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Friday, December 14, 2007

Godzilla Wii Commercial (Ugh)

I think most of us can agree that this is not the way to advertise a Wii game:

Yeah, I mean, I get it's supposed to be over the top funny and all - but mostly it succeeds in lampooning itself more than anything else. Since I doubt anyone actually wants to invite their friends over to throw punches at each other, smash the furniture and spit randomly - it leaves one wondering just what the actually gameplay might be like. It's about the silliest Wii advertising I've seen since Nintendo suggesting hiding behind your couch might be a good strategy to play Metroid.

And if you want more ridicule, see it in slow and fast mode.

30 Years Of LucasFilm Christmas Cards

This year’s card by Lorraine LeBer, photographed above, features three rows of die-cut pop-up Stormtroopers holding candles and songbooks. Click on the image to enlarge. But lets take a look at some of the cards from LucasFilm’s past
-- Cool Stuff: 30 Years of LucasFilm Christmas Cards

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Forest For The Trees With Colorado Killer

I'm fighting off some kind of dire sleeping plague, so hold on tight while I attempt to form complete sentences.

This Sunday, Matthew Murray attacked two locations and killed four people, two at a missionary center and two at a Church. Theories abound and of course his relationship to video games pondered, but this struck me as odd:

When I was a teenager my mother would do a pat down to check for music, DVDs and video games whenever I came out of an electronics store like Best Buy or Circuit City.

I’d still obtain things anyways, it was like getting drugs from a drug dealer, EVERYTHING had to be done in secret. lolI remember getting thrown around the room and hit while getting interrogated about whether or not I had video games and DVDs. Then there were the constant interrogations by the church pastors… I remember having to listen to everything in secret, at very low volume levels or with headphones, whether it was video games, TV, DVDs, or music/radio.
-- Gaming Today via All Spin Zone

Emphasis mine. Does anyone else think that kid getting "thrown around a room and hit" might have something to do with his level of aggression?


All I found in christianity was hate, abuse (sexual, physical, psychological, and emotional), hypocrisy, and lies," writes the poster, who adds that he is one of the "nobodies" "who just wants to be loved and accepted somewhere. I just want to be one of the somebodies.
-- Denver Post

Again, emphasis mine. Anyone else think that maybe this isn't as mysterious as it looks?

Some Odd Wii Bowling Techniques

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jim Henson's Time Piece

Via POPMODERNE. According to the Muppet Wiki (and can I just take a moment to thank the Internet that such a thing as a Muppet Wiki exists): "Henson began the project in the spring of 1964 and continued to work on it for nearly a year, between commercial projects and various Muppet television appearances. The short film premiered in May 1965 at the Museum of Modern Art and was distributed through Pathe Contemporary films to arthouse theaters and the film festival circuit. It played in New York City along with the French feature A Man and a Woman."

Frank Oz and other Hensonites make appearances as well.

Machine Girl Trailer

I got this off Boing Boing, so chances are it has been around. Warning: cartoonish uberviolence ensues.

TIGSource Asks You To Text The Halls

What is TIGER Assault? TIGER Assaults are short competitions based around a particular theme. The emphasis is on collaboration, sharing, and, most of all, the completion of projects. I.e., it's an exercise in making small, tight, enjoyable/interesting games that can be played from beginning to end. There are no prizes involved.

What is Interactive Fiction? Interactive Fiction has a long and storied history that begins with the history of video games themselves. Put simply, they are text-based games. They have a strong cult following to this day, and I'll let Wikipedia explain the rest!
Text the Halls: An Interactive Fiction Competition


Monday, December 10, 2007

Video Watch: Dalek Vs. Annoying Kid

Sunday, December 09, 2007

No More Heroes Preview

For Sunday: The **** Of The Count

Some friends revealed this to me last night at a party. May be the lowest form of humor I've ever posted:

Remember - censorship is bad, but at least it can still be funny.