Sunday, June 28, 2009

pod shot: grafix

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This week we talk about the role of graphics in games – when do they enhance the experience, and when are they a hindrance? It’s a pretty good discussion.

What overshadows this is a completely non-game-related talk about Michael Jackson’s untimely death. Aficionados will remember the time I played Resident Evil 5 while listening to the King of Pop’s discography. Bizarre personal life? Sure. Gifted artist? Also, yes.

Music this week is courtesy Kirby’s Adventure from the NES, specifically the Butter Building level. This was my favorite of the Kirby games, perhaps because the first time I played it I was young enough to be challenged by it. If we had a bunch of money though, the music this week would be Billie Jean.