Film director Guillermo del Toro, of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy fame, is currently set to lend his artistic vision to a field that has long fought for its place in the artistic realm. The debate as to whether or not video games can be considered art was recently set ablaze when acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert blogged that “no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience [video games] as an art form”. While Ebert admits to having no desire to ever play a video game, hardly the same sentiment applies to del Toro, who previously stated that Flower is “like haiku poetry.” Almost a year later Ebert referred to the same game as “decorative interest on the level of a greeting card”. The two are definitely polar opposites when it comes to video games and art. However, with del Toro’s unique artistic direction poised to influence the gaming industry, can the opinionated Ebert change his anti-gaming ways? Or will del Toro’s gaming projects miss the mainstream mark like other filmmakers’ ventures into the gaming world?
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Appease Mom this May with the USB Flower Fan. Not only will it cool down her hot flashes, it will remind her of you every time she turns it on. Made of a safe plastic, it has an on/off button, comes with USB cable, and can run on 3 x AA batteries (not included.) At a size of 190 x 85 x 85mm and a weight of 130g, choose between green or pink at a minimal MSRP of $11.50.
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Trying to score with your partner/spouse this Valentines Day? Drop some Wild Hibiscus Flower syrup into anything carbonated and watch it go from a small bud into a full edible bloom. Treat your loved one to this unique flower that not only looks impressive, but tastes like raspberry/rhubarb. This one comes from Australia for a price of $13.95 per bottle. We just wonder if you use the whole bottle, do you get gigantic results?
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