I hosted ArtCade at CultureHub on Friday - a collection of (mostly) local multiplayer games to celebrate CultureHub’s upcoming Fall season of gaming-themed events.
Episode 13! Mike Rosenthal of Twitter: The Comic wonders if Davis and David are BAD enough to check out a children’s game from 1985 about earning nickels by catching watermelons and directing very small trains. Also they giggle a lot and visit the Disco Room.
On a recent Saturday in Los Angeles, one could attend a Pee-Wee Herman art show at Meltdown, a pop-up Nicolas Cage art show (a port of an earlier Nicolas Cage art show put on in San Francisco), and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show at I Am 8-bit (not to be confused with the official…
I’ve got a lot of thoughts on how over-used nostalgia is as a marketing ploy/”aesthetic” is, especially in nerd/geek circles. Utilizing pop culture icons (Harrison Ford, 8-bit graphics, keytars, analog film, your mother, etc.) isn’t inherently disappointing, but it’s the fact that they’re leaned on so heavily as a crutch on which entire creations are based on is exhausting. See: every “retro”-themed kickstarter videogame and every “minimalist” movie poster on Tumblr.
Basically, Brandon Bird is great and sums up a lot of ideas I agree with but am too lazy to put down.
The past month has seen a lot of great friends visiting town, leaving town, and celebrating.
VHX Magic Eye, at your service.
Can you spot the sharks?
This has just 100% made my week.
Episode 12! Davis double triple dares David to play Gears of War, a small indie game by a Norwegian studio. They debate the merits of postmodern minimalism coupled with the intense pre-pubescent coming-of-age story inferred by the protagonist’s use of a machinegun with a chainsaw attached to it.
We talked about a videogame we really didn’t like for probably way too long.