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(08/21/2014 2:03 PM)
Bobby Danger says that he's one of the video game greats of his time, and he's been hogging my Protectian machine for most of the month. It's one of the trade-offs you'll be offered through the game in Arcadecraft, the management sim from Firebase industries. If he beats the high score, my arcade and Protectian [...]
(08/21/2014 12:00 PM)
If Linden could be both victim and killer, why not Kyle??
(08/21/2014 11:57 AM)
This post originally appeared at The Oak Wheel on August 14th, 2014. Why bother with a fandom? This is a follow-up to the previous article, Fandom and Fanfiction. Karen Hunton of Build a Little Biz describes the members of a fandom as having these qualities: loyal - they want what you have and aren't interested in competitors avid - they will [...]
(08/21/2014 11:00 AM)
J Torres writer of Teen Titans and newest collaboration True Patriot talks with Two Geeks Talking at Super Summer Comic Con 2014. He talks about his inspirations, the next generation of Comic creators, Success and Failures and what comics still inspire kids today.
(08/21/2014 9:58 AM)
It seems like he'd have more of a handle on the new recruits, otherwise what's the big deal with the impending eclipse?
(08/21/2014 9:50 AM)
Johnny Desjardins is a comic artist and illustrator from Vampirella, known for his colour work and paintings as well as David Finch's Batman series. After finally tracking him down for over a year (he's a busy guy) he sat and talked with Two Geeks Talking at Super Summer Comic Con 2014. We discussed inspirational people, [...]
(08/21/2014 8:11 AM)
Heralded dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock is headed to iOS, developer Almost Human has announced on their official site. The reveal of Legend of Grimrock being in the works for iOS comes hot on the heels of the developer being hard at work at its sequel, Legend of Grimrock 2. A port of the original [...]
(08/21/2014 8:06 AM)
Compared to fanfiction sites, it's just not cutting it. When you look at all the free sites out there, the numbers don't add up. Oddly, I can't fault Amazon for trying. This is an obvious market, it's nice to get ...
(08/21/2014 7:24 AM)
How can we expect women to speak up when men show so little support to those who do so?
(08/21/2014 7:11 AM)
"Thanks for spending another new comic book day with me. Friends, I love comic books. Like seriously, A lot. " ~ Aaron Meyers
(08/21/2014 7:09 AM)
Rucka, Lark and Arcas have created a grey and gritty world in writing and art.
(08/21/2014 7:00 AM)
In this age of technology, many kids are so glued to their devices that they don't realize the hands on approach and fun that can be done with Science! Enter Samantha Fernandez talking about Mad Science of Windsor and Schoolhouse Chess, both after school programs to help kids see the value of Science and Chess.
(08/21/2014 4:36 AM)
Retro-styled, top-down Wild West arcade shooter a Fistful of Gun, has been announced by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital for release on PC early next year. Developed by Australasian developer FarmerGnome, the top-down arcade shooter was originally released as a freeware title in 2012 but when the game releases next year under Devolver, the game is set to [...]
(08/20/2014 10:55 PM)
I skyped with Jordan Greer of www.gtplanet.net and talked Gran Turismo, car video games (and just cars in general), and our limited childhood gaming options. Check out his website and follow him/his site on Twitter! Download the MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Oh, and if anyone can find that footage we talked about on Gamespot - link it [...]
(08/20/2014 7:40 PM)
Compared to fanfiction sites, it's just not cutting it. When you look at all the free sites out there, the numbers don't add up. Oddly, I can't fault Amazon for trying. This is an obvious market, it's nice to get approved fanfic, and I can see some companies going for it as a way to [...]
(08/20/2014 4:57 PM)
Matt Kindt on the really awesome life of working for Valiant Comics
(08/20/2014 3:24 PM)
Check out the video below for a review of The Working Parts' froggy horror game, They Breathe: Video Review: They BreatheWith fun gameplay and an economical "show don't tell" style, They Breath overcomes its short running time.ProsPrettyIntriguing storyIntuitive gameplayConsVery shortHitboxes a little iffy8Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)0.0
(08/20/2014 2:00 PM)
My Fair Zombie is a film that wasn't just lucky to cross the finish line; it sprints home well ahead of the pack.
(08/20/2014 1:54 PM)
A great website features cartoons that make John feel joy
(08/20/2014 12:00 PM)
Now this is what I'm talking about! How weird was this episode?
(08/20/2014 11:02 AM)
After playing half a day away in this indie Survival-Horror title, The Forest certainly has worn me down. Crazy cannibals, mutated monsters and randomly eating objects in the woods: not as easy to deal with as it all sounds. Being a new game in a rapidly expanding genre, there are numerous good points and [...]
(08/20/2014 10:00 AM)
But how do you blame an entire system as the cause?
(08/20/2014 8:07 AM)
So finally we come to actually looking for a job. Sometimes it seems this is the easy part, though that's because the hard part is building the foundation - which is what we covered earlier. It's also something that you ...
(08/20/2014 7:41 AM)
The series remains weird, but it's a stale kind of weird.
(08/20/2014 7:39 AM)
Brian Fargo, founder of developer inXile Entertainment, has announced via Twitter that Wasteland 2 will release on September 19 on Windows PC. "Official Wasteland 2 release date... September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over." Fargo remarked. One of the first high-profile Kickstarter funded games, Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic RPG very much in [...]
(08/20/2014 7:30 AM)
How much passion is too much passion when it comes to decorating? How much is too much when it comes to displaying what gets you geeked? Is there a need to balance the twain... (spoiler alert: I say go all out.) Last week was a somber week made for reflective writing. Today, I'm just ready [...]
(08/20/2014 7:20 AM)
Thick with themes and thoughts, imagination and demons (both fictional and personal) The Wrenchies grasps its reader and demands a blood oath and a pinky swear.
(08/19/2014 6:19 PM)
An interesting interview about the craft and professionalism of writing
(08/19/2014 2:00 PM)
The short film is a heavy dose of surrealism steeped in jazz syncopation and stream of consciousness.
(08/19/2014 12:00 PM)
Season four is where we really get to see Tennant's Doctor show some depth, and it's a refreshing change of pace.
(08/19/2014 10:00 AM)
So, as a Batman film, it's definitely a departure from previous Bat-based animated flicks.
(08/19/2014 8:39 AM)
Now you want to go find a job, well there's a few things you need to have to actually do it. These are core tools that are invaluable to the job search - and though they may seem obvious, what ...
(08/19/2014 8:08 AM)
NOTE: I am addressing Mary Sues in this column, which often involves questions of definition. As Mary Sues (and the male counterpart Gary Stu) are often a continuum, I wanted to clarify my definition. My definition is of an "author's pet" - a character who gets vastly preferential treatment by the author in a way [...]
(08/19/2014 7:49 AM)
Rob and Jordan consider whether Hulk #5 is a great new beginning or just another muddle
(08/19/2014 6:39 AM)
It's just like reading through your stack, only with insightful commentary
(08/19/2014 6:14 AM)
Like any new relationship this collection suffers from its own ups and downs but shows signs of maturing.
(08/19/2014 6:00 AM)
Between Sex After Kids and now How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, Director Jeremy LaLonde has a lot on his mind. Catchy titles aside, he has connected with famous actors willing to dive deep into these subjects not just for comedic value but showing the essence of insecurities that we all have. [...]
(08/19/2014 5:55 AM)
Jared reminds us of the long and convoluted history of the Batman
(08/19/2014 3:46 AM)
Download this episode (right click and save) Hello and welcome back to our regularly scheduled hour long episodes of The Indie haven Podcast. Now that NineWorlds is out the way and we're back to regular hour long shows we thought we would kick things off with not one but TWO awesome guest slots on the [...]
(08/18/2014 9:00 PM)
Can-Con, a literary SF convention in Ottawa, needs volunteers. If you've got a chance, give it a shot! - Steven Savage Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on ...
(08/18/2014 7:54 PM)
Hey All! Welcome to TGT Tournament #6 - Round 2! This year we have a great batch of combatants in the Entertainment industries of Comics, TV/Film, Music, Video Games, Cosplayers and Literary Authors. Episodes 251 - 309 are in Round 1 and it's up to YOU to vote for your favourite interview. If you haven't [...]
(08/18/2014 5:57 PM)
Eric Orchard's Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch is a joyous, imaginative romp that should thrill readers of all ages.
(08/18/2014 2:00 PM)
What destructive hijinks will the teens get up to next?
(08/18/2014 10:00 AM)
Nothing is true! Everything is true!
(08/18/2014 8:24 AM)
So, let's put this bluntly. If you want to get your career going you better bloody well be informed. I've mentioned this many times before, and I'm going to mention it again, but it comes down to this: Follow the ...
(08/18/2014 8:00 AM)
Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, and The Wind Rises -- out at long last in the U.S.
(08/18/2014 7:20 AM)
This is a strong launch into a solo book for a C or D tier hero.
(08/18/2014 7:00 AM)
At its most charming moments (there are several) Moonhead and the Music Machine plays like a forgettable episode of 'Regular Show' or 'Adventure Time,' but far prettier.
(08/18/2014 1:39 AM)
Video Game Freelancer Nathan Meunier, perhaps best known for writing video game journalism manuals Up Up Down Down Left WRITE and Interview Fu, last night announced to Indie Haven that he is launching his very own Indie Game development studio and preparing to release his first commercial video game. Announced last Night on the livestreamed [...]
(08/17/2014 10:05 PM)
Be here when James Tynion says "people should not get too comfortable"
(08/17/2014 4:08 PM)
This week Chris Wunderlich dives into the New 52.
(08/17/2014 3:00 PM)
Family Day, Comics and Comic Conventions. What's not to love? The first ever Summer Comic Con was Super! Thanks to Mike Malchalski and con staff. St. Clair College was more than accommodating and the place was packed from beginning to end of the show! Here's my review of the convention. A few weeks ago Mike [...]
(08/17/2014 9:12 AM)
Kurt delves deep into the world of Kill Shakespeare
(08/17/2014 9:02 AM)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World may be the best adapation reviewed here at Lost in Translation
(08/16/2014 8:30 PM)
Two updates this time! First the Seventh Sanctum Tumblr now has a daily random character as well as the random story idea. This way you get interesting character ideas you can share, discuss, and challenge each other to use. I plan to add more in the future. Next up, the Writing Prompt Generator had another [...]
(08/16/2014 4:35 PM)
Fresh Monkey Fiction has recently announced Amazing Heroes, the company's first series of 4.5" retro-style super hero action figures.
(08/16/2014 2:43 PM)
Download this episode (right click and save) Hello and welcome to The Indie Haven Podcast's series of interviews from London's Nine Worlds convention. Concluding our developer interviews from the event we sit down to chat with Flo and Dustin from Tea Powered Games. We talk about the changing landscape of Steam throughout their development process, [...]
(08/16/2014 6:30 AM)
A small change in plans. With the passing of Robin Williams, it seemed to be fitting to look at something of his. A look at his filmography, though, shows a large number of potential reviews, from Popeye to Good Morning, ...
(08/16/2014 3:01 AM)
Thomas Henshell is an independent game developer from Toronto, Canada. He is a serial entrepreneur who currently owns four businesses: a mobile software company, a retail tabletop gaming store, a small grocery store, and a game development studio. He has 20-ish years of experience in enterprise software development and architecture. After releasing two casual games to various mobile [...]
(08/15/2014 10:41 PM)
Eight years ago, a broken marriage lead homeless Tracey Rogers on a self-healing backpacking journey where she discovered her talent for totem art and her purpose in life that produced her store White Feather Holistic Arts. Tracey Rogers, 41, opened White Feather Holistic Arts on December 6, 2012 and is located on 1350 Ottawa Street [...]
(08/15/2014 8:30 PM)
Here's our latest update to help you take your geek citizenship to the next level. As always you can find the master list sorted by geek interest or community interest. Comics Community The Hero Initiative - Being in comics can ...
(08/15/2014 7:35 PM)
Get under it right now: If you haven't checked out Under the Dog and contemplated backing the project, you're missing one of the most ambitious things to happen in anime in quite a while....
(08/15/2014 8:19 AM)
So we'e talking heroes and villains. Usually at some point we're talking conflict and outright violence in this case, even if its not physical. However when it gets physical, I want to address a rather poorly handled archetype which I ...
(08/14/2014 9:53 PM)
Episode 20 - I recently skyped with Ray Carsillo (Reviews Editor for EGM) and had a groovy talk. We talked about magazines, his job at EGM, EA and 2K (and sports game competition), anonymous commenting, Transistor, Shovel Knight, and childhood gaming memories. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Games mentioned in the show: Shovel [...]
(08/14/2014 6:44 PM)
One wouldn't normally turn to a fighting game like Mortal Kombat for deep philosophical insight. It is surprising, however, to find that the iconic phrases uttered in the game can give us focus and perspective in our daily death-matches. Mortal Kombat can ...
(08/14/2014 8:57 AM)
Specific parts of your career plan are going to involve how you grow as a professional. After you achieve your career goal you're also going to need to keep growing for promotions, expansion, adaption, or avoiding boredom. A big part ...
(08/14/2014 7:00 AM)
There are many autobiographical comics out online and in the world. But, no one did it better than Harvey Pekar. Here's a great discussion by fellow Crossroads Alpha member Jason Sacks from Comics Bulletin Harvey Pekar and American Splendor: A Comics Bulletin discussion A column article, Classic Comics Cavalcade by: Eric Hoffman, Jason Sacks This [...]
(08/13/2014 8:14 AM)
Some time ago I began thinking over the fact that it seems complaints about lousy media and bad technology fell on deaf ears. It almost seemed complaints were expected and ignored or worse. But after chatting with some friends, I realized that one solution is to promote good work. How many of us know a good [...]
(08/13/2014 8:00 AM)
What sense does it make to turn Leiji Matsumoto's stirring, Gothic space opera into a shrink-wrapped CGI product?
(08/13/2014 7:30 AM)
It's the saddest domino effect in the age of information. Bad news flying as fast as the high-speed DSL will carry it. R.I.P. statuses accompanied by links to canonized images and videos. Anguished tweets representing real life gasps and exclamations of disbelief. Tombstoned memes. Harried press releases bloated with shock and starved of details. Interviews [...]
(08/12/2014 8:03 AM)
So we'e talking heroes and villains. Usually at some point we're talking conflict and outright violence in this case, even if its not physical. However when it gets physical, I want to address a rather poorly handled archetype which I call The Deadly Hero The Deadly Hero is that character who is a killing machine [...]
(08/12/2014 8:00 AM)
In the wake of 'Short Peace' and with 'Interstellar' in the offing, Katsuhiro Otomo's reach-for-the-stars project uses the graphics of the former to deliver the message of the latter
(08/8/2014 5:30 PM)
As you may guess what is up? The Writing Prompt Generator! Took a bit of a change here, not adding new vocabulary or prompt structures, but jazzing up and extending the ones I'd created. It's actually made it a lot more interesting and diverse, and made me think about a few things. Mostly I think [...]
(08/8/2014 8:00 AM)
Live-action 'Kenshin' cleans up
(08/8/2014 8:00 AM)
The legacy of the bomb in Japanese history has been confronted endlessly in entertainment, but that shouldn't be the only way we confront it
(08/7/2014 11:57 AM)
This post originally appeared at The Oak Wheel on July 31st, 2014. (Dear Reader, you may also consider this article's title to be The Secret History of Fandom, because that's also what it is) Fandom has a long history. A long and secret history, which common men are not permitted to know, since the days of ancient Babylon. [...]
(08/5/2014 8:56 AM)
So let's talk Heroes and Villains and your world. I should note that when I talk Heroes and Villains I'm using that to pretty much mean the same thing as "Protagonist" and "Antagonist." Why? Because it's a hell of a lot easier to write "Hero and Villain" and sounds a tad less academic. I've got [...]
(08/4/2014 8:00 AM)
When the creator of 'Lupin III' decided to revisit a feisty Japanese literary masterwork, the results were as uproarious as they needed to be
(08/3/2014 8:01 AM)
(This came from an acquaintance who runs a website for sf writers, SciFiIdeas - and its about creating new aliens, I figure it's right up the alley of folks here! - Steve) Like sci-fi? Like aliens? Like creative ideas? This is an open invitation for writers, artists, and all creative types to take part in [...]
(08/1/2014 8:00 AM)
A well-intentioned program in Japan to curb piracy right now amounts to little more than spitting on a fire to put it out
(08/1/2014 8:00 AM)
Live-action 'Moribito', 'Attack on Titan', 'Soul Reviver', 'Space Adventure Cobra' ... pant, pant.
(07/30/2014 8:00 AM)
... then at least let the industry learn the right things from its passing
(07/28/2014 2:00 PM)
Gundam, Macross, Robotech, oh my.
(07/28/2014 8:00 AM)
Katsuhiro Otomo's involvement in this dazzling short-film anthology is reason enough to seek it out, but there's plenty more on top of that
(07/28/2014 8:00 AM)
All articles are now available from the "What's New" dropdown.
(07/25/2014 8:00 AM)
Long unavailable in anything but fansubs, this psychedelic horror-fantasy anthology is bewitching and intoxicating
(07/25/2014 8:00 AM)
New 'Macross' (!), 'Silver Spoon' season set, and 'Gurren Lagann' pierces late-night TV.
(07/18/2014 3:46 PM)
I got to Skype with Nathan of the Dead Pixels Podcast - during a pretty insane heat wave. We talked early Sega Master system, Dragon Age, working crappy jobs to pay for games, his podcast, games journalism, Kinect. difficult games, and old video game commercials. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Check out Nathan's podcast [...]
(07/3/2014 2:46 PM)
I sat down with Scott Sizemore (Moonlight Press) to discuss the new RPG-ish engine/system he's building, Valiant Hearts, Far Cry 4, Silent Scope, Turbo-Express, and a super battle stage of the C-64 vs. NES. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Scott on Twitter Windows Phone Apps
(07/1/2014 4:46 PM)
Had a pretty rad conversation with Robby Zinchak and Tadhg Kelly whilst at the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. Take a listen! Direct download of MP3 [right click and 'save as']
(06/21/2014 9:03 AM)
I sat down with Nick McCandless of and talked difficult boss battles, Phil Fish's comment on fair use, and what it takes to create a games website. Nick on Twitter Also I mention Metal Jesus during our Phil Fish / Fair Use discussion .. here's his YouTube channel.
(06/13/2014 6:34 PM)
Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] For the last episode of our E3 week I Skyped with my buddy Dan (Shoe) Hsu to discuss what he saw on the show floor. We talk Evolve, Morpheus, and Nintendo. Enjoy! Dan on Twitter and check out Gamesbeat!
(06/13/2014 9:04 AM)
Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Every day this week we're talking with a different person, and getting their thoughts on E3 2014. So I sat down with Kinsey Burke (at the Raygun Lounge) to discuss some of the games from E3, our upcoming webshow, and the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. Then after .. we went and had [...]
(06/12/2014 9:04 AM)
Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] For E3 2014 we're recording a podcast for each day of E3 (including the day before and after) with different people. Giving us a wide variety of ideas and opinions around the big show. This episode I sat down with an old buddy Carlos Macias (my tocayo) and talked about what he [...]
(06/10/2014 9:27 PM)
Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] For E3 2014 we're recording a podcast for each day of E3 (including the day before and after) with different people. Giving us a wide variety of ideas and opinions around the big show. Today we sat down with Tadhg Kelly (OUYA, EDGE) and discussed all the ins [...]