I don't know art, but I know what I like, and this ain't it.
A few weeks ago, I was watching Adult Swim pretty late at night when I came across a psychedelic piece of animation. What I saw felt like some sort of fever dream. I assumed that the swirling colors and morphing images were part of the station identification bumps, but it just kept going and I was transfixed, unable to change the channel. I eventually realized that this was an actual animated short and when it was over I blinked a couple times and decided that I didn’t get what I had just seen, though I could understand why it might rock the socks off of someone else. This is exactly how I feel about Dyad, a game that I can appreciate as something unique and artistic, and yet something that is simply not my cup of tea.
After months of Xbox 360 exclusivity, Child of Eden has finally made its way to the PlayStation 3. Was the wait worth it?
Child of Eden is not a game that can be easily described—it needs to be experienced. At its core it’s a simple arcade style shooter and the controls couldn’t be easier to pick up, but there is so much more to this game than those simple elements. Child of Eden is a visceral experience in the purest meaning of the word. Simply put, it’s a game you won’t soon forget.
The Beta will start early next month
G4TV is reporting that Hi-Rez Studios has set a release date for the Beta of Tribes: Ascend, a free-to-play first person shooter. The beta will be released on November 4, 2011. In order to get into the beta, players can apply for a beta key on the Tribes: Ascend website, get a code from the game's Facebook and Twitter pages, or pre-order the game.
I'd try to name a worse shooter, but nothing comes to mind.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the third game in the Call of Juarez series, with each game preceding it being decent, albeit with some minor problems. They have always had a western theme which made the series differ from many other shooters today, something I've appreciated. The Cartel drops the Western theme and, coincidentally, all of the fun as well. I almost felt like I was playing Dog the Bounty Hunter the video game rather than Call of Juarez. If that's not enough to dissuade you, I don't know what is.
Explore the beauty of life and the world through this aural and visual feast.
Wow. That’s all I can say after completing Child of Eden last night. Just, wow. Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q? Games have delivered an experience that’s stunningly gorgeous and completely unparalleled. I’m struggling to find the words to describe the experience I had, but it was something completely unique and personal. For me, it was emotional, immersive, and moving, conjuring up memories and thoughts from throughout my life.