since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday
and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a
variety of indoor-outdoor events. And they're kind of all over the
place. Art enthusiasts, Repo
devotees, water-gun warriors, puppet fanatics, political satirists, and
bacon lovers rejoice -- this week, we've got something for you.
year's E3 has come and gone, but I can still barely keep up with all
the news that has come out since Monday: new games, new consoles and --
since this is the video game industry, after all -- tons of new
sequels. The three juiciest pieces of gaming goodness this week were Nintendo's big reveal of the Wii U; Sony's announcement of its new handheld, the Playstation Vita, and the debut trailer for Halo 4
Our fair city has had its legal comedies, police procedurals and supernatural dramas, but
this month Boston finally gets its own bleak apocalypse. TNT's Falling Skies is set in Boston, six
months after an alien invasion that leaves humanity incurably crippled.
Those that remain have banded together to form a resistance group, united
under the common goals of survival.
Asteroids is a classic game, remembered fondly by many a nostalgic
30-something, it is not the most story-heavy item on the market; but
will not stop Universal from milking the franchise for everything it
can. The studio won the rights for the film two years ago, but it
collected dust on a shelf for months until it was polished off and
handed to director Roland Emmerich
E3 is now! Any reputable gamer knows that the biggest gaming news of the year comes out at the Electronic Entertainment Expo
(E3) in Los Angeles, the largest console and PC gaming convention in
the country. Today, Microsoft is slated to reveal first details on Halo 4
-- yes, a new Halo! The mega-sequel's existence was actually just leaked,
hours before Microsoft's planned announcement at its press conference.
you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural,
then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of events ranging from trashy to flashy ... and also, curiously, an unusual number of
opportunities to dress up in ridiculous costumes: there's a renaissance
fair, a pirate crawl, a J-pop concert, and the Pride Idol show.
Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month.
This first week of June celebrates none of those, which is probably a good choice; instead, it embraces the off-beat with interactive arts, cult films and gorey
House, Black Shampoo and The
all having midnight showings, and Aussie musical-comedian Tim Minchin will be
preforming at the Wilbur.
For a sunny week in the end of May, this week's events are spectacularly
morbid. It's jam-packed with many a celebration of gorey fun, from book
events to film screenings to marches and parties celebrating the
week: Judgment Day looms, the weather sucks, and philosophical debate fuels my
obsession with impermanence. Parties and festivals abound, I still can't
help but wonder if the end is nigh. Regardless, you can trust I'll be swilling Harpoon IPA and listening to naked girls read horror stories, desperately praying to God that there actually is no God and the Rapture
Leonard Nimoy -- the man who was, and was not, Spock -- speaks tonight at Boston University, on the occasion of the university receiving Nimoy's archives. Why would BU want Nimoy's archives? Well, as you know if you've ever visited the Mugar Omni Theater, "He grew up three blocks from here."
If you don't make it to his talk, never fear -- we saw an excellent excuse to get Nimoy on the phone and kibbitz with him, and we're more than happy to share.
Hear those thunderclaps overhead? It's the sound of a zillion neurons being blown in Cambridge. Yes, it's raining science in
People's Republic this weekend -- ever since the Cambridge Science Festival
kicked off last Saturday, you can't swing a Schroedinger's cat in
Central Square without hitting something brainy.
Improv Boston just completed their fourth annual Geek Week, a series of comedy nights for those of us who prefer to hear jokes about Game of Thrones and Doctor Who. Improv Boston has a small theatre and a much larger theatre side by side, and each night had back-to-back events in both spaces. I attended the Friday and Saturday night shows.
Six days ago, the PlayStation Network went down. Although some users can manage to get Netflix and other services to work, video gaming online continues to be a lost cause.
As soon as PSN flickered out, rumors began circling that the outage had been caused by the most notorious of all internet griefers: Anonymous.
OH MIT NO: I don't know how I missed this when it made its splash back in January; maybe I was, oh, you know, spending too much time on Planet Sanity. But MIT Media Lab has unveiled its newest gee-whiz product: the Autom, a robot that tells you you're too fat.
That's right. It's a robot. That tells you you're fat
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