Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Speaking of geeky

This is not my first time pushing graphjam as the intersection of powerpoint humor and pop culture. Its has something for everyone and I will prove it. Today's Fallout episode is for cwolf. Other favorites for Gus, AVK, hose, windstorm, Andy, and Dock.

Is there such a thing as too geeky?

During this morning's session of my thrice weekly Penny-Arcade grind I came across something. I'm not sure exactly what it is yet or if it is good or bad. However, I do know that it has a little something for all of us - up ins.

That's right, Wil Wheaton, loved by all, is on the cover. Remember when we all said we hated him because we were immature and envied his luck at getting to man the helm of the Enterprise? Now that we are older we understand we should have cheered for him all along.

Look at the third guy on the list. Yeah, the "Name of the Wind" guy. Another person who's work we mocked openly with pride but read secretly with shame. Because, man, that book went down like a cold glass of milk chasing fresh, warm bread slathered in honey. Why oh why do we have to ruin good things with our vain ideals on complexity? Before we even give it a chance!

The second guy works with Stargate: Universe. I quit watching the show, I should say series of series, when they coped out after a whole season of reason vs. faith. You see, they spent the entire season debunking religion and doing it rather well too even if it was heavy-handed. But on the finale they tossed a bone out to the faith crowd in a manner that was antithetical to the previous 20 weeks. Cowards.

But! If I have learned anything from the first two paragraphs (after the pic) I should apply that lesson to the third and give the new show a chance.

Anyone else have any insights on the rest of the list? Oh, and BTW today's PA is about AVK/Qhorin.


Watch the trailer here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

gog is Back Up.

Sorry for the scare in the comments of Wolf's MoM post. gog is alive, well, and back up. Why not do yourself a favor and pick up the best adventure game ever made, Wolf's aversion to point-and-click be damned.

Monday, September 20, 2010

nintendo DS intrigues gorilla

a boy dropped his DS into a gorilla enclosure. the gorilla wasn't *too* impressed. the kid is lucky the gorilla didn't mistake it for luggage.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's a Shame No One Told Them to Hold Out in the Barn

Left 4 Dead has spawned no end of fan comics, but Valve has finally put the task to a professional. Michael Avon Oeming, to be exact.

Read it here.


A little tour of where I'm from.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I just spent $6 at for one of the best games ever made.

They also just released the entire King's Quest, Space Quest, and Gabriel Knight series. I can only hope Police Quest is yet to come.

Fuck point and click. Long live the text parser.


No time for a real post only: I think we are all supposed to go see Machete together.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Frodo Lives!

Wait for it.

I think this is the kind of song that is made better by Rock Band.

Friday, September 3, 2010

When meme meets art ...

meets gamers, meets anime ...

awesome stuff happens.

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