Yes, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is on Indiegogo seeking donations. Is this the gaming equivalent of Tommy Wiseau using Kickstarter to make The Room Origins: Chris-R ? Because obviously I would contribute to that.
The purpose of bringing the game to the public is to see how much interest there is in becoming Shaq's partner and in seeing the game happen. In exchange for your help, Shaq, is offering unprecedented access to his life with incredible perks.
Some of the Shaq autograph/meet-and-great rewards are reasonable as far as sports memorabilia market prices, but the one that raises my eyebrow is the one where YOU pay them $6,500 to be a concept artist on the game. Shouldn't they be paying at least that for a genuine freelance artist? Like, if I said you could pay me $1,000 for the privilege of writing an article on TR, what would you say?
(Don't answer that. I don't need the temptation.)More >>
Arduboy, a portable gaming device that plays much the same way as a similar-sounding product that rhymes with "mintendo shmame shmoy," fits in your wallet and/or business card holder. The catch? So far, it can only play Tetris. The bonus? In the decade or so to come, you'll be telling kids, "In my day, we had it so hard, we could only play Tetris on our business cards!"
Because a "catch 'em all" game about pocket monsters called "Ardumon" is in development for this too. It shouldn't be too "ardu" figure out, right?
Check out the Tetris in action...More >>
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This week's episode features special guest "victim" Greg Jones Jr.
Title: "The Education of Hope Estheim" by Slayzer
Logline: Final Fantasy XIII's Fang comes upon a deeply ashamed Hope, bathing naked. She proceeds to seduce him in many different ways.
Acts Involved (Part 1 Only): Severe Catholic guilt syndrome, multiple erections, parents fucking as kid watches, vaginal sex, handjob
Participants: Hope, Hope's parents, Fang
The Live Reading...More >>
For us...appropriately...it's Tuesday.
(Yes, I can see where you'd think I'm overdoing this reference. But this is actually a Street Fighter movie parody. It won't get MORE appropriate)
And Jeebus, Jean-Claude Van Damme will just do ANYTHING now, huh?More >>
Via a non-embeddable trailer at Game Informer, and a DC All Access video that has apparently been removed by the user right after they sent me an email asking me to post it, comes a look at the new Arkham game, which initially seems to begin like The Dark Knight Rises, with an asthmatic, raspy metal voice I presume to be Bane and a crowded bridge. And in a touch I really wish had been left behind to the cinematic past, this Batman appears to have the magic disappearing black paint around his eyes.
(Andolini in comments below has posted an embeddable version, so just keep scrolling down to see)
Looks like a pretty epic scope, though. And you can drive the Batmobile...or play as Harley Quinn. Now, in TV news...More >>
You know what show could make for a really good video game? Supernatural. You could play as Dean or Sam Winchester, driving around the country in a badass Impala, stopping off in various small towns to battle demons, werewolves, shape-shifters and other creepy-crawlies. The show has an elaborate, twisty mythology, epic fight scenes and nine seasons-worth of crazy-ass monsters to choose from. But there is no Supernatural game, and as of this writing there's been no word that anybody is working on one.
Or how about Babylon 5, the classic, complex, cheap-o sci-fi saga celebrating its 20th anniversary this year? (I know. We are old.) Can you believe there has never been an official Babylon 5 game? The series ran for 5 very busy seasons, spawned spin-offs, TV movies, dozens of books and comics, and won shelves full of Hugos and Emmys. There's never been a Babylon 5 video game, though.
But hey, we did get a Grey's Anatomy game. Because somebody somewhere wanted to play that, I guess. Here's our list of some of the most unlikely games based on movies and TV shows. As you explore these bizarre games, remember: somebody made these instead of ever making a console title based on the Stargate TV franchise. (Three live-action series and a Saturday morning cartoon, and the best you're gonna get is some rinky-dink mobile game.)More >>
Okay, I think this officially marks the first "let's do this because Lego did well" announcement, possibly under the logic that because Minecraft looks blocky, it is therefore exactly like Lego. Of course, Lego did strike up a deal for Minecraft Lego last year, so the tie-in merchandise will be perfect synergy. I'm still waiting for the Asylum/SyFy to announce a Mega Bloks movie.
They'd better not reveal how you tame a horse, though. Some secrets need to be maintained.
For me growing up in the '80s as a (black) fan of comics, video games and anime, it was rare to come across anyone who looked like me and had the same interests. The only model for the black nerd was Jaleel White's character on Family Matters, which, you know, is kind of terrible.
He wears a pair of bulky glasses, speaks in a high-pitched voice, refuses to use contractions, and probably made out with his evil clone. Probably? Definitely. Seriously, forget Steve Urkel.
Which is why I think the current generation has it made. And with Black History Month drawing to a close, we're going to focus our eye lasers on some of the creators, innovators, and otherwise excellent types who get us hyped about the universe, science fiction, gaming and pop culture as a whole.More >>