Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
You gotta love Rolling Stone: the Red Hot Chili Peppers will never cease to seem youthful and fresh and exciting to them. Also how "Watch the Throne" is mentioned on the same top inch of the cover, just after the slightly more relevant Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the late George Harrison. Also their website for its many pop-up ads.
Worth the $18 just for name-dropping Adenoid Hynkel and Montana Wildhack, but the fact that it casts James Bond and Emma Peel as villains, features Alan Moore writing pretty excellent Beat prose in the voice of Sal Paradise, uses the fucking Golliwog as a character, and comes with 3-D glasses for viewing its spectacular conclusion, makes it maybe Moore's most ambitious comic.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Maybe you already know about this but I just heard about "Shadow Cities" yesterday. It was described to me as a multiplayer game for the iphone where you assume the role of a mage and cast spells by writing symbols or "runes" onto the screen of your phone. Your physical location is taken into account with the gameplay and your goal is to become the most powerful mage in your neighborhood by completing quests and doing battle with mages from opposing sects. Not that I think I'll have the time to try it out in the near future, but it seems like an inevitable, potentially addictive development in mobile device gaming and the whole MMORPG scene. The New York Times recently did an enthusiastic writeup on it, but for more nuts and bolts "Gamezebo" has a pretty decent getting started guidethat gives some idea of the gameplay as well as a more critical review. There is a trailer for the game up on youtube but it's pretty cheesy and mostly useless.