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The NPD Group’s monthly games industry reports continue to be widely covered in the media, and it’s easy to understand why. With game publishers hesitant to make a habit of sharing sales figures, the NPDs, as they’re often called, supposedly give us somewhat of a glimpse as to which games are succeeding and which are failing. Criticisms of the NPD Group’s numbers have becoming increasingly common over time, to the point where the question is now being asked whether the media ought to ignore the numbers outright.
That’s the position taken in a new piece by the Penny Arcade Report, and it’s one I find myself agreeing with. Regular readers of 1UP’s news section may have noticed a distinct lack of coverage of the NPDs as of late, dating back to before the change in how news was handled. I personally don’t give a second thought to the numbers anymore — a far cry from the days when I would be highly anticipating them every month. Rather than having multiple pieces per month analyzing and dissecting whatever could be deduced from the numbers, the NPDs are something that rarely cross my mind at this point. And there are a variety of reasons for that.
More than a year and a half after it was first announced (Valve Time, remember?), Steam’s Big Picture mode has been released in beta. The primary purpose of it is to enable Steam users to easily navigate the program with a controller when it’s plugged into a television, and in that regard it is extremely successful. The question, however, is whether this is really all that impactful.
Big Picture mode is certainly useful, provided you have a workable setup. After opting into the beta (head to Steam’s Settings page to do so) and restarting Steam, a button in the upper-right corner appears. By clicking this or tapping the Guide button on an Xbox 360 controller, Big Picture mode launches and provides a controller-friendly way of navigating Steam’s core features: the store, game library, and community sections. Also included is a surprisingly decent browser, giving you quick and easy access to a browser on your TV screen that can be accessed even while playing a game.
The smell is so strong. He said its something something skunk because the smell sticks on the walls and cloths easily. Can you tell me what that means? Like Skunk, is that a strain or somehting?
Ill add pictures of the bud and sticking to wall in a little bit
Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA prez/CEO Travis Knight announced today. The films will be the much buzzed about ParaNorman and an untitled project due out in 2014.
ParaNorman is a comedy thriller about a small town under siege by zombies which must turn to a local boy named Norman, who has the ability to speak to the dead. His paranormal abilities will be pushed to the limit as he also faces ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler (from original screenplay by Butler), the film will star Kodi Smit-McPhee as Norman with Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Elaine Stritch. Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight are producing, Brian Van’t Hul will supervise visual effects, Nelson Lowry is production designer and Tristan Oliver is director of photography. ParaNorman will be only the second stop-motion film to be made in stereo 3-D.
Release date: August 17, 2012.
“ParaNorman is a story of intense beauty and emotional truth. It’s audacious, has genuine heart, and is funny as hell. We’re incredibly excited to share this wonderful story with the world,” said LAIKA’s Knight, “And we’re privileged to work again with Focus Features, with whom we share a commitment to bold, distinctive, and enduring films. LAIKA and Focus are truly kindred spirits. James Schamus and his extraordinary team have built their reputation on original thinking, old-fashioned muscle, and an unerring fidelity to creatively rich and thematically challenging cinema. We’re thrilled to extend the relationship that began with Coraline and look forward to being a part of the Focus/Universal family for years to come.”
Focus’ Schamus also noted, “Travis Knight is both an extraordinary businessman and a visionary artist who we know will shepherd these projects with imagination and originality. We’re thrilled to have ParaNorman as our next movie together, one which marries the stunning visuals of 3D stop-motion with a compelling, heartfelt, and funny story anchored by a terrifically relatable underdog hero.”