Resident Evil 4 was released in January 2005 for the Nintendo Gamecube and quickly became the best reason to buy that system. Highly detailed visuals, an intense new chapter in the Resident Evil story, and new game-play mechanics all helped redefine the survival-horror genre. Resident Evil 4 took several gaming awards, including game of the year for several publications. It was re-released on the Playstation 2 (in fall 2005) and the Nintendo Wii (in 2007). With all this pressure looming for a worthy sequel, Resident Evil 5 (released earlier this month) does deliver on some fronts, but unfortunately not all of them.

Sister Helen PrejeanSister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking, will speak at the Churches United Delegate Assembly on Thursday, March 26, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 18th and Mississippi Streets in Bettendorf.

A press release states: "Although part of the annual meeting is for its members, the public is welcome to come and hear Sister Helen that evening." Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Last year, the River Cities' Reader interviewed Prejean in advance of lectures at Augustana Collge. You can read that article, "A New Way to Fight the Death Penalty," here.

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2005, game-play footage for Killzone 2 was debuted as one of the big exclusive titles for Playstation 3. It looked fantastic, but there was debate whether the footage shown was actual play or a rendered video, making fans question whether the game would look as fantastic as suggested.

Fast forward almost four years to 2009, and with mega-hit shooter titles on the market such as Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, and Halo 3, the initial wow factor of Killzone 2 - finally released last month - won't be enough to make it a staple in the shooter category. But it's just like real life: It's not only about looks.

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Ralph Iaccarino - Road to ZionExhibit

The 33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition

Augustana College Art Museum

Saturday, March 28, through Sunday, April 26

 

The 51 artworks included in the 33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition showcase the combined talents of 43 regional artists, 18 of whom reside in the Quad Cities: Leslie Bell, Emily Christenson, Trish DeHeer, William Hannan, Mimzi Haut, Raphael Iaccarino, Katie Kiley, Kelly McGee, Tim Miller, Erik Ohrn, George Olson, Kristin Quinn, Jerry Sergeant, Devandra Shrikhande, Steve Sinner, Dave Sorensen, Douglass Wilming, and Dawn Wohlford-Metallo.

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