Futurismic have my latest Blasphemous Geometries column.
It is a development of some of the idea expressed in this column from a few months ago but rather than looking at Fantasy as an avenue for escapism, I decided to look at the more modest and mundane ways in which people aspire and escape. A trend embodied in TV programmes like Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and games like Football Manager 2010.
I’ve also decided to take a slightly different approach with next month’s column. Recently, I have been using games as springboards to look at wider issues. This is partly a result of my own game-laying experience of late which has seen me bouncing out of new games and returning again and again to games I have already written about like GTA IV, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age. However, I think that it would be good for me to keep my feet on the ground with regards to writing about games so I have decided that next month at least will herald a return to a closer examination of one particular game.