Posts Tagged ‘video’

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Ladytron Love

October 16, 2008

Audiosurf seems most perfectly suited for electronica.  I mean this is sci-fi stuff right? Flying a space ship on a course created by the music.  A steady beat makes for a simple track though.  More complex layered songs like those of the Chemical Brothers or Ladytron (featured below) make for a fascinating trip through rythm and space!  (and it can get pretty frantic too!)

Here’re vids of surfing a couple totally schweet trax off of Ladytron’s latest album Velocifero:

Black Cat

Ghosts

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Mono, Ninja, Rock

September 2, 2008

It’s hard as hell to explain Audiosurf to someone.  I mean, it’s easy to sell them on it, because if you just tell them the pieces they’ll expect awesome.  The game takes a song from your own music collection (mp3s on your hard drive) and forms a track out of it that you race a little space ship along and collect colored blocks.  Most folks will be on board with this simple description.

But nothing can can express the experience that goes beyond the simple facts.  There’s listening to your music, there’s watching your music, and then there’s RIDING your music.  It’s intense and passionate and a blast!

A simple demonstration is a poor substitute for the real thing, but here’s a taste.  What’s a more appropriate soundtrack to zipping along in your space ship than some old school Floyd?

Let There Be More Light

Astronomy Domine

Interstellar Overdrive

(Don’t forget to comment and “like” the vids! ;-})

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Goofin’ off in Guild Wars

July 26, 2008

What I really appreciate about Guild Wars is that it consistently delivers a instantly gratifying visceral experience of ass-whooping. In the PvE side of things, it couldn’t be easier to grab a quest, fill up your party with friends, henchmen, or heroes (henchmen you can level and load-out), and follow the green arrows to wherever you’re supposed to smite, while smiting everything along the way.

PvP is even easier. The game is by no means deep (though more crunch-minded folk than myself can make a career out of min-maxing their characters’ stats and skill loadouts for maximum tactical excellence). But when you just need to go cleave monsters in twain RIGHT NOW it delivers.

I’ve got a sword and a sheild and several skills that use them to deadly effect. I mash the skill that lets me sprint up to an enemy before it can use it’s tricksey magicks against me. I’ve got a bash and slash skill that hits hard and quick. A wicked slashing attack that opens a bleeding wound and a crippling final attack that will exploit the wound for massive terminal damage.

Here is a silly little video of my main character, only level 8 out of 20, and a squad of npcs tearing carnage across the lush countryside. [VIDEO HERE (eventually)]

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A Burglar in the Barrow Downs

July 19, 2008

Just a quick post with a vid and a word on atmosphere. The Barrow Downs are an example of how great LotRO does ambiance. One second things are bright with sunny blue skies, the next you step through the pass leading to these ancient battlefields turned graveyard and everything is bleak and disturbing.

Here young Kaetlyn Austin, a burglar on the run from her home in Dale, ventures into the Barrow Downs to pinch some valuable ore. A chill evil looms over her shoulder, however… [VIDEO HERE]

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An Evening in Hobbiton

July 4, 2008

It’s hard work being a member of the Council of the Secret Fire. Seems like every day there are more and more minions of the Enemy showing their horrible faces to the light of day and needing them smote back to the shadow.

So it’s nice for our brave Minstrel Moondog to be able to take off the uniform for just one evening and head back to the quiet Shire hamlet of Hobbiton. What better way to relax than to be among friendly folk and fish? Watch the Video Here