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Photos: Anime Boston 2010
Photos from the Northeast's largest anime confab
Photos from Anime Boston 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center
| April 05, 2010
Trailer parks, baseball curses, mad scientists, and Darwin
There's plenty more than we can fit in, but here's a sampling of the broad range covered on Boston stages this spring, from new works to Shakespeare and Mel Brooks.
| March 12, 2010
Private Fears in Public Places at Zeitgeist, Neighborhood 3 at Apollinaire
Private Fears in Public Places — Alan Ayckbourn's London-set tragicomedy from 2004 — is all about how difficult it is to know another person.
| February 23, 2010
Review: The Wolfman
Splashes of gore and sulky introspection
Joe Johnston sets his remake of the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic The Wolf Man in Victorian England, a fitting backdrop for a Jekyll and Hyde –esque tale of men battling beasts within.
| February 17, 2010
Improv Asylum presents Scott Brown: The Musical
Tax Relief? Good Grief!
Should US Senator Scott Brown ever find any downtime between crucial votes on the future of this nation and hand-modeling gigs, he may want to flex his melodrama muscles.
| February 12, 2010
Review: Mass Effect 2
The good Shepard returns
Mass Effect 2 gives us the game we craved the first time around — the laborious load screens remain, but the bits in between are a breath of fresh air.
| February 10, 2010
Looking back, going forward
A diverse display for 2010
Economic recession and post-racial themes abound in Boston’s early 2010 theater repertoire.
| January 13, 2010
Sexiest video-game studs of 2009
The cream of the crop
Video-game characters get more realistic all the time - and by more realistic, we mean sexier. This year offered a plethora of digital delights and graphical innovations, and although developers don't cater to their straight female and gay male audience nearly as much as they could, we still had no shortage of contenders for this list.
| December 18, 2009
Review: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Like you'll even be able to hear anything over all the shrieking
Chris Weitz comes on board to direct Twilight ’s hotly awaited sequel, New Moon , but the second bite doesn’t sate quite like the first. Bella (Kristen Stewart) celebrates her 18th birthday with vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson); when she gets a paper cut at the party.
| November 23, 2009
Photos: New England Fan Experience 2009
At the Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Boston
Photos of fans and more at the New England Fan Experience 2009
| November 16, 2009
Review: DJ Hero
Hit the decks in DJ Hero
Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
| November 12, 2009
Photos: Comic Con 2009 at Back Bay Events Center
Comic Con descended upon Back Bay on October 24, 2009
Photos from the Boston comic book convention
| October 26, 2009
Review: A Boy and His Blob
Childhood memories, improved
A Boy and his Blob got its start as a 1989 Nintendo game designed by David Crane, who also designed Pitfall! . This 2009 remake features Miyazaki-inspired art and cel-shaded animation, giving the maps a storybook quality. Unfortunately, the story itself still leaves much to be desired; no further complexity has been layered onto the 1989 game’s backstory.
| October 27, 2009
Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Marvel's "Secret War" comes to consoles
Comic-book games are all about wish-fulfillment: What comic book fan hasn't dreamed of laying the telekinetic smack down Dark Phoenix-style, or flinging a few of Gambit's explosive cards?
| September 30, 2009
Review: Darkest of Days
Time travel's last stand?
In Darkest of Days you play as Alexander Morris, a soldier fresh from Little Big Horn. Right after you get nailed with some feather-tipped arrows, KronoteK rushes in to “save” you. There's a catch, though: you then go to work for KronoteK.
| September 22, 2009
Photos: King Richard's Faire 2009
King Richard's Faire in Carver
Photos from King Richard's Faire 2009
| September 08, 2009
It's a bit tough to swallow
This film from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor features two fictional games: Society and Slayers , and both involve the mind control of volunteers by gamers who pay to play.
| September 09, 2009
Familiar Fantasy IV
The After Years: If it ain't broke, remake it
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years started as a Japan-only cellphone game and has washed up on American shores in the form of WiiWare.
| June 16, 2009
Damnation's peaks and valleys
Damnation is one of the first major shooters created in the steampunk genre. This means the story is set about a century and a half ago in an alternate timeline in which steam power becomes the reigning technology instead of electricity.
| June 05, 2009
Review: Zeno Clash
A strange and beautiful trip
Zeno Clash is too bizarre, artsy, and risky to get picked up by a bigger company, but when you look at all the Counter-Strike clones out there, it's a relief to see something a little . . . different.
| May 19, 2009
Review: Dragonball Evolution
An accidental comedy
Only traces of the original plot remain: evil alien Piccolo (James Marsters) still fights to collect all seven dragonballs to summon a dragon that will grant one wish.
| April 15, 2009
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