Posts Tagged ‘dexter’

Fan’s Folly: Jurassic Park: Aftermath

By Craig Pearson on March 14th, 2013.

Here’s how much I love Jurassic Park: back in the Dextrassic period (January 10th 2007 to August 28th 2011), I lived with internet-famous John Walker and a bunch of other handsome people. We all shared a cat. The antics of that cat have been well documented in the pages of The Cat Magazine, but there’s one thing John doesn’t mention in all his articles about MY cat. Whenever Dexter wanted a cat treat, he’d sit up on his back legs and eat them out of the palm of our hands. He looked like a cute little brachiosaurus. Picture this: three grown men and a lady standing in a broken kitchen, one feeding a standing cat as the others hum the music from the movie… which brings me nicely to this astonishing looking Jurassic Park fanmade Cryengine game: Jurassic Park: Aftermath

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A Walk In The Dark’s Trailer Is Purrty

By Craig Pearson on January 26th, 2012.

“I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my owner go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. Miaow.”

Indie platformer A Walk In The Dark has a cat rescuing a lost little girl in a dark, fantasy world; the quarter of Dexter that John owns once lost a fight with his own feet (my bit was obviously the winner there). I see now why they had to place the game in a gothic forest: as a cat owner of four years, I wouldn’t believe the skills he shows off in the trailer below.
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Darkly Developing Dexter

By John Walker on March 5th, 2008.

The best programme on television right now? Well, right now would be In Treatment, but more generally, it could be Dexter. The show about everyone’s favourite serial killer (loosely based on the books by Jeff Lindsay) may have its moments of high melodrama and occasionally hyperbolic dialogue, but it has consistently superb acting, writing, and direction, and best of all, it’s so much fun. Constantly challenging your allegiances, as you find yourself screeching at the television, “NO! Don’t get caught by the police!” at the brutal, sociopathic killer, there’s a genuine darkness to it all that makes for great viewing. But could it make for great gaming?

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