{fv_addthis}

Latest Blog Posts

by Mike Schiller

28 May 2009

My blog about how Wolverine's racist imagery was overlookedin the wake of Resident Evil 5 fatigue will have to wait.

These are days when I wish everyone followed the Google-popularized mantra of “Don’t Be Evil.” The concept of the pre-order bonus is not a new one: buy the game early, get a little something extra for being so darn sure of your purchase.  It’s not a difficult concept to grasp, and despite the after-the-fact howling of the terminally wronged, it makes sense from a business standpoint to throw in an incentive to get people to buy a given product at a specific place.  Time was, you’d pre-order a game, or a CD, or a DVD, and maybe you’d get a poster, maybe you’d get an action figure, maybe you’d even get a little bonus CD with some exclusive (or, at least, timed exclusive tracks).  The huge fans pre-order it to make sure they get the prize; everyone else just gets the product when and where they feel like it. This has recently become something of a phenomenon in gaming arenas—Atlus has the pre-order business down to a science, what with soundtracks, plushies, posters, and all manner of other bonuses awaiting the Atlus Faithful, and the just-announced Guitar Hero: Smash Hits pre-order bonus extravaganza features everything from drumsticks to discounts, depending on where you order it from.

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2009

Silversun Pickups just recorded a bunch of live songs for Yahoo Music.

“Panic Switch”

“Growing Old Is Getting Old”

“Lazy Eye”

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2009

Laura Izibor
Let the Truth Be Told (Atlantic)
releasing 16 June 2009

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2009

Mew
No More Stories Are Told Today I’m Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I’m Tired Let’s Wash Away
(Columbia)
releasing 25 August

by PopMatters Staff

28 May 2009

Moby
Wait for Me
(Mute)
releasing 30 June

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

READ the article