Thursday, September 9, 2010

Music: Dan Deacon's Paddling Ghost

I have been following the career of Dan Deacon since his spectacular appearance at the 2007 Pitchfork music festival. Here is a music video of the song Paddling Ghost from his latest album titled Bromst.

Over the span of three years he certainly has refined his art. Hopefully we will see more examples of his musical expertise in the coming years.

Vidya Games: Cortex Command

I've been playing this game for a while so I thought I should share it with you guys.
According to Data Realm's website, cortex command is a 2D side scrolling game where you control robotic bodies and machines. The point of the game is to harvest gold to beat your competitors while defending your "Brain" from being liquefied by the enemy. The game uses pixel graphics and while that look may be dated, it actually adds nostalgia to the game experience. Really the physics for this game are amazing. You can interact with every particle. Be it a speck of dirt or sand, or the remains of fallen combatants or vehicles.
They have missions where you have to complete an objective, and skirmish mode where you build your base before the round begins and you have to survive an onslaught of enemies trying to take your lands gold while also trying to get into your base to destroy your brain. Below is a video of one of the games missions.

I highly suggest giving the game a try. Head on over to Data Realms and get a copy. It's also for Mac.