Its slow to load, cumbersome, un intuitive, you have to scroll and scroll and scroll back to get back to root menus, who ever designed this needs to be fired. Its clunky, ugly, gaudy and obnoxious. WTF were they thinking. It runs poorly like the old Samsung bluray dvd players, terrible. The searching is awful, the way you select letters, and how it limits the letters you can select pure BS.
I prefer the old store. It loaded fast, its search functions were better. It was not clunky, it looked and functioned way way way way better. I don’t get why they changed it at all. They need to let us have the choice to go back to this.. Anything. Sony what were you thinking?
All of my favorite shows are long long gone. Star Trek, any of them. Stargate, Any of them. My all time favorite Farscape, gone. Fringe held my interest for a while but got boring and boring and boring with a very boring lack luster end. WTF. Was I the only one who hated the end of fringe? Sure there are some shows on sci fi that I still watch like Alphas, and Warehouse 13, but these are not even as good as LEX or stargate atlantis or Universe. I loved universe and they kill that early as well. I loved Battle star Galactica, sure it was slow but man was it epic. I liked Caprica too, then they axed it as well. WTF. What is wrong with people these days. Why do shows like 2 and a half men get renewed, but not Caprica. Or how i met your whore mother? Jesus. Most of the crap on tv is reality now, or really bad sit coms. It is so depressing. I miss the 90s and the early 2000s so much not just for how much better the music was then, but the TV shows as well.
I do like some of the shows on USA. Burn Notice, and covert affairs. Still does not compete with start trek TNG, or farscape. Man I really miss good sci fi, Once upon a time is just way to silly. Heroes was better than most of the modern crap now, even when it started to suck its better than the crap on tv now.
Sure there is Breaking bad. That is over now too, we get a few more episodes then FIN. I do love some of the new TV shows ok, but not like i loved Sci fi of yesterday. Am I just old or do you people feel like that too? Please leave a comment below.
A world we pretend, the previous LP from the Twilight Garden was released on Project records and is a much more project sounding LP, Melancholy, drifty, soft vocals, sound scapes, pretty guitars. HOPE from the name alone may sound like a continuation of this formula. Let me say here and now, This is not like the last LP AT ALL. Does that disappoint? NO. I will explain later.
The LP starts out with a curish track that sounds like it could of come straight off Disentegration, not because of the vocals, but the big pads and strange arp lines. The vocals do remind me a bit of the last TTG LP in this song. This song is a good opening track.
Burning if we stay is where this LP really starts to distance itself from the previous. This is more of an 80s pop like track, still reminds me of the Tear Garden meets OMD. The Vocal FX make his voice sound unlike any thing he has done in the past.
Trail of Tears prt1, Johnny wants a new jet. Reminds me of 80s anthem rock drums. Sounds like a song that rallies against the 1% in our society. The beginning is kind of sparse on synth work, its just drums and vocals for a long time, but when the synths finally come in it gets pretty interesting. Reminds me of something on rabies from skinny puppy.
Hope. One of the best songs on the LP is a big huge depressing track with complex sad arp lines and a slow build. The heaviest track on the LP by far. Very depressing. I love it. Reminds me of the Tear Garden if they had hooked up with the cure on their Pornography lp.
Reconcile is the most musical track on the LP, with special guest TOM of DeVotchKa playing violin on the intro. Starts off all scary and ominous and dark. A song about the day to day wage slavery and our 3 main choices in life, work to the bone for a master we choose, walk away and be a bumb, or suicide. I love this song, probably my 2nd favorite.
Ravens and Doves is kind of like part 2 of the track hope. I say this because it sounds ominous and slow and dark. I love the key changes in this track.
Fixation is my favorite track on the LP. It has the best song structure on the lp. I love the riffs and the bassline. The music is super strong and dance friendly. It sounds again like an 80s pop track from the likes of the human league or gary numan. The song builds and changes really well, and it has a bit of anger in the vocals that do not exist on any of the other tracks.
Fire sounds like the spacey weird tracks you hear on EDWARD KASPEL’S Solo Lps.
Trail of Tears prt2 Again sounds like a slower Kaspel track. This time Todd kind of sings like snog.
Violet kind of a hidden gem at the end. This track reminds me a lot of the previous LP.
The LP ends with Resolve, some of Todd’s piano work comes through on this track. Todd is a classically trained pianist.
This Band will be going on tour with Velvet Acid Christ in the winter of 2013 through the summer of 2013. Todd also worked on 2 Velvet Acid Christ Lps, Lust for Blood and The Art of Breaking Apart. Todd will also be playing keys and guitars and backing vocals in Velvet Acid Christ during this tour. Bryan aka Hexfix93 aka Disease Factory will be playing keys for The Twilight Garden on this tour. The tour is called. Velvet Acid Christ: After The End of the World Tour, featuring The Twilight Garden.
I give this a 8 out of 10. I think this lp will find a better home at Metropolis Records. Anyone who likes the Tear Garden, 80s new wave, and depressing death rock will probably really like this LP. The Vocals are a lot stronger on this LP than his last. The songs are catchier and more club and radio friendly as well. So, I think todd will gain fans with this LP and because it is way more electronic, it is a better fit for the metropolis records fan base who like the tear garden, iamx, and velvet acid christ. This LP will not be out till Nov 27th. What makes this release so great over all? Simple, the strange chords, key changes, and complexity of the music, it might seem simple, but it is not. You can tell that a very talented musician is behind all the music here. Click here to Pre Order Hope on CD.
The final movie in the Suspiria, Inferno, and now Mother of Tears “Witch” movies from Dario Argento. Dustin told me to check this out, because I have kinda been to broke to buy movies and had that on the back burner, but man I got this off of amazon for like 6 bucks or something. Could not pass it up. Does this movie deliver like the old ones. Well that is tricky to say. It does deliver in some of his best kill scenes to date for certain. Still I think the movie tries to do to much, much in the same way george lucas kind of ruined star wars. The older movies were simpler, and this actually is a good thing for his art style. I watch an argento film for the cool kill shots, awesome camera angles, amazing lighting and shadows and pretty cute italian girls who die. I feel like he missed the mark, some of the good camera work is there. But the story is just kind of silly. I think this may be because he cast his daughter into the main role.
Still I really liked the movie over all. It is not as artistic and polished. There are way to many boobs in the film as well. So if you are 14 , male, you might really like this aspect. LOL Still I do recommend this film because you can get it so cheap now. I give this a 3.7 out of 5. It is a must see if you are a gore horror fanatic. You must get the “UNRATED” version of this film as well. The Rated version is butchered with missing scenes. Click here to buy dvd from amazon.
I know Eric Kosnar. Known him for quite a few years now. He is a brilliant song writer, Studio guru, great guitarist, good vocalist and can make some really nice tracks. I have been a fan of this act for a few years. We even did a remix for them back in the day.
Play this loud. It will blow you back. Tight drums, melodic female vocals. Cool synth noises, mean leads, melodic, musical and powerful. A really Cool Assemblage 23 remix of Tempest highlights the lp as well as a remix from the Gothsicles. If you are looking for a catchy electronic ebm/industrial/dance LP, look no further.
On False Prophets, I can hear a big WELT by OGRE influence on the vocals. There are female vocals as well that highlight the music rather well. This is future pop mixed with ogre mixed with modern dance industrial. Some of the guitar tracks (which there are fewer on this lp than the previous ones) have that KMFDM flare with its own style fused in.
My favorite songs are Tempest, Burned, Jaded, Clamor, and Winter, What You Live. This lp is pretty electronic over all. It is very song oriented which I like. The lyrics fit the songs very well, and drive home the meanings very well.
I never played any of the previous max payne games, so keep that in mind when reading this review. My pc rig, Intel q8400 @ 2.66 ghz, 4 gb ram, Radeon 6850 video card. Played the game in 1080p with high details on windows 7.
Single Player: 9.6
The pc is in need of a killer 3rd person shooter that is not GTA. This nails it and is what i wanted out of a 3rd person shooter. Great shooting mechanics, a game that is challenging, and a long campaign. It is on the rails, you don’t really do much in the way of exploring, still there are some hidden gold gun parts laying around to collect so it doesn’t hurt to look in off shoot rooms and on corners. I read reviews bashing the story. I laughed at it because i like the story and the narration. I liked the pacing even though some times i just wanted to get by the waves of bad guys to continue the story. It did kind of drag towards the end. I did not use the slow down jump stuff that often and saying that, this game is challenging if you don’t cheat with the bullet time slow motion stuff. With it, you can get through pretty easy. So if you want more of a challenge, do not use the bullet time slow motion.
Excellent. 1080p full details on high. So bad ass. So much better than 360 and ps3. Great textures, character models, and buildings. Textures look very good. This is by far the best looking rock star game I have ever played. There are so many very different levels. I love the maps and the multi leveled stuff. So fun to explore the multi player maps, they are so much bigger than uncharted 3. I would compare this over all game to uncharted 3 but you cannot climb. Still the visual are better in this because on the pc its so high res.
I loved the voice acting a lot in this. The narration was very well done. The mood music is decent as well. The main song at the end credits is pretty cool too. I have heard better gun fire and death screams in other games though. Still socom confrontation is the best for gun fire, and killzone 2 for death screams.
Game mechanics: 9.8
This is where I was worried. I really hate that in the single player game there is no crosair on the screen untill you go into aim mode. This makes it harder for sure. With out using the max payne bullet time the game is very hard and challenging. So I was happy with the challenge. In multiplayer man is this a blast, people walk at a decent speed there is a run button to which makes mele attacks really fun. This is a typical 3rd person shooter but it jsut feels better than the last socom games, and uncharted if you can imagine that. This is on a PC though, so I have no idea how the console versions play. Everything is tight and super responsive with my pc set up, no laggy controls like on killzone 2. No frame rate issues. The cover system is really nice in this game, though sometimes you can get hung up on corners.
I love the maps. I love the guns, its fun to play with the shot gun in this game, the sniper rifles are a little unfair, makes the game a little unbalanced. Just stay out of open areas and hunt in close quarters and man this is a blast. I like the vendetta system in multiplayer, if a person keeps killing you, you can hit E when you die and then if you kill them you get extra hp to level up. You get money by looting dead bodies. Pretty cool. By far the best 3rd person multi player PC experience I have played. I even like the cover system, but never use it much. You can change the looks of your guy, but you have to unlock a lot of the stuff. I love the dead guy one the most. You have to play the free aim mode or you are cheating, auto lock on is lame. I am so glad they give you the option. You can get adrenaline by looting corpses, denying streaks, and winning vendettas. Adrenaline allows you to use burst mode better and gives you burst abilities that you can unlock and this gives you an advantage, this makes the game play really deep and interesting. Load outs effect your speed and, a heavy load out makes you slower and regen health slower. There are pain killers as well that help you heal fast. Be sure to loot, but remember you can get blasted while looting.
This has future expansion dlc. The multi player is the bomb for death match and team death match.
Total score: 9.2
I bought this off steam for 58 bucks, only to find 2 days later at best buy they had it for 29 bucks talk about shit luck. For 29 its a steal, i am happy and i paid twice that. This is by far the best game I have played in a long time. Sure I am a sucker for 3rd person shooters. They are my favs. So if you like 3rd person shooters, you cannot go wrong. Go get it at best buy cheap if you still can.