It’s not often you get to talk to someone who has experience in the games industry since it began. Watch as I speak with legendary game designer David Mullich about The Prisoner, Ducktales, and his thoughts on the future of video games!
Watch as I go over what went right and what went wrong (oh boy) in the next Xbox reveal event. Did Microsoft wow over its intended audience? What did they NOT say which pissed off gamers everywhere?
“I’ll see you at the movies.”
With that line came the end of a show, blog post, and now, a life. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away yesterday after finally succumbing to an 11 year long battle with thyroid cancer. This debilitation, although taking away his ability to speak, didn’t remove a voice that has impacted all movie fans around the world.
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While some people enjoy contemporary settings in their fiction, I’ve always preferred escaping to someplace different. It’s part of why I love fantasy and science fiction so much. Having a video game or fantasy novel whisk me away to some fictional world for a spell is the most exciting sort of adventure. It helps me open my mind to something truly novel and forget the troubles of the real world, and I always appreciate the creativity that goes into dreaming up these settings.
Though I’ve been introduced to dozens of amazing places in fiction, there are a few locations that are especially magical to me. And to truly nerd out about this, I’ll admit that I love these places so much, I wish they were real… because then I could move in for good.
It’s baaaaaack! Our favorite zombie-infested show has returned to finish up the last half of this so far amazing third season. How will Daryl and Merle get out of their predicament from the last episode? How far down has the Governor gone? What will happen with Tyreese and his group upon finding the prison?
Needless to say, this post will get into spoilers for the episode “The Suicide King”. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can catch it on AMC’s site here. Otherwise, you may not want to continue reading.
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!