————  "I need a lobotomy — it's the  only thing that'll stop my  brain having these awful,  seething thoughts the whole time. "So, I see that the animated intro to Abe's Exodus has been submitted for Oscar nomination. Best of luck to them: I've yet to see a single game intro which would be worthy of any award. Apart from an award for being rubbish. "Regardless of fancy CGI effects, game intros are, to a man, poorly directed, lacking in dramatic impact and in all respects amateurish." ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— FAT SOW OFFERS AN INDEPENDENT OPINION EASIER TO TACKLE THAN JONAH LOMU GO TO VIRGIN NET ITV p381 Reviews Reviews TV Club 140
P671 Teletext 670 Oct23 21:00:30     THE OPINIONATED PIG ——————————   "If games firms want to get  some professional respect from  outside the games industry, they need to start hiring from outside the games industry. "Let's get a few Hollywood screenwriters, or authors, coming up with game scenarios and plots. Let's hire some genuine talent to direct game intros — indeed, the games themselves — instead of letting Star Wars and Blade Runner-obsessed nobodies loose on them. "Let's do things properly, finally." ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— See the musical youths 480 THE WORM THAT SPAWNED p196 Reviews Reviews TV Club 140
P671 Teletext 670 Oct23 21:01:00     THE OPINIONATED PIG ——————————   "Part of what's holding games  back from truly crossing over  into Hollywood is this direct-to-video attitude, which results in every single game being either a Star Wars or Blade Runner rip-off. "I can only think of one single original concept from a game, and that game was EA's Time Commando, or whatever it was called. "A computer so large it had to be stored in different eras: a great sci- fi concept. Alas, the game was awful." ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— FAT SOW OFFERS AN INDEPENDENT OPINION BAMBER: "I AM SO COOL" p152 Reviews Reviews TV Club 140
P671 Teletext 679 Oct23 21:01:21     THE OPINIONATED PIG ——————————   "All we ever hear these days  is how the games industry is  crossing over into the film industry. But the crossover is always with technology — never creative. "You certainly won't get Hollywood talent heading this way — the rewards aren't great enough. And it doesn't look like game producers — with the exception of the bloke who invented the highly derivative Wing Commander — are heading towards Hollywood in any great numbers. Also: I think you all stink." ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— See the musical youths 480 THE WORM THAT SPAWNED p196 Reviews Reviews TV Club 140
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