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Nerdy Heartbeat’s Best Songs of 2010 (so far) August 9, 2010

Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground

Foxy Shazam – Oh Lord

Drake – The Resistance

Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

The Wonder Years – Washington Square Park

Motion City Soundtrack – A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help)

Against Me! – Because of the Shame

Janelle Monae – Cold War

Kanye West – Power

The Gaslight Anthem – Orphans

Four Year Strong – Find My Way Back

The Morning Of – The Ones That Fall Apart

The Maine – Inside of You

The Rocket Summer – Of Men and Angels

LCD Soundsystem – You Wanted A Hit

B.o.B + Hayley Williams – Airplanes

Los Campesinos! – This is A Flag. There Is No Wind.

3OH!3 – Streets of Gold

Mc Chris – Smackababy

Coheed and Cambria – Far

Nicki Minaj (feat Sean Garrett) – Massive Attack

Frightened Rabbit – Nothing Like You

Portugal. The Man – 1000 Years

Minus the Bear – My Time

M.I.A. – Steppin Up

Youtube them. Download them. Buy their albums. Buy their merch. Go to their concerts and their support their music!

 

The Best Game You’ve Never Heard Of September 14, 2009

Filed under: Vidja Games — andthismakesaheartbeat @ 1:16 am
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Can video games be considered an art form? Such a debate has been argued ever since the medium stormed the masses in the mid-80s. While still many believe that video games can and never will be art, a little game called Facade may change a lot of peoples minds.

Described as an interactive one-act play, you play a character who is invited to Tripp and Grace’s house, two long-time friends. While things seem normal initially, the scene quickly become sour as the couple argues and ultimately reveal their deep marital problems. As the player you can communicate with these two characters fully in real time and events throughout the game change significantly depending on what you say. You can try to solve their problems, take sides or even be the definition of a rude, inappropriate guest. Either way, they’ll respond to your comments and the game’s outcome will be different based on your interaction with the characters. For example, if you say something profane or vulgar, they’ll look offended or uncomfortable. If you continue to say rude things, they’ll eventually be fed up and kick you out.

The result of such deep interaction is something more than a video game but a true example of interactive art. Frankly, this is the future of video games; something that is both engaging and emotionally complex using interactivity and artificial intelligence to create a powerful experience for the gamer.

You can download the game for freeĀ here.