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Monday, Aug 13, 2007

After a three year wait, the next installment in the Halo franchise is coming closer to its release. Halo 2 earned $125 million its first day and received many ratings above a 9/10 from major video game publications. With this extreme success, Halo 3, the last game of the Halo trilogy, has a bar set very high for itself, and Bungie Studios is quite aware. Halo 3 will be released September 25, 2007.


Multiplayer footage of Halo 3:



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Friday, Aug 10, 2007

The long-awaited StarCraft II has garnered much attention as more and more information has been released. As a sequel to the hit computer game, StarCraft, SCII will be taking the best from both worlds, incorporating new and old features. Blizzard Entertainment, the game’s developer, has produced such hit games franchises as Warcraft and Diablo, and produced World of Warcraft, an MMORPG with over nine million players worldwide. Although a multiplayer demo was previewed at Blizzcon 2007, SCII will be released after this year.


Official In-Game Demo with Commentary:



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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Sunset Rubdown
Up on Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days [MP3]
From Random Spirit Lover (Jagjaguwar) releasing October 9 in the U.S.
     


[MySpace]


Caribou
Melody Day [MP3]
From Andorra (Merge Records) released August 21 in the U.S.
     


[MySpace]


Princesa
I Feel So Good [MP3]
     


[MySpace]


Princesa - Algo Para Decir (Medio de la Calle)


Fields
Song for the Fields (Ewan Pearson Remix) [MP3]
     


Pseudosix
Copout [MP3]
     



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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
100 Days, 100 Nights [MP3] from 100 Day, 100 Nights (Daptone Records) releasing October 2 in the U.S.
     


[MySpace]


The Budos Band
Chicago Falcon [MP3] from The Budos Band II (Daptone Records) released August 7 in the U.S.
     


[MySpace]


The Budos Band - “Volcano Song” from The Budos Band II


Oreska Band
20 Tips [MP3] from Oreskaband (Terry Dollar Records) released August 7 in the U.S. [PopMatters review]
     


[MySpace]


Oreskaband - Tsumasaki


John Vanderslice
White Dove [MP3]
     


BOAT
I’m a Donkey for Your Love [MP3]
     



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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007

On July 30, 2007, two great directors died: Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. Although these visionaries have died, their deaths have opened people’s eyes, appreciating current visionaries. These directors include Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, David Lynch, Alfonso Curón, Guillermo del Toro, and many others. Although these filmmakers use their medium differently than Bergman and Antonioni, they will be remembered for their unique cinematic achievements for generations to come.


An interview with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez:


An interview with Guillermo del Toro:


An interview with Alfonso Curón:


An interview with David Lynch:



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