Archive for June 2012

are adventure games officially “back”?

June 17, 2012

  With the Spaceventure Kickstarter getting successfully funded, nearly every major player in the late 80s-early 90s graphic adventure heyday is back in business in one form or another: * The Two Guys From Andromeda are starting work on Spaceventure * Al Lowe is working on a Leisure Suit Larry reboot * King’s Quest is […]

gamebooks! #1: On Stranger Tides

June 15, 2012

So we’re writing about video game movie adaptations here, why not game-related books? Not stuff like DOOM novels though; you’d have to pay me a pretty hefty sum to sit through one of those (and then write anything at all thoughtful about it.) More along the lines of books perhaps only tangentially related to games, […]

i am not the bitch! you are the bitch!

June 14, 2012

Rockstar’s novel means of punishing cheaters in Max Payne 3 – banishment to a “cheaters pool” server where you can only play with other jagoffs If all games could have a world like this for 12 year old boys who swear and scream into their headset mics, we’d really be getting somewhere!

thanks for using Kickstarter … as usual, you’ve been a real pantload!

June 8, 2012

The Two Guys From Andromeda (of Space Quest fame) are back together? And they’re Kickstarting a new game? Seriously, I thought this was an Axl/Slash situation for them. I’m stunned. I guess they can’t get the rights to Space Quest from whatever asshole is sitting on them doing absolutely nothing with them, but they’re Kickstarting […]