It was a bummer to shut New Challenger down, but it wasn’t a hard decision. The show had some bright points, but ultimately none of them required the weekly series format. Also, if I had to be completely honest, I wasn’t into the weekly show format myself. I don’t like producing for a standard studio show. It’s not my thing.
I learned a lot making New Challenger and got to work with and meet a lot of insanely talented people. It was a lot of fun.
Also, after making this I decided I might be better at canceling shows than producing them. I really like this video. A lot. I finally got to live my dream of walking into the ocean in a shirt and tie at the end of a short film.
Dishonored has finally arrived. You play as Corvo Atano, an assassin seeking revenge against a corrupt government. Sporting a unique visual style, a compelling story, and multiple gameplay options, it could be one of the best games of the year. Is it?
Aliens are invading, and only Commanders Max Scoville and Anthony Carboni can stop them. But first, they must recruit an elite Office Strike Team from the soldiers in their office. Will their crazy plan succeed? Or will they get fired before they can finish the assault?
Man, Joe Danger is fun. Take the physics-based racing of Trials, the insane platforming of a Mario game, and the creation and sharing tools of LittleBigPlanet, and you’ve got pretty much the most fun thing I can think of.
Since this review a PS3 special edition of the game with bonus content was released. So, I mean… now you have zero reasons for not buying it.
Man, Borderlands 2 was such a big improvement over the first. Maybe not in terms of gameplay- the tweaks and fixes were incremental. The thing that made this one grab me over the first was the attention to characters, plot, and the world. I was interested in Pandora and the people there, and there was a real story instead of an endless set of mindless waypoints.
The dialogue is the real star, though. Anthony Burch delivered on the comedic and intense promise of the first game’s marketing campaign and design and wrote one of- if not THE- funniest game I’ve ever played.
I sat down with Borderlands 2 Creative Director Paul Helquist previous to the game’s release as he lead me through 20 minutes of gameplay from the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. We see some new enemies, story elements, and find out more about zer0′s skill tree and how it looks in an actual combat situation.
There is something beautiful about Mark of the Ninja, and I’m not just talking about Klei’s usual lovely hand-drawn art style. Every bit of this 2D stealth action game is perfectly designed and crafted.
Stealth is a genre that can be confusing and more than a little unfair to the player when done wrong: bad AI and unclear rules of vision and perception can lead to nothing but frustration. Mark of the Ninja’s clever visual cues that show audible sounds and visibility remove all that ambiguity and let you enjoy being sneaky and clever.
One of my favorites of the year, and since this review it’s been released on PC. Definitely pick it up.
Man, I loved this game. I don’t normally get into the open world thing but Sleeping Dogs did everything right in terms of character, story, atmosphere, and- most importantly- gameplay. The hand-to-hand combat is rivaled only by Arkham City, the shooting is great, the free running felt good… it was just an awesome, awesome game. One of my favorites of the year for sure.
Last week co-produced, directed, and co-hosted the Revision3 Host Olympics. We grabbed our show teams from Tekzilla, AppJudgment, and Rev3Games to go head-to-head in some very stupid (in the best way) events. It was fun to play idiot sportscaster and there are some truly hilarious moments from all our hosts.
Behind the scenes issues included a heated argument with Jackie about how to properly overfill a water balloon and ironing out the logistics of a dinosaur shoot.
High points: Mau’s brilliant Office Space parody at the end of the PC Shot Put and getting to direct a parody of Over the Top.
The player above shows all the episodes back-to-back. Here are links to the individual episodes:
Day 1: Fingle
Day 2: PC Shot Put
Day 3: B.U.T.T.O.N.
Day 4: Triathlon