Friday, June 26, 2009

Ben and Regina & Tim and Eric?


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Never saw that coming.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transformers (RotF) getting their butts kicked.

Rotten Tomatoes 21% This means I will probably love it.

I read this review this morning and laughed here, "Or how Shia LaBeouf's "performance" has him spend half the film doing third-rate Danny Kaye tricks to depict mental freak-out and the other half running in slow motion yelling "Optimus!""

No no no no no!

Don't read the entire review if you don't want to know the ~suprise~ ending. *SPOILER* After all of his cheap talk about sacrafice disguised as unnecessary suicide in the first movie I wonder how they are going to do it. *END SPOILER*

I might take a long lunch and watch it today.

Why is he wearing a glove and why is she holding her boob?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

For Your Health

Some kind soul has embedded all the Brule's Rules segments here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thoughts on a recent Penny Arcade

Tyco explains Gabe's feelings about Tiger Wood's PGA 10 (I assume) as " if your golf game allows you to shoot thirty under par, it's probably not a simulation of golf. He's not sure what it is, but it's not that."

Gabe himself goes on to say "Immagine if every time you tackled a guy in Madden your players got stronger. Then immagine you could buy footballs that flew further or were easier to catch. Sure some people might like it but most fans would say "this isn't football"."

Both times I read those lines I had a bit of a laugh and thought 'welcome to my view of FPS games'

I think it is funny that often you see reviews of FPS where people launch the criticism of them being unoriginal, and then point out specific game-play angles that are rehashed...or even laud a FPS original, but they never seem to point out to me what is the most glaring cliché angle: Presenting all firearms as Super-Soakers that squirt out lead. It's like we still have movies with the villain all dressed in black tweaking his mustache, and no one ever mentions it.

Of course, only the fans of football would raise a clamor about Gabe/Madden NFL 2012, and here you are being criticized by a fan-base similar in size to the number of people following cricket in the USA.

IMHO one aspect that could improve most games is a wider array of weapons (both firearms and other) to choose from. I think stumbling upon a new gun in a shooter game is akin to getting Fat Epics in WOW, something just a little bit better, different, or new is going to get attention. Think back to playing L4D and the first time you came upon the improved think if they had a 3 tier system instead of a 2 tier system.

I'll add more in the comments later.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Augmented Reality Boardgame / Video Game Thing

Perhaps a little peek here into the crazy games we'll be playing with our phones in a couple years. This could make boardgames pretty interesting.

From Joystiq.


Fox Shopped

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Radio Spirit World

It's an interdimensional radio broadcast from the afterlife. Listen here, unless you have one of the select Ouija Board models.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Squeaky Wheel Gets the Click!

Keep your eyes on OneClick Dog Games. Their current offering, "Little Wheel," is a slick and quick point-and-clicker. There aren't any particularly difficult puzzles here, so it is my sincere hope that this is just a skills demonstration and we'll see some meatier fare forthcoming.

For better or worse, the game does not refer to the song in the following clip.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Conquest! Medieval Realms

Grab the PC demo here.

via Rock Paper Shotgun, which you SHOULD be reading.

zombies reales!!

always save one bullet for yourself

Monday, June 8, 2009

More Zombie Action

Via The Current this morning.

Stagger Slide [Nomad]

The studio version is a little better than the live version.
But just a little.

Oh crap, they're local.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Peed Myself a Little Bit

If you can't be bothered to read the "News" page on Steam (and, who can blame us for being lax in our reading with all those plants in our Zen Gardens to tend to) you might have missed the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement. I know, I know! If the mere mention isn't enough to get you worked up, then you are unrepairably broken on the inside but can try to salve your dry, cracked and unused soul by watching the teaser trailer.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Um guys, Final Fantasy XIV (FOURTEEN!) is coming out in 2010 as well.

But I'm really just here to say that this is a great poster:

I'm not so sure about the art direction for the actual game but this poster works.

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