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Metroid: Other M Review

Metroid: Other MMetroid:  Other M Review

By Ross Dougherty

Story – 5

Gameplay – 5

Sound – 8

Graphics – 9

Overall – 6

When Nintendo announced that its beloved Metroid franchise was coming to the GameCube, that it would be made by rookie developers Retro Studios, and that it would take a radical perspective shift from traditional side-scroller to first-person adventure, gamers had every right to be skeptical.  Metroid is the cult favorite of the Nintendo family and adored by both its fans and critics, all of who had very high expectations.  Remarkably, Retro not only met those expectations but far surpassed them and delivered a trilogy of games that sit among the crowing achievements of the GameCube and Wii.  But now Nintendo has handed development over to accomplished developers Team Ninja (of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden fame) for its newest installment, Other M.  Team Ninja now not only faces the challenges Retro faced, but have to live up to the high-bar expectations set by Retro.  Team Ninja has taken a few liberties of their own with the series that make a solid attempt to reach for that bar, but ultimately fall well short.

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OZUMA KANAME & HORIYOSHI III opening at the Known Gallery from World Wide Rev. on Vimeo.


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King Fantastic’s debut album

King Fantastic’s debut album

“Finger Snaps and Gun Claps” Free Download

Hollyrock Jam Session from King Fantastic on Vimeo.

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New Music: Lazerbeak Video “Land’s End” from Upcoming Album

As an ex-Plastic Constellations member and current producer for the likes of P.O.S. and Wale, Doomtree collective member Lazerbeak knows a thing or two about the unconventional. And “Lands End,” with its graffiti-Tron imagery; eccentric, outer-galaxy production; and Lazer’s Robert Del Naja-channeling streams of consciousness, weaves between influences and around expectations.

And if the single is any indication, Legend Recognize Legend (out September 28 through Doomtree Records) will be a conversation-starter, and help blur the too-often divisive, or crudely overlapped, lines between the several different genres in play at once.

So make sure to support indie culture’s boundary-busting weirdos, and view the 8-bit headtrip that is “Land’s End”…

Lazerbeak – “Land’s End” from on Vimeo.

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NES box art rip off’s


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Murakami Exhibition Château de Versailles

Takashi Murakami will be having an exhibition of his artwork at the Palace of Versailles beginning September 14 and running until December 12 2010.


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Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver Wiimote & DS Stylus

BBC Worldwide & Blue Ocean are producing a Wiimote and DS stylus based on Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver with accessory packs featuring official artwork of the Doctor and Amy Pond.
The accessories will be released in October While the games Doctor Who: Return To Earth and Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth for DS will be released this Winter 2010 , hopefully in time for Christmas.


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A story about the Semantic Web


A story about the Semantic Web

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R.I.P. Glenn Shadix

Quote From Wiki : Glenn Shadix (April 15, 1952 – September 7, 2010) was an American actor, known for his role as “Otho” in Tim Burton‘s horror/comedy film Beetlejuice.
On September 7, 2010, Shadix accidentally fell at his condo in Birmingham, Alabama and died of blunt force trauma to his head. Shadix had mobility problems and was in a wheelchair.

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KRS-One And True Master – Meta Historical

Meta-Historical is a collaboration album between veteran MC KRS-One and Wu-Tang affiliated producer True Master. It was released by Fat Beats Records on August 31, 2010 and features songs with Dr. Oyibo, True Master, Jersey, RZA, and Cappadonna.

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