Go Back   nV News Forums > General Forums > Archived News Items

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-14-13, 06:41 AM   #1
News
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 48,044
Post The Sunday Papers


Sundays are for picking the shredded remains of the previous week from your teeth, and thinking about the battles that lie ahead. Never surrender, readers.

  • Ah, damn. This was an essay I should have written, and knew I should have written, but didn't because I am weak and old. I am so glad someone else seized it, because it's obvious and important. Geoff Dyer's book Zona, which is about The Zone of Tarkovsky's Stalker (and also Chernobyl) had a vast and glaring omission. For all its cultural literacy, it entirely ignored the game. Perhaps with good reason, but still. The New Your Review Of Books (of all places!) takes up this topic: 'The Zone in the video games is a beautifully dangerous place, bigger and grimmer than Tarkovsky's, but somehow still appropriate. There are plenty of long, tense walks through damp weather or empty, creaking tunnels. Packs of dogs wander the landscape, ruined farmhouses give shelter from the rain; here and there the ground ripples strangely. Stalkers gather around campfires, bandits take potshots at passersby, and a man lies wounded in a ditch, begging for help. Watching Stalker, one is occasionally brought up short by remembering that it was not filmed in Chernobyl, so perfect an analogue does that event seem for the film's images of technology and nature, beauty and danger in strange alliance. The games, at their best, can seem like a sort of miracle: a dead man's masterpiece, come home at last.' Not sure I agree with 'subpar graphics', but then I suppose that's partly a matter of taste and hardware (and modding.)
    (moreā?¦)



More...
News is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Sunday Papers News Archived News Items 0 03-24-13 08:30 AM
The Sunday Papers News Archived News Items 0 02-24-13 10:10 AM
The Sunday Papers News Archived News Items 0 12-09-12 01:00 PM
The Sunday Papers News Archived News Items 0 09-30-12 12:30 PM
The Sunday Papers News Gaming Headlines 0 09-02-12 06:10 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.