Howdy! This is Bobo and here are three things you might want to check out this weekend.
Humble Indie Bundle 6 (http://www.humblebundle.com/) just launched this past Tuesday. If you don’t know what this Humble Bundle signifies then don’t feel confusion for I will explain. The idea these Humble Bundles are to let you pay what you want and get a bunch of games. And whiles in the purchasing stage you may adjust a bunch of sliders to choose whether to give your money towards the developers, to support charity and also if you’d like to give the site a little tip as well.
There are 6 games included in the current bundle; Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight, Vessel and if you beat the average price you also get Dustforce. I’ve only played two of these games before, Shatter and Torchlight. Shatter is a modern block-breaking game with an amazing soundtrack. Torchlight is a Diablo-esque dungeon crawler wherein you proceed from level to level and beat multiple mobs to a bloody pulp. The sequel to Torchlight just got released and maybe you’d want to try Torchlight out for the price of; write down a number on this imaginary piece of paper, before purchasing the sequel.
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Side by Side is a new documentary produced and narrated by Keanu Reeves. This documentary is consists of a bunch of interviews with people from the movie industry sharing their views on the new digital film format and how it compares with the standard celluloid film. And there’s a long list of well-known and lesser known director, cinematographers, editors, color correctors, special effects-people and projectionist included in this discussion. Nolan and his companion Wally Pfister (Moneyball rules), George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Robert Rodriguez, David Lynch, Kevin Smith, digital pioneer Anthony Dod Mantle, David Fincher and Danny Boyle (Trainspotting rocks) being just two hand full of the talking heads appearing in this movie.
So if you’re even slightly interested in some of the decisions and work that goes into making a movie you definitely have to see this movie. It may feel like it leans a little towards digital being a good thing and might not come out as feeling one hundred percent neutral on the issue. Though if even the very well-known celluloid-lover Wally Pfister admits the possibility of him shooting on digital someday, you can’t feel like it’s the way things will be going. Digital vs film is definitely one of the biggest discussions in the film-industry today and here’s your chance to learn what this battle is all about.
And if you after having watched this movie would like to see another documentary like this one I recommend you to check out the documentary Visions of Light.
Thirty Flights of Loving is a very short, very cinematic, highly interesting game by Brendon Chung. It’s available through Steam for 4,99€ and you can also download the previous game Gravity Bone for free through Blendo Games website. You’ll most likely be able to play through both these games in under 3o minutes so they aren’t your time consuming massive-world Fallout 3’s or grindy MMORPG Guild Wars 2-like games but two short and very impactful games. Gravity Bone and Thirty Flights of Loving both share this very distinct spy-movie theme. And the sequel also tells this large storyline which has gotten chopped up and reorganized, in a Pulp Fiction-esque manor.
I thought a lot about this games cinematic-feel and how it isn’t very action-filled or have a bunch of choices in it, yet it really uses the interactive medium to great advantages. You mostly walk and at the most open a couple of doors in Thirty Flights of Loving yet it wouldn’t have the same impact being just a silent flick with a reorganized dramaturgy. I highly recommend this game to you who wants to play something original. Even though the first game, Gravity Bone, being free you really should shell out 5€ to get Thirty Flights of Loving aswell. I just feel that it’s a more complete product and an superior experience.
Yeah well that’s that then