Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers [BOOK REVIEW]
Jan12

Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers [BOOK REVIEW]

The authors of Green Screen Made Easy take us into the world of special effects found in filmmaking and photography. Not only do you learn how it’s done, but you learn how to do it yourself using easy, affordable methods while still retaining visual quality.

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Nov24

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

At long last, we finish the quadrology of Inkle Studio’s reimaginings of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, Sorcery! (If you’re just now discovering our reviews of this series, read our prior reviews of Sorcery! , Sorcery! 2 , and Sorcery! 3 .) In concluding the last game, The Seven Serpents, we made our way through the treacherous time-warped Baklands, tracking 7 deadly serpents who were tasked with hunting us down and slaughtering us, or, at the very least, warning our nemesis, the Archmage, of our approach so we could not assault Mapang unawares. In the final chapter, we find…

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft BETA [VIDEO GAME PRE-REVIEW]
Jan30

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft BETA [VIDEO GAME PRE-REVIEW]

It’s the Warcraft game no one expected. Hearthstone just started open beta, but even in the closed betas I was able to participate in, it has already taken the gaming world by storm, with well over 1 million gamers participating. And unlike many games that are free in beta…

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Shamutanti Hills [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Oct10

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! Shamutanti Hills [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

It’s rare when you play an iOS game and find that all you want to do is gush over it! When the only thing more fun than playing the game is waxing eloquent about its charms and nuances to friends, family members, coworkers, and complete strangers at Starbucks! But for our readers who are fantasy role players, Sorcery! might just be the one to do that for you! It definitely has…

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Far Cry 3 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Jul18

Far Cry 3 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

If you’ve somehow played the other games in this franchise and not enjoyed them, then you may have already decided against this game. Wait! This is not your standard Far Cry fare. It has multiple redemptive qualities, and, might I say, it even has it’s own little moments of awesome shininess. It has elements of game-play that make you yearn to pick up your controller and go roaming through the jungles of the island, shooting and knifing people and animals as you go. It also has some really cool gameplay mechanics and it makes being sneaky fun, which is a huge plus…

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Borderlands 2 DLC: Krieg the Psycho [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Jul11

Borderlands 2 DLC: Krieg the Psycho [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Krieg the Psycho, aside from being everything his name implies, is the ultimate all or nothing, high risk, high reward character. His skill trees are designed to keep you pressing forward in an all-out, no holds barred attack. Why sit behind cover and take shots at enemies or sneak in for a backstab when charging you opponent head on to deliver a face full of axe can solve the problem faster. While using his action skill, Buzz Axe Rampage, Krieg’s melee damage and movement speed are increased. He can also throw his axe at retreating enemies, causing them to stumble.

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