Monday, October 24, 2016

2994 - Ashens' Terrible Old Games Seminar Thing

Cool little lecture that Stuart Ashen did at August's Norwich Gaming Festival, where he talks about terrible computer games and even lets a couple people play this horrible things.

Original video description:
Stuart Ashen, guest lecturer and local YouTube celebrity, will be talking about terrible old games in the wake of his recently published book Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of.

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is a compendium of some of the most painfully bad games available for the European home computer market from the early eighties to the mid nineties. It is based on Stuart's YouTube series of the same name.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2993 - So... About That MMPRFilm Thing?

So with all the hooplah concerning the teaser trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers film, I'm left wondering about that other fan film thing that has made waves years ago and making grandiose promises about making a grittier take on the property. Outside of a couple trailers and one or two mini episodes of sorts, nothing has come out of this particular camp.

We're in October... they haven't posted a thing since May.

I'd normally make a joke about their tardiness and inability to deliver a project on schedule, but my joke exhaust ran out years ago. Right now, I'm really starting to feel bad for the folks who backed this thing in their controversial crowdfunder years ago. Some Mighty No. 9 backers might bitch and moan about getting a relatively subpar product (I've yet to try it myself - no real interest), but at least they got something... "better than nothing" quips notwithstanding. The poor sods who backed this thing aren't even getting updates, let alone content worth a damn.

To date, I've only backed two projects; the Classic Game Room DVD set and The Space Between. One was completed and received. The other is due to make the rounds on the film festival circuit. Both are done, for all intents and purposes.

So... is this still a thing? Or is it best left forgotten by the times a proper Power Rangers movie comes out next year?

2992 - Wisdom From Data

Saturday, October 22, 2016

2991 - Nintendo's Next Console Is A Switch

This is the Nintendo NX... now the Nintendo Switch... how many bad jokes will Wii get from that name alone, right?

I'm liking this idea, actually. A home console that you can take with you on the go? Detachable game pad? That's pretty neat. My only real concerns boil down to three points.

1) The Cost
2) The Battery Life
3) The Games

To a lesser extent, I'd toss in specs as well considering the history of Nintendo's Wii line being underpowered gimmicks, but others would be more concerned about that than I would... specifically game developers who like to bitch about hardware limitations because they're too fucking lazy to work within those limitations and create something really amazing.

In any case, I'm curious to see how this Switch develops in the coming months.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

2989 - Classic Repost: Superman #666 Review (Oct 2007)

So this was written ages ago, shortly after the release of the issue in question. And hell, it was a fun issue worth writing a quick review on. Haven't read the book in years, so I wouldn't know how it holds up. The review itself isn't all that great, but it makes for a nice archive post. In any event, the review can be read after the break.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2988 - Abandoned Castlevania II Fanfic (Part 1)

Digging through the hard drive archives and came across this thing, which is an old follow-up to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest that I had started writing and eventually abandoned. I'll be posting the few completed chapters I have online and maybe even include notes on what would've been the rest of the story... but unless something happens that gives me a sudden urge of creative inspiration, don't expect a complete story out of this.

Disclaimer: The author acknowledges that Castlevania and all related characters is a trademark of Konami and not of the author.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2987 - Pick-Ups

Resuming operations with a quick pick-up video, then for the next few weeks, it'll be nothing but reviews until mid to late November... unless something comes up that's worth talking about, in which case...

Monday, October 17, 2016

2986 - WWE No Mercy 2016

A week later and I've got some semblance of content going for the next couple months, at least. However, don't be surprised if there's another week-long interruption around that time as well. This whole "daily post" thing is still a work in progress and withIn any event, last week had a Smackdown PPV called No Mercy. And while one would be best served playing the Nintendo 64 game of the same name, the show itself has a couple worthwhile matches. In fact, let's start the show with one of them right now and NOT main event with the other.