January 23, 2009 |
When the original Skate game was released in late 2007, it succeeded in doing one thing that the very successful Tony Hawk skateboarding franchise didn't do: It made a skating simulator accessible to all. Gone were the maddeningly complex button combos that had to be pushed in exactly the right order to pull off amazing tricks. In Skate, they were replaced with a simple two-control-stick system: one to push the board, one to do the tricks.
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May 19, 2006 |
David Asper Johnson, 68, the founder, editor and publisher of the Argonaut, a weekly newspaper serving Santa Monica, Venice and surrounding communities, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, the paper reported. The cause of death was not announced but he had battled a rare blood disease for some time. Johnson founded the Argonaut on Nov. 25, 1971, as a twice-monthly newspaper. It became a weekly in 1972.
May 18, 2004 |
This jet-watercraft video game from British game maker Argonaut is your big chance to race through canals at 60 mph while competing with other racers online through their X-box consoles. Racers navigate a course marked by buoys, and there are ramps to catch some air. The game allows for a limited number of buoys to be skipped during the course of the race -- allowing for a strategic shortcut or a few beginner joystick blunders.
January 14, 2001 |
STILL LIFE WITH OYSTERS AND LEMON By Mark Doty; Beacon Press: 72 pp., $20 "It's a simple painting, really, 'Still Life With Oysters and Lemon,' by one Jan Davidsz de Heem, painted in Antwerp some three hundred and fifty years ago. . ," but it sets Mark Doty's mind a-wandering, sets it on fire, illuminates his already luminous consciousness and clears the cobwebs from the structural corners of his mind's attic.
November 17, 2000 |
Big plays were the difference in Garden's Grove's first-round Division IX playoff game Thursday at Covina. Covina made them and Garden Grove didn't, resulting in the Argonauts' 40-20 loss. Covina (8-3) which finished second in the Valle Vista League, scored on passes of 55, 54 and 53 yards, and had a 75-yard kickoff return for touchdown.
October 20, 2000 |
Garden Grove High held off a late Rancho Alamitos drive and defeated the visiting Vaqueros, 17-9, in a Garden Grove League game Thursday. The Argonauts (3-3-1, 3-1) have won three consecutive games after an 0-3-1 start in which they were shut out three times. Garden Grove has all but locked up a playoff berth with league games against Santiago and winless Bolsa Grande remaining. Two victories would give Garden Grove at least second place.