The appalling documentary

How not to make a documentary – Update

Having watched the excellent Fire in Babylon documentary on Friday night, we decided to go with another highly rated doco’. We chose Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica. This proved to be a huge mistake. Fire in Babylon not only documents its subject – the West Indies cricket teams’ rise to dominance as a form of sporting, historical […]

“Better than Halo”: fanboys, reviews and David Braben

David Braben’s notion of a “Metacritic service for computer game reviewers” caused a bit of a stir across the Internet last week. Not least amongst the various games journalists I follow on Twitter. Personally speaking, I can see both the positives and negatives regarding Braben’s idea – but ultimately I think it raises questions about […]