Pushing the Boundaries: On Bigger Picture Issues and Pope-Inspired Beat ‘Em Ups

Videogaming as a medium has come on leaps and bounds in the past two decades. Now we reach a point where we have the ability to make social-commentary. Why therefore, has there been such a lack of it, or seemingly unawareness of it.

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Addiction and Philip Seymour Hoffman

When talent is wasted it’s always a disappointing and desperately sad occasion. Philip Seymour-Hoffman has been described by his peers as one of the luminaries and shining lights of the acting world. But this is about more than Seymour-Hoffman, this is about mental health affecting all walks of life and being more random than even the most severe of diseases. Rest easy, Philip.

12 Years A Slave – Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave raced to critical acclaim on immediate release. Telling the tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man sold into slavery, 12 Years looks intimately at the often forgotten period of depravity in North America. Steve McQueen’s film is an honest, brutal glimpse into man at his best and at his worst.