Mount & Blade Warband – Interview video with Armagan Yavuz, lead developer

Mount & Blade was a game that was first brought to my attention a few years ago when it was just a beta, looking for some love. It took me a while but I finally got around to playing it and now I'm kicking myself for not picking it up much earlier. I've had it now for just over a year and it's one of two or three games I consistently return to when I've finished with The Next Big Thing.

Hollywood and the (in)accurate portrayal of medieval life

Here we’ll toy with the definition of Medieval quite a bit and perhaps replace it entirely by the time this ramble is through. I’m talking about those movies that not only grip you in their poetic throes, but do so with realistic costumes and historical accuracy. They’re few and far between as no film is completely historically accurate and no picture of history is absolutely complete. Also, people won’t sit for twenty minutes while King Richard II treats us to a Medieval French monologue while in the garderobe.

Then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch and close the pub but further the Arthurian spirit and impress medieval geeks

Seems that the Pythons are once again in the news. This time through no fault of their own. A copy of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was found by utility workers under a fire hydrant cover, causing a nearby pub to be evacuated. This gives me a chance to look back at the Holy Grail and admire it some more. The Pythons were delving into a myth that makes up so much of the medieval English psyche that it can’t be ignored.

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