When “Grand Theft Auto III” hit the scene over a decade ago, it changed the gaming landscape forever. Its open-world nature has inspired games as varied and diverse as “Saint’s Row” and “Red Dead Redemption.” It’s even worked its influence into franchises such as “Fallout” or “The Elder Scrolls.” Now, Rockstar is bringing the franchise back to end the current gaming generation on a high note with its most ambitious project yet: “Grand Theft Auto V.”
The Anchorage arts community is bustling with talent. Musicians, visual artists and acrobats alike have made their name in the community. Now, with the help of UAA Student Activities and local marketing firm Spawn Ideas, this local talent will have a big venue to perform for UAA students and the Anchorage community alike with “Howlapalooza.”
Discovering the digital age at the Kimura Gallery Associate art professors Mariano Gonzales and Deborah Tharp presented the opening of the "Photographic and Digital Exploration" exhibit in the Kimura Gallery on Jan. 16. The exhibit consists of digital composites with the use of ink-jet printers.
There are no vows or proclamations in "Eastern Promises" that can be kept. Director David Cronenberg ("A History of Violence," "Crash") presents yet another odd storyline with plenty of moments that leave the audience questioning why they had to see them. Just like Cronenberg's first pairing with Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King") in "A History of Violence," the film opens up with a scene and characters that are unrelated to the main character at first glance.
They might have one of the more unusual names for a music group, but The Bobs are promising good, unpredictable fun at their musical performance on March 24. And who doesn't love songs about monkeys attacking dogs? The Bobs are quirky, comical and one of the more successful a cappella groups around, having been nominated for a Grammy for one of their cover songs on The Beatles.
In the 1980s action flicks were a dime a dozen. Excessive violence, highly unlikely circumstances, bulky men and pretty women ruled the screen. And, by divine action movie formula, every great flick in the genre had at least one obscenely big gun, such as a Gatling gun or rocket launcher, for the situation. It was like clockwork.
Come December it will be time to sum up the year in music. One thing that will be undeniable about 2008 will be its love of the 80's. If put it to the test the 80's might rank in the polls as the worst decade as far as music goes, but despite all the cheesiness and ridiculousness (think the keytar or Flock of Seagulls) there was so much irrefutable pop genius that is often categorized in "guilty pleasures.
Arguably one of the greatest things about the videogame's medium is the ability to immerse the player in a character or setting far removed from reality. Thanks to "Madden NFL," even scrawny nerds can be NFL stars; because of "Final Fantasy VII," effeminate emo kids can save the world.
No other series - save for "Mario Kart" - harks back to memories of four-controller communes centered around the good ol' TV quite like "Smash Brothers." Online play is fine, but nothing compares to local multiplayer gaming when you can trash-talk with your buddies in person.
Okay, first off, if you sold your Wii for a Playstation or an Xbox, you are missing out on something really special. If you haven't and you like playing bowling and.bowling, you will be pleased to know that there is actually a hardcore shooter game available for the Wii.
Anyone who thought the Pokemon craze was dead has underestimated the little critters. The latest Pokemon game, in Diamond and Pearl versions, is the best-selling Pokemon game in both Japanese and U.S. history, selling more than a million copies in the first week of its American release alone.
~.~. Inside Man Universal, 2006 Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster Directed by Spike Lee Written by Russel Gewirtz Rated R, 129 min. Thriller/crime "Inside Man" looks like it should be...