EPX Studio, the sponsors of the event, write, “We want to give you an insider’s look into the life of an animator, illustrator, game programmer, 3D character rigger, and 3D character artist. Join our event to see them talk on campus and tell you all about their jobs and how they got there.”
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. on ABC. ISU star Craig Brackins looks to atone for last season’s 2-for-12 shooting in a 73-57 loss to the Hawkeyes, who lead the series 42-20.
Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards
Star of NBC’s “Chuck,” voice actor for “Fallout: New Vegas” and “Halo: Reach” and video game super fan Zachary Levi will host Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards. Telecasting from Los Angeles, CA and featuring some of the most notable names in video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more, the two-hour event honoring the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year will premiere LIVE on Spike TV, MTV2 and Spike.com on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances by The Black Keys and deadmau5. Scheduled appearances by Brooklyn Decker, Seth Green, Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, LL Cool J, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice. Premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012, including “Diablo III,” BioWare’s next project, the next “Alan Wake” game, “Metal Gear Solid: Rising,” “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots,” “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” and “BioShock Infinite.”
All Ages Show @ Blue Moose
Performances by Fair To Midland, Dead Letter Circus, and Aficionado. Monday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $12 day of show.
East Africa, 2015. Attached to an international peace-keeping force, Colonel Bishop leads a small squadron in operations to suppress an insurgent rebel force. The operation, however, rapidly escalates as Bishop and his company come face-to-face with the rebels’ devastatingly powerful experimental weapon. Tearing its way through the desert states and up into the frozen North, the struggle to control the weapon ignites a devastating global conflict.
Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is in search of a lost city where terrible secrets are unearthed and his quest for survival strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.
There is a lot going on this week for teens at the ICPL. We have some extra Teen Tech Zone hours, a creative crafty day, and a celebration of International Gaming Day on November 13th. Details are below, hope to see you there!
TEEN TECH ZONE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
Open use for teens on the Internet in the Library’s Computer Lab for a two-hour afternoon session after school on Thursday.
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Computer Lab
TEEN TECH ZONE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
Special Teen Tech Zone: School’s Out Session
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Where: Computer Lab
TEEN CRAFT: RECYCLED GIFTS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
Teens from 7th-12th grade are invited to create crafts from various recycled materials. There will be supplies to choose from, and you can bring in your own materials as well. Drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 to create something great!
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Where: Meeting Room B
NATIONAL GAMING DAY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
November 13th is National Gaming Day, and the ICPL Teen Advisory Group will have open play the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 during TTZ! Come and show off your skills, eat some snacks, and hang out with fellow gamers.
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Where: Computer Lab
I just beat Crimson Fields in Mooshu, Wizard101! I am now working on Cave of Solitude. It was so easy, it could have been harder. I also need to start farming for pets. That means to beat a monster to get an object you want from the monster. This time the object are pets. I have a Burnzilla, a Ninja Pig, and many more. See ya in the Spiral!
I have been playing lots of online games. I will be sharing two of them, Wizard101 and Poptropica. If you like Harry Potter or have wizardry thoughts, you should play Wizard101. You choose 1 out of 7 magic schools. Next you defeat evil foes, make lots of friends, and save worlds with your wizardry power. In Poptropica you travel to islands to save the local peoples’ problem. You can compete with other Poptropicans in head-to-head games. Both games are free. So go to Wizard101.com and Poptropica.com. See you there!
I have again gone to Teen Tech Zone. There are some changes (like the awesome new adviser person Maddie) and then some things never change. Come on down to the library for some teen techy-ness! Teen Tech Zone is held in the computer lab on the second floor.
June 9 through July 9th
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1-4 p.m.
July 12 through August 18 (No TTZ on July 16th)
Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.
Oh, and check this out. it is PORTAL, the flash version.
Yesterday, I picked up a used Gameboy Color at Gamers. It was $10. I am very thrilled to have it because I get to finally play the old Pokemon games again. (Oh, the joy to be young again) As soon as I had played for awhile, I remembered that there is a new Pokemon game coming out tomorrow. I wanted to see the beginning minutes of the game, to see what it was like. Within the first 3 minutes of the game you get talked through so much stuff. The beginning is okay, except for the very very beginning when it asks, “Do you need to know the controls to the game?” The ironic part is that the booklet that comes with the game has the instructions in it. That’s why it is there. Why do you need instructions IN THE GAME, when you could just flip open the booklet, read it BEFORE you play, then just play. I guess I took that for granted in the old days. I often kept the booklet, just in case I ever get stuck. The times have changed I guess, and as technology grows in popularity, so will how the basics are portrayed to the public. So, why don’t companies get rid of booklets that comes with games, if they are just going to program “how to play” guides into their games?
Just yesterday I completed Spyro the Dragon for the first time. If you haven’t heard about Spyro, look him up. This purple dragon is amazing. He can glide, spit fire, and charge his enemies into oblivion. This game was released in 1997. If you have played it, then play it again if you haven’t beaten it in awhile. Pick up the purple dragon and kill some Gnasty Gnorc again. And if you liked the two good sequels, play those again as well.
After you play them, think about ways to make it better, if possible. Are there ways that Spyro could have been made better? Such as adding higher difficulty, or making the amount of treasure higher? Or do you think the game is perfect as it was, and should remain untouched?