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Brief Examination of Metaphor in PS3 Title ‘Journey’

Brief Examination of Metaphor in PS3 Title ‘Journey’

Journey is not a deep game: not in interface, nor storytelling. It is a very straightforward game that depends on honest emotive content to convey feelings. It poses no game-over, no challenge that holds *conventional* consequences. If you fuck up, your scarf gets smaller. That’s it.
It is beautiful on its own, but many of the themes are dependent&#133 Read the rest

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Movie Poster Cliches, or Why You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover

This is a great little roundup of every movie poster cliche currently operating right now.
It’s easy to poke fun at Hollywood (fun too), but the underlying problem with such a massive industry relying so heavily on visual cliches is that it works.  From action films to romantic comedies, we the audience respond to the cliches because we&#133 Read the rest

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The Magic Trick

By Adrian Tomine

When you find out the mechanics of a magic trick, does it make the trick cooler or does it ruin it for you?
In this drawing by Adrian Tomine, you see two people who have just happened to take a glance at each other’s respective area only to discover they are reading the same book.
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Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life is one of the greatest films ever made.

Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life is one of the greatest films ever made.

And if you walked out, I hate to break it to you, but you’re closed-minded. And that’s what this post is about. It’s not a review of the film (that’s coming later). Rather, this is a review of the rather large class of people who walked out of it.*
First, an endorsement. Go see this. Now. In the theater.&#133 Read the rest

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The things you put into your head are there forever

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“The things you put into your head are there forever.”
Discuss.
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(Quote and artwork by Dutch artist and photographer Amber Isabel.)

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We interrupt this blog for some new classical music

We interrupt this blog for some new classical music

Reading Hypocrisy Illustrated’s post about Joshua Bell playing Bach in the DC metro made me think about the public’s knowledge of classical music. I think for most people, classical music sort of stops around 1900, to be replaced with jazz and blues. The rare exceptions are film scores and soundtrack music (John Williams, James Horner, etc.). If it&#133 Read the rest

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Chance missed.

Is it art if there is no spotlight?
The Washington Post elaborates.
Do I cry more for the “audience” or the rest of humanity?
I doubt I could have written better, but I wish the author had ended before drawing his conclusions for us. While it seems a shame to miss out on “stopping&#133 Read the rest

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You Only Have One Chance

In six days every living cell in the world will die. You have one chance to save the world. If video games can be art, One Chance is an early masterpiece.

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Games Will Never Be Art Until They Are

The debate rages on.
Brian Moriarty’s investigation of the question of whether video games are or can be art tackles question from both sides, taking on the extreme positions as well as the subtle ones. He draws on art history, aesthetic theory, and philosophy to construct a definition of art that covers all of the pronouncements made by&#133 Read the rest

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