you smell it, Bostonians? Can you smell it in the air? That, my
friends, is the scent of the end of summer. Soon, the thousands of students
we have been missing (or perhaps not missing) will return; everything
will be open later, as summer hours will end; but so will the long
days, warm nights and dreamy endlessness of summer.
a bleak, bleak week in the US, Laser Orgians. With the economy
taking a nose-dive and the threat of double-dip recession (which sounds
more like JP Licks flavor of the month than a real thing but, woefully,
it is the latter) it is time to distract our burdened minds with some
capsules are primarily produced as elementary school class projects,
leaving history in the hands of archivists most concerned with the
preservation of their Pokemon cards and A+ spelling tests -- not
necessarily the best way to provide an accurate picture of life at a
given moment.To get it right, you need a grander scale and better technology, which is exactly the combination director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott had on their side when they set out to create the user-generated documentary Life In A Day
finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the
weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the ritual,
the camaraderie, the friends and families gathering together, all to
celebrate overlarge cartilaginous fish with rows and rows of
flesh-ripping teeth. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it's Shark Week
thought I'd never live to write a headline quite like that. Sometimes,
the Japanese come up with something so baffling -- yet genius -- that
there's nothing to do but just gape. And it's no surprise that Suda51 of
Grasshopper Studios, who is credited with the weird and violent Killer7 and No More Heroes, is the guy who plans to reinvent the zombie genre with Lollipop Chainsaw
Remember that Harry Potter thing everyone was so crazy over?
There were a bunch of books, or something? Then some movies? Well, you
had better remember, because it is not going away. This week, Boston has
more than one Potter-based celebration. The Harvard Museum of Natural
History has an exhibit, and wizard rock band Harry and the Potters are
playing a free concert in Harvard Square.
The end of the Harry Potter film series means the end of many things, among them its licensed video game franchise (Or does it?)
HP's future might seem tenuous with the final film's release. But it's
the perfect opportunity to look back at the best and worst of Electronic
Arts' Harry Potter gaming franchise.
Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here to rub salt into the wound by reminding our readers and ourselves of all the amazing things we are missing.
of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new
toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are great, but that
warm fuzzy feeling we call happiness can be achieved with more creative
ways, like scoring free Slurpee's, learning how to make art out of trash
and attending a sand sculpture festival.
1893, British photographer William Friese-Greene filed a patent for a
3D film viewing process that placed two images side by side, creating a
"joined" three-dimensional image through a stereoscope. Now it's 2011,
and you can have movies, Youtube videos and even pornography pop out at you.The 3D trend has expanded past the screen and become, what some have said,
the future of gaming as well.
got you down? Did last weekend's boozing, barbecuing and fireworking
set your expectations so high such that the prospect of a return the
weekend routine of eating ice cream and watching True Blood suddenly
seems so banal?Fear
not, because we have not one but TWO awesome weekend-long cons to save
you from the brink of desperation.
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