dreaming of a life after cubicles

Gingerbread Carcassonne
December 18, 2006, 9:34 am
Filed under: gaming, xmas

Wii Have a Problem, Houston
December 12, 2006, 2:52 pm
Filed under: gaming, humorous, streaming media

LOL, check out this site which documents damage caused by Wii fanboys.

Oh great… like I need another MMORPG
December 8, 2006, 10:12 am
Filed under: gaming, sci fi, television

Firefly MMORPG Announced

bishiraver writes “Multiverse has announced that they have gained rights to a Firefly Massively Multiplayer Online Game. Multiverse is a company started by several former Netscape employees, and they have developed an engine/network that works for all of their games. They intend to break into the MMO industry by being an MMO publisher of sorts. By standardizing, they can provide a less expensive alternative to the tens of millions of dollars and several years it takes to currently develop an MMO. They have said they will hire out a studio to build the game for them. Corey Bridgets, Massive’s Executive Producer, says: ‘If you’re doing science fiction, you have to really think it out and create an incredibly rich environment that is compelling in its own right, and worth exploring and going back to week after week. That’s what Joss Whedon did with Firefly.'”

GWJ Conference Call Episode Ten
December 6, 2006, 8:49 am
Filed under: gaming, podcast, streaming media

Episode Ten – December 6th, 2006

Shawn’s Lovely Wife Karla Spills The Beans About Zelda: The Twilight Princess, Shawn Plays Viva Piñata (Filled With Fun!), The Changing Face Of Industry Money Grubbing, Tons of Emails and more!

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In a very special tenth episode of the Conference Call, we trade in a broken Elysium for a brand new Karla. She gives us the full scoop on Zelda for the Wii and helps Shawn explain Viva Piñata to Julian. How companies are going to get more of your money, the thread of the week and a ton of emails are all here for you!

If anyone would like to submit some original music for the show, read on for a link to contact us! Also read on for show notes.

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Funny illustrations in Japanese Wii manual
December 6, 2006, 8:46 am
Filed under: gaming, graphic design

Mark Frauenfelder:  The Japanese Wii manual reminds you not to pour orange liquid on your console. Other funny illustrations at Gizmodo. Link (Thanks, FishNChimps)Picture 19-1

awesome guild manifesto – tiger team one
December 4, 2006, 3:15 pm
Filed under: gaming, geek
The ethos of Tiger Team One is simple and strong

Provide succor to comrades, mendicants and feckless gobshites.
Strength is wisdom and wisdom is strength.
Danger is our ale and we do not water it down.
Honor your kin, honor your comrades, honor the ground you tread, honor your foes, though they be unworthy.
There will be much woe, and thine heart must endure and thine hands must be strong.
Just as gold is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall our foes be melted in the midst of Tiger Team One and they shall know that we have poured our justice upon them.

You know you’re out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym
November 27, 2006, 12:43 pm
Filed under: gaming, geek, humorous

From Gizmodo:

wiiworkout.jpgIt’s Wii-Day+8 and gamers around the country are simultaneously discovering one thing: they’re wildly out of shape. Yup, it seems that many gamers have gotten a bit more than they bargained for regarding how vigorous playing the Nintendo Wii is. One girl described it as “harder than playing basketball” while another complained of sore muscles. You know how Nintendo responded to these complaints?

Essentially, “work out more, fatsos.” A Nintendo PR rep said, “If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more.” Wow, how’s that for motivation. You know you’re out of shape when a Nintendo PR rep tells you to hit the gym. The rep also said that the Wii is not Jenny Craig and should not be viewed as such. Ouch.

So what do the Gizmodo faithful have to say about this? Assuming you’ve even gotten your hands on a Wii (gold star for you!), is all that flailing a bit much? I doubt Nintendo expected its core audience to be made up of a bunch of Mr. Universes.

A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt [The Wall Street Journal via News.blog]