Topics Covered in this Installment of AVDP
Inspired by the pioneering works of the Legacy Music Hour podcast, and another push from Player 2 Press Start I am more motivated than ever to have a video game music podcast episode. Just a single episode where we bring up some of our favorite video game tracks and discuss why they are important to us. Please let us know if this is an idea you are interested in. VOTE NOW!
I was totally shocked to discover that the iconic “Troll Face” actually has an owner, and this guy actually collects money for other people using it. I read about it originally on Kotaku who wrote an article about him and his legal battle with the creators of the game Meme Run.
What do we have here? Another story where an officer goes totally off the book and just blasts a guy who is helplessly running away from him in an unarguably non-threatening way. The whole this is on video and it would be hard to interpret it any other way except murder. The good news in this story is the cop is actually now on trial for murder instead of taking a paid-leave vacation while the department “investigates.”
In sharp contrast Yury brings the opposite story to my attention. In this amazing video a cop’s chest cam catches him being verbally and physically assaulted by a man who is thought to be armed and dangerous. Instead of pumping him full of bullets (which we both would have done) he keeps his cool and doesn’t fire a shot! Kudos to you officer. You are strong than I am.
If you’ve seen Man of Steel, you know it has it’s fair share of problems. One of the bigger complaints by Superman fans is how drab and lifeless the movie makes one of the most vibrant, colorful superheroes in history. So VideoLab took the movie and used special software to restore the color that was taken of the movie in post-production. The results are pretty dramatic – take a look for yourselves.
Pretty much everything has increased with inflation, however video game prices have remained mostly steady over the same time period. The costs associated with creating video games, have gone up dramatically. To compensate, many developers have come to rely on DLC to supplement the cost of creating games.
So is this the preferable model? Would you rather have games come packed with features and content but cost $100+ at release, or have games stay at $60 but have an abundance of DLC, in-app purchase content, and pre-order bonus material.
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In the year 2044, Wade Watts, like most of humanity, escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia. Like others, Wade dreams of discovering a virtual Easter Egg that lies concealed within one of thousands of virtual worlds by the OASIS’s creator, the late James Halliday. Halliday stipulated in his will that the person who discovers the egg will inherit his entire estate, including management and control of the OASIS itself.