Must audio and video persistently be bound together for a videographer and filmmaker? Valery Lyman thinks not, and challenges the connections between these two elements in her latest work, “Breaking Ground,” featured August 22-24 at Carrie Blast Furnaces.

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Published in The Arts Blog
Thursday, 05 August 2010 13:50

Limbo: Review

altWho says great video games have to cost $60?  Limbo, the latest original game for the Xbox 360 Arcade is proof that utterly fantastic games can be found in the form of a small download.    

Limbo is a puzzle, platformer that follows the journey of a boy who wakes up in the woods to find himself in the most hostile of hostile environments.  The boy’s story isn’t told with a script, dialogue or music, but rather relies solely on imagery. 

The world is stripped of all color and has only black and various shades of gray granting a Film Noir style.   Developers Playdead Games capture the feeling of insignificance and absolute desertion perfectly from the opening frames.  The background seems like it goes on forever, the boy's stature pales in comparison to the towering trees and living creatures, and there is no sound minus the sound the boy’s echoing footsteps and the occasional breeze crawling through the nothingness that is the world of Limbo

Published in The Game Guy

altI was able to delve into the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” online multiplayer for the greater part of the day and it is nothing short of remarkable.  Here are some of the major changes that make it one of the best multiplayer games I’ve ever played.

Published in The Game Guy
Tuesday, 09 February 2010 18:17

First Impression: Aliens Vs. Predator

altOver the past few days in between digging my car out of the snow and trying to stay warm I was able to play a few matches of the new Aliens Vs. Predator online demo.  This newest edition of the Alien Vs. Predator franchise does exactly what you would think: pits Aliens in a battle against the Predators…also, some marines were there too.  These two beasts from the 80’s are out for each others blood and it’s up to you and your teammates to outwit and outmaneuver you enemy races.

Published in The Game Guy
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