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(07/22/2014 3:00 PM)
Extant is all about tension. Its subtext is paranoia.
(07/22/2014 10:00 AM)
Couto makes every penny count and makes Haunted House on Sorority Row a special find that is well worth a look.
(07/22/2014 9:11 AM)
Once in a while games will come along attempting to combine genres and concepts in fresh and interesting ways. Combining turn-based tactical strategy gameplay with a collectible card game Steamalot: Epoch's Journey from Risen Phoenix Studios is one such clever combination. Steamalot draws its story from Arthurian legend, with the trappings of steampunk thrown in [...]
(07/22/2014 8:44 AM)
I met Tom Rockwell through Leona Wisoker. What does he do? Well how about video games, comedy-rap, hung with Dr. Demento, filked, and founded a convention called FuMP-Fest. He's known as Devo Spice, which as a former Ohioan, I am ...
(07/22/2014 8:16 AM)
Don McGregor shares his love for season two of one of the greatest TV dramas ever produced
(07/22/2014 8:13 AM)
So last time we chatted about worldbuilding I mentioned that I think that it is a skill - but a skill like some of the management professions. Worldbuilding is the ability to combine skills, knowledge, and so on to produce a setting. The worldbuilding skill lets you build a world, relying on various other things you [...]
(07/22/2014 8:12 AM)
In part seven of our twelve-part series discussing the luminous 'Daytripper', Chase contemplates what it means to have a friend who you keep at an arm's length
(07/22/2014 7:00 AM)
Comic Book movie adaptations don't have to JUST be about Superheroes. In fact here is a list of Comic Books (or graphic novels) movie adaptations. Thanks to another great Top 10 List from Comics Bulletin Top Ten Non-Superhero Comic Book Movie Adaptations A column article, Top Ten by: Eric Hoffman In the spirit of Rolling [...]
(07/22/2014 6:01 AM)
Innovative perspective puzzler, Monument Valley by developer Ustwo Games, has just passed the one million downloads milestone. The figures were revealed by TechCrunch late yesterday. Released on iPad at the end of 2013, the critically acclaimed title made its way to iPhone and Android platforms earlier this year. According to the TechCrunch report, a third of all Android Monument [...]
(07/21/2014 9:43 PM)
Robin falls, Umbral soars, Dark Engine rumbles and Harley Quinn leads the way to Comic-con
(07/21/2014 8:58 PM)
This issue makes the guys want to wander away from 'Original Sin' and not return
(07/21/2014 7:12 PM)
Go here for the details. This is a serious position - charity COO. It's also in Berkley, and I get the impression telecom may not be the option. - Steven Savage Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, ...
(07/21/2014 4:31 PM)
Have no fear .. the BETA for Destiny will be back up on July 23rd (exact time unknown). Check out some more info on the outage, and some helpful bits for when it does come back online here. I was luke warm on the Alpha, but after playing the Beta for awhile this weekend i'm back
(07/21/2014 3:56 PM)
When we are kids growing up our imaginations let us create many different things. From a young age, Johannes wanted to create maps and cities from all over the world. Not just a simple map either. He wants to create an entire world of fictional cities. With a fellow friend and thousands of people from [...]
(07/21/2014 2:00 PM)
This week's big moments were horrible, trying and somehow completely apt for all that had gone before.
(07/21/2014 1:00 PM)
Found this over on Nerdist .. super rad. If you have fish you owe it to yourself (and the rest of us) to build this.
(07/21/2014 11:41 AM)
Download this episode (right click and save) Hello and welcome to The Indie Haven Podcast. This week Laura and Andre are joined by Indie Haven review backlog master Jake and our very special guest Megan Fox. Not that Megan fox, the cool one that makes video games. We talk about all sorts of interesting topics [...]
(07/21/2014 10:00 AM)
There's just something brilliant about a slow-moving, wheezing, killing machine taking out a SWAT team without any effort at all.
(07/21/2014 8:35 AM)
And so we come to Seconds, O'Malley's most ambitious and satisfying work to date, which I would describe as early adulthood
(07/21/2014 8:01 AM)
Coding is vitally important in our high-tech world. It's not just a skill you use in a career, but something that is vital for empowering people. Being able to do a web page on your own, making a helpful macro, ...
(07/21/2014 8:00 AM)
An overwhelming experience, and a finely crafted one, but also harrowing and unpleasant from beginning to end -- even if that's supposed to be the idea
(07/21/2014 4:56 AM)
Well this one slipped under our radar. Developer Hailstorm Games has released 2D horror title, Claire on Steam. The game was released back on July 7 for Windows PC and Mac platforms. Boasting a similar aesthetic to Jasper Byrne's Lone Survivor, Claire follows the exploits of the titular young teenager who has nightmares about demons, beasts and [...]
(07/20/2014 10:54 PM)
Chris Wunderlich's new comic search continues. This time, it's indies.
(07/20/2014 10:04 PM)
Sanctum, from French/American graphic novel publisher Humanoids, is equal parts Lovecraftian horror and Mignola blackness with a touch of Prometheus mixed in with a military thriller.
(07/20/2014 9:56 PM)
In part six of our twelve-part series discussing the luminous 'Daytripper', Keith contemplates the fragility of life though the perspective of a terrible accident
(07/20/2014 2:00 PM)
John Carpenter would be proud.
(07/20/2014 1:14 PM)
Hey all, Steve here. I finally got around to a project I've wanted to work on for awhile: The Geek Catalog. A bit of a Whole Geek Catalog as it were. The idea is this - we geeks can, should, ...
(07/20/2014 10:00 AM)
Basically, Christopher Eccleston was given the ball and he ran with it all over the field.
(07/20/2014 9:55 AM)
1. I parked a couple stolen cars in the middle on the street, and watched a traffic jam pile up. After awhile the cars really starting piling up. I was pretty happy with myself, and equally perplexed no one could figure out how to fix the problem. Every once and awhile a few people would
(07/20/2014 9:32 AM)
Sarah looks at a hilarious gag comic where animals not only have hands but can talk, humans can understand, and both can communicate with each other
(07/20/2014 7:05 AM)
It is a post-apocalyptic world where ordinary people find a form of solace in the virtual reality of L.i.F.e. where most use it to work, play, and live. Trying to reform her bad habits and live normally is genius hacker, Kleya Smith who stars in Not A VIllain.
(07/19/2014 2:52 PM)
When our friends and partners Carlos Rodela and Kurt Sasso talk video games, you're guaranteed a fascinating conversation.
(07/19/2014 12:40 PM)
A soulless man in search of his identity in the world of man and a selfish man in search of the place where he comes from inthe world of magic must find their missing senses of justice and virtue if they are to stop an ancient Druid order from conquering the modern Kingdoms of Camelot.
(07/19/2014 11:39 AM)
Let's talk the Writing Prompt Generator! Based on the feedback I've been getting I've been adding new stuff - in this case disasters and antagonists, as well as tweaking things here and there. It's definitely spiced things up, so go check it out! This was definitely one of the less-fun parts as I had to work [...]
(07/19/2014 8:26 AM)
Scott on the delicate relationship between movie continuity and comics continuity
(07/19/2014 6:34 AM)
The best works of Science Fiction are far reaching and explore the global and personal costs of a global catastrophe, alien attack or any other subject that falls under this genre. It This doesn't just happen in books, but video games as well. Richard and Alice, a game developed by Ashton Raze and Lewis Denby [...]
(07/19/2014 6:30 AM)
Experience comes through learning from mistakes. These mistakes can be made by someone else. Lost in Translation has looked at a number of adaptations, remakes, and reboots over the past three years, covering works of a variety of quality. One ...
(07/18/2014 9:04 PM)
Get hyped! The International 4 is here which means you're about to be glued to your screen not playing video games! The International is the biggest Dota 2 championship around, this year amassing an astounding prize pool of nearly $11 million and growing! That means even the losers in 13th and 14th place still take home over
(07/18/2014 8:32 PM)
Not So Super Comics is releasing three new first-issue comics at NC Comic Con this November, and the company is raising funds for printing costs on Kickstarter .
(07/18/2014 3:46 PM)
Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] 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. Check out his
(07/18/2014 2:00 PM)
The Raid 2 is without a doubt a disc that should be on your shelf.
(07/18/2014 12:00 PM)
I wonder if the idea of family and ancestry is how Korra will regain her connection to the past Avatars?
(07/18/2014 11:53 AM)
The Master of the Macabre shares his history with Bryan
(07/18/2014 10:00 AM)
It's not the almost cartoonishly violent movie that the original was. Nor does it take the theme of what it means to be human.
(07/18/2014 8:01 AM)
So you want to be a good world builder. You want to improve and evolve. Maybe it's because you like to write, and you'll be crafting new worlds regularly - because you don't want to repeat yourself. Maybe you want ...
(07/18/2014 8:00 AM)
Live-action 'Bakuman', live-action 'Akira' gets another go-round (sigh), and tons of Ghibli news. TONS.
(07/18/2014 7:40 AM)
Kyle on the very mixed story of the Teen Titans in the New 52
(07/18/2014 7:14 AM)
A look at two men who defined comics -- in their own unique ways
(07/18/2014 7:00 AM)
Hey All, Friday's are all about Video Games and what better way than to check out the newest Video Game Webshow called: Video Game Break. In this reboot episode of the series we welcome special guest Kinsey Burke (Seattle Retro Gaming), and talk Diablo III, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Battlefront. http://videogamebreak.net/video-game-break-show-episode-1/
(07/18/2014 12:44 AM)
Oh and ... here's the full pic from the thumbnail. Yes .. yes that is a Milli Vanilli shirt. #geez A whole slew of video games were turned into cartoons. Some of them (listed below) were better than others. And by that I mean some of the 'others' were pretty freaking terrible. Battletoads was a
(07/17/2014 10:46 PM)
In part five of our twelve-part series discussing the luminous 'Daytripper', Daniel contemplates the dichotomy of birth and death
(07/17/2014 8:01 PM)
The layoffs are said to mainly affect the Nokia side of things, and the head of Microsoft's devices group says Xbox will see a 'limited change' in lineup. I just can't see how 18,000 people being let go won't affect some part of the Xbox team. How many people work at Microsoft again? A million?
(07/17/2014 5:00 PM)
The other interesting development is regarding the angel side of things, as another player enters the game: Uriel.
(07/17/2014 3:33 PM)
Jake Sparrow-Hunter is an Indie Developer currently working on his first game. He has a background in music composition and audio engineering and is particularly fond of chiptune and retro aesthetics. Spurred on by the desire to write music for a game and to make a childhood dream come true, he started his first project [...]
(07/17/2014 2:57 PM)
Hey, All! The SNES F-Zero contains powerful lessons we can use at work to leverage into that next position. This one needs a bit of introduction. Though I look forward to reviews from the golden age of consoles, F-Zero normally ...
(07/17/2014 7:00 AM)
California Extreme - Looking Back, Looking Forward Posted on July 14, 2014 by Steven Savage Last year I found out about California Extreme, an event in the Bay Area where people get together to show off, discuss, and of course to play old video games and pinball machines over the course of two days. This [...]
(07/17/2014 6:40 AM)
While this game looks super confusing I want to play it. With the success of super difficult games like Dark Souls there seems to be a resurgence of people enjoying difficult games. I too accept the challenge. BUT I don't like Dark Souls. It's a long story but i'll just say that I want to
(07/17/2014 6:25 AM)
Rampage Knights, from Larva Mortus developer Rake in Grass, has a new trailer celebrating the game's arrival on the IndieGoGo crowd funding platform. A side-scrolling hack and slasher that combines the timeless thrill of games such as Golden Axe with procedural generated content and a colorful aesthetic, the game also supports two-player co-operative play. As [...]
(07/17/2014 4:24 AM)
Jacob doesn't see the wrecking ball as it swings like a pendulum above him, doesn't hear the snap as it breaks free of its tether and rolls towards him. It's only at the last moment that he notices. He lets out a muffled cry as the weighty ball crushes him like a tube of toothpaste, [...]
(07/16/2014 10:08 PM)
In part four of our twelve-part series discussing the luminous 'Daytripper', Chase looks for the oasis called love
(07/16/2014 12:31 PM)
There is truth to the phrase "life imitates art." Games can sometimes embody the spirit of their creators and Karma. Incarnation 1 is one of those titles that reflects the development team at Auralab working on this game. Alexander Kuvshinov is the art director behind Karma and it is his beliefs that helped spur development of the game. Four years [...]
(07/16/2014 8:40 AM)
Following on my previous writing on legitimate remakes, I want to share an odd suggestion with our readership who are current or future writers of fiction. It's a bit of a strange one, so let me get to the thesis. ...
(07/16/2014 8:00 AM)
Remember when I mentioned the Atari Party when I profiled the Digital Game Museum? Well I got a chance to meet the gentleman behind the event, Bill Kendrick (ironically, when I had to make a correction). Of course I seized on ...
(07/16/2014 7:00 AM)
The tragic hero; The mis-understood Anti-Hero; Even the Super villain that turned to crime because of an injustice done to them. Whatever the reason, Top 10 characters you can sympathize with. Thanks to another great Top 10 list from Comics Bulletin, this time with Comic Characters you can Sympathize with. Top 10 Most Sympathetic Comics [...]
(07/16/2014 4:46 AM)
Comics are great, comics are good. Let's go out and make EVERY day new comic book day!
(07/15/2014 8:20 PM)
So I had a dream about a comic adaption of a series of horror fantasy short stories. The art was almost Sepia-toned. I recall a picture of a shrine in a city, and the city and shrine looked to be mostly metal, almost as if the city was made of pipes and plates, though they [...]
(07/15/2014 7:26 PM)
Hey gang, what's up? Well for me most of the "up" is the Writing Prompt Generator, which I'm tweaking here and there as I get feedback. To be honest, I suspect this thing is easily going to take a month or two to get right - but on the other hand, I really am enjoying [...]
(07/15/2014 11:59 AM)
Secrets of Raetikon is a puzzle exploration game with wonderful visuals and a vibrant ecosystem, but not much else. I took on the role of a legendary phoenix-like bird who fell from the sky, deep into the mountains of the Alps. Dazed from my little tumble, I quickly set about building mechanical statues and unlocking [...]
(07/15/2014 8:52 AM)
So you want to be a good world builder. You want to improve and evolve. Maybe it's because you like to write, and you'll be crafting new worlds regularly - because you don't want to repeat yourself. Maybe you want to dive deep into a world and deliver your ultimate work. Maybe you're a game [...]
(07/15/2014 8:00 AM)
The first anime to be distributed exclusively on Netflix is dazzling and enjoyable enough to feel new, but plays it safe enough to go mainstream
(07/15/2014 7:00 AM)
Larry Blamire has loved Sci-Fi B-Movies since he was a little kid. Fast forward a few decades and living out in California, he's making his dream a reality. In fact, his series The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra has a cult following for Families of All Ages. Now after a successful second film, Larry is wrapping [...]
(07/15/2014 6:33 AM)
Donkey Kong is back and free in your browser! Go play now!
(07/14/2014 8:06 PM)
You can argue Sonic The Hedgehog is as well known as Mario himself, but how did the speedy little guy come to be? Let's take a trip down memory lane... After the release of Alex Kidd in Shinobi World in 1990, Sega, who saw Mario as a big time threat, decided that Alex and his
(07/14/2014 7:54 PM)
The question is asked. My answer? Yes it did, but in two ways. First, D&D was definitely an influence on creative people and writers. That's a given. However, D&D also inspired other RPGs, which then inspired writing further. D&D also inspired other inspirers as it were. Frankly, I want to see more on this. I [...]
(07/14/2014 7:52 PM)
The question is asked. My answer? Yes it did, but in two ways. First, D&D was definitely an influence on creative people and writers. That's a given. However, D&D also inspired other RPGs, which then inspired writing further. D&D also ...
(07/14/2014 3:41 AM)
A hilarious gag comic where animals not only have hands but can talk, humans can understand, and both can communicate with each other which can all be found in Housepets. Rick Griffin, 27, created Housepets after a year's attempt at making an adventure comic called In The New Age. He wanted to try again but [...]
(07/13/2014 7:00 AM)
A Comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator, singer / musician of a band that is the love child of Nightwish and Garbage... and that's just during free time. We're joined by Blair B creator of Starcross'd comic and more!
(07/11/2014 10:03 PM)
Space station Altair 7390 hosts Altair Academy and its students like the breastless kilma and smaller-in-stature kilmi like the mischievous, bright Ten who is on his journey of maturity through friends, fitting in, and love which can all be found in Shades of Gray. Above: Ten Christine Dufour, 26, created Shades of Gray from an [...]
(07/11/2014 8:00 AM)
New Kenshin live-action clips, Ghost in the Shell remaster, Anime Mirai shorts, and Gus Van Sant's Death Note.
(07/11/2014 7:00 AM)
Toby Barlow is a graphic designer, works at an Advertising agency in Michigan and has a passion for non-profits and the arts. His most recent project collaboration is a take on the Record stores of the past decades, by gathering hundreds of artists to create their own Record albums. This unique gathering of creative minds [...]
(07/10/2014 8:39 AM)
This post originally appeared at The Oak Wheel on June 3rd, 2014. "Craphound had wicked yard-sale karma, for a rotten, filthy alien bastard. He was too good at panning out the single grain of gold in a raging river of uselessness for me not to like him- respect him, anyway. But then he found the cowboy trunk. It [...]
(07/9/2014 8:00 AM)
A gem of a show that confronts what it means for Japan and the West to be curious about each other -- and also how 'moé' can be an actual theme and not just a fetish
(07/8/2014 8:34 AM)
So we get to what is in theory the last Sex and Worldbuilding column more or less. OK maybe one more or something, but this covers most of what I wanted. That was certainly one hell of a rewrite over the original - there's probably a column in itself on all the reasons I had to [...]
(07/7/2014 8:00 AM)
Satoshi Kon manga, NIS America and Nozomi licenses, and a new Ghibli trailer.
(07/7/2014 8:00 AM)
We've not only been promised the moon with the new 'Sailor Moon'; there's a good chance we'll actually get it
(07/5/2014 8:05 PM)
Well one big announcement here is that I'm releasing the very crude Alpha of the Writing Prompt Generator. How crude? Well I'd consider it at best 15% done, but the framework is there. So this is where you come in - I want feedback and suggestions! I could do this all myself (and indeed I'm going [...]
(07/2/2014 8:00 AM)
Non-anime but crucial: Japan has just moved to reinterpret its post-wartime constitution to allow coming to the military aid of friendly countries. This is a major break from how post-WWII Japan has typically handled its armed forces. A major...
(07/1/2014 8:54 AM)
(This post is ironic in light of the recent Supreme Court decision, but at the same time quite illustrative) So last time I discussed the complex elements of sex and society. Sex is a kind of primal element of living creatures, and thus affects how they develop, interact, and work together. Sentient creatures, so my thesis [...]
(06/30/2014 8:00 AM)
A show this dismal is best seen as a symptom of anime's growing insularity
(06/27/2014 8:00 AM)
How is it that a live-action 'Black Lagoon' -- itself a loving homage to John Woo and Jerry Bruckheimer alike -- hasn't yet been put on the slate?
(06/25/2014 8:00 AM)
The gate is open once more: A sequel novel for Steins;Gate is on the way; what's the over and under on this also being turned into an animated property? (I like Mayuri in her Maison Ikkoku-esque getup.) Also, a...
(06/23/2014 8:00 AM)
Despite a meandering plotline, this mini-fantasia about one girl's spiritual powers is still worth the time
(06/20/2014 8:00 AM)
Bang bang: Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is a FUNimation pickup. Rockin' the disco: Discotek Media has multiple releases in the pipeline, including Flame of Recca and Ceres, Celestial Legend (both previously from VIZ). Aiieee! Gargantia!: An Internet Explorer tie-in featuring...
(06/16/2014 8:00 AM)
We just hope they keep the machine guns hidden in his butt: Osamu Tezuka's Astro-Boy is set to soar again in a new series. Blacked out down under: The live-action Black Butler has been picked up by Oz-based anime...
(06/13/2014 8:00 AM)
A show this allegedly outlandish on the outside shouldn't try to play it so safe under the skin