Mirror’s Edge Demo

This isn’t so much a review as some comments.

Happy Holidays, Everyone! : )  I’m home in PA for a few days.  Among other things, I’m enjoying a new PS3 my family got me.  At night, I’m playing the latest in the Silent Hill franchise, and a review will be coming shortly, however, what I wanted to write quick was my thoughts on the Mirror’s Edge demo from the Playstation Store.  Woah woah woah…


Who thought this up?!  I remember listening to an NPR article a year or two ago about the group down in NYC who would run over bridgeworks and up walls, etc.  This game is like an application of just that.  The care the team put into the experience : depth of field and high contrast environments, the rush of wind as you fall, the motion blur as you run.  The gameplay is wild and complex, but it’s so compelling!  I actually feel myself breathing quick at the end of a particularly intense scene (or after I fell to my death).  This game is just beautiful in the same sense as the cinematics to the original Matrix merged with Bladerunner.  It’s just incredible.

It’s on my short list.

Fires in Los Angeles

I was a bit surprised by the Montecito fires only to find out shortly thereafter that Los Angeles County had fires of its own to deal with.

I was no where near the flames, but, like most people around me, it was the topic of discussion and the reason the TV was on.  I wasn’t effected but I know people who were.  (No doubt some of you reading this fall in that category in which case I hope things turned out all right in the end.)

I’m on travel in Minneapolis right now, however, here are a few quick shots I was able to cobble together remotely.

It got dark a little early with the smoke blocking out the setting sun.  Two shots were taken Saturday ca. sunset while the other shot was taken Sunday morning on the main drag in Marina Del Rey. 

Marina Del Rey during Los Angeles Fires, SethPerkins.com


 Sun Reflection in Side View - Marina Del Rey - SethPerkins.com


Couple walks in Marina Del Rey Ash - SethPerkins.com





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