Films and Video Games — Video Game Films

With Tron – Legacy, the sequel to a movie about video games, scheduled to open in theaters this coming December and Tron – Evolution, a video game based on a sequel of a movie about a video game scheduled for release in November, now seems like a perfect time to look at the Ouroboros-like nature … Continue reading Films and Video Games — Video Game Films

Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Games https://secure.hulu.com/embed.html?eid=HpRkD27H1gjwD1tDL2XZiw&partner=southpark&sourceUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsouthpark.cc.com%2Fclips%2Fpa80cd%2Fguitar-hero&embed_age_gate_intro=true   The first installment in the Guitar Hero series was released in 2005. The developers at Harmonix were obviously inspired by 1998’s Konami’s GuitarFreaks, in which players also use a guitar-shaped controller with colored fret buttons on the neck and a pick lever to score points playing along to rock music. That … Continue reading Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Hero World Tour & video game timeline

Here’s my brief and proudly-biased timeline of the greatest and most historically significant video games -- and some just because I owned a copy or played it at a local arcade. Feel free to comment to the effect of, “What?! No blankety-blank?” Timeline of key games: 1947 Cathode Ray-Tube Amusement Device (sadly, no image but … Continue reading Guitar Hero World Tour & video game timeline