The basis of shastar vidya, the “science of weapons” is a five-step movement: advance on the opponent, hit his flank, deflect incoming blows, take a commanding position and strike.
Great new yorker article on The Artist, typical non-praise but interesting take on the 9 year campaign of real silent films. Great, terse descriptions of how cinematography and acting were different and how the artist evokes a 40s film. I really need to watch Thief of Baghdad and rewatch some Guy Madden films.
From The Last of Us piece: actress Ashley Johnson, voice of Ellie, gave input on her character, and that’s why she has a knife in the trailer now…Ants controlled by fungus, cordyceps-infected, inspiration for the zombie plants.
Bugbear is using their own consumer-level track editor for Ridge Racer: Unbounded.
Gunpoint – the 2d spy gem, where you rewire lights and elevator doors, etc.
Great piece called The Untouchables where they critique Half-Life 2, Rez and Grim Fandango. Interesting Rez tidbit, Miz liked a game called Xenon 2: Megablast
Studio profile on Zen Studios, should read again later for pinball thoughts.
People are fused together in some post-apoclyptic hoopla. The main character’s hand is a doll head, there are a bunch of people fused together called the groupies. Good sentence in the review about people being forced to unlearn how to read or be used as target practice.
February 13th and 14th…. Little Mermaid, California Screaming, that Toy Story 3d game thing, the swinging melody chairs, goofy kiddie roller coaster, twilight zone drop thing, small world, peter pan, pirates of the caribean, splash mountain, winnie the pooh, space mountain, big thunder mountain, autopia, Aladdin Show, Muppets Show, World of Color, jungle cruise, the railroad, the tiki room! i know I’m forgetting a few. Matterhorn was closed.
Oh, finding Nemo submarine. bug’s life bumper cars. indiana jones again. monsters inc. pirate’s island via raft. soaring over cali. the other toy story game thing.