Archive for the 'Video Game' Category

Dropping Hip Hop

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Hip hop is a genre of pop culture that I rarely keep up with, but one that I remain steadfastly sympathetic to. It has a lot to do with growing up at a time when hip hop culture really came to the mainstream and the Top 40 featured all kinds of new superstars of the […]

Three Amazing Things

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Here are some things you may find amazing: 1. I remember the days of Mario, when exploration and discovery meant whimsy and fantasy. Whenever someone mentions the word video game today, it conjures up an image of shooting zombies, killing Nazis, combating terrorism, or any combination thereof. Passage reverts video games back to its basic […]

How NOT to spend Persian New Years

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

If you hear some people wishing each other a happy new year, don’t remind them that they’re late for both the Gregorian calendar New Years and the Chinese New Years. This weekend is Iranian New Years. Or if you like, Persian New Years. Which brings up the perfect Persian New Years movie: 300. After all […]

A Whole ‘Nother Ball Game

Monday, September 18th, 2006

¬† My roommate and another buddy introduced me to Katamari Damacy¬†(edit) on Playstation 2 a few months ago, and it struck me as being a good game. Like most good games, it is intuitive. It is psychologically satisfying to complete the tasks, and after a short tutorial, you can pretty much do everything required in […]