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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fleen and Hawk on Drawing Mohammad


Link: http://www.fleen.com/archives/2006/02/21/what-makes-sense-in-our-own-minds/
Posted by Nathaniel at 3:34 PM
ComicsPoliticsI know I've been keeping largely quiet these days (I'm enjoying the time off while we adjust to our new addition to the family), but I felt this was worth mentioning.

With all the controversy these days over the Danish drawings of the Muslim prophet Mohammad, it was really refreshing to see Fleen hit up Mohammad "Hawk" Haque to get the perspective of an actual Muslim cartoonist.

Fantastic interview, definitely worth a read.

Katamari Flash


Link: http://katamaridamacy.jp/qa_data/katamari.html
Posted by Dacquin at 7:30 AM
GamingWell, you should know I have a fondness for the original Katamari Damacy (although I didn't like it's sequel). I was shown this flash game where you have a bird's eye view of the Prince rolling up small objects. It's at least worth a play. It's not very complex, but still a few minutes of fun can be had.

End of 2005.... Spring.... Fall.... STOP IT!


Link: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6144601.html
Posted by Dacquin at 7:12 AM
GamingEveryone's reporting on this. Twilight Princess is getting held until Fall now, which will also be around the time when the Revolution will be released.

Now, we've been a patient gaming group. We took the end of 2005 thing well. We were slightly miffed when we found out it'd be the Spring of 2006 when we'd get it, but we're losing it. This Zelda looks so close to the perfect Zelda game and you guys keep toying us with it. GIMME!

Lemmings Review – (PC or NES)


Link: http://www.funnygames.nl/games/denk/2399_popup.html
Posted by Dacquin at 6:45 AM
GamingNowadays, you don’t see many puzzle games that are incredibly tough and well thought out. When I think of hard puzzles, I seem to remember Lemmings right off the bat. It’s a very simple game, yet it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever try to beat. What’s the object of this game? Your lemmings need to get to the exit of the level, but bless their hearts, they’re just mindless lemmings walking around without a care in the world. If you do nothing, they’ll eventually walk to their deaths, so it’s time to take action!

Now, you have many different types of skills that you can give your lemmings to help them advance. For example, if there’s a gap in the chasm, you can make one of your lemmings a builder and start building a bridge to let others safely cross. Also, you don’t want Lemmings to start to cross a bridge in process, so you can create a blocker to prevent them from accidentally crossing the bridge. You have eight abilities to choose from, each necessary to reaching the goal.

Easy? Yeah right. There are four difficulty levels: Fun, Tricky, Taxing, and Mayhem. Each level consists of thirty stages. At first, you’re going to play very simple puzzles that require people to learn the basic skills and find out what each of the lemmings can do. However, after playing Fun, start crossing your fingers and saying your prayers. You’ll quickly learn that the amount of skills your lemmings can have will greatly decrease and you’ll have to start relying on your creativity (and a lot of luck) to pass later levels.

So, is it fun? That’s a mixed answer. If you love puzzles, I highly suggest this game because you’ll love it and be challenged by it. Anyone will like the game up until the third difficulty of Taxing, which isn’t a misleading title. At this point, casual gamers who hate thinking can leave the room, because you have limited lemmings skills, a time limit that WILL end you (they’re in the beginning levels too, but it’s not a burden), and complicated level designs that’ll make you have to pause the game to let you plan a strategy.

You have to try it. It's so addicting. I even posted a link at the top to an online version of Lemmings which contains all the same levels as the old version so you can try it out (however, it takes a while to load). I give it an 8.4/10 (mainly because I couldn't get past Taxing, dang it!)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

See you in June at the World Series


Link: http://www.thewsvg.com/
Posted by Dacquin at 11:02 AM
GamingWell, I heard this little bit of news and I couldn't be happier. The World Series of Video Gaming is coming to Louisville, KY and can you bet your butt I'll be there. Although, there's nothing confirmed gamewise, I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of kicking ass with a huge LAN and consoles the far as the eye can see.

Also, sorry about the lack of posts. Got a new computer and neglected to add this as a bookmark. Oops.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Meet Alexander...


Posted by Nathaniel at 5:19 PM

Born Sunday afternoon at 3:39pm. 8 lbs., 7 oz., 21 in. long. He is healthy and he is beautiful.

More pictures are on their way, just, you know, probably not today.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Finally! Someone said no to Uwe Boll


Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/02/03/kojima-on-uwe-boll-its-impossible/
Posted by Dacquin at 10:33 PM
GamingI read this, and I did a small celebration in my house. Kojima said that "It's impossible" to do a movie with Uwe Boll. Thank goodness SOMEONE has the sense to say no to him.

But while we're at it, lets let him try to remake Super Mario Bros. Maybe he'll do a better job with it than the original movie did in projecting who the Mario Brothers are.


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