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Snort, hiss

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | 01:14 AM | by
I was originally writing today's comic from a silly visual I had about MMO forums (WoW in particular), but then figured I'd just generalize the whole internet.

I'd get into a rant about why I dislike forums and the internet, but as a friend of mine said to me when I asked him if the comic was too harsh or if I should make it meaner, "It doesn't matter. Half of them will agree with you, and the other half will be too proud of being that stupid to care".

Too true.

Also, three days left to register. You can't say I didn't remind you.

How did this happen?

Thursday, February 28, 2008 | 11:28 AM | by
The busy holidays in December bled right into the Winter-een-mas festivities, which in turn ran right into heavy Digital Overload prep, coupled with getting a couple of book projects off to the printer, so the last few months I've pretty much had my head down powering through work stuff. I peek up now to realize that the video-game industry slow season is just about to draw to a close, and I didn't even realize it.

Army of Two hits shelves next week. This was a game I was super psyched about last fall, and then it got delayed and sort of fell off my radar. Apparently it's back and they took those extra few months to tweak the graphics and gameplay. They cut out some stuff, but most of the co-op experience should be there, and the more I look into it, the more it rekindles my excitement for the game. I'll have to try and get in a game or two of this at Digital Overload next weekend.

Then Smash Bros. Brawl comes out, which pretty much everyone knows. I'll pick it up and enjoy it, but I've never really gotten that hyped over Smash Bros.

The following week, Condemned 2 hits. The first one was a lot of fun, and I hope that the sequel can live up to that experience. I'm a little disappointed that Greg Grunberg isn't voicing the main character anymore, but he's off being a Hero.

Then after that, I'm hearing that The Force Unleashed is coming out in April, which would surprise me. I thought it was still farther away than that.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 looks exactly like the first from most of the videos I've seen, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I had a lot of fun with the multiplayer for RSV, so I expect I'll get wrapped up in RSV2 just the same. My only gripe about the that series (and GRAW as well) is that there is no cohesive co-op campaign. Sure, you can play the missions one by one, but they aren't linked by any kind of story or campaign feel, which just detracts from the over all experience. You feel less like you're playing a co-op campaign, and more like you're playing deathmatch versus bots.

And of course, Grand Theft Auto 4, which I am really anxious for, but have been holding my tongue on the subject because I'm worried it won't live up to my expectations.

Am I the only one that's starting to feel like it's the fall all over again?

RSV2

Thursday, February 28, 2008 | 04:38 PM | by
Someone just wrote in to tell me that RSV2's co-op campaign is an honest-to-goodness co-op campaign. Cutscenes and story and everything.

I can't find any reports on this, but if it's true... that's a huge plus for the game, in my book.

Nevermind, thanks Ben!


Haha, cool

Thursday, February 28, 2008 | 06:35 PM | by
Interesting little tidbit of information for you... one of the main characters in Condemned 2, Agent Dorland, is voiced by Dave Mitchell... who also happens to be the voice of Lucas (and starting with Season 2, Zeke as well) in our very own Ctrl+Alt+Del Animated Series.


Dave also plays a few characters in Turning Point: Fall of Liberty which just came out.

Iron Man

Thursday, February 28, 2008 | 09:19 PM | by
Words cannot even describe the relief I feel that they appear to be doing one of my favorite super heroes such a great justice.
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