Articles by MaxPower:
Obviously not everyone can or would choose to spend into six or seven digits (or four or five for that matter) for a piece of art, however by viewing the pieces that come up for auction one can get a better understanding of how and why art is priced.
As a Canadian, whenever I watch the Olympics I always compare our performance to that of the US. Of course, Canada will never compete on a medal for medal basis with the Americans and indeed the recent Beijing Summer Olympics has made it appear that the globe is currently in a dual-pole medal universe revolving around China and the US.
I was wearing a baseball hat, perhaps that is a secret code for “I drive a truck” or something. Regardless, we at R4NT have, for the fourth year in a row, visited the Calgary Autoshow and present here the best and worst in show.
In any scope of the entertainment world $125 million is big dollars. Major motion pictures gross $125 million plus, but most after weeks in the theaters. Why has the Halo 3 franchise seen so much success?
“What I found is that the artists who were selling a lot of art always had a strong secondary market and even better if their art was proving to be a good investment. No one wants to wait for the artist to die first. It needs to be a good investment in a reasonable timeframe.”
Sure you or anyone “could” paint numbers in a sequence as well, but would that be the same when you know you are copying someone somewhere? The Money Series is also a mild rebuke of the conservative idea of art – the one when you go to a gallery, look at something pretty (or not) purchase it and bring it home.
We’ve all seen what a sexy phone can do – the Razr from Motorola basically turned that company’s mobile device line around and spawned the next generation of “thin” rather than simply “small” phones. Is sexy revolutionary?
Everything was swaying and moving in a realistic manner, pretty impressive as it was a movie element which was integrated into the gameplay. It is also obvious that Epic and Microsoft were trying to build this into a movie type game, with dramatic horror elements..
Here we are in the prime of the “holiday creep” which occurs when one season ends and the marketing for the next season begins. Back to school has passed and since Halloween is a minor non-gift related holiday all of the product suppliers and retailers are gearing up for Christmas.
Some may ask why R4NT is covering these games even considering neither one of the writers of the features are big gamblers. Personally, I think it comes from the fact that while many people gamble, few people gamble well.
Now luxury items have a place in the market. If they didn’t there wouldn’t be Ferraris or Prada or Gucci. However, it is very hard to establish the type of brand value to be seen as a luxury good.
I won’t go on to catalogue the reasons why I think this game is one of the best I have played to date. No, I will focus on constructive criticism on the parts of the game that could be improved.
As the second in a series of Olympic articles here on R4NT, I’m boldly stepping out and going to make predictions for the Canadian medal haul in the Torino Winter Olympics.
Since the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino are less than two months away, I wanted to check out the latest crop of Canadiana wear.
There is a fine line between product scarcity to drive buzz and product scarcity that is bad enough that it doesn’t allow people to actually buy one. Microsoft is well into the latter.
I walked up on a guy playing Peter Jackson’s King Kong and in all honesty I thought he was chatting with a rep while a cut scene was going on as the graphics were so clear.