Here could be something different Taige:
I’m toying with the idea of putting together a magazine dedicated to entertainment media, such as video games, movies, music, etc, with reviews, previews and so on. But here’s the hook: it’s not about grading anything or even necessarily about current media; instead it’s about how certain media has affected the writer and how that writer is expressing that effect to the reader. Not just the “good graphics but poor gameplay” but WHY should someone play this game or watch this movie. Or why not. Have you ever had to stop a movie because it disturbed you too much? Did that last CD remind you of a past love who broke your heart? Did a game make you question a vital part of your life?
With media getting so very sophisticated (especially games – movies and music have alway been so) they are more likely to have an effect on our lives and psyches. So it’s only right that we explore that. My case in point- a recent Penny-Arcade post about The Last Guardian, a game seemingly designed to tug at the heartstrings. Beautiful and melancholy, Tycho nailed the premise perfectly: there can be only two possible endings. Someone must die.
So that’s the pitch. I’m looking for writers who would like to contribute something toward this. My idea is to have maybe only a few “staff members” while the rest of the articles are from contributors, basically anyone who wants to write an article.
If the idea already sounds intriguing, find out more in this sample article:
Fatal Frame 2
Let’s get something out of the way first: I don’t not believe in ghosts. I enjoy Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted and I live in a town that’s so steeped in history you can hardly walk five feet without tripping over a grave or ruin. I’ve grown up half-believing in spirits. Shadows on the walls, knocks in the ceiling, whispered voices in the darkness at night. I often attribute these happenings to ghosts.
Once, when I was young, I was rough-housing with my younger brother (he’s two years younger) in the basement of our house. We must have been about 8 and 10. It was a frequent joke to knock the other one down and run up the stairs, shutting off the lights and closing the door. The basement was unfathomably dark at those times.