Friday, May 02, 2008

I'm not addicted..

I almost forgot that tomorrow is
(AKA Sean's favorite day of the whole year!)

Also, for no reason, Mega Man!

It's never too late to drink..

Anyone seen it yet?
I'm looking forward to everyone's thoughts.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The good cause.

It's almost go time for the charity event I mentioned to you previously.
The first round of charity auctions go live starting this weekend.
I'm involved in a few and so are a ton of artists a million times better than me.
Full details are here.

You're gonna kill us all..

I was walking with a ghost.

He's the God of the modern world. People are doing more everyday, moving faster and I think the Flash can be their hero. I do think he's a superhero for now. - Grant Morrison via The New York Daily News (via Newsarama)

They're smokin' from shootin'...

Excuse me monster coming through. Coming through, how you doin'?

This one is better than the previous one.
I still think the CGI in this movie looks less realistic than the 2003 flick.
Why is that?
Update : Oh, wow, this makes two posts featuring CGI green guys in a row. Fantastic.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You were fantastic..

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

Look, I don't know if you like Star Wars or not, but free is free and Random House is offering a free Star Wars e-book and audiobook at this link.
Letting you know about these kinds of things is one of the services I try to provide.

Silly string ninja...

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
That's right, Anti-Venom.
I don't know whether to love this or to be ashamed of it.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tell me 'cause I'd like to know..

Many had seen it as a clinching proof that the whole of known creation had finally gone bananas.
I don't give a shit about Grand Theft Auto 4.

I feel like this series is kind of undeservedly popular. Which is to say that its popularity is not in reasonable correlation with its quality.
The Penny Arcade I posted yesterday was speaking to a part of my problem with the series, which is better sentencized by Tycho :
"We're always impressed by each world's livingness, but historically the story structure - the obvious thread that we can grip and pull ourselves along - is hung about the neck with frustrating, repetitive gameplay. We end up burning out on free roaming in a couple days, taking random missions or sitting in a parking lot listening to the radio."

Another part is that some of my friends and I had what essentially amounts to the exact same idea for a video game (we have a legal pad with pages and pages and pages of notes and sketches and such for this game we imagined) a number of years before the first GTA even came out. The shift in gameplay that came in GTA3 was more what our idea for a game resembled.
Look, all I'm trying to say is GTA3 was the game that really made this series what is today, and we had that idea waaaay before they'd even made the first game, which really bares no resemblance to the series today.
That's not really important though. I don't really hold any grudge on that, and to be honest, I don't really care I just wanted to get it off my chest.

Really, my biggest problem with the games is that I just don't like being a bad guy. I don't mind killing people in video games if they are the bad guys and I'm trying to save the world or something, but when it's just "Here drive around and shoot cops and steal people's cars" I'm just not interested, you know?
I don't mind it when they're monsters or aliens or terrible bad people trying to kill me (or Goombas), but just killing regular folk for no reason has never sounded like fun to me.
I've had people try to tell me that it's all in how you play it, but having sex with hookers to get my life-meter recharged and then killing the hooker and taking my money back sounds like something a psychopath would do.
One of the other things that bugs me is how angry people who like the series get when you tell them that you aren't interested in it. Especially if it's for the kind of reason I just talked about. I mean, red-in-the-face angry.
I think they think I'm saying they are psychopaths... and honestly, the way some of them react I might not be too far from the mark if I were to think that.

I'm not saying that though.

Curt asked me if I wanted to go to the midnight release at the GameStop near where we live last night, and I don't think he's a psychopath.

All I'm saying is it's not for me.
I'm sure there are aspects of the game I could enjoy. A friend let me ride around on a motorcycle in one of them for a few minutes once and that was fun up to when I crashed into a car and flew off the motorcycle. Then it was funny.

Really, all I want from video games is a game where I can be Superman that doesn't suck.
One where I feel like I am Superman.
If they could just make that, I'd be done with video games.
I'd buy that one, and then I wouldn't have to buy anymore.
I'd just play it.

Then there's the solo...

Time affords us the ability to blame past errors on others while whole heartedly pronouncing our future successes.
Three companies are trying to make a plane for the government that can stay in the air for 5 years at a time.
Apparently this is one of the possible "planes".
I mean.. you explain it to me.

Summer's for the summer..

Fruit and berries on strange planets either make you live or make you die. Therefore the point at which to start toying with them is when you're going to die if you don't. That way you stay ahead. The secret to healthy hitchhiking is to eat junk food.

Just a little Flash sketch I did on a grocery list.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Do you like it...

All I know is Penny Arcade is funny.