A Long Time Ago…
DeNA servers for Star Wars Galactic Defense just went back online this afternoon with a major update to the game. Most notably, access to both Dark Side and Light Side levels from the same screen. Also in store are some majors changes to how the champion characters are leveled, as well as “streamlined game features, and never before seen content!”
Nice convoluted leveling system and all, however the wookie in the room, is the arrival of 20 new levels on planet Kashyyyk! I am about to sit down and jump in.
I’ll let you know how it goes, as this is a on the heels of game developer DeNA making bigger deals with Nintendo back in March, but please note, I do not plan on letting the wookie win.
I would play this game on my father’s 486 work computer, having to install and uninstall each game playing session due to limited hard drive space (2 MB).
Alongside Monty Python’s Holy Grail, this game’s thorough treatment of the “dark ages” was my primary image of the origins of many fantasy tropes.
You could select a career for you characters, gaining additional skill sets, but every additional skill cost them 5 years of life!
I was using the Waze app, when we were abruptly stopped by a GOAT running in traffic during rush hour.
Waze has yet to add a button for “Goat”.
THE MINDELIXIR BAZAAR – From the minds of artists who live their culture, music, and art, comes the return of the Mindelixir Bazaar.
For the Love of Music, Art, Culture, Video Games, Hip Hop, Comic Books, Dance, and more.
A place for us to be comfortable with ourselves and our identities as creative beings, featuring a variety of performances and expositions of fine content ranging from DJ’s and producers, to hip hop lyricists, experimentally pleasing electric violin, rare and exciting comic books, awesome video games, and more.
MINDELIXIR trip hop, downtempo, future bass
DEFORMATI live ambient electric violin & bass
JOHN HAIRSTON JR artist, real life superhero
SVED house, underground house, techno
KEYZA SOULSAY old school lyricist, hip hop
NEM nerdcore hip hop, video games, comic books
JOE SWEENEY vinyl on tables, Supah Comics
Ages 21+ [$5]
Ages 18+ [$8]
Friday August 22, 2014
1425 Elizabeth Ave.
Mindelixir AKA Bill Schimel, is a Charlotte, NC based electronic music producer inspired heavily by video games, equal parts sexy and sci fi, a bass scientist, founder of Bass Church, influential in the rise of bass music in the SouthEast region of the US, included on Ministry of Sound’s 2013 Sound of Trap alongside artists such as Diplo, A-Trak, Kanye West and has performed with artists such as Bassnectar, Pretty Lights,Flying Lotus, Photek, Skream, and Joker.
Tim Parsons is an artist of many disciplines, he will be performing experiments in active response techniques throughout the evening, with electric five string violin, voice over, ambient sounds, and filling out the low end with 5 string electric bass guitar.
Tim’s musical approach to bass as melody and lead as counter-melody, seeks to discover and release that which is both hidden in the light, and the dark.
JOHN HAIRSTON JR.
– has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. Throughout his grade school years, he spent the majority of his time drawing superheroes and listening to any old soul or Hip Hop records he could get his hands on. Little did he know that his love for all things spandex-clad and funky would play such a major role in his development as an artist. Under the guidance of his high school mentors and college professors, he learned to tap into these components to create a style of artwork that seamlessly blends political satire, social commentary and obscure pop-culture references. Hairston graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and began his career as a professional artist illustrating storyboards for a string of independent films and several television ads. He has done commissioned pieces for numerous art collectors and various non-profit organizations. Hairston’s work is currently on display in various art galleries all over the East Coast and Charlotte, NC.
SVED is a house/techno DJ residing in Charlotte, NC. His influences derive from the underground house movements found worldwide, past and present. A video game fanatic, filled with a love for the groove.. he looks to provide the crowd with smooth, tasteful, & often gritty blends.
Since 2007, Keyza Soulsay has been ripping stages with his clever lyricism and energetic presence as an emcee. His evolution of old school boom-bap mixed with lyrical substance keeps the heads nodding and minds thinking long after one of his performances.
Nerdcore artist that makes songs about video games, comic books, and other cool stuff.
Vinyl on turntables.
Careful Demons by Deformati – Electronic version of a folk song originally penned by Tim Parsons who is featured on Vocals, Violin, and Acoustic Guitar. Amazing programming and sound design by Mindelixir.