Month
March 2011

Faxion Q&A

We like giving away treasures! Players can get loot from questing, PvP kills, PVE kills, Epic Encounters (non instanced of course), Territory Control and a number of alternative ways. We have a complete equipment system allowing players to adventure for or purchase varying styles of armor to best reflect their vision for a character. [...]

Funny Advertisements: Sofa King

We are bombarded by ads be it on the radio, television and especially the internet. Some of the ads of clever some are stupid as hell and some are funny enough to remember even if you never buy whatever it is they are selling. Here are a few advertisements, some a bit modified, others exactly the way they are. Can you tell which is which? [...]

The History of the Swastika

While banned in Germany except for education purposes the swastika or images of the like are still used today in various forms of media influenced by the events surrounded the symbols use by the Nazi Party during World War II. One such adaptation of the symbol can be found during the 1983 mini-series V. The story surrounded an alien race disguised as humans who planned to steal all of earth’s water and harvest human beings as food. The red and black uniforms and the swastika-like emblem was a Nazi allegory. [...]

Games of Empire

Unlike most gaming books I’ve read so far Games of Empire is neither a game creation guide, nor a retro gaming essay, though it admittedly does cover most of video gaming’s history, yet in a way you’ve definitely not been accustomed to. Instead of finding some sort of childish glee in the birth of Mario and Space War the authors prefer to look at the nation-bombing military complex that allowed for the first video games to be created [...]

Medieval II: Total War

And now for the more impressive feat of Medieval II Total War: the graphics. Well, they are bloody amazing, and unfortunately to fully appreciate them you might need a slightly up-to-date PC. The game, you see, builds heavily on Rome’s engine, updating the strategic level’s visuals and making sure the 3D RTS parts are jaw-dropping, by adding tons of special effects, shadows and quite a few thousands of polygons. The greatest improvement though, is that each unit on the battlefield is no longer a stiffly animated group of clones, but more of a proper unit consisting of individual -thus quite different to each other- soldiers, fighting in an animated way that puts Dawn of War to shame. Yes, it’s that good, really. [...]

Falling Skies: Promo and Trailer

Falling Skies a sci-fi program that will be premiering on the TNT network on June19th. Falling Skies, created by Steven Spielberg follows the aftermath of an alien attack that has left earth devastated. The show follows the resistance efforts to fight back against the alien invaders and surviving daily life. [...]

Remake and Reboot

The Wii is also seeing several of these new “interpretations”, as evidenced by Klonoa. The original game of the series appeared nearly ten years ago on the original Playstation, and was a 2.5D platformer with the player’s movement controlled along set paths. Fast forward and the graphical makeover is very good (the dreadful Americanised character voices less so), but the movement restrictions remain. The old-school game mechanics may feel uncomfortable to the new audience drawn to Wii, but there is a real challenge in there. [...]

Wonder Woman TV Show: WW in Action

A lot has been made about Wonder Woman’s costume in her recent pilot. Many fans did not like the lighter blue pants or the blue boots instead of her classic red. From what we see in these shots, thanks to The Daily Blam and Daily Mail, the management over at NBC were listing well and made some changes. [...]

Justice League Movie by 2013?

We have heard the talk about a Justice League movie for a while now and through Warner Bros, have always said that a movie would be forthcoming we as fans all wondered if and when such a movie would take place. Recently, in an interview with the Los Angeles Time, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. motion pictures said that a JL film was a “first priority” for the studio. [...]

Atomic Runner

The levels are set over a diverse range of landscapes and are one of the most appealing aspects of this game. They are titled Atomic Laboratory, Mutant Plant Zone, Mayan Jungle, Egyptian Desert, Treasure Room, Siberian Snowland, and New York, and all look fantastic – this is among the prettiest run ‘n’ gunners I’ve played with regards to the backgrounds and scenery graphics, and the sprites, weapons, etc, aren’t half bad either. [...]

History Of The Soviet Union to Tetris Music

This is a pretty cool video that arranges the history of the Soviet Union to the melody of Tetris. The music is by, Pig with the face if a boy and written and performed by Donald Newholm and Dan Woods. This video won best animation and low budget award at the Super Shorts International Film Festival. [...]

Guillotine

Game mechanics are wonderfully simple: the noble cards are arranged in a line, each player collecting the head of the noble at the front. Players can alter the arrangement of the line, by playing specific action cards (such as bribing the guards, rescuing a Noble etc.). The player with the most valuable collection of heads wins. It’s that easy. It’s luck you need in this game, not wits. [...]

Earthworm Jim

This game has a little bit of everything, but most of all, crazy monsters! The game is pretty long if you die a lot of times(like me) but fun overall. I really love a game with animation and wackiness all over it because it sort of cheers you up. It’s pretty hard to explain! I’m not sure how to say it but when you play a game full of animation and weird characters, it sort of takes you back to your childhood…a simpler time… [...]

X-Men: First Class: Magazine Shots

X-men First Class will be in theaters very soon, June 2nd to be exact, but the recent buzz has been over the costumes the cast will be wearing in the film partially January Jones as Emma Frost. Empire magazine this week showed off the cast with three different multicolored covers showing off the first class in the garbs. [...]

New Terms: Sneeze Apnea

Similar in nature to the Walgreens’ Pit of despair, the wailing caverns, as such, is the space between your center console and car seat, to which no artifact or expedition ever returns. Example: today my coworker gave me a white/milk chocolate concoction. This is acceptable as the milk chocolate is accompanied by it’s aryan brother, white chocolate. Ebony and ivory, etc. [...]

Spooks

On the plus side, the dialogs, handled with a typical multiple-choice interface, are very well written, the finale is unexpectedly unexpected, the Sierra styled interface works in an okay way, and as I’’ve already said everything is fine and dandy. Even the lead character is like Diamanda Galas in joke-mode. I guess that in order to find out more you should rather download and play the game. Here are more screenshots, and a hint on the plot: It’’s about ghouls. The female kind. That should do it. I’’m sure I’’ve convinced you to have a look. [...]

Show me a Sign: Phuket It

Sure, everyone has done it from The Tonight Show to every comedy website out there, but let’s face it, funny pictures are funny. It doesn’t matter if the pictures are real, altered or completely fake, if it is funny it makes the cut. However, see if you can guess which are real and which are altered or fake, I think you might be surprised. [...]

Brikwars

Brikwars, should you fail clicking any of the above links, is in its simplest form a freeware wargaming rules system, that let’s use your Lego bricks and figures to ..uh.. play war with your mates. It is thus what some would call a tabletop strategy miniature wargame. Further inspection though, reveals a truly fantastic game that has been evolving for over a decade and is both simple (make that elegant) and deep enough to actually challenge Warhammer. [...]

Eric and the Floaters

I personally hadn’t even heard of it until recently and I’m a big fan of the series, but yes, this is the first ever Bomberman game! However, rather than taking control of White Bomber, or indeed a bomberman of any colour, you must take control of Eric, an explorer attempting to plunder treasures from ancient underground caverns. At least, that’s the story with regards to this version, the only one to find a release outside of Japan. [...]

24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot

Even if you were never a fan of 24 you would at least have heard of the show and its use of high tech technology and spilt second timing. The people over at College Humor created a parody of the show a few years ago that asked, what would happen if the show used 1994 technology. What resulted was a fantastic trailer and one of what we consider the best of the internet. [...]

Fringe Renewed

If you are a fan of Fringe or sci-fi in general today is a day to be happy. Fox has renewed the show for a fourth season with 22 new episodes. The show will remain on Friday nights, but at least the cancellation rumors are over for now. [...]

Falco: The Sound of Musik

In the states he was best known for his number one hit “Rock Me Amadeus” which was the first German language artist to score a number one hit in the U.S. We would like to showcase one of his other songs which is also a pretty awesome video called “The Sound of Musik”. [...]

Stupid Accidents

We all screw up, that is just a fact we will have to live with, but what happens when you screen up can cost you your life or at least decrease the fun in living it. Sometimes Darwin is at work here and other items these people are just plain stupid. [...]

Whatever happened to Video Game Pornography

Frankly, absolutely nothing was considered taboo or perverted enough to be left out and, were the book released in our dark and ultra-conservative era, the censors would be having an editing party. What's more, the sex scenes were at once poetic, funny, arousing, plot advancing and brilliantly complemented with giant penises rising from the ocean or extensive descriptions of the ship's library. Oddly, it was quite a publishing success too. [...]

Gag Films versus Series

I was lucky enough to see Video Games live at the Broward Center yesterday and it was an amazing experience. If you love video games and video game music, you must go see one of their shows. During the show they shows small clips of videos games being mixed with each other, the videos were from GaG Films.com and were awesome. Here are some of my favorites. [...]

Thor Movie Posters

Six new Thor movie posters have premiered a little more than a month before the movie is to arrive in theaters. The six posters are Jaimie Alexander, Goddess of War, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, God of Mischief, Natalie Portman, woman of science, Chris Hemsworth, thor, God of Thunder, Anthony Hopkins, Odin, The King of Asgard and Idris Elba, Heimdall, The guardian of worlds. [...]

Thriftstore and Flea Market Finds

Well today I went to the thriftstore to see if I could find some Famicom carts but came out empty again well not really. I was able to find some other kewl stuff including a CDX console. At first I though it was a 32X adaptor for the Genesis but when the lady showed it to me it said CDX which I had no idea what it was until I saw the sega logo on the AC adaptor so I took it. When I got home I found out that it was actually a Genesis console with the Sega CD addon which is great because I wanted a Sega CD for a long time and finally got one. [...]

War on Terror

After all, the second edition of The War on Terror will soon be released. And -according to its publishers- it will be great. Spectacularly so. Oh, and yes, you can also get your cute little faces on the game’s money via one, two, three, four, five, six outrageous auctions. It’s all part of the aptly (let alone, cunningly) named Get Your Face on Money craze funded by the ever-popular World Bank of Capitalism. Or -of course- not. [...]

I Killed the Tooth Fairy

Here is a pretty funny video from the guys over at Smosh.com. What happens when you accidently kill the tooth fairy? You have to finish the tooth fairies job. Sure, the guys go a little crazy with their videos, but they are pretty good, have a look and decide. If nothing else enjoy the kicking heads scene. [...]

My Comic Book Collection: II

During the 90’s I spent way too much money collecting comic books and though several moves and even a house fire the comic books have survived. I am not a family man so I am not sure what will happen to my comics, but I wanted to share a little bit more from my collection. [...]

Little Wars

Playing with toy soldiers in a modern context, on the other hand, is -as expected- a rather more recent development, and as such a more cruel one too. The whole thing, you see, didn’t start as playing per se, but more of as a way to train Prussian military officers in the subtleties (?) of war (Kriegspiel they called it, and it used dice to simulate random battlefield events). The concept didn’t actually evolve into something less blood thirsty till H.G. Wells decided that a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books would be a nifty idea. [...]

Proletariat

We’ve already enjoyed Vampire: The Requiem, Werewolf: The Forsaken, Mage: The Awakening, Something: The Something Else, but now the time has come to rise, raise our left fist and salute Proletariat: The Uprising. It’s a vaguely satirical, not particularly funny, yet quite interesting RPG-ish board game. Grab it here. It’s free. Obviously. [...]

Die Hard: Time Out

If you are a man you have to have loved the original Die Hard, it had everything including a quick boob shot. One of the cool action sequences in Die Hard was when John was fighting the bad guys in the glass offices and had to walk across the shattered glass bare foot. In this Die Hard parody “John” takes a time out from the action to discuss things with the bad guy and he gets a snack treat. [...]