Ben X

Phaedrus' Street Crew
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About Ben X

  • Rank
    Formerly bbX1138
  • Birthday May 24

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Nottingham, UK


  • Interests
    film, lit, comics
  • Occupation
    desk monkey/occasional game dev
  • Favorite Games
    Day Of The Tentacle, Sam And Max Hit The Road, Quake
  1. I promise this is the last time I'll do this: The Swindle for the Switch is now 60% off in the UK and the US. Well worth £6 or $6 in my biased opinion!
  2. Marvel movies

    Finally saw Away From Home today. Things I liked - ; the end action scene (for once, I could tell what was going on and where everyone was, and it had some character beats. Spidey still didn't get to do much past his basic move-set, though). Things I didn't like - pretty much everything else. All of the comedy was dreadful, the script is flabby and aimless and doesn't gather any energy for the first hour or so, the action is mostly dull and muddled, the exposition is clumsy, and SLJ obviously didn't have much time booked because there's some really sloppy editing papering over cracks in his scenes.
  3. Please keep posting about it here! Looks really cool!
  4. I haven't read it yet, but here's a New Yorker article on the rise of sad cover songs in trailers:
  5. Clickbait Games Journalism: Polygon vs Kotaku

    Bit of a weird thread title for it. Couldn't we use the Games Writing thread?
  6. Marvel movies

    I think it's unfair in that Marvel is doing something very specific and it's understood that, despite the titles, these films are all chapters in a single story. I also think it's understandable, if one isn't au fait with the Marvel set-up, to have assumed that Spider-Man 1 -> Spider-Man 2 would not have huge story jumps.
  7. Due to various things I've barely got anything done on this (thankfully I didn't mention it to my sister!). I'm hoping to bend the rules, as is WizJam tradition, and get something basic in for the Showcase Weekend/Breckon Stream... EDIT: this did not happen
  8. Clickbait Games Journalism: Polygon vs Kotaku

    We discussed the term a bit here.
  9. Another great episode! I don't have much to say, but I was wondering whether you think that editing a very recent movie would be more or less successful for a movie trailer reel than doing something more showy like making a trailer with modern sensibilities for a movie from the 30s or changing a movie's genre (like the well-known 'Shining as romcom' or 'Mrs Doubtfire as horror' ones). Are they about the same, and are there trends in reels? Feel free to answer this on a 'cast rather than here, but I felt it maybe covered too similar ground to this episode for me to email it in!
  10. At the last minute, I've decided to take part in Wiz Jam 9! I've just realised that my sister's birthday is right near the end of it, so I'm taking this opportunity to make her a little game as a present. She loves her cocker spaniel so my immediate thought is a simple platformer with her dog as the player character, and the endorsement 'interacting with humans' will hopefully give me some ideas for mechanics. I'll probably use Construct 2, as it's free and hopefully quite easy to learn the basics of. I'll probably also change the name at some point, so my thread title is placeholder. Depending on how things go, I might put a call out for help with art and sound..!
  11. Stranger Things

    Yeah, definitely a lot more goopy. I'm enjoying it too. It took maybe an episode longer than it should have to get going but it's still very entertaining.
  12. Marvel movies

    Did you type spoiled instead of spoiler on purpose there, @Roderick?
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    Interesting, thanks!