Submitted by Tech Heads on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 12:11
By Blake McDonald
The band Antestor have been a trailblazer for the metal community since they were formed in Jessheim, Norway in 1990. Musically, they are a traditional black metal band, but lyrically, they incorporate heavy Christian themes into all of their songs. There is not nearly as large of a following for Christian metal music as there are for a lot of other genres, but the Christian metal fan base has been growing rapidly since bands like Leviticus, Saint, and Stryper hit the music scene in the 1980s. Antestor did something different than just create a Christian heavy metal band, though; they chose to become a black metal band – a sub-genre of metal music that since its creation has had heavy lyrical influences from the satanic community. Since their first album, The Defeat of Satan, which was released in 1991, they have inspired other bands such as Vaakevandring, Drottnar, Crimson Moonlight, Slechtvalk and over one-hundred more to begin to move the image of black metal from a satanic shadow to an increasingly more Christian and secular one to open this genre up to more listeners.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 15:08
By Andy Erb
Step back for a moment and wonder what could possibly sound better than a super-band composed of incredibly talented musicians from various successful projects. What you've imagined is probably something like Atoms for Peace, a project band formed by Thom Yorke (lead singer of Radiohead), Flea (bassist of Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead’s producer), Joey Waronker (drummer of Beck and R.E.M.), and Mauro Refosco (percussionist) in 2009. The gang first collaborated on Thom Yorke’s solo album (The Eraser), and have now worked together to produce a full album - Amok - under the record label XL.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 22:58
By Eugene Sax
Persona 4, developed by Shin Megemi Tensei, brings players back to the dungeon crawling social simulator that has captured the hearts of players for ages. Persona 4 Golden is the remake of the game for Playstation Vita players (the original being on the Playstation 2 console). You take control of a high schooler visiting his uncle in the town of Inaba. When you arrive, mysterious murders start happening. You and your new friends in the town decide to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:33
By Blake McDonald
Crysis is a first-person shooter that was developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts in November 2007. The game begins by playing a message sent by Dr. Helena Rosenthal, a member of the IAS Research Team stationed in the Lingshan Islands, a small series of islands that make up a portion of the southern tip of the Philippine Islands. In the message she states that the North Korean KPA have assumed control of the islands after learning about a discovery that the research team has made that could change the future of the planet.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:08
by Andrew Gleason
Welcome to this new column! Every week, I will be bringing you my top three comic book picks of the week, plus a new comic you can try jumping on if you are a newcomer interested in finding your way into comics, or just looking for something different new to try out.
3. Green Lantern New Guardians #16
Submitted by Tech Heads on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:31
By Eric R. Miller
Sine Mora, one of the premier shoot-em-up games on the Xbox 360 last spring, has finally made its way to the PlayStation Network, and, by all accounts,it is a fantastic game that any fan of the genre will enjoy.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 18:13
By Kenneth McNulty
The epic game of this generation has finally released. The misty shrouds that wrapped this title in mystery have been lifted, and brought to light the game to beat all games: Halo 4. Gamers cancelled work, classes, and life in general just to plug in and hop on with friends to conquer Halo’s campaign, multiplayer, and Spartan Ops game modes. It was a triumphant day for gamers around the Haloverse: almost every aspect of the Halo games of old was revamped in a conscious way, and what resulted was an online sci-fi shooter that manages to both hail back to its roots and improve upon nagging issues that’d plagued the series for years.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 15:50
By Maddie Stricklin.
"Corpses don't sleep, they don't dream. Eating brains is the closest we get." The movie Warm Bodies gives viewers an up close and personal experience of being part of a zombie community. They travel in packs - making it easier to hunt, they groan and grunt, they eat flesh and hearts and brains. Most zombie movies nowadays show the world the "Shoot now, ask questions later" version of the idea. This movie, however, may remind its viewers of Twilight - only better.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:15
by Eric R. Miller
Knytt Underground, while oozing with charm and atmosphere, just misses the mark set by other classic games in the adventure genre.
Remember old explorations games such as Zelda and Metroid? The ones where you had to figure out where the secret caverns and hidden grottos were yourself? Knytt Underground tries to put a modern spin on that tried-and-true explorer formula on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.
Submitted by Tech Heads on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 16:49
By Eric R. Miller
During the heyday of the Nintendo DS, the Brain Age franchise moved systems unlike anything before it. Nintendo was the first company to position a new handheld gaming system with an interactive brain training game, and it was a huge success. Now, over 5 years later, Sony aims to replicate Nintendo’s success with a new PlayStation Vita title, Smart As. Part brain training activity and part social motivator, Smart As is a fantastic game for the Vita, even if the novelty isn’t for everyone.