Fantasy objects – Plamo http://plamo.info/ Mon, 03 Oct 2022 19:10:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://plamo.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-3-105x105.png Fantasy objects – Plamo http://plamo.info/ 32 32 Cleaning my parents’ house was painful – but I found it therapeutic https://plamo.info/cleaning-my-parents-house-was-painful-but-i-found-it-therapeutic/ Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/cleaning-my-parents-house-was-painful-but-i-found-it-therapeutic/ I was drawn to emotionally charged objects: miniature wooden elephants that I dusted as a child; The Narnia series by CS Lewis, which my father read to us after dinner. I saved something beautiful, like an exquisite crystal polar bear on a family trip to Sweden. I also demanded everything I couldn’t bear to see […]]]>

I was drawn to emotionally charged objects: miniature wooden elephants that I dusted as a child; The Narnia series by CS Lewis, which my father read to us after dinner. I saved something beautiful, like an exquisite crystal polar bear on a family trip to Sweden. I also demanded everything I couldn’t bear to see wasted: a can of black beans, a ream of writing paper, an entire roll of cling film – and I bet my frugal mother would approve. Finally, I confess that I have had a lifelong obsession with small boxes.

For some families, the distribution of parental goods triggers petty conflicts and brutal falling-outs. But Berger and I were the only heirs and we adore each other. In a weird way, we had a wonderful time. The only item we both wanted, an Asian cookbook, Berger gave it up in 10 seconds. Sharing parental loot while sharing memories (not all good ones) has brought us closer.

We fell into a rhythm. Up, coffee, then a 15-mile cycle from my home in Brooklyn to the apartment we’d visited for 30 years. We worked non-stop for 12 hours straight – no lunch – we locked ourselves in at midnight and rode the 15 miles back. I was preparing dinner and we were eating at 2am over a well deserved bottle of wine. Stand up, coffee, repeat.

The diet was exhausting – and not just because of the bike rides. We hired a disposal company that promised to donate all usable items to appropriate charities. But it was excessive to pay transporters by volume to remove simple waste, of which there were literally tons. Turns out my parents were hoarders. Oh, they weren’t quite newsworthy, but they never threw anything away. My father left behind about 80 suits – probably the number he bought while he was alive – and most were moth-eaten (a shock of this work was how many of these so-called beloved effects were badly preserved, especially the clothes). Every spacious closet was piled up to the ceiling with trash. The sheer volume of three-dimensional materials squeezed into five modestly sized rooms was a geometric marvel.

Being released into your parent’s house to steal what you want can feel like a fantasy come true in some ways. Except that the reality is strangely horrifying. Like most children, I was raised to respect my parents’ belongings and warned never to enter their room without permission. Snooping around in every dresser drawer was deeply transgressive. Stealing my mother’s jewelry gave me a girlish thrill, but the breach also felt like theft. In a fit of wanton vandalism, we threw away or gave away almost everything my parents liked, including dozens of civic awards. There’s nothing more hollow than a certificate of appreciation from the Raleigh Community Relations Committee that wasn’t awarded to you.

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Modern grunge and ladies having lunch https://plamo.info/modern-grunge-and-ladies-having-lunch/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:17:44 +0000 https://plamo.info/modern-grunge-and-ladies-having-lunch/ When Bottega Veneta creative director Matthieu Blazy launched his first collection for the Italian brand last year, the surreal jeans – surprisingly, in leather – were an impressive display of his talent for capturing the ease of everyday life with a twist. subversive. For Spring 2023, the most evocative pieces had a similar sentiment: how […]]]>

When Bottega Veneta creative director Matthieu Blazy launched his first collection for the Italian brand last year, the surreal jeans – surprisingly, in leather – were an impressive display of his talent for capturing the ease of everyday life with a twist. subversive.

For Spring 2023, the most evocative pieces had a similar sentiment: how do you transform distinctly understated everyday wear into new luxury items? For starters, a directional glam Kate Moss grabbed everyone’s attention in an oversized blue plaid shirt; white tank top; and baggy, low-rise jeans. The trompe-l’oeil look was made all leather. With no accessories except a simple pair of hoop earrings, it was very reminiscent of light 90s grunge.

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The understated minimalism that punctuated the start of the collection continued with baggy khakis, baggy polo shirts and white tees, knee-length denim shorts (all leather too) and white henley dresses with the sweet look, straight out of the mall culture of the early 2000s, with an undeniable expensive twist. The style — a chunky sweater tied over the shoulder, layered bags, a piled fur coat over denim shorts, and one particular bag that looked like a brown shopping bag — was intrinsically tied to celebrity culture. and style out of order; a hint of voyeurism through a polished eye. It also grounded the collection, so it carefully toed the line between runway and real life.

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Blazy’s debut last season was solid and he also showed a knack for finding new ways to explore texture. It did just that, again, for the second half of the Spring 2023 collection. A trio of shiny feather-like fringed dresses swayed and quivered as they closed into the show in hues of banana yellow, tiger lily orange and robin egg blue. Each of them recalled similar dresses from Fall 2022, which then sold for an incredible $30,000 each.

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With a backdrop of a fantastical rainbow resin catwalk and artistic chairs created by Italian design icon Gaetano Pesce, it looked like a brave new take on extreme luxury. The collection also contained a bit of subtle storytelling with visible flashes of different characters – we saw the office lady, the eccentric artist, and a new take on a high society dweller. Erykah Badu, Kirsten Dunst and even pornstar Cicciolina sat front row, all dressed in their own very neat and specific aesthetic, adding to the riot of different looks.

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It was one thing to watch Blazy’s confusing dresses as static images, and quite another when each piece was in motion – which is where her attention to detail really shines. Blazy worked under Raf Simons at Calvin Klein before joining Maison Martin Margiela, then Bottega; you could easily see some influences from the variety of these houses. One only had to contemplate the 3D babydolls covered in flowers, the jacquard knits with hand-knit fringes or the intricate knits to see how Blazy carefully creates a unique new DNA for Bottega Veneta. That he can do both understated minimalism and whimsical maximalism is truly spectacular.

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Fanciful foray into fantasy and fear https://plamo.info/fanciful-foray-into-fantasy-and-fear/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:55:42 +0000 https://plamo.info/fanciful-foray-into-fantasy-and-fear/ By Fyllis Hockman At over 450 years old, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States with plenty to commend – history, ancient architecture (for this country), Spanish culture, and, of course, ghosts. A city this ancient has plenty of history to haunt – plenty of death and despair to permeate the […]]]>

By Fyllis Hockman

At over 450 years old, St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States with plenty to commend – history, ancient architecture (for this country), Spanish culture, and, of course, ghosts. A city this ancient has plenty of history to haunt – plenty of death and despair to permeate the landscape – and the spirits of St. Augustine are enough to keep a multitude of ghost tour operators busy. I followed a couple.

Outing #1 was a Ghost and Tombstone Trolley Tour. My first ghost hunting tip: Go for stormy weather, alleged by dedicated ghost hunters to provide more energy for “manifestations” to draw upon. It was foggy: check.

As we hopped on a cart, we were instructed in the basics of ghost sighting: look for small orbs with tails, white light, shadow, white apparition. At a cemetery fence, unsurprisingly still a portal for the undead, cameras flashed and phones went on one after another.
“Why are they all taking pictures of the fence? asked my still skeptical husband. “There is nothing there.”

The 130-year-old Potter’s Wax Museum building, we were told, was built over a graveyard, thus explaining all the ‘energy’. I was beginning to get the idea that energy was just a euphemism for ghosts. Our guide talked about strange things happening, which by the end of the night had become a mantra – footsteps heard, bottles falling, objects flying. As we walked through the museum, I suddenly felt a vibration on my arm – a very intense vibration – and quickly looked around to see who or what “energy” might be near me. What a disappointment I was to find out it was just my Fitbit!

During a visit to the Old Jail, known as the Hanging Jail from 1871 to 1953 for the Eight Criminals Hanging from the Gallows, a dramatic inmate enthusiastically recounted stories about the sadly deceased, all reenacting the gory details of the crimes. The impersonators were the best part of the tour, but they were all very much alive.

A costumed interpreter from the suspended prison in St. Augustine, Florida, tells members of a ghost tour about events that took place there in the past. (Photo courtesy of Victor Block.)

Someone claimed to have an image of an orb – allegedly a wispy white light with or without a tail – on their cell phone. I looked through the bars in the same very dark cell and all I saw was, well, a very dark cell.

How to account for some of these spectrum observations? Shadows, specks of dust, reflections, overflowing imaginations? But many claim they capture images on their cameras that are inexplicable – ghosts trying to come across as recognizable spirit forms. Who am I to argue?

Given my own penchant for spirits (of the drinkable variety), it seemed like a ghost-invaded pub crawl would be a good way to combine my wits with theirs on my next ghost-filled adventure. .

It’s rare for my job to require me to attend an extended happy hour, so when the opportunity to soak in four different venues, all in the name of research, presented itself, I felt compelled to attend the ghost tours of St. Augustine Creepy Pub Crawl. Zombie Martini, anyone?

Claiming that ghost theory is as polarizing as politics, Brian, the guide, said the spectrum tipped 60 to 40 in favor of believers.

“Ignore the skeptics,” he warned. “That’s not why you’re here.”

As we walked the streets built above cemeteries and ongoing archaeological digs, he assured us that the residual energies remained. However, it’s rare for a ghost to come along and say, “Hello, my name is Ralph and I’m going to haunt you tonight.” Instead, he warned, you should familiarize yourself with a place and know what to look for — or more accurately, “share the presence of.”

My spooky fellow explorers kept checking their electromagnetic emitters to see if they had connected to any external energies, then breaking their cameras in hopes of catching them randomly on film. Until we got to the next bar, of course, and started drinking again. For a while I thought liquid spirits were taking over more ethereal spirits. But then we moved on.

The eruption of screams emitted from several transmitters at the corner of Charlotte and Hypolita streets caught everyone’s attention – matched only by the story Brian then told of the murder there on November 20, 1785 of William Delaney by a rival jealous. I haven’t seen Delaney’s spirit anywhere, but I also know it hasn’t happened at any other intersection.

We were all more than happy to go to another bar for more uplifting spirits. At Meehan’s Irish Pub, the liquor is held in place by wires as, rumor has it, bottles have more than once inexplicably flown off the shelves. Kaiser, who has been a bartender there for four years, says he heard voices, saw lights flickering, slammed the bathroom door for no apparent reason and saw a man in overalls.

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At Meehan’s Irish Pub in St. Augustine, Florida, which is said to be haunted, bottles are kept from flying across the room. (Photo courtesy of Victor Block)

“If you don’t believe in ghosts, come work here,” he urged.

I ordered another drink.

It’s hard not to be moved by all these stories. As skeptical as I was at the start of the journey, how could I have ignored the – often so similar – experiences of so many others? Or ignore very real hard evidence ostensibly captured on film?

All I could do was shake my head.

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For more information: www.floridashistoriccoast.com, www.ghosttoursofstaug.com, www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/ghost-tours-st-augustine.asp.

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10 Fantasy Football Players Who Should Rebound In Week 2 https://plamo.info/10-fantasy-football-players-who-should-rebound-in-week-2/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 07:05:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/10-fantasy-football-players-who-should-rebound-in-week-2/ MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE SENTINEL JOURNAL/USA TODAY NETWORKThe 2022 NFL season is underway and Week 1 has delivered many outstanding performances, but several fantasy football players have also disappointed managers. It’s important not to overreact to a bad week, just look at what happened in 2021. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions and didn’t […]]]>
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The 2022 NFL season is underway and Week 1 has delivered many outstanding performances, but several fantasy football players have also disappointed managers.

It’s important not to overreact to a bad week, just look at what happened in 2021. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions and didn’t record a lone touchdown in Week 1. He only won the NFL MVP for the second year in a row.

There are other great examples to remind us not to give up on the best fantasy football players. Jonathan Taylor had just 56 rushing yards and zero touchdowns in the 2021 season opener. Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette combined for 65 rushing yards in the 2021 NFL Kickoff Game. These things happen and great fantastic managers evolve quickly.

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Moving on to Week 2 of the NFL season, look for the following disappointing fantasy football players to bounce back from the dirt they left behind in Week 1. These 10 fantasy players can be counted on to deliver this week.

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Tom Brady, quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady delivered a lousy fantasy performance in a gruesome game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football. Despite a loaded receiving body around him, Brady finished with just 212 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Raw. Whatever you do, don’t go fishing on the Week 2 waiver wire for a better fantasy quarterback. Brady will bounce back even if it’s against the New Orleans Saints, who have had his number in the past.

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Remember, an angry, chippy Brady tends to play the lights in his next game.

Derek Carr, quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders

While Derek Carr made Davante Adams a fantasy star in Week 1, his personal performance left a lot of people angry. Carr coughed up three dreadful interceptions that could have increased his 295 passing yards well above the 300-yard mark. Never mind.

It’s time to move on and start Carr in Week 2 when the Raiders take on the Cardinals. The Cardinals defense failed to register an interception or sack against Kansas City last week, leaving the door open for Carr to return some fantastic points unique to QB1 in Week 2.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ Week 1 performance was a total disaster. The reigning NFL back-to-back MVP threw for just 195 yards, threw an unusual interception and made a fumble. Fantasy managers who launched Rodgers in Week 1 were likely throwing sharp objects at their TVs.

So, should we run and head to the week 2 waiver thread in search of a replacement? Let’s not panic. Rodgers is still one of the elites in his position. He should bounce back at home against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. In 2021, the Bears gave up the sixth-most QB fantasy points and we know he’s an opponent Rodgers likes to feast on.

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Fantasy Football Players Set To Rebound In Week 2 – Running Back

Alvin Kamara, running back, New Orleans Saints

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Alvin Kamara was among the most disappointing players in fantasy football in Week 1. A revamped Saints offense inspired hope for All-Pro talent, with fantasy managers expecting their valuable comeback to deliver. Instead, he finished with just 46 scrimmage yards on 12 touches.

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He will next face the Buccaneers against whom he had great success. In his 10 games against Tampa Bay, Kamara averaged 96 yards and one touchdown per game. Start Kamara in week 2 at home where he should find his rhythm.

Travis Etienne, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars

Travis Etienne’s fantastic Week 1 points didn’t meet all of his pre-season hype. The bright spot here, looking at Week 2, is that Etienne averaged 11.75 yards per carry. He has that explosiveness that the Jacksonville Jaguars will surely want to take advantage of going forward and that offense needs big plays.

Where perhaps James Robinson struggles against a tough Colts running defense, Etienne’s big-play ability could give him the edge in Week 2.

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Ezekiel Elliott, running back, Dallas Cowboys

Without quarterback Dak Prescott on the field, it’s time for the entire Dallas Cowboys offense to step up. Ezekiel Elliott should be Cooper Rush’s go-to for short passing and checking in Week 2.

It’s not pretty, but Elliott is still one of the Cowboys’ best point guards and his touches should be plenty. On a positive note, Elliott ran the ball 5.2 yards per carry in Week 1, which is especially impressive against an elite running defense. With Elliott’s RB1 fantasy days behind, he still pleads to start Week 2 as a usable flex.

Start wide receivers and tight ends in week 2

Darnell Mooney, wide receiver, Chicago Bears

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Who? Do we mean the guy who only made one catch for eight yards and tanked his fantasy team in Week 1? Yes. Start Darnell Mooney in Week 2 against Green Bay when the Bears aren’t expected to play on a literal slide.

Blame Mooney’s terrible fantastic contribution to the monsoon the Bears had to go through in Week 1. Justin Fields is going to have to broadcast it to his main target – Mooney – in an attempt to beat what should be a very Aaron Rodgers and Co. dirty. . in week 2.

Allen Robinson, wide receiver, Los Angeles Rams

Another guy who fooled those who got him into fantasy was Allen Robinson. Targeted only twice with a hold, Robinson disappointed hugely. Frankly, the entire Los Angeles Rams offense except for Cooper Kupp disappointed.

That changes in Week 2. The Rams didn’t pay Robinson a lot of money to sit idly by. While Kupp thrived in Week 1, the Rams put just 10 points on the board in a dreadful loss to the Buffalo Bills. That said, Robinson should be much more focused and command a fantastic start in Week 2. The Rams host the Falcons who gave up 171 yards and two touchdowns to the Saints’ top 2 wide receivers.

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Mike Williams, wide receiver, Los Angeles Chargers

What happened to Mike Williams in Week 1? Forget his 10-yard two-take game and expect him to get back on track in Week 2. If Keenan Allen misses his next game (hamstring), Williams should be more involved now against a top Kansas City Chiefs offense. Thursday night football.

Don’t throw in the towel on Williams. The leaders gave up 33 points per game to opposing WRs last year and the fanciest points to opposing QBs. Justin Herbert and Williams are must-haves.

By the way, for those who line up Allen and are worried, head over to your Week 2 waiver feed and pick up DeAndre Carter who surprised with 64 and a touchdown last week.

Kyle Pitts, tight end, Atlanta Falcons

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We have to get past the dismal Week 1 stink of Kyle Pitts from 19 yards and hope he gets back on track with Marcus Mariota. Pitts is too big a stallion to sit in week 2.

In his next game, Pitts will face the Rams who have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to his opposing tight ends in 2021. Additionally, the Falcons are going to have to take their game up in the air to beat a Rams team coming of an embarrassing Week 1 Stink Bomb.

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Zavros wants to party like it’s 1400 BC. https://plamo.info/zavros-wants-to-party-like-its-1400-bc/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 02:34:28 +0000 https://plamo.info/zavros-wants-to-party-like-its-1400-bc/ Will there be wild orgies? “I’ll organize it for you later,” promises visual artist Micheal Zavros. Raise the Roof – Dionysus Redux hosted by Zavros at Lina on the South Shore of Brisbane, will be “transformed into a modern hedonistic Mykonos and festival of Dionysus”. “We have six rooftop parties as final events marking the […]]]>

Will there be wild orgies? “I’ll organize it for you later,” promises visual artist Micheal Zavros.

Raise the Roof – Dionysus Redux hosted by Zavros at Lina on the South Shore of Brisbane, will be “transformed into a modern hedonistic Mykonos and festival of Dionysus”.

“We have six rooftop parties as final events marking the end of the Brisbane Festival and mine has become very important,” adds Zarvos.

Zarvos brought together Legs on the Wall, a local Greek opera singer, nude models and Alex Dimitriades as a DJ.

“I wanted something decadent like the ancient Greek parties that pushed boundaries and was transgressive and very liberal,” he says.

The Dionysian feasts broke the architecture of power for a preliminary period. Women celebrated alongside men and slaves became masters. Sex was welcome.

“I like liberation, we say we live in progressive times, but we have become conservative.”

Zavros’ work is a timely antidote to the crude censorship that has occupied our culture and our media.

Beauty has its place in his cabinet. The visual artist has a work created over the last fifteen years composed of beautiful objects, men and women, powerful majestic horses, and even elegant memento mori sculptures. His work is charged with irony aimed at the beautiful emptiness of modern elites.

His images are weighed down by saturated colors – it’s Renaissance meets Vogue.

Visual artist Michael Zavros. Photo: Supplied

Zavros plays with eroticism and mystique, and the promise of decadence. Images and sculptures give a glimpse of what can happen behind closed doors with a touch of narcissistic malevolence. A welcome danger.

“I like to look at beautiful things and I create things that I like to look at, but there is a retreat in contemporary art towards what is beautiful but insists on being critical.

“It’s easy to pillory beauty,” he says.

“A lot of contemporary society is about narcissism emerging from social media, so we’re very critical of these things, and beauty has become the victim, it’s under fire.”

Zavros has always been an aesthete. “Ever since I was little, I’ve loved beautiful things, and the obsession with youth and beauty is as old as the Greeks, there’s no shame.”

The new shame and prudishness, he says, stem in part from “mass consumerism and the many problems plaguing contemporary society”.

“We are now restricting freedoms – it’s funny how striving to be diverse or striving for equality has actually restricted freedom.”

A new generation thinks it’s doing something progressive, according to Zavros, by “marking out territory for different minority groups.”

“These bands have always had a certain territory, but now we put frames around everything.”

Man 2009 Oil on canvas 210 cm x 167 cm. Photo: Supplied

Anglosphere and European criticism of the Greek ideal of beauty and eros gave rise to a fierce aversion to Hellenic aesthetics.

The Greeks never sought to be an ideal, they were very aware of the human condition – idealized beauty was not accessible to humans. Adonis, Athena, Achilles were the ideals – and they were gods or demigods. There is no idealized version of Socrates in ancient Greek sculpture. We see him as he was, bald and stocky.

“I make my own ancient Greek connections, and they’re central to my practice,” says Zavros.

As it became established, it reflected more of its Greek heritage. “I’m drawn to certain classic ideals of ancient Greek history and mythology.”

The assumptions of Anglo-European elites in the past created an idealized fantasy of Greece and stimulated European notions of white supremacy, when in fact the ancient Greeks had no concept of race and color.

Ancient Athens or Corinth are so far away from us now that all we can do is imagine. New evidence has emerged which suggests that the Greeks were much more Asian and that their statues were more like those of ancient Memphis or Varanasi.

The Sunbather 2015, Oil on canvas, 180 x 180cm, Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Photo: Supplied

Zavros’ mother is Australian and his father a Cypriot who arrived in Australia when he was five years old.

Zavros is aware of racism as a Greek migrant child raised on the Gold Coast. “I was surrounded by blonde-haired, blue-eyed surfer types, and they were the ideals I had.”

“I was brown growing up, and then at some point those in the diversity industry started thinking of us as privileged and white.”

Now Michael Zervas wants to party hard. His panegyric homage to Dionysus, the god of libertine excess and wine is a necessary stand against security and boredom.

Lina’s rooftop will be a hedonistic safe zone, a conduit between ancient Greece and modern Mykonos. Eros, madness, wine and theatre. Orgies? Maybe not.

For more on Dionysus Redux Michagot go to www.brisbanefestival.com.au/whats-on/2022/raise-the-roof-dionysus-redux

Zavros’ view of Dionysian festivals. Photo: Michael Zavros/Facebook

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express recreates 4 iconic scenes https://plamo.info/lego-harry-potter-hogwarts-express-recreates-4-iconic-scenes/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 21:34:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/lego-harry-potter-hogwarts-express-recreates-4-iconic-scenes/ A wonderful news Lego fixed according to the Harry Potter series lets fans build the iconic Hogwarts Express train. The beloved fantasy films, which star Daniel Radcliffe as the titular Harry Potter, are based on JK Rowling’s young adult fantasy book series. The enduring popularity of the franchise has led to the creation of many […]]]>

A wonderful news Lego fixed according to the Harry Potter series lets fans build the iconic Hogwarts Express train. The beloved fantasy films, which star Daniel Radcliffe as the titular Harry Potter, are based on JK Rowling’s young adult fantasy book series. The enduring popularity of the franchise has led to the creation of many LEGO Harry Potter together, and now fans can take Harry and his friends on the go.

Launched in 2001, the live action Harry Potter The film series is a worthy adaptation of JK Rowling’s young adult book series. The eight-film franchise explores Harry’s years at the iconic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which he becomes entangled in magical adventures alongside his friends Hermione Granger (played by Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint ). The Harry Potter The films take viewers to a variety of breathtaking magical locations, and many iconic scenes from the series have been transformed into LEGO sets. Earlier this year, the beloved toy company unveiled a LEGO Harry Potter set of 12 Grimmauld Place, and now the franchise’s iconic train has been rendered in red plastic bricks.

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A brand new Lego set inspired by Harry Potter franchise, the Hogwarts Express Collector’s Edition, is now available for pre-order. Running nearly four feet long, this 1:32 scale replica of the iconic train features interiors where players can recreate four scenes of the entire train. Harry Potter franchise. The Hogwarts Express set comes with 20 character minifigures, including Harry and the dreaded Dementor, and a lever that rocks the set like a real locomotive. At over 5,100 pieces, this LEGO Harry Potter The set is intended for display by builders 18 years and older.


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Just as the Hogwarts Express Collectors Edition will allow fans to recreate four iconic moments, last year’s LEGO Harry Potter The Hogwarts Icon Set has brought to life many of the fantasy franchise’s most memorable items. Sitting at over 3,000 pieces, the Collectors Edition set displays many Hogwarts relics made into plastic bricks. The set includes Harry’s trusty owl, Hedwig, her signature glasses, her signature wand, the Golden Snitch and more. Perhaps the biggest inclusion, however, is a Hogwarts acceptance letter that fans can actually sign themselves.


With over 5,000 pieces, the Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition set should be a tall order for even the most dedicated LEGO architect or Harry Potter fan. The upcoming kit is a love letter to the entire Wizarding World franchise, allowing fans to relive all the memorable moments Harry and his friends had on the train. The Hogwarts Express also comes with 20 minifigures (including Harry Potter and his Hogwarts colleagues, including Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, Ginny Weasley, Draco Malfoy and many more – including a Dementor!), which makes it an efficient way to collect integers Lego Harry Potter cast in one package.


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Minecraft How to get Chorus Fruit and what it is for https://plamo.info/minecraft-how-to-get-chorus-fruit-and-what-it-is-for/ Sun, 14 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/minecraft-how-to-get-chorus-fruit-and-what-it-is-for/ Although many aspects of Minecraft Mirroring the nature players know from real life, there are also countless ways Mojang’s sandbox survival game breaks new ground by introducing weird objects, foods, and blocks to spice things up. This gives the game its signature fantasy feel, as well as a slight RPG flavor. RELATED: Minecraft: How to […]]]>

Although many aspects of Minecraft Mirroring the nature players know from real life, there are also countless ways Mojang’s sandbox survival game breaks new ground by introducing weird objects, foods, and blocks to spice things up. This gives the game its signature fantasy feel, as well as a slight RPG flavor.

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Among many strange objects like Blaze Rods, Nether Stars, Heart of the Sea, etc., is the purple chorus fruit. It’s one of the most unique items in the game, a type of food that has special properties and can only be found in one place in the entire game. Minecraft.

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The Chorus Fruit, while not the best item in the game, is definitely a late game item. Players will need to enter the End dimension through a stronghold’s End portal and access the End Islands, which are far from the central island where the Ender dragon spawns.

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Once players have defeated the Ender Dragon, a small portal embedded in the bedrock will appear somewhere on the central island, and players can throw an Ender Pearl into it in order to teleport through it. Just be careful not to miss the Ender Pearl throw and teleport into the void.

Players will now have spawned somewhere near the End Islands. Here they can find a huge abundance of chorus fruits in the form of bizarre purple trees that look like fine coral. Breaking these trees will drop chorus fruit for the player.

What is the fruit of Chorus used for

The chorus fruit is apparently quite a useless item and not even a great food source. But it has a few interesting uses that players might like to explore.

Food and teleportation

Chorus Fruit, when eaten, will restore four hunger points, which means two drumsticks on the hunger bar. It’s ok in an emergency situation, but the main problem is its low saturation. A single chorus fruit will restore hunger saturation by just 2.4 points, while a cooked steak for example has a value of 12.8. This means that chorus fruits are okay for filling hunger points but terrible for filling saturation. For more information on how these two values ​​work, check out this guide on how hunger works in Minecraft.

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That said, consuming a Chorus Fruit has the fun effect of teleporting the player, much like how Endermen randomly teleport. Teleport range is any horizontal point within eight blocks in any direction, but no higher than two blocks. Since it’s completely random, it can be quite confusing for players, especially when using it at the end where the islands tend to look the same.

Crafted End Rods and Purpur Blocks

Chorus Fruits can be melted in an oven, which will turn them into popped Chorus Fruits, a nice homage to popcorn. Burst Chorus Fruit is used in two key crafting recipes: Endstalks and Purpur Blocks.


  • End Rod: On the crafting table, combine a Blaze Rod and an exploded chorus fruit below it to create an End rod, which emits light similar to a torch.
  • Purpur Block: Combine four burst chorus fruits in a crafting grid in a 2×2 square to get a purpur block, the same block found in End Cities.

Purpur block variants can be accessed through the Stonecutter, in case players are looking for a specific type of purpur block.

Minecraft is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS and many other platforms.

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Who’s Who in Netflix’s Fantasy Drama https://plamo.info/whos-who-in-netflixs-fantasy-drama/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://plamo.info/whos-who-in-netflixs-fantasy-drama/ locke and key returns to Netflix for its third and final season on August 10, 2022. If you haven’t caught up on the show yet, here’s a quick recap. After the mysterious murder of their father, the rest of the Locke family decides to move into their old ancestral home named Keyhouse. Little do the […]]]>

locke and key returns to Netflix for its third and final season on August 10, 2022. If you haven’t caught up on the show yet, here’s a quick recap. After the mysterious murder of their father, the rest of the Locke family decides to move into their old ancestral home named Keyhouse. Little do the three Locke siblings and their mother realize that their humble abode is full of magical keys, each with their respective unique powers. But they are not the only ones captivated by these keys. When a demon awakens from its slumber, the Locke family must protect their keys and uncover the true cause of their late father’s death.

While fans of the series may be discouraged by the show’s ending, the executive producers Meredith Averill and Carlton Cuse shared in A declaration that three seasons are just enough for the supernatural thriller.

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“Once we started working on the series, we felt three seasons was the perfect amount of time to wrap up the story of the Locke family and their Keyhouse adventures,” they explained. “As storytellers, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to tell our version of Joe Hill and Gabriel RodriguezThe incredible story exactly as we wanted it. However, we keep the magic keys for our personal use. »

In locke and key Season 3 sees the strengths and values ​​of the Locke family put to the test as they face what seems to be the greatest threat they have ever faced. If you need a refresher on who plays who on the show, check out the cast and character guide below.


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Darby Stanchfield plays Nina Locke, the head matriarch of the Locke family who decides to return to their ancestral home after the unexpected death of her husband. Nina is originally a warm and cheerful person with an affectionately adorable personality, not to mention protective as a parent. But due to the loss of her husband, she goes through great emotional turmoil, especially since she is unable to understand the mystical circumstances surrounding her. Nina is also a recovering alcoholic, but ironically, she derives her powers from alcohol abuse, allowing people to remember their past magical encounters. Nina also discovers that the repair key can restore inanimate objects. Stanchfield previously starred in the political drama series Scandal like Abby Whelan. She also played Helen Bishop in Mad Men and April Green in Jericho.


Connor Jessup plays Tyler Locke, the eldest of the three Locke siblings. Tyler’s heart has always been with his family, but there are times when he isn’t the best big brother among his younger siblings. He is also a very skeptical person and finds it hard to believe his brother when he sees the mysterious magic keys found in their ancestral home. But later in the series, Tyler begins to recognize the powers these keys hold, drawing strength from their discovery. Although he is a great pessimist, always evoking the worst scenarios, he does not waste a second to protect his family. After his father’s death, Tyler struggles with guilt that stems from a strained relationship with him. Jessup played Ben Mason on the hit sci-fi show falling sky. He also made movies like closet monster and Blackbird.


Emily Jones plays Kinsey Locke, the Locke family’s only daughter. With a very introverted attitude, Kinsey just wants to blend in with the rest of the locals after moving to his family’s old house. But despite her reserved personality, she secretly wants people to notice her. As a friend, Kinsey harbors admirable traits. She places loyalty above anything else and wouldn’t hesitate to fight anyone – the latter always getting her in trouble. Kinsey struggles to face his fears. But after a tragic incident, Kinsey no longer succumbs to her fears and becomes the strong hero she should be. Kinsey derives his powers from the Anywhere Key given to him by his father, allowing him to travel anywhere in the blink of an eye. Jones made headlines for representing Ruby Rossi in CODA, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also starred in horror stories and Sulfur.


Jackson Robert Scott as Bode Locke

Jackson Robert Scott plays Bode Locke, the youngest member of the Locke family. Her strong curiosity and high level of inquisitiveness allow her to find the majority of the keys contained in their house, namely the ghost key, the anywhere key, the mirror key, etc. Like the young boy he is, he panics easily at the sight of supernatural activity. But this does not deprive him of his bravery and willpower. Despite his young age, he treats the magic keys with the utmost responsibility. Although his innocence gets his whole family in trouble, he just wants to do well. Prior to the show, Scott appeared as Georgie Denbrough in horror films IT: Chapter 1 and IT: Chapter 2.

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Petrice Jones as Scot Cavendish

Peter Jones plays Scot Cavendish, the leader of the Savini Squad movie club and Kinsey’s love interest. We first see him working at an ice cream shop the Lockes go to, where he is the first to immediately identify them as newcomers to town. With his British charm and sense of humor, Scot has been supporting Kinsey since the day he arrived. He has no inherent power, but that doesn’t stop him from getting tangled up with the Lockes’ family heritage and their magical issues. Jones has previously appeared in Lucky and Rise in power: high water.

Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge

Laysla DeOliveria plays Dodge, the series’ main antagonist who has long been trapped by the original Keepers of the Keys. When the Lockes arrive at Keyhouse Manor, Dodge manipulates Bode into bringing her the keys needed to free her. Evil and despicable, Dodge wields shapeshifting powers and will stop at nothing to torture the Lockes. What makes her dangerous is her cunning, taking advantage of the Lockes’ weaknesses to do whatever she wants. Oliveira was in the drama film Guest of honor and the horror movie In the tall grass.

Griffin Gluck plays Gabe, the alter-ego forged by Dodge using the Identity Key to secretly wreak havoc on the Lockes. Gabe grows closer to Kinsey and they hang out together regularly. Surely enough, Kinsey develops feelings for Gabe, especially after “rescuing” her from the Drowning Caves. The two start dating afterwards, with Kinsey unaware that Gabe is Dodge. Gluck was in many projects like Red Band Society and Back in the game. He also played Sam Ecklund in by Netflix american vandal.

Aaron Ashmore plays Duncan Locke, the brother of Nina’s late husband, making him the Locke children’s uncle. Much like Nina, Duncan also has trouble remembering the existence of magic in the house, which renders him powerless to protect the mansion. Oddly enough, Duncan is one of the few people who can create new keys, including memory and demon keys. Overall, Duncan is a great uncle figure and is ready to fight alongside his family. Before locke and keyAshmore played Jimmy Olsen in Smallville and Johnny Jaqobis in spoiler.


Hallea Jones plays Eden Hawkins, the secondary antagonist of the series. Your typical mean schoolgirl, she displays the snobbish, cliche-like traits that come with the trope. Although she shows a high level of disdain towards Kinsey, she eventually displays a slightly better personality towards the end of the series, until she is possessed by a demon. With evil powers under her wing, she becomes Gabe’s evil minion and causes more deadly chaos among the Lockes and the townspeople. Apart from acting, Jones is also a musician and has appeared on numerous talent shows.

Brendan Hines as Josh Bennett

Brendan Hines plays Josh Bennett, the new history teacher at school, and romantic interest of Nina Locke. Josh is a widower, formerly married to a woman named Nicole who was unfortunately killed in a car accident. Desperate to reconnect with his late wife, he becomes enthralled with the idea of ​​a portal to another world, otherwise known as the Black Door. His obsession often gets the better of him, making him someone fans find it hard to root for. Hines had recurring roles on notable shows like Scandal and Combinations.

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Why the creators of Ethereum NFT are giving away trading rights to everyone https://plamo.info/why-the-creators-of-ethereum-nft-are-giving-away-trading-rights-to-everyone/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:45:08 +0000 https://plamo.info/why-the-creators-of-ethereum-nft-are-giving-away-trading-rights-to-everyone/ In short Popular NFT project Moonbirds will upgrade to a CC0 license, putting its artwork into the public domain. As with other CC0 projects, this means the work can be freely used, remixed and commercialized. Lunar birds is one of 2022 most successful NFT projects, generating more than half a billion dollars in trading volume […]]]>

In short

  • Popular NFT project Moonbirds will upgrade to a CC0 license, putting its artwork into the public domain.
  • As with other CC0 projects, this means the work can be freely used, remixed and commercialized.

Lunar birds is one of 2022 most successful NFT projects, generating more than half a billion dollars in trading volume in just a few months. Buying one will cost you at least $29,000 worth of ETH at the time of this writing. But its creators have now decided that you won’t need to own a Moonbird to use its images.

Proof—the Web3 startup behind the Proof Collective NFT band and Moonbirds – announced that he will be transitioning between Moonbirds and the recent Oddities NFT collections to a CC0, or Creative Commons ZeroLicence.

In effect, this means that no rights are reserved by the creators, and it places the work in the public domain. As a result, anyone can use Moonbirds or Oddities artwork and likenesses to create and sell spin-off projects, merchandise, apparel, anything.

Proof co-founder Kevin Rose, tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist, posted a Twitter thread with today’s news, starting by noting his co-creation of the social platform Digg in 2004. The Web2 veteran said Digg’s pioneering features were quickly imitated and iterated by platforms competitors.

“The default knee-jerk reaction is to protect what you’ve created,” Rose wrote. “But Web3 is a chance to reboot and re-examine everything to get back to basics. A chance to say that others don’t need to fail for us to win. A chance to be more inclusive and open to all .

Like other CC0 projects, Moonbirds will rely on the provenance of Ethereum blockchain to prove that the NFTs are the original creations. “The authenticity of the Moonbirds will not come from the lawyers who enforce the trademarks,” Rose wrote, “but rather from the proven provenance and single source of truth of smart contracts.”

Proof’s announcement comes just days after the pseudonymous crypto artist XCOPY tweeted that they would also open all their previous works to the public domain.

XCOPY creates a very different type of NFT artwork than Moonbirds – their specialty is single-edition digital artwork that has sold for millions of dollars each. XCOPY previously released its “Right Click, Save As Guy” artwork – which sold for almost $7.1 million worth of ETH in December 2021 – into the public domain.

On Monday, XCOPY wrote that their artwork “summer.jpg” would also receive CC0 status… with everything they’ve done that isn’t a collaboration.

“We haven’t really seen a CC0 summer yet, but I believe it is coming,” XCOPY wrote, “I will go ahead and apply CC0 [to] all my existing art.

Why CC0?

Proof and XCOPY are the latest major Ethereum NFT creators to tap into the growing CC0 movement, but they are not the only ones. Nounsa new NFT project that auctions a single NFT per day and gives owners the right to vote on a valuable CAD cash is probably the best known CC0 project in the space.

Name imagery, including square “name glasses”, can be used for all sorts of spin-off NFT projects – and it is, if Petty Names, 3D Names, and NounPunks are to be believed. . That’s just the tip of the iceberg, and we’re seeing the name aesthetic spill over into merchandise and other avenues on the one-year anniversary of its initiate approaches.

In fact, the glasses of the names were featured in a Bud Light commercial during the last Super Bowl. The Budlight brand has an NFT of names and participates in DAO votes, but it was not necessary to own the NFT to use the glasses in advertising. It might be an unexpected twist, but it fits well with the decentralized and open source ethos of the Web3 movement.

“You don’t need copyright anymore”, co-creator of Nouns 4156 Told Decrypt last November. “In the same way that scholarly citations make the original article more important, citing names in whatever form they come – at least, that is our thesis – will make the originals more important and more valuable.”

In other words, in the view of 4156 and many other CC0 advocates, the increasing use and proliferation of intellectual property should restore value to original NFT creations, rather than take them away from them. In fact, the goal is to spread the imagery far and wide, like memes.

But there are NFT owners who potentially benefit from this open source IP expansion.

“CC0+NFT does for the media what Bitcoin made for money: it transforms a contradictory game into a cooperative game”, 4156 tweeted in May, as noted by one full explainer of a16z Crypto of the CC0 movement published on Wednesday.

It’s a great experience, and with the names, it’s only been a year. On the other hand, the images of Nouns have already been exposed during a Super Bowl broadcast. And beyond openly allowing and encouraging derivative works, the Nouns DAO continually uses its vast treasury to fund projects that help expand and further disseminate intellectual property.

The name auction and DAO model are unique, but there are many other CC0 projects, including goblintown, CryptoToadz, Mfers, Anonymice and Blitmap. Loot is another well-known example of the conceptbecause NFT lists of fantastic equipment can be used as a basis for all kinds of projects, including games and narrative products.

Unlike those projects, Moonbirds didn’t start out as a CC0 project: it opens up to the public, regardless of what the thousands of NFT owners think. Rose, for her part, seems to be at peace with the idea of ​​handing over the keys to… well, everyone.

“We can’t change our minds,” he tweeted. “We have your back and look forward to helping you promote and support all of your creative endeavours.”

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Up Next: The 13 games you should be playing on your Xbox in August 2022 https://plamo.info/up-next-the-13-games-you-should-be-playing-on-your-xbox-in-august-2022/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 18:21:27 +0000 https://plamo.info/up-next-the-13-games-you-should-be-playing-on-your-xbox-in-august-2022/ August must be good if we have to fit in thirteen new Xbox games in our Up Next. Yes, rather than tweaking Up Next by removing some of the fabulous games coming in August, we’ve decided to include every single Xbox game we’ve been excited about. And there’s plenty to be excited about. There are […]]]>

August must be good if we have to fit in thirteen new Xbox games in our Up Next. Yes, rather than tweaking Up Next by removing some of the fabulous games coming in August, we’ve decided to include every single Xbox game we’ve been excited about. And there’s plenty to be excited about.

There are the big guns in the form of Saints Row and Madden NFL 23, the medium guns of Two Point Campus and F1 Manager 22, and the small guns we secretly want to tinker with before the bigger guns, like Thymesia and South of the Circle. So buckle up, because this thirteen is far from unlucky.


thymesia

thymesia

Team17 has the flair for a good game. When you see their logo slapped on a box, you can be sure it will at least be imaginative and worth your while. And it is this quality label that makes thymesia enticing. Normally a Dark Souls-a-like would make us groan a bit, but now it’s catching our attention.

Thymesia is an action-RPG where you play as a plague-bringer called Corvus, as you wander a disease-ridden world called Hermes in search of alchemical materials that might help you fight off the plague. You have to defeat towering, pustular beasts to claim plague weapons, as well as unlock new combat abilities, and it all sounds pretty punishing and fun.

Two-point campus

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If you’ve got a little love for PC Classic Theme Hospital, or fancy a good sim strategy on Xbox, then you’ve probably played Two Points Hospital. Two Point Studios’ 2018 hit did the trick, with a number of DLC add-ons bolstering its appeal.

Two Point Studios has since researched the next topic for its crazy strategy model. And they found it in the drinks, the drugs, and the college simulation lectures. Two-point campus places you as the Don of a new university, and it’s up to you to construct the buildings, hire the teachers, and construct a wildly imaginative subject curriculum that gives your students top grades and makes them employable. You can even create your own Hogwarts.

Tribes of Midgard

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If the name Tribes of Midgard rings a bell, then you may have been spending time around a PC player. A decent hit with master racers, Tribes of Midgard has been quietly building a community around its co-op play, season structure, and hack-and-slash loot since the middle of 2021.

Now it’s Xbox’s turn to see what it’s all about. The structure is relatively simple: protect your base and its sacred tree from fierce opponents, then head to Midgard with your cooperative allies to plunder resources, defeat enemies and strengthen your base. It’s got a roguelite feel to it, with a hint of survival in it too, and that should be a good old fit for the Xbox.

Path of the hunter

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If you’ve ever harbored the fantasy of running away to a remote place, building a log cabin, and living off the land, then may we introduce you to Path of the hunter. fans of theHunter: The Call of the Wild absolutely must take note: Way of the Hunter strays into the same territory.

Brought to you by THQ Nordic, this grabs our interest by being a co-op survival sim. You and a friend can choose from a range of modern weaponry to head out into the wilderness to hunt down and kill game. There are two vast territories of 55 miles each – one in the United States and another in Europe – which should be more than enough to find a bush and deal with a call of the wild.

Madden NFL 23

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You already know if this is your brand of corndog. Madden NFL returns this year with the 2023 iteration, and the late John Madden is squealing from the cover.

There are plenty of reasons to choose Madden NFL 23 like your return to American football on console. There is an inflated face of the franchise, where you can choose to play in any position you want, navigating a one-year “prove it” contract before starting your actual career. Then there’s Franchise Mode, where you go from player to manager, scouting players, running practices, and building a playbook to hit play-offs.

And, of course, there’s the cash cow: Madden Ultimate Team. Close your wallets.

Saints Row

Saints Row Idols

It was a shock to the system when Saints Row, the 2022 reboot, was announced. But as much as we loved 3rd Street Saints, Gat and the rest, there was nowhere left to go. Superheroes, aliens, dildos, and POTUS himself got involved, and the shark was well and truly skipped. A hard reset was probably the best solution.

But that doesn’t stop the new Saints Row from being one hell of a punt. There’s a large audience that loves the crazy open worlds and kitchen sinks of previous games, and – one way or another – that needs to be regained. Early signs look good though: previews have come back positive, and the character creation editor has been in people’s hands for a while, and it’s just as comprehensive as you’d hope. Maybe this one will work after all.

Responsible for F1 2022

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There’s no one we’d rather do F1 Manager 22 than Frontier Developments. The undisputed masters of management sim, having tackled dinosaurs and roller coasters in Jurassic world evolution and Planet Coasterthey are now turning their attention to the world of Formula 1.

We are used to driving F1 cars thanks to Codemasters Long Series, but this game “pits” you against the head of the builder. Choose from a list of official 2022 drivers and teams and build everything you need to win the 2022 season: the car, the factory and the strategy.

This one promises to give you control over every little function of a constructor, and it will be music to the ears of F1 enthusiasts.

Soul Hackers 2

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Someday an ATLUS RPG will focus on something mundane, without doomsday forces and crazy plots involving demons, but Soul Hackers 2 is not that RPG.

The story centers on an AI called Aion who evolved sentience and in doing so saw the end of the world. He believes that a series of events will lead to demons causing the apocalypse, and he has determined that the only method to hold back said armageddon is to create Ringo and Fig, two soul-hacking agents who subdue the demons themselves. same. Thus begins a lyrical saga that will swallow up hundreds of hours of your life, as is the case with all ATLUS games.

Destroy all humans! 2: Reproved

destroy all humans 2

If you love your childish and explosive action platformers, then may we introduce Destroy all humans! 2: Reproved. A complete remaster of the PS2 and Xbox (minor) classic, it once again puts you in control of Crypto, the alien menace, and sets you free on Earth.

In revenge on the KGB for shooting down your ship, this time around you team up with human allies, rather than just mixing them together to make DNA cocktails. It’s all about big guns, like meteor showers, as you play alone or with a co-op partner, jetpacking and laying waste to entire neighborhoods.

There’s nothing neat here. Everything is the lowest of monobrows.

Arcade paradise

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oddly enough, Arcade paradise is only the second game this year where we have the opportunity to own an arcade-integrated laundromat. Arcade Spirits: the new challengers pulled the same trick, but Arcade Paradise is a very different game.

During the day, do chores in the laundromat, remove gum from countertops, unclog machines and, most importantly, collect parts. Then, in the evening, spend your coins on arcade machines, upgrade them, and then try them out yourself. You won’t recognize any of the games – they’re homages to the originals – but the real fun comes from beating your bettors’ high scores and mastering the games yourself.

Tinykin

Tinykin

There’s room on the Xbox for a Pikmin clone. There are certainly room for a passionate game of Pikmin that looks as lavish and colorful as Tinykinwhich transposes the zoomed-in approach of Nintendo’s classic into a zoomed-out 3D platformer.

There’s a fascinating premise here too. You play as Milo, who arrives on Earth, only to find that they are smaller than the humans living there. But more curiously, there are no real humans around, and a day hasn’t passed since 1991. Something is clearly wrong, and you and your ragtag band of little aliens are about to find out what happened. caused all of this. Being an alien, Milo has a different way of doing things: in this case, throwing aliens at household objects. Anything that does the job.

South of the circle

south of the circle

After doing business on Apple Arcade, South of the Circle is coming to Xbox. This walking simulator/narrative adventure is a two-part story. The first half finds you cruising through Antarctica, having crash-landed to find that everyone seems to have abandoned their various outposts. The second half looks back at the events leading up to the expedition, as the main character, Peter, tries to find the courage to finish his cloud climatology paper.

Although there may not be much gameplay, and – according to our South of the Circle review – dialogue options are presented in a bizarrely convoluted way, it’s a spectacularly told story with some of the best voice acting we’ve come across.

Just grab a pinch of whiskey before you go, because you’ll need to warm up.

Cursed at golf

cursed at golf

Video gaming has taken golf to a number of unusual places. It was an RPG in RPGolf Legends, a board game in Party Golf and a narrative adventure in Golf Story. Cursed to Golf pushes that envelope even further, turning golf into an action platformer.

Play as the cursed golfer, destined to remain forever in golf purgatory unless he can place first in a golf tournament. You are as damned as the golfers of LIV. With your undead caddy in tow, you’ll navigate 2D platforming environments and take on enemies with a well-placed pitching wedge to the noggin.


I hope you understand why we’ve extended the Up Next to thirteen: there’s a whole buffet of options in August.

September, of course, is when silly season begins, and we’re as blessed with the games as you might expect. There are JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Rlego brawls, Biomutant (X|S series version/free update), Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and Based (full game) to name a few. We look forward to introducing September goods in a month.

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