Category Archives: Games

Back to EVE Online

I’m getting quite in to space games again recently… I had about a month with Elite Dangerous and then decided to have another go of EVE Online. Elite is a very fine space simulator but it lacks much of a meta-game. Eve is nothing like a simulator but has an immense amount of meta-game. The last time I played Eve was back in 2004, not long after Eve had launched. 12 years later and although Eve appears very much the same, the amount of stuff in Eve has grown tremendously. It’s pretty amazing.

This is Eve…

So far I’ve been running some agent missions and have joined a very casual corp. I”m not sure if I’m going to hang about inside the corp or go it alone for a bit while I learn the ropes. We’ll see. Eve agent missions have certainly improved since 2004… they used to be a real grind. My main is called ‘Fidgit Chent-Shi’ after one of the Time Bandits.

Games as Art ?

The whole ‘are games art’ debate is a load of tosh. Of course they can be art. Most games are not art though… much like most TV, cinema, painting etc is not ‘art’. Your average mainstream AAA FPS is generic marketing bumf surrounding boring gameplay drenched in graphics.

Not art.

Any form of pure creation which rises above the noise and shows skilled artisanship is art. And if you don’t believe me, play these games thenĀ go away and think about stuff… 8)