"People were quite literally blown away by it because they had never seen anything like this. It really showed that there could be this whole interesting, compelling, edgy gaming experience on a PC that you weren't able to find on consoles or necessarily in arcades.
John Romero would show up at gaming conventions and there would be people literally bowing at his feet, and doing the Wayne's World 'I'm not worthy!' They really were the rock stars at that time, and then when all of the controversy came out over violent games, then they had all that too to kind of stoke their image.
John Carmack And John Romero's 1996 follow-up to Doom Quake enabled sixteen people to play over the internet and that really just blew it open. There started to be teams of gamers and they called themselves clans."
-- David Kushner, Author, "Masters of Doom"
"First person shooter is where your eyes are the monitor, basically. And you get to see your hands or your weapons or whatever in front of you, so it's you. And first person to us was the most successful interface that there was, because you didn't have to think about anything but just what you're doing in the game.
Through all of pretty much 1994, I was just addicted to Death Match. It was just the coolest thing I had ever experienced in my entire life.
I totally had fun buying fun cars and houses and all that kind of stuff."
-- George Romero, Co-Creator, "Wolfenstein 3D" and "Doom"
"My most seminal gaming experience was playing Doom with my headphones on late at night, with my wife asleep in the other room, and being really terrified, and feeling stupid for being terrified, but still being terrified."
-- Jeff Green, Editor-in-Chief, "Computer Gaming World"
"Spinning Wheel" is the title of a song from 1968 by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears. The song was written by the band's Canadian lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas and appears on their eponymous album. Released as a single in 1969, "Spinning Wheel" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July of that year. In August of that year, the song topped the Billboard easy listening chart for two weeks. It was also a crossover hit, reaching #45 on the US R&B chart. "Spinning Wheel" was nominated for three Grammy Awards at the 1970 ceremony, winning in the category Best Instrumental Arrangement. It was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year; the album won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Clayton-Thomas was quoted as describing the song as being "written in an age when psychedelic imagery was all over lyrics...it was my way of saying, 'Don't get too caught up, because everything comes full circle'."
Marlene (マリーン Marīn, born 4 January 1960) is a Filipina jazz vocalist from Manila, Philippines mainly active in Japan. Her real name has been cited as Marlene dela Peña or Marlene Pena Lim. Marlene moved to Japan in the late 1970s and released her first single through EMI Japan in 1979 before signing a contract with CBS Sony in 1981. She has since recorded 31 albums in total and is the highest paid Pinay jazz artist in Japan.
Arranged by Yuji Toriyama
Hits is a 2014 American comedy-drama written and directed by David Cross. Justin Chang of Variety, said in his review that "David Cross’s scattershot “Hits” resembles early Alexander Payne in its playful (or hateful?) skewering of local yokels and their purportedly dim dreams." David Rooney in his review for The Hollywood Reporter said that "Celebrity in the age of the viral sensation gets broad treatment in this modest effort, unlikely to reflect its title."
"I knew that this was very important to him and I didn't want him to live his life with any regrets. So even though there's that kind of sacrifice to be made, I'm willing to do it. And he does a very good job of, you know, being very apologetic and trying to set aside time. He has a really good ability, he's very personable and he's very passionate about what he does. There is not a doubt in my mind that he's going to be able to make this happen. So while it's scary for him quitting his job and me being kind of the breadwinner, I guess you could say, right now, I really have no doubt that this is going to be a success."
"First of all, we're half American and half British, so we're like low-key over-the-top, whereas British are low-key and Americans, as a generalization, that's not fair to say about everyone, are over-the-top. Also, we look like you, we look like Americans, we're like aliens from another planet who look like you, but there's something slightly off."
Canadian sketch-comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall kept early ‘90s audiences in stiches with its off-kilter humor and extended list of recurring characters. Members Dave Foley and Kevin McDonald join the Think podcast for a conversation about humor while they’re in town to accept the Ernie Kovacs Award from VideoFest.
Broadcast on October 1, 2018
On this episode of imagine-nation, we're featuring the work of the game producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and director Koji Oda. The game Tsuchiya and Oda worked on is the latest installment of "Mega Man", the globally popular action game that's celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. With 8 years gap since the previous release, there was a lot of pressure on Tsuchiya and Oda. We'll be interviewing them at their production studio to find out their take on the new game, with which they hope to please the longtime fans as well as newcomers.
The L.A. Complex was a Canadian drama series which premiered on CTV on January 10, 2012, subsequently airing on MuchMusic. It also began airing in the United States on April 24, 2012 on The CW. As described in CTV publicity materials, "The L.A. Complex follows the lives of twenty year olds living in the same apartment complex in L.A. trying to make it as actors, dancers, producers and comedians. Relationships begin and end, the need to succeed is tested and all characters are pushed to their breaking points.
Virtual reality: currently a hot technology in the world of video gaming, and now also on the brink of transforming the medical field. Surgeon Maki Sugimoto has developed a system that uses precise 3D modeling of patients' internal organs to help plan surgical procedures down to the last scalpel incision, maximizing safety. Currently used at over 50 facilities working across the medical spectrum, this groundbreaking technology is also revolutionizing the way young doctors are trained.
Daito Manabe uses drones, VR and the latest technology to create entertainment. He's worked with famous pop musicians and is now exploring classical music. He talks about the potential of media art.
“Think like an amateur, act like an expert.”
(Takeo Kanade, Professor of Computer Science and Robotics)
Crazy ideas can create new genres and challenges. Tackle those new horizons as a professional, using the tried-and-tested skills you’ve acquired.
I think that this is the perfect phrase for encapsulating the work I am now doing.
Evolver is a 1995 Mark Rosman horror/science fiction B-movie. It starred Ethan Embry as teenage computer whiz Kyle Baxter (Ethan Randall) who participates in a virtual reality version of laser tag and hacks into the company's system to make himself the winner of the prize: "Evolver" (voiced by William H. Macy), a robotic opponent to compete against in a real-world version of laser tag. Whenever Evolver is defeated, he "evolves", becomes smarter, quicker and harder to beat (to simulate rising game difficulty).
While making his way back to Kyle's house, Evolver wanders into an arcade where two marijuana smoking teens are playing the Evolver virtual game. He electrocutes and kills them both.
Evolver (1995) Full Movie -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEJyMlGmJ5Q
CAT GRAY (keys)
TAKASHI NUMAZAWA (ds)
CAT GRAY / CHIKUZEN SATO / JANE CHILD / DANIELA SPAGNOLA / ED SANDERS (vo)
CAT GRAY / BOB METZGER / DAVID T.WALKER / ROSS BOLTON / POCKET HONORE (g)
CAT GRAY / RAYMOND MCKINLEY / ANDREW FORD (b)
with the Metropole Orchestra + special guest Lilian Vieira of Zuco 103.
October 19, 2002 Radio 4FM, Netherlands
NPS Radio asked this funk and jazz legend to select ten of his own compositions. The chosen works were orchestrated by five young talented arrangers: Willem Friede (NL), Henri Gerrits (NL), Marko Lackner (GE), Martin Fondse (NL) and Florian Ross (DE).