By All Means, Have a Go at the N*E*R*D Video Game


As we here at SOTC are demonstrably fond of rock-star-themed old-school video games, I suppose we ought mention N*E*R*D’s “Seeing Sounds” concoction, currently available on their website. The plot, near as I can figure it: Pharrell, Chad, and Shae land on a mysterious planet and are promptly menaced by the ape from the Seeing Sounds album cover; you pick one of them and jump around on a grid of perilous, spike-laden platforms, collecting “brain power” that will allow you to rescue the other two. We recommend you play as Shae, because someone has to. And yes, by “brain,” they mean actual brains, this time.