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"...I've been jonesing to make a text-based adventure game our weekly waste of time, if only to take a week off from pandering to the casual gamer and offer something only a true dork could love. As the title implies the original text-based games involved little to no graphical elements to play – like a game of Dungeons & Dragons but on a computer and therefore without a human to interpret your actions..."
"...Now, Non-Stop brings us Liam Neeson as an alcoholic federal air marshal. What’s next? It’s as though Hollywood were trying to turn air travel into a white-knuckle adventure..."
"...Weber (The Spectacular Now) dial back on the spikiness that made Hazel’s voice so winning in Green’s novel, and her inner monologue is translated to screen via a gauzier voiceover. After a slow, sweet build to an adventure in Amsterdam, the film dramatically plateaus, but not ruinously so: It is simply placid about other foregone conclusions..."
"...Bill and Ted end their problematic adventure, Peter LaBarbera thinks gay is gross, and Colorado gets a dose of common sense, as your AggreGAYtor detects a hint of Tobi Vail in the air...."
"...Once upon a time, text was good enough to immerse players in a video game. That's not to say a text adventure like Zork is a modern-day War and Peace, but the balance has shifted away from writing in games – maybe for the best...."
"...My First Quantum Transporter: Cellar Door Games, creator of the inspired text-adventure game Don't Shit Your Pants, does a 180 with this minimalist take on Portal. The mechanics involve creating a shadow of yourself that you can transport to with the tap of the spacebar..."
"...Need to free up the TV? Gameplay can conveniently be switched from the TV screen to the controller's screen. What's more, we can finally see Mario in hi-def and get a good look at that sweet 'stache. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PS3, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, PC $49.99 Still not a trip to Disneyland, but it's a lot cheaper and there are no lines. Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS $29.95 The cult TV show brings its signature sense of humor and style to Nintendo's handheld systems..."
"...Accurate and well-designed, yes. Inspired by passion, art, and true adventure, no..."
"...Last week saw the Tape Quest launch, a scavenger hunt the Austin native calls a “badass, outdated, and somewhat contrived adventure.” He’s personally created strange mixtapes, glued them into vintage cassette recorders, and hidden them around town. You find and unlock them via clues and challenges...."
"...It's an approach that rewards the viewer with a deeply personal theatrical experience, one that moves you beyond the traditional boundaries of the stage and into the performance, where your connections to the story being told and the emotions shared are heightened, where other levels of mystery and beauty within the world of the play open to you. It gives you a role in the drama and shows you the adventure that theatre can be...."
"...Two children, the restless Ben and his mute younger sister, Saoirse, live atop a hill in a remote lighthouse overlooking the ocean with their widowed father, a man still mourning the disappearance of his selkie wife six years earlier. When circumstances dictate they leave home to live with their bossy but well-meaning grandmother in the city, an adventure ensues, one that involves a magical seashell, hapless fairies turned to stone, and their missing mother’s sealskin coat..."
"...Raul's (and later Club Foot) was our home base, and I was fascinated by it not only for the music but as a magnet for creative energy. Every night was an adventure..."
"...illustration by Json Stout Gary Gattis and some of his friends met me in a way technicolor virtual world called Brittania, where we were a band of rogue swordsmen looking for adventure. We met and destroyed a blood-red wraith..."
"...Yet in cyberspace they discovered monsters roaming just as freely, with Matt Drudge leading the horde. Undeterred, many let loose their corporeal shells for the adventure of an on-line persona..."
"...ADVENTURE ABOUT SPACE..."
"...Darkwing Duck/Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (Kaboom): Straight from the decade of anthropomorphic adventure, two of Disney's classic eighties cartoons get the glossy reboot...."
"...That is, the adventure begins on Feb. 17 and continues through July … but you have to sign up by Feb..."
"...Ever since Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions asked for $400,000 to make Double Fine Adventure and got about $3 million on top of that, making headlines along the way, Kickstarter has been a money making machine for game developers. See this helpful graph to get an idea of how awesome the past few months have been..."
"...AC: What was the prevailing mood on the way out there: Was it anxiety? Was it adventure?..."
"...It's basically didactic; you're telling instead of showing, so I knew it had to be terribly concentrated. It was an adventure in cutting..."