VoicePlay – Amazing A Cappella
VoicePlay is an amazing a capella quintet based out of Orlando Florida. The musicians use only their voices as instruments. Originally, a street corner barbershop act, now actively touring. (They play The Magic Kingdom often.)
VoicePlay is not your typical a capella act. They use their voices for more than vocals. The do great videos and come up with some great top tens.
On this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we enjoyed the company of the creators of Zpocalypse from GreenBrier Games. We had a wonderful time discussing their semi-cooperative board game and its future. Lend us your ear for a while and here what Zpocalypse is all about.
You can learn more about Zpocalypse at GreenBrier Games.
It has happened, the zombie apocalpse has arrived… in the form of a board game. About three weeks ago we introduce the Indienation listeners to the Creators of Zpocalypse. We have finally managed to film our Box Breaking on this great game.
Take a look.
Composer Daniel Licht, the man behind the music of Showtime’s Dexter and the video game Silent Hill: Downpour, stops by the Midnight Spookshow to discuss the art of scoring films, capturing the sound of horror and using part of an actual human skeleton as an instrument.
Through Gamer Goggles News Episode 003
Video Games Good for You
From the Wall Street Journal
“Videogames can change a person’s brain and, as researchers are finding, often that change is for the better. A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception. The specific benefits are wide ranging, from improved hand-eye coordination in surgeons to vision changes that boost night driving ability. “
Other points to note
Women that play video games are better able to manipulate 3D objects
Violent games have the strongest beneficial effect, But they are a two-edged sword. Compulsive video gaming can lead to obesity, introversion, and even depression. What was the name of that Bobby Brown song? Every gamer needs to listen to this while they play Don’t Worry Be Happy
According to the article the average gamer is 34 and plays about 18 hours a week.
Brian Aldridge & Laura Malaise discuss the new Star Wars: The Old Republic game. They share their experiences in the game and vital information for navigating the Star Wars universe. For more information about the Bite Of Tech Podcast feel free to visit www.BiteOfTech.com.
Midnight Spookshow and BioGamer Girl is proud to present the first annual Spookies! 2011 was a great year for horror, but now it is time to decide who and what was the best of the best. Over the last two months, you have voted for your favorite horror films, television shows, video games and more. Now it is time to find out who is the spookiest of them all!
Today is Video Game Day
Today is, according to Brownilocks, video game day. While some sources also claim July 8 is video game day, let us just celebrate it today. When I think of video games, I still think of my old Atari 2600. I think it has to do something with that first love thing. I also remember the era very, very well for my family owned a video store. It was an era of new addiction. To those of us who lived it, there is no doubt why the controller was called a “joy stick”.
zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi) can be either a fictional undead monster or a person in an entranced state believed to be controlled by a bokor or wizard.
Zombies became a popular device in modern horror fiction, largely because of the success of George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead and they have appeared as plot devices in various books, films and in television shows. Zombie fiction is now a sizeable sub-genre of horror, usually describing a breakdown of civilization occurring when most of the population become flesh-eating zombies – a zombie apocalypse. The monsters are usually hungry for human flesh, often specifically brains. Source : Wikipedia
Also there is someone known as ZombieGurl (me) that sometimes comes out late at night,searching for brainnnnnnnnnnnns but don’t fear I’m harmless just give me a hug and your brain will be safe… maybe ;) My first fascination with Zombies came from the song bleeder by Zombie Girl source : youtube also there are many video games Resident Evil, Silent hill are 2 of my favorite zombie games that have the famous zombies in them in all their wonderful gruesomeness. Have you ever wondered what would you do if you woke up to your street being full of zombies moaning for brainnnnnnnsss??? “Things to ponder”
your resident Zombie Cleta
- The Walking Dead: lots of gore, but good characters too (theglobeandmail.com)
- Talking Zombies – Dream Cortex (itunes.apple.com)
In an effort to continue to evoke laughter in the war on stupidity and responsibility, with seemingly much counsel from the Department of Redundancy Department, Representative Joe Baca has re-introduced a video game warning label bill.
House Resolution 400 would add a warning phrase to video games with certain ratings. This bill is very similar to a bill Baca introduced 2 years ago that never even made it to the floor. If passed, some games would be labeled “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior”.
I have heard these claims before but, to date, I can find none of them that link to any studies or research that prove this. Besides, this whole thing is kind of deja vu and redundant.
Excuse me, if the game is already rated, how is it not labeled already? It seems a bit overly redundant to me, it is as if I would say the same thing twice. Is the original rating not a warning? (heh)
You can follow House Resolution 400 over at GovTrack, it has currently been referred to committee. I hope that it ends just like the earlier bill submitted. May this redundant act too die in committee.
While I admire a “never give up” attitude in certain areas, I think that the lesson that this is just another stupid, unwarranted law, should have been learned two years ago.
- Broken Record Congressman Pushing Health Warnings On Video Games Again [Politics] (kotaku.com)
- Congressman Introduces Video Game Warning Label Legislation (games.slashdot.org)
- Congressman wants to slap warning labels on violent games (arstechnica.com)
- Warning Label Proposed For Violent Video Games, Internet Rolls Its Collective Eyes (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Bill Introduced To Require Bogus ‘Warnings’ On Video Games (techdirt.com)