Spielbergs with a joystick

Instead of simply cruising the distant reaches of other worlds in search of
alien targets, Red Vs. Blue zeroes in on the small gangs of soldiers and
gets into their heads.

“This is what happens when the game’s off, basically,” said Mike `Burnie’
Burns, 31, one of the Red Vs. Blue‘s creators. “They’re chatting away,
spending their idle time like the rest of us do, just passing the day away.”

And so they do gossiping, arguing, strategizing and generally wondering
what the heck they’re doing out here, in the middle of nowhere, fighting blue
guys or red guys for no apparent reason. The comedy, absurdist, military, and
oddly bureaucratic, was compared by one critic to the plays of Samuel Beckett.
Spielbergs with a joystick (Toronto Star)

Tonight I’ll be discussing LPattern Recognition with my literature class… that book centers around the underground cult phenomenon of a strange film being released on the Internet as anonymous clips.

This article also includes a reference to “My Trip to Liberty City,” by new media artist Jim Munroe.