December 5th, 2003

Enfieldean

Fightbox?

It's an idea by BBC. People create a computer character made to destroy things, and control them. For some reason there's an audience despite the fact everything's done on computer so they're watching nothing, really. I've seen ditzy cheerleaders between games and presenters who I can't name. There's a commentator talking over these basic computer games. The animation of the computing stuff is poor and there's no real collision-detection involved.

www.bbc.co.uk/fightbox is the URL to get some extra info on this poorly-devised show.

Quite frankly, I've not seen anything so mediocre this year, I can't believe money was spent on a show like this. It's like... when you watch a film when an adult tries to fit in with kids and just looks completely out of place? This is essentially how this show seems to be like. It's like it's been made so people of our generation will enjoy it - but it's so badly done that anyone who knows anything of computing knows it looks godawful.

Bill's watching this while I type it up. He's 60-ish, confused and feels the show is "amateurish". How right he is.

Now, to get going to Nan's. When I get back I have to talk of the Saatchi Gallery expodition yesterday.
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