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Interview: Director Andrew Williamson Discovers ‘The Land of Eb’

CHICAGO – “The Land of Eb,” released through Video On Demand last week, is a perfect example of stories that emerge from the expansion of digital filmmaking. The highly personal and location-specific story involves the other side of paradise, the Kona district on the big island of Hawaii, and the background of the residents.

Video Game News: ‘Modern Warfare 3’ Nine-Month Content Release Schedule Announced

Modern Warfare 3

CHICAGO – The biggest game of 2011 is getting even bigger in 2012. “Modern Warfare 3,” the smash-hit game that sold record numbers of games upon its release only a few short months ago, now has a schedule set for nine months of new content that will be released to Call of Duty Elite’s Premium Members on Xbox LIVE. The content will be released to other platforms later on.

Video Game Review: ‘Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure’ Provides Tons of Fun, But High Price Tag

CHICAGO – The video game publisher Activision has never shied away from charging a little extra for the add-ons of their video games. The publishers of the “Guitar Hero” and “DJ Hero” series, Activision always seems to find a way to create fun and entertaining games that cost more than just the price of a disc.

Video Game Review: ‘Sonic Generations’ Speeds Past Some Significant Flaws

Sonic Generations

CHICAGO – Like a lot of video game critics my age, the original Sega Genesis “Sonic the Hedgehog” games hold a special place in my heart and my gaming history. Nearly as much as the adventures of Mario and Link, the time I spent with that speedy blue hedgehog impacted the way I would judge games like it forever. I was woefully addicted to “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.”

Video Game News: Rockstar Contest Could Make You a Max Payne Gangster

Max Payne 3

CHICAGO – Rockstar Games has given fans of the Max Payne series everywhere a chance to be a part of the game more than ever. A Twitter contest created by the video game company will pick out eight lucky fans to have their likeness rendered as eight gangsters in the multiplayer version of “Max Payne 3.”

Video Game Review: Few Major Upgrades in ‘Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’

CHICAGO – Ten years after “Marvel vs. Capcom 2” hit arcades, PS2s, and Dreamcasts, Capcom released “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” to Xbox 360 and PS3. The result was an exciting fighting game that crossed over two historic franchises into vivid and action packed battles with amazing special attacks and abilities. For the most part, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” was respected and praised in the video game world.

Video Game News: ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’ Shatters Five-Day Sales Record

Modern Warfare 3

CHICAGO – “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” is everything the video game universe predicted: a monster hit. “MW3” is now the highest selling movie, book, or video game of all time in a five day span. No, these numbers are not fake: the game grossed over $775 million in less than a week.

Video Game Review: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Soars Over Competition

CHICAGO – Rocksteady’s “Batman: Arkham City” is everything you’ve hoped it could be and everything you’ve read that it is and more. It is the best game to hit the market since “Red Dead Redemption” and a likely choice for 2011’s Game of the Year unless something miraculously tops it in the next two months.

Video Game Review: Addictive RPG Action of ‘Dungeon Siege III’

CHICAGO – I must admit to not being a huge RPG fan. Sure, I’ve played the big ones of the last few years and know my “Dragon Age” from my “Fable” from my “Final Fantasy,” but I often run into the same problems — a depth of customizable play that I just don’t care about. Some RPGs feature so many options and so many details that I get lost choosing which shield/sword combo to carry into battle or which spell loadout to take on the next quest.

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  • It's NOT ALL About You John Michael

    CHICAGO – John Michael epitomizes the art of the monologue. The Chicago transplant, by way of Dallas, is moving on (he says temporarily) from the city that inspired his last show, “Meatball Seance,” after notorious and successful runs of his other one-man shows, “John Michael and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me.” His farewell performance is his latest, another laugh riot, “It’s NOT ALL About You John Michael,” and will take place at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on March 1st, 2019. Click here for details, including ticket information.

  • Soccer Player in the Closet, The 2

    CHICAGO – Connecting to the theater collective Nothing Without a Company means a couple of things. One, you may visit parts of Chicago you’ve never seen before – in this case a plant store in an industrial area south of Humboldt Park – and two, you will see some daring and outside-the-box stagings. “The Soccer Player in the Closet” is their latest production – a World Premiere – and it provides what the title implies and beyond. The play runs through March 17th, 2019. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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