Every once in a while a comic comes along that tugs at your heartstrings and flushes out your tear ducts. Blankets. Persepolis. Pride of Baghdad. I recently read one of those comics. It’s called What You Don’t Get, written and drawn by indie comic creator Anne Thalheimer. This book follows a semi-autobiographical track, following Anne from high school through college and into adulthood, focusing on the impact of an event that forever altered the course of her life: a double homicide at Simon's Rock College on Dec 13, 1992.
Comics // Movies & TV feature
by Dante Buccieri date Aug 23, 2013
Okay, so in case you didn’t hear, Ben Affleck is going to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill in 2015’s
World’s Finest Superman/Batman movie. Every other site is going to be posting long, bile spewing hate rants about the same thing, and I’m writing about this at 1:00am, so here’s my brief two cents.
Today, Giantbomb reported that Microsoft would "announce what amounts to a complete reversal on its DRM policies for Xbox One." Following their article, Microsoft's Xbox One Q&A was updated to reflect a change in policy, with details yet to be determined. It sounds like they've discovered the full extent of the consumer backlash following E3.
We may have seen Mario a lot lately but boy, am I excited for Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The 3DS version, Super Mario 3D Land, was an excellent new entry into Nintendo's platforming series and I'm happy to see the next one on their home console in delicious, crisp High Def. My first impression is that four player co-op (with Peach!) is a great addition and the fact that all the characters play differently is icing on the cake. The cat suit seems a little strange but looks like a fun ability all the same. New Super Mario Bros U is great but I'm glad to see a more 3D Mario. I can imagine that this is more of an "in-between" game, meaning we're still waiting for a proper entry in the vein of Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy, but I think this is a good way to please those fans who are eager to see what Nintendo has in store for us.
Probably my favorite game from E3: a new rhythm game from Harmonix that puts a new spin on the whole music game genre. While the game does have your traditional "hit the mark with the right timing" gameplay, it also allows the user to change the song as they play it. Ultimately this conductor game should be seen to be believed. Check out this video for a good look (the gameplay starts around 3:40).
The game incoporates its Fantasia license loosely, but attempts to capture the spirit of the classic movie more than anything. Fantasia: Music Evolved comes out for Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime in 2014, and requires Kinect to play.
by Joshua Whitman date Jun 14, 2013
So it's come and gone. Every year, this giant news source drops a boatload of content onto fans' shoulders, and leaves us to sort through the mess. In the coming weeks, we're going to take a look at some of the things that might have been overshadowed by the major console news.
For now, here's a quick recap of the biggest stuff with Microsoft and Sony, in case you missed it!
The day of E3 press conferences ended with a bang thanks to Sony's strong showing. We saw the console, got the price ($399, lower than Xbox's $499), nice announcements (Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV (formerly Versus XIII)), and support for indie developers!
Tomorrow, the adventure continues with Nintendo's video presentation.
Join Bosskey on IRC during E3 one of several ways:
- Download an IRC client (like Chatzilla, Adium, or mIRC), and go to #bosskey on irc.rizon.net.
- Visit this link directly and just enter your name to join: Mibbit link!
During Konami's pre-E3 press conference today, it has been revealed that Kiefer Sutherland, best known as Jack Bauer of 24, will provide the voice of Big Boss AKA Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5. Absurd!
David Hayter, the original voice of the Snake character, was shown to not be involved with this new game in the Metal Gear Solid series a few weeks back when the MGS 5 trailer was first released.
Marketing professors at NYU recently investigated the notion that the sale of a used game equals lost money for the game's developer. They found that consumers are "'forward-thinking': They take the eventual resale value of their games into account when purchasing them."
Were the used games market to be eliminated entirely, game prices would need to be about 33% (down to roughly $40 in the US) lower, according to the study. Rumors surrounding the newly unveiled Microsoft Xbox One seem to suggest that the used game industry is indeed in trouble.
Microsoft finally showed us its new next gen console today in the form of the Xbox One. The system sports some new features like multitasking between apps like movies and Skype, and live TV integration (including deals with Comcast and the NFL). The box has an 8 core processor and 8 GB of ram with a 500 GB non-removable hard drive. Though the video card was not mentioned, we know it supports BluRay and video output up to 4k.
The console will require an Internet connection, but not "always online" capability. Used games can be played, but there's a fee associated with playing these games (similar to EA's now retired online pass program). Like the PS4, the system will not be backwards compatible. Microsoft claims 15 exclusive games, including 8 new franchises will be available within a year of its launch later this year.