Posted July 7, 2009 at 04:10 am
Seems Matt wandered in on one of those crazy pod casts over at S-words.

Been rather occupied of late, but in my down time I have managed to play some Demon's Souls. Now yeah, the NA version isn't out till October, but I'll be picking that version up too, if only to support Atlus bringing this kind of game over. I'm quite enjoying the game, despite many a curse slipping from my lips in it's name.

The asynchronous multiplayer is fantastic. You can leave little, refrigerator, jumble style memo's for other players in the world giving them hints or advice. You can also see the blood stains of the players who've fallen before you. Clicking these stains show you that player's final moments. Combine these two features and you have some really interesting results.

Hmm... That player's blood stain just showed him fall over dead for no reason in the middle of that bridge. Weird. Hey, a note! "It's safe here." huh? The hell does tha-

Where the multiplayer fails, is in the er... synchronous multiplayer. That is to say, co-op. When you die in this game, you revert to a weak ghost form. In order to join some one else, you must be a ghost. In order to invite some one else, you must be alive. To be alive, you must use an item, or kill a non-respawning boss demon or, help another player defeat a boss. However, due to game mechanics, you should kill yourself as soon as you get your body back at the game's hub so as not to screw up your stats. (Don't ask). So this leaves me wondering...

Who's left alive to start a party?
Posted June 16, 2009 at 03:59 am
Yeah, I'm not yet content with how the site looks yet. These rant boxes aren't quite up to par. (Black on white isn't exactly eye friendly in digital form.) I think we'll be switching format completely with the site at some point. So don't expect the dust to settle just yet.

Unrelated, this sound track has been keeping me company at work these days. Afro Samurai, while kind words are rarely said of your game, the music was beyond a success.
Posted June 9, 2009 at 04:19 am
Dom and Jes stepped up to do a comic while Matt and I are occupied with our own situations. Perhaps when these two powers unite, they form the perfect storm?

But yeah... Dom palms my cats' crotches... I think he's just trying to prove dominance in the house.
Posted May 29, 2009 at 02:25 am
...I'm happy to say it looks like you don't get another doodle today. The comic wasn't complicated or anything, I've just been a little exhausted lately.

But anyway, yeah, this poor guy that was at our table suddenly started spouting blood from his nose at A-Cen. I, as shown above in the comic, have my theories as to why that was. Also, last weekend we were down in San Jose for Fanime. Got another convention coming up at the end of July. Connecticon!
Posted May 12, 2009 at 03:48 am
I had a great time, but damn, am I glad to sleep in my own bed again.
Posted May 4, 2009 at 12:37 am
I don't think Fludd was looking to start a company for his perpetual motion machine. In any case, the inventors who followed him would never admit a little thing like "setbacks."

I picked up Voodoo Science at a used bookstore the other day. There's plenty of inventors in it claiming to have discovered miraculous new energy sources, people like Joe Newman, Randy Mills and James Patterson, but my favorite guy from the book has to be Dennis Lee of Better World Technologies for his innovative use of tent revival techniques in pitching a perpetual motion device of the second type.

The audience, already exhausted by the long wait in the sun, had to struggle to keep up. if there was a momentary break in the action as they raced from one miracle to another, Dennis Lee would plug the gap with antigovernment, anti-industry, antiscientist, pro-God harangues. No form of authority was spared. He even made references to his jail time-naturally, his incarceration had been part of a plot by greedy polluters to supress the technologies that might save the world. 'I never took a course-I'm really not a very bright man-but I'm God's man.' People stood and cheered.

Now, don't expect to get your generator installed right away. Dennis Lee explained that if they bring out this technology too quickly it will wreck the economy. They love America too much to do that-unless the polluters try to block them. 'The scientists do whatever the government tells them to do. We want what's best for America, but if it comes to war, the Fisher engine will destroy them. A war with us could be a very bad thing for the United States.'

I'm not sure what Lee is up to these days, but this was in 1997, so either he's still being kept down by the running dogs of capitalism or the economy is just too fragile to roll out the Fisher Engine.

From the book I also found out about the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Looks like they might get the axe. Tom Harkin must be despondent.
Posted April 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm
...I'm feeling under the weather and would like to do some resting. In the mean time enjoy the sketches above and the links below.

Final Fantasy X I I I - A first look at the english dubbing for the latest FF. It's so awesome you'll be required to high five some one as soon as it's over.

Robot Penguins - ROBOT damn PENGUINS. The fuck else do you want?!

Also a reminder, Matt, Jes, and I will be attending ACen in two weeks. We've prepped some new shirts designs I hope you like and I'll also attempt one of my art panels. But mostly please, feel free to come by and chat while I happily doodle for your amusement.
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