I had a great time chatting up with my friend and Twinfinite head honcho Yamilia Avendano or “Yami” for short. Check out the interview as we talk about the start of her love of video games, how Twinfinite came to be, and how women are portrayed in video games!
Don’t forget to also watch the bonus videos where we get into the controversial topic on video games being considered art as well as bonus questions on our favorite games of the generation, the next gen console war, and memorable video game soundtracks!
In this episode, I’ll take a look at the classic 80’s horror/comedy An American Werewolf in London directed by John Landis. We’ll see what inspired him to make the film and what effect the film had on his future directing career, highlighted by his directing of Michael Jackson’s Thriller later on. We’ll take an in-depth look at the film’s Oscar-winning make-up effects, created by special effects wizard Rick Baker, and see why they help make the film so unforgettable. Finally, we’ll take a look at the film’s Full Moon Edition DVD and its generous helping of special features. All this and more at your online destination where movies are celebrated, not incinerated.
In this episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, we’ll be looking at the impressive career of comedic musician “Weird Al” Yankovic focusing on his ’80s comedy opus, UHF. I’ll talk a little about the film’s background and why I recommend it. Then, I’ll cap off the episode by showing you how to recreate the infamous Twinkie Wiener Sandwich from the film. We got it all on UHF!
Getting sick of the “violence in video games” topic yet? Watch as I make my case on why we’re drawn to violent media and give my best (worst?) Arnold Schwarzenegger impression in this episode of ReasSESSment!
UPDATE: The burning has been called off! A statement was released by the SouthingtonSOS group during this announcement.
“Our mission was to create strong awareness in Southington for parents and families and citizens and children. And we accomplished that. Our other objective was to promote discussion of violent video games and media with children and with the families at the home. And we’ve accomplished that in spades.”
If you ask me, it sounds like the group bit off more than they could chew. With all the press that surrounded this story as well as negative viewpoints from gamers and opponents against video games alike, we can only assume they couldn’t (pardon the pun) handle the heat.
In a mere five days, a pile of video games and movies will go up in flames for (what else?) THE CHILDREN!
SouthingtonSOS, a group formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting, have a burning of violent media scheduled for January 12th. This includes video games, movies, and CDs. It will be a “buy back” program which compensates people submitting these items with gift certificates for family friendly activities.
Is this yet another claim that violence in video games causes violence in real life? According to Southington YMCA executive director John Meyers, this event is about something more than that.
It’s that time of year and boy what a year it has been! There have been loads to talk about and cover yet only a handful can be at the top of the most impactful throughout these past 12 months.
Ross, Quan, and I have made our choices for the following categories that represents a year full of epic games, awesome flicks, and loads of surprises. So, without further adieu, here are our categories and responses for the best of 2012!