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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

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L.A. Noire’s Groundbreaking Facial Capture Animation System For Videogames

If you are into videogames you’ll possibly know of L.A. Noire at this point.  It is modeled after advantageous older fashioned crime thrillers .  The development on show with Noire is really groundbreaking and hasn’t truly been enjoyed in a videogame up until this point.  It utilizes a specialized facial capture program.  The characters are modeled, animated and textured by a series of cameras all in 1 shot.  The L.A. Noire Facial Animation Capture is really detailed, it even picks up skin wrinkles. The development behind this has been researched for a limited years and this really is the first-time it is actually being used to a videogame.  Before, it was only being used by specialized analysis groups.  The fresh task signifies tossing out the dot markers of aged and volumizing the whole face from different angles.  The resulted animation is astounding.  It is really true to lifetime, that the actors have to go through hair and makeup in purchase to be grabbed like their character that they are playing int he videogame.

Because, of the detail it picks up, voice actors could no longer be required.  The should hire real actors for videogames can skyrocket.  When the …

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Films and Videogames: One After the Other

When a new blockbuster movie hits theaters, it often leads to the creation of a video game, and simultaneously, a cult classic video game often inspires a movie with hopes that it may become a blockbuster hit. The idea is to take advantage of the success of the first to generate anticipation and popularity for the second. There are numerous examples, such as the world-renowned Indiana Jones series, which started as a cult classic movie and went on to inspire multiple video games, and the Tomb Raider series, which began as a video game and later became a movie and a sequel.

Another series of video games that started as arcade games and then made their way onto gaming consoles before hitting the big screen is Mortal Kombat. However, perhaps the most iconic video game of all time is Super Mario Bros., which was adapted into a movie in 1993. The film starred Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the famous Italian plumber brothers and, although it received criticism and praise in equal measure, it holds a place in history for being the first movie inspired Inspired by nature - Artist Robert Tucker talks about himself and his artist experience

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Manga, Anime, Comics, Cartoons and Videogames: Not Only Japan

Video games have traditionally been associated with cartoons and comics, but in recent years, Japan is not the only country producing them. Consider SpongeBob SquarePants from the USA and Winx from Italy. However, the Sonic games come from the land of the rising sun, with the character, a blue hedgehog, created to compete with the beloved plumber Mario, the big success of Nintendo. But the unique hero of kids and teenagers is Ben10, an American character whose games are popular all over the world.

While classic games such as tennis and animal games continue to entertain children of all ages, unique cartoons and video games are entering the homes of every child and teen, from 4 to 18, with engaging adventures involving aliens, far worlds, and dangerous enemies conquered through superpowers gained from mysterious objects.

Some series breathe life into imaginary characters, such as Sonic, who is faster than sound and challenges numerous enemies, or SpongeBob, whose protagonist lives in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom on the Pacific Ocean’s seabed. The cartoons and video games tell us about the lives of these happy and carefree characters and their fellow residents.

In other series, the protagonists are …

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Videogame Consoles – A Complete Entertainment Device

A videogame system is an interactive entertainment device that not only serves as a gaming platform, but also allows for playing music, videos, DVDs, and online connectivity, making it a complete entertainment and infotainment device.

Choosing the right gaming system requires research into the various features offered by different leading brands, and selecting the appropriate device based on one’s needs and requirements. The three main manufacturers of video game consoles are Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, with their Xbox 360, Wii, and Playstation respectively being the top contenders in the industry.

By discussing the main features and corresponding advantages and disadvantages of these leading models, one can make an informed decision when selecting the appropriate video game system. Factors such as cost, graphics capability, game selection, and additional features like touch screens, portability, and online capabilities all guide the selection process.

The Nintendo DS is the least expensive video game system, priced at around $129, while the Playstation 3, at $599, tops the price list among the leading consoles. The cost of purchasing new games must also be considered when evaluating the cost of the system. Nintendo games are generally available for far less than games for Xbox and Playstation.

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Videogames Based On Movies Usually Are Terrible

Video games are becoming increasingly ingrained in our culture and are currently as successful, if not more so, than the film industry. As a result, many film franchises are being adapted into video games, but this often leads to subpar results. However, there are exceptions, such as the recent Back to the Future PC game, which has been well-received.

So, why do some film-to-game adaptations fail to capture the essence of the original material? The answer lies in the financial aspect of the video game industry. Many successful video games today require large budgets and teams of individuals to create. When a film is released or in development, manufacturers seek to maximize their profits by creating a video game adaptation. The game programmers assigned to this task are often given strict deadlines to coincide with the film’s release, resulting in rushed and lackluster games that may look good but don’t play well.

However, there are examples of successful film-to-game adaptations that were released years after the original film. For instance, the Die Hard Trilogy on the PlayStation and the Aliens game based on the film sequel were both well-received by fans. The key seems to be giving game makers enough …

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The Best Nintendo DS Videogames

Fortunately, Nintendo DS games are accessible for virtually every film, hobby, or cartoon character you are able to think of, so acquiring 1 to suit your child won’t be a difficult task. To receive you began, here are a few of 2010’s top Nintendo DS games for guys.

First on our list is a game based found on the hit film Toy Story 3. In this DS game, players are capable to navigate through scenes which were taken straight within the film, or go into battle mode as Buzz Lightyear, and fight of numerous enemies. This game is accessible for about £20.00 and is certain to please any Toy Story fan.

Another among the right DS games for kids is Professor Layton and the Lost Future. This bestselling DS game is set in London B52 - Wade Crawley is back with a great B52 concert review! If you remember, Wade wrote for us Punk music in the late seventies. Now read his new exclusive article for ManuelMarino.com! The B52’s, London Roundhouse It was on a hot and very sweaty summer night in London’s trendy Camden and a packed audience of all… and enables players to time travel and resolve mysteries …

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