There is not another living playwright out there that can twist the elements of tragedy and comedy together, and create a piece of theatrical work that plays on all of your senses quite like Martin McDonagh. The man responsible for both The Leenane Trilogy and The Pillowman, as well as the dark and demented 2008 film In Bruges, knows how to jumble the saddest, happiest and sometimes disturbing elements of life and slice it all together into one fluid production. Yesterday I was able to check out his Tony-award winning play The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Paramount Theatre, presented by Ireland's Druid Theatre Company.
After several movies, books, comics and prequel games, Dead Space 2 has finally arrived. Personally, I have been waiting for this game for quite a while. As a huge fan of the original game and an owner of far too much other Dead Space media, this game release could not have come soon enough. The hype leading up to it has been pretty substantial, but after playing it myself I truly think we may already have one of the best games of this year.
Hello Monday, it's time for a new episode of the ESH Podcast, are you ready?
In this week's episode the ladies from the Land of ESH discuss a bunch of things, but mostly talk about Epic Games upcoming release of the game Bulletstorm
The last ten years of the pillows' career have been like a game of "Chutes & Ladders," filled with many ups (Thank you my twilight, MY FOOT, PIED PIPER) and some downs (PENALTY LIFE, Good Dreams, Ooparts). Here we are within the 21st year of their lengthy and legendary careers, and a new album from Sawao Yamanaka, Yoshiaki Manabe and Shinichiro Sato has landed in our hands for our eager ears. This LP is Horn Again, an album that proves once again why the pillows are the best rock band from Japan.
Do you like Final Fantasy? No, I don't mean just a casual appreciation for it. I mean you heart Final Fantasy so much that you've played nearly every game in the series? This trailer for Final Fantasy Dissidia 012: Duodecim, full
During 2010’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, I had the pleasure of speaking with a group called Mentor Interactive. I was immediately swept off my feet by the passion that these folks had for the games they were making which were, as you may have guessed, educational in nature. While companies like Nintendo have done some interesting things with educational game like Brain Age, they never really managed to find that happy medium between educational and entertaining. With one of the titles shown to me by Mentor Interactive, I think we may finally have it.
OK, what should we talk about next? Oh, I know dragons that turn into girls!
Dragon Crisis focuses on Ryuji, just an average high student- wait, haven't we seen all of this before? Blah, blah, blah, you get it. An average person is thrust into a world of supernatural beings. Still, this show looks worthwhile. A buxom young woman named Erik (also Ryuji's cousin) snatches him up and enlists him in her organization, Seven Tails. It appears as if she just came up with the name of the organization just a few minutes prior, but her organization deals with very real issues.
One running theme of this year's Consumer Electronics Show was the detection of movement in devices. One company, AikenLabs, not only has developed such a system to detect motion, it gives PC and Mac gamers the ability to implement it in the games they've already purchased.