We Would Like To Play

[photopress:banner.jpg,full,centered] So began the Wii advertising campaign before it became one of the most coveted gaming devices for the rest of us. Like Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us. ( anyone?..Beuller?…Beuller?…)
And now finally there is a photography game that is totally cool.
I know, my age is just about 12 , but who cares…it’s fun stuff.
It’s not Grand theft Auto or Super Mario Kart, or even Gran Turismo
The game is called Wild Earth African Safari and you, the player are the photojournalist on Safari.
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Your assignments are portioned out with a shot list that is revealed as you traverse the landscape on foot and even helicopter.
From the big game to the small, vegetation and even elephant dung, you check off your list and save photographs to your portfolio.
And with each assignment you are rewarded 2 ways: One, you read the article hat your photographs are used for, and Two, you get a safari based arcade game unlocked.

Take only pictures, leave only footprints is the motto here. There is an environmental impact meter that tells you when you disturbed the natural habitat. Do it too much and you lose the assignment and have to start all over again.You also get a running commentary and education on the wild life you encounter.
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After reviewing some of the shots I took, I’ll be happy to play each assignment again just to get better photos.

So we are digging this game. Very easy to play, fun, and you don’t have to keep going to new levels to get a sense of completion. When you need to take a break, this is a great photography based game to play.
At least it’ll get you off of that Wii Fit.

Are there some other photo based games we are missing out on?
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We’re ready for some fun.

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  • CES 2015
  • Jan. 6th – 9th, 2015
  • LVCC
  • Las Vegas

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Current Exhibitions

  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Inside Tracks: Behind the lens on the assignment of a lifetime”
  • Through February 1, 2015
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • ICP
  • Sebastio Selgado – Genesis
  • Sept.15, 2014-Jan 15th,2015
  • 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10036
  • Phone: 212.857.0000
  • Getty Center
  • In Focus:Tokyo
  • Through Dec.14, 2014
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston: Anatomy
  • Nov.6 – Dec. 15th, 2014
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands
  • Through Dec. 6th, 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture
  • Nov.14, 2014 -Jan 10th, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nicholas Nixon: Forty Years of the Brown Sisters
  • Nov. 22nd, 2014 – Jan.4th, 2015
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Thomas Struth: Photographs
  • Through February 16, 2015
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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