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Interview: Tomm Hulett, ex-Silent Hill developer at Konami

Not much more than a week ago, Konami announced the cancellation of their Kojima-Del Toro-Reedus spearheaded project, “Silent Hills”. The game was announced with one of the most successful demos […]

Not much more than a week ago, Konami announced the cancellation of their Kojima-Del Toro-Reedus spearheaded project, “Silent Hills”. The game was announced with one of the most successful demos released, “P.T”. However, upon rumors of Kojima’s withdrawal from Konami and the removal of P.T from the Playstation Network, it seemed more and more likely that the project was not coming along. Then Del Toro confirmed it wasn’t happening a day before Konami finally dropped the other shoe on us.

One of our correspondents reached out to Tomm Hulett, whose work on the Silent Hill franchise goes from Silent Hill: Origins to Book of Memories. Hulett’s work has shaped the modern perception of Silent Hill for better or worse. We decided to interview him about the franchise’s future as a fan and about his time as one of its main creative voices.

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Pacific Rim: An Ode to Mako Mori

Her expression screams VENGEANCE

Copyright: Warner Bros

Originally, I had just wanted to write a review of Pacific Rim (I’d give it a solid 4/5 stars if you were wondering), since I really enjoyed it and I feel like a lot of negative reviews didn’t really “get” the movie; if you’re criticizing a movie whose tagline is “Go Big or Go Extinct” for lacking subtlety, I think the problem is with you, not the movie. That’s not to say that the movie is perfect; Raleigh Becket is one of the least charismatic and interesting leading men in my recent memory, and women should have been more prominent (Aleksis Kaidonovsky should have had more lines and one or both of the scientists should have been ladies). Even so, I applaud the film for its portrayal of Mako Mori (played by Rinko Kikuchi), who is oft criticized for reasons I don’t understand. If you want a proper review of the movie, I’m sure a quick Google search can help you out, but this is going to be a defense of Mako Mori.

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