Daily Archives: 10/03/2009

“Uncharted 2” – new PS3 ad

Previous readers of this blog (or the Frugal Gaming forums) may be aware that I nurse something of a man crush on Nathan Drake, erstwhile digital leading man and all-round, quip-on-the-draw badass from Sony and Naughty Dog’s “Uncharted” series of video games (the sequel, “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” is released in ten days’ time).

You may enjoy the embedded ad above for the PS3, but doesn’t it trade on ‘Gamer Girlfriend = Clueless Bimbo’ stereotypes just a little bit?  I can see where Sony and their ad bods are coming from – the experience of playing next gen games can feel like you’re playing a high-end CG animation at times, and people walking in on a cut scene might well fail to register that a game is in progress if they are unfamiliar with the medium.  The line is being blurred between the mediums of cinema and gaming at the moment – I hope that this is the idea that Sony were trying to deliver here.

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David Tennant pops in to share Sarah Jane’s Adventures

Sarah Jane's Wedding Guest

Sarah Jane's Wedding Guest

In advance of the third series debuting on BBC One on October 15th, have a gander at Sarah Jane’s latest special guest from the Whoniverse (via Blogtor Who).

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Steampunk Star Wars Awesomeness

I love the SF community...

I love the SF community...

Via the SteamFashion LiveJournal group (and the always fantastic Geek Orthodox – welcome back Reis!), SteamPunk Star Wars CosPlay awesomeness.  That is all.

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