Friday, 31 July 2009

Zero Punctuation

I've been following this game reviewer, Yahtzee, for a number of months now & I think it's about time I posted something on him. The video reviews on his website, Zero Punctuation, are hilarious - just watching him rip game after game to shreds is great & I like his use of simple graphics to get his point across.

It shows you there will always be very harsh critics out there, but you just need to take on the chin & get on with it!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

District 9

After watching the trailer for District 9 & the short film that inspired the movie, Alive in Joburg, I had a look at their website. I love how in depth it gets & that there is so much info to take in, I got totally immersed in the experience of finding out more. That is the sort of feel I want to give my fourth year work. Anyway, here is the Alive in Joburg movie:

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Movie Madness!!!

As a lover of science fiction & general action films, I had a cheeky look at some upcoming films on imdb, and became very excited at this line up!

District 9 (coming out on the 14th of August)
Inglourious Basterds

So it looks like it's gonna be a good couple of months!

And tomorrow I'm going to see Moon, a psychological thriller based (obviously) on the moon. It's gonna be goooooooooood!

My New Read...

After just finishing The Man in The High Castle (which is very philosophical & I can't fully understand it) I have now started "The Drought" by J G Ballard (who recently died in April).
So far I'm loving it! Here's the blurb:

The world is threatened by dramatic climate change in this highly acclaimed and influential novel, one of the most important early works by the bestselling author of 'Cocaine Nights' and 'Super-Cannes'. Water. Man's most precious commodity is a luxury of the past. Radioactive waste from years of industrial dumping has caused the sea to form a protective skin strong enough to devastate the Earth it once sustained. And while the remorseless sun beats down on the dying land, civilisation itself begins to crack. Violence erupts and insanity reigns as the remnants of mankind struggle for survival in a worldwide desert of despair.

Sunday, 12 July 2009


I was listening to the Guardian Technology Podcast on the way to work this morning & I was amazed to find out that the course director of Product Design Dundee- Dr Jon Rogers- was on it promoting our course! That's good publicity!

The other topic on the podcasthas been a long running interest of mine: Freemium - a way of making money by giving away a basic version of a program for free & charging people to buy the premium version e.g. iPhone applications.

So overall, a smashing podcast!

To listen to it click here.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Amron Experimental

A great collection of work by American company Amron Experimental. So simple & cheap!!!

The Website!!!

Finally my website is up & running!

Please visit it at:

Tell me what you think...

Friday, 3 July 2009

If it aint broke...

"There, I Fixed It" is a fantastic blog of people coming up with "ingenius" solutions to problems. Although a lot of it is hilarious, some of it is actually very clever - the best designs come from the people who have to deal with the problem at a daily level.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Andrew Rae

His illustrations of imaginative characters are crackin'! Great stuff!

Red MacGregor