I haven’t been very active on here… mainly because I’ve been struggling to find a good purpose for what I want to accomplish with Tumblr. I’m thinking I’m going to start using it for posting reviews of movies. I might blog on here from time to time as well, but I’m notoriously bad for keeping up with regular blog posts.
If anyone’s still following me on here, let me know your thoughts. I’ll probably start posting some review shortly.
I’m excited to announce that I am teaming with Quest creator Alex Warren to create a new text (possibly with graphics) adventure game, which we’re hoping to release on PC and mobile platforms at some point. It’s early to release any details, but I’ll be sure to make post updates with the progress, and I might set up a dev blog a little later on once we have the story and mechanics nailed down.
OnLive has achieved their goal of 45,000 likes on Facebook, so they’re delivering on their promise. For the next 72 hours you can purchase a full PlayPass of Batman: Arkham Asylum for only 99 cents! Visit the link, and enter the promo code 99CENTS at checkout to receive the discount.
If you’re not convinced how well OnLive works, give any of their regular PlayPass games a spin for 30 minutes free. Oh, and it’s free to make an account as well. Also, feel free to take advantage of their 75% off Labour Day Weekend Sale, and the weekly $5 Friday specials!
Things are still under construction around here. Due to the way we’ve decided to organize the site from now on, we’re working out some hiccups with our domain and sub-domains, which I’m hoping will be resolved soon so we can start relaunching various parts of our network.
Itching to get your hands on a copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution? Moon Books has OnLive PlayPass codes to give away that can be redeemed for that, or any of the other great titles available on the service (excluding the monthly Play Bundle).
The site is currently down, but we’re working hard on getting it back up and running, so in the meantime keep checking back here for details of how you can snag yourself a piece of the cloud gaming action.
So it’s finally here. The re-imagined Thundercats TV series developed by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C for the Cartoon Network. As a devoted fan of the original series, I’ve had some reservations about a reboot of the series but after seeing the trailers that were released a little while ago, I’ve been pretty excited to see what they were going to do with it. Here are my impressions so far:
The whole look of the show has a very modern anime look, which looks really good. The character designs, for the most part, are pretty spot-on with the original characters so you’ll have no trouble identifying who’s who. That being said, I’m not a huge fan of the new look they’ve given Lion-O, but conversely I think as a character he’s much better than in the original. The most improved character award for this show, however goes to Snarf. While I didn’t mind Snarf when I was younger, as I got older and watched the show I started to find him incredibly grating. However, the powers that be have transformed Snarf from a pudgy, meddlesome twat into a delightfully cute bundle of awesome. If Pikachu were a Thundercat, he would be the new Snarf. Seriously, he’s that cute.
Storyline-wise, the show definitely has a lot more depth to it. And the characters are a lot more fleshed out. For example, Jaga is the leader of a group called the Clerics, who are all imbued with super speed and agility. It will come as no surprise to people that Cheetarah is a member of the Clerics. Also new to this series, Tygra is Lion-O’s brother, which I have to admit I wasn’t expecting. Not much is known about Panthro thus far, as he only makes a very brief appearance in the premier, but he is rocking some pretty bad-ass mutton chops, and I’m definitely interested to see how his character will fit in to the story.
During the episode, it is revealed that the Thundercats were the ancestors of the current Cats living on the planet, who were able to unite through the use of the Sword of Omens to defeat Mumm-Ra and bring an age of peace to a planet of warring animals. They developed the empire of Thundera, where the Cats currently live. The Cats’ main enemy seems to be a race of Lizards who are sometimes used as slave laborers, and who are bitter towards the Cats for controlling all of the best lands and resources of Third Earth, leaving the rest of the planet - the Lizards included - to fight for what’s left.
I don’t want to go into too much detail of the plot so I don’t spoil it for everyone who hasn’t had a chance to see it yet, but so far I’m finding the show pretty awesome. Also, a nice touch was that Larry Kenney, the voice of the original Lion-O, has come back to provide the voice of Claudus, Lion-O and Tygra’s father. My overall verdict? Awesome. Do yourself a favor and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
Now is your chance to grab these two great indie RPGs from Zeboyd Games! It’s $3 bundled with Zeboyd’s other RPG, Breath of Death VII: The Beginning and they’re 10% off until the 20th. There’s a reason this game is #1 on the Steam charts today, so do yourself a favor and grab it now!
Viz Media announced at Anime Expo that it’s picked up the American distribution rights to the Professor Layton animated movie, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.
The company didn’t disclose a date for the release, but if (like me) you haven’t been motivated enough to track down the Japanese or UK versions, you can probably stand to wait until whenever Viz gets around to releasing it. Not that I’m not excited to see it — a couple of hours of just hanging around in Layton’s lovely universe without being harangued about making change or drawing maps sounds like a nice change of pace.
Okay, first off I just submitted my reviews of L.A. Noire and Puzzle Agent 2 to Moon Books, so make sure you check those out. Also, I got a chance to speak to Jeff McCord (of Trouble Brothers and Fargoal, LLC) earlier this morning and he was nice enough to give me a copy of the latest Trouble Brothers board game, Cargo Runners so stay tuned for a review on that. Jeff and I had a game and he fell victim to my ultimate strategy: Be a total noob and keep him distracted by explaining the rules as we go! lol
All kidding aside though, Jeff is a great guy and all of you guys out there in teh interwebs owe it to yourselves to go and buy all of his software products.
I’m both shocked, and not-so shocked by this announcement. The PS3 is a good choice for consoles to use to host Steam (the built in HD space is the biggest reason IMHO), and with the success of Hulu Plus/Netflix/Whatever music service Sony is using serves as a selling point. If consoles can handle steam games, then this is just the beginning of cloud gaming on consoles.
No word on when/if this is coming to the Xbox360 (which is should be), but if this proves to be successful, then this is beginning of the end of hard copy gaming.
No, I don’t mean women who are part grasshopper. Please don’t draw that, and if you do, don’t show me.
Our awesome pal Matt “Fort90” Hawkins has teamed up with Grasshopper Manufacture and Jap-Sai to give away lots of rad Grasshopper swag to the person who sends him the best fanart of any female character from a GHM game.
He explains, “Not gonna lie: I’m mostly interested in NMH babes, though I’d like to believe that game provides the greatest variety of potential subjects, so no one feels too constricted.” Check the site for image size and format requirements.
So what do you stand to get for your efforts? Only way too much fucking stuff, including the NMH2 “Erotica Comic,” two portrait postcard books, the Japanese guidebook for No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, a copy of the rare Hand in Killer7 book,Bizarre Jelly 5, “Hellride,” Flower, Sun, & Rain t-shirts, and Cory Schmitz’s Killer 7 t-shirt (not having any of these shirts makes me wonder where my life went wrong).
You have until May 1 to prepare your entries. Fair warning: you’ll have to compete with me, and my artwork might just be sad enough to win out of pity.