the-inbetween monthly archives for: March 2006

Movies of March

March comes to an end and with it another month of watching movies. It started with a personal pledge to watch a film a day in February, but it has grown to two months and, grander still, a full year. The one movie per day rule is dead, but the target average remains. 365 movies in a year. And since I didn’t start keeping track until February, I have some catching up to do. The following are the films I…

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Game Art revisited

Today I went down to the so-called “Entertainment District” to get a burrito for lunch and do a little bit of media shopping. Eating my large steak burrito (everything on it, no guacamole, light on the jalapenos) I browsed through a copy of Toronto’s free paper “Now”. In it was an article about The Fine Art of Video Games, which focused on two game-related art shows in the city: Microsoft’s PR-laden Play: The Art of Xbox 360 and the more…

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Snow (not the Informer-kind)

A short while ago I was browsing the coming releases at GameSpot to see what’s coming down the line. The answer: not much at all. It’s a sad bunch of games. Somewhere down that line I came across “Snow”. The coming releases page at GameSpot lists a game’s title, the release data, a small box shot (if available) and a quick blurb. It read: Snow Release Date: May 1, 2006 Snow is an empire building game that lets you work…

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DS Double Shot (mostly Tetris)

Excluding “Exit” for the PSP, up to today I haven’t bought a single game since before Christmas. There was little of interest coming out and the incentive to play the older games just wasn’t there. Today, two anticipated games came out. Both for the DS. Both by Nintendo (I don’t understand that planning at all). Both wifi enabled. Tetris DS and Metroid Prime Hunters. The only sensible option was to get both. So I did. Now that I have both,…

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Open Letter to YouTube

Dear YouTube, you have amused us greatly with your SNL clip videos (which get pulled down due to legal threats) and your “Snakes on a Plane” trailer (which got pulled), and all your other and future videos that will be replaced with a This video has been removed due to terms of use violation message. You cover the full gamut from videos of people geeking out to Guitar Hero on camera to videos of random people dancing to crappy music…

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Clarification

Jenn’s post claims that I was the regional champ at Super Mario World. I should clarify that it is true and it’s not something that I pulled out of my ass. No, I have the official Nintendo documentation to prove it. That’s probably my proudest gaming achievement of all time. I was twelve at the time. It’s up there with beating Zelda: Link to the Past in one sitting with a friend (we tag teamed the game); getting half of…

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