I feel that this is the first time where a video game has captivated me on multiple levels in terms of development. Albeit the story had me asking questions at the end, I enjoy the game immensely. It has elements of design that I can appreciate as a casual gamer and as an illustrator … In my opinion, this game is a good blend of action, exploration and has it’s fair share of cutscenes. If you’re interested in learning about Nilin and the Errorist cause, check out Remember Me. This game is available for PC, PS3 and XBOX 360.
I feel I need to discuss this because my friend Kai (recommended the game and let me demo the first stage) showed me someone’s opinion article on Remeber Me. The writer felt very strongly that the protagonist, Nilin was a poorly portrayed female hero. I’d like to say that everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I think this person stretched their views and values a little too far into the introduction alone and didn’t finish the rest of the game. I think dismissing it entirely defeats the purpose of playing, because the in-game dialogue addresses issues on dominance in their society. There’s a lot more going on in this game than one would think.
Let me rephrase my opening statements about “Remember Me,” because I should make this crystal clear to whoever reads it: This game was released in North America as of June 4, right after my uneventful 25th birthday had passed. I wanted to play this game so badly, because I saw that an attractive woman was the leading role in an intricate science fiction adventure platform. When I finally got to try out Remember Me in November, I had absolutely no expectations and it caught my attention on many aspects. Needless to say, I wasn’t simply attracted to the character, but I fell in love with their world, atmosphere and music.
If you’re so inclined, feel free to read My technical review (http://puremystery.livejournal.com/138087.html)
and Breanna Hillier’s opinion article @ VG247 (http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/10/remember-this-the-sad-dumbing-down-of-nilin/)
Wreck-It Ralph Street Fighter Wall Portraits by Bobby Pontillas
Artist’s notes: When Ralph goes to Tappers bar and runs into the Hero’s Duty soldier for the first time, John Musker and I did those caricatures of game celebrities on the wall.
Disney thank you for drawing these lovely Street Fighters <3
@ThugLifeForevs and the Art of the #ChameleonPortrait
"Instagram really sparked my interest in doing things in a series," says Emily. "Hashtags make it easy to group the photos together and to check out what other folks are contributing to the pool."
"My idea of fun is taking one simple idea and seeing how many different ways I can rework it." From #colorsorganizedneatly to #thisampersandthat to #sayitwithscissors, Emily’s experimentation has sparked the creativity of her followers and has created communities around the themes she’s imagined. “There have been some really creative contributions!”
A favorite theme is the #chameleonportrait, where the subject of Emily’s photo blends into the background.
"The first few chameleon portraits I took were self portraits," says Emily. "I was up late one night and the idea just popped into my head and I got to work on it. After my first few #selfies I transitioned the subjects to my friends and family."
Chameleon portraits allow Emily to experiment and add a twist to a classic genre. “I love shooting portraits more than anything. I think they are really important and lasting and meaningful.”
Emily offers some tips for those who want to try their hand at a #chameleonportrait:
"There are many simple ways to blend into your background for one of these portraits. You could simply wear a yellow shirt while standing in front of a yellow wall. Wear green clothing and lay in some lush grass or wear a floral dress in front of some floral wallpaper. Stripes on stripes, polka dots on polka dots, fabric, paint, nature, paper."
The most important thing, Emily says, is to not worry too much about the outcome. “Every idea is worth exploring a little and you never know what it might turn into.”