The golden years

Coming soon

Friday, September 23, 2005 | 12:46 AM | by
News to be posted shortly.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming

Friday, September 23, 2005 | 05:01 AM | by
So, Solid Snake is looking pretty spry for an old guy. I think aging main characters is neat, but it also sort of limits the resale value after a while. I wonder if they'll pull a Croft on Snake. You know, kill him off, then change their minds and bring him back in a butchery of continuity?

During one of my layovers in my Canadian escapades earlier this week, I happened across the October issue of CPU magazine, in which a Ctrl+Alt+Del comic is used in an article featuring Konfabulator. I'll try and scan the page if I have time.

Now that the last portion of my involvement with the books is over and done with, and they have begun shipping to patient customers worldwide, I can move onto other things. We've got big things in store here over the next six months. Big things.

Some of them I can't speak of simply because certain cements have to dry before we do a press release, and other things I just want to be a surprise, as much as I just want to blurt it out. However I won't keep you entirely in the dark.

Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to bust my ass to create twelve images to assemble the first ever Ctrl+Alt+Del calendar, something I've been getting requests for for a long time. I'm also going to try and put together some sort of greeting car package for the holidays. Maybe a Christmas/Hannukah/Winter-een-mas bundle of cards that you can use to spread the holiday spirit.

No, it's not Big Boss

Friday, September 23, 2005 | 04:21 PM | by
If you watched the trailer for more than thirty seconds, you would see the part were Snake leans down and speaks into his transmitter and says "It's Snake, can you hear me?".

I don't know when Snake lost an eye, but Big Boss' eye patch is over his RIGHT eye, not his left.

How's that for some useless nerd information.

One of the announcements

Saturday, September 24, 2005 | 02:26 AM | by
Well, I've been given the green light to discuss one of the "big announcements" by the company that is helping to organize it.

For about a year now, on this website and on my personal journal/sketchdump, I've talked about someday holding a Ctrl+Alt+Del LAN event.

Well now we're moving forward with it.

See, I attend all of these conventions, and I love seeing fans, but I never feel like I actually get to interact with them.

First of all, I mostly have to attach myself to anime conventions, since they are the most abundant and accepting of webcomics. So for someone to come see me that may not even like anime (or at least not to the extent of attending a convention dedicated to one), they would have to travel to and buy entry into some Anime Convention.

Then they've paid their entry fee, and I am but one tiny little part of this huge con, somewhere in the dealer's room or artist's alley.

And then I'm always behind a table, like I'm on display or something. I get to talk to fans, but there is often a whole line of people also waiting to talk to me, so I feel rushed. I rarely ever get to just hang out with fans and chat.

So that's what this event is about. Removing all the extra convention bullshit. Dedicating a whole event just to Ctrl+Alt+Del and its fans. Something where we can get together, and I can play video games with fans for a couple of days straight. No tables, no formality, just screaming at eachother in good fun as we LAN late into the night.

That's what I forsee, anyway. We'd really like to know what you think, because it will help us a ton in planning the event. So we've set up a survey.

If this LAN event sounds like something you're interested in, and something you'd attend, please take a few moments to answer these questions.


Saturday, September 24, 2005 | 03:52 AM | by
Our first event will be hosted in the US only. I apologize to fans overseas that cannot make the trip, but if our first event is a success, perhaps sometime in the future we can consider other locations.

It's going to be a lot of work just organizing our first event, without trying to do it in another country.

I know I have large fanbases overseas. I haven't forgotten about you, it's just not logical for a first-year event.