When does the word “free” stop being a bad word in the eyes of a corporate giant like Microsoft? The line is surely drawn differently throughout their zip code-sized campus. Today my attention is drawn to their games publishing arm, Microsoft Game Studios.
Fine German engineering—we find it in automobiles, pork products and board games. Yes, board games. Forget Monopoly, Battleship, Chutes & Ladders and Mall Madness, because for the last decade or so, Germany has been home to some of the world's finest board games.
Pixar's Wall-E wastes no time. For a movie hyped over its lack of dialogue, it's a surprise that it moves deftly from plot point to plot point and makes the inevitable departure from Earth within the first half hour or so. What follows is an awe-inspiring space montage; a love letter to our galaxy.
How can a movie about assassins who can curve bullets be bad? See the latest action-thriller-suspense-special-effects clap trap entitled Wanted and find out. In a bevy of ultra testosterone drenched action gun flicks in the recent years, i.e. Transporter, Shoot em’ Up and XXX: State of the Union, all of which were garbage, this movie takes the cake.
With his album dropping on July 1, hip-hop legend Nas sat down with Press editors Najib Aminy and Laura Cooper before his performance. Nas is considered one of hip-hop’s most profound lyricists and challenges societal norms with his music.
On May 12, both The Dream and Nas, two hip-hop artists, performed at Stony Brook’s annual concert event, Brookfest. In front of a capacity crowd, both artists performed for about an hour. Despite the long wait for the closing acts, many left the concert pleased after both The Dream’s and Nas’ performance.
In 2000, Sega released Shenmue on an unprecedented 70 million dollar budget for the Sega Dreamcast. Set in Yokosuka, Japan, the developers set out to put the player in a living, breathing recreation of small town life in the 1980s.