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    Multivarious Games Kickstarter Presents: "Dangerous"

    Based on "The Most Dangerous Game." The new Ohio-based game developer studio, Multivarious Games, has a Kickstarter dedicated to bringing local multiplayer fun to a console near you.


    A few weeks back I received an invitation to attend a local gathering for Multivarious Games’ Kickstarter launch. A new game development studio launching their Kickstarter for their XNA based game, Dangerous. A game which is partially influenced by Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game.” A game that gives me great pride to write about, considering it hails from a city I call home, Columbus, Ohio.


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    Isaiah, Where Have You Been?

    Still some of the best Pho I've ever had in my life...


    "... cuz I never see you out."

    It's been so long hasn't it? Over nine months to be exact, but who's counting?

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    Perspective -- First-Person 2D Puzzle-Platformer


    *Puts fake book upon fake bookshelf*


    Oh, Hi! I didn't see you there. You've probably been wondering what I've been up to. If you haven't, that hurts and how did your love turn to hate so fast?

    In any event, things typically pick up for me writing-wise around this time of year. I don't know why, but I'm currently looking at 7 half-finished documents in Google. I've also been playing a fair amount of indie games, comic book reading and [thanks to the power outage], movie watching. You'll be learning about all those great adventures at a later date.

    In the mean time, feel free to check out this innovative little nugget in the first-person vein. Students over at DigiPen Institute of Technology have crafted quite the artistic puzzler.

    Instead of using the first-person perspective for shooting-stuff-or-dudes, this student team has used the mechanic to incorporate 2D puzzle aspects in a 3D environment. This pretty much opens up all kinds of doors as far as what else we can and should be doing with the technology available. The game is called, oddly enough, Perspective.

    I think that's cool. More updates to come.

    Source: DigiPen


    Commercial Break: Getting Your Ass To Mars

    NASA Jet Propulsion Library in conjunction with California Institute of Technology combine forces. They've managed to make the Mars Science Laboratory wizards words sound transparent and, well, cool. 

    And all we needed was an all-too-similar Inception score with fancy-looking computer generated imagery. One thing is for sure, if my kids are going to be visiting Mars as all-access resort (Total Recall teaches us this*), we're gonna need a 1600 degree Faherenheit-resistant ship. Maybe even a couple jetpacks to ensure a safe landing.

    Other than that, I'd say Mars as a destination for nude tanning and discussions for all things reddish-brown is a safe bet in the next century.



    *And yes, I have thought about this idea of us, over the years, sending rovers and robots to inspect Mars. Only for said robots and rovers to turn on us, creating their own colony. And thusly, charging us higher rates to stay at their robot resort.

    Commercial Break -- Top 3 Ways To Be An Idiot


    Is there an infograph that proves that our brains are devolving back into the primordial ooze in which we climbed from? Look, I know times are tough and I'm far from a hippie. In that, I'm interested in having systems and infrastructures questioned, but met with newer ideas with tested theory. This argument here, is just, well, you hear this s**t?!

    Are times this bad? Do we really need to bend out logic to humor the -- "not-so-badness" of sweatshops?

    Going by this man's "Theory of Dumb." We could technically commit crime for profit, based on how we feel our lives have turned and society should just be okay with that. 

    C'mon son.


    Rochard -- The Rise Of The Effeminate Henchman?

    One man, one woman, and where the f**k is that lisp coming from?!
    So I started writing about games again. I figured with the blossoming flowers and sunny Mid-West days, it would be a great opportunity to avoid all of that, and the humans that come with it. It also doesn’t hurt that I played Rochard whilst getting over food poisoning. Rochard is, and I rarely use this word, weirdly delightful. It’s a little strange and the controls are a bit unwieldy, but this game is worth it. Then there’s the effeminate henchmen.

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    "Bro, I think I can see my house from here. Can I use this to order pizza?"

    Enough time has passed to where even Harrison Ford jokes about how terrible an archaeologist Indiana Jones would be. Prometheus doesn’t have the advantage of a strong character lead, like Indy does. Prometheus’ edge is its beautiful use of cinematography and art direction, accompanied by a multi-million dollar special effects budget. It’s a shame that Michael Fassbender is, once again, the only quality figure in another summer blockbuster. How creepy is that?

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    Commercial Break: Cat Functions As Allegory For New Media


    Commercial Break: Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere Is Somethin'


    My health has been better*. In my stead, enjoy life, anywhere. Like, right now. Perfect time of year to go outside and avoid people, but appreciate that there are things happening thanks to their interference [try and take the positive out of this sentence].

    As one Bart Simpson reminds us, "birds and bees are having sex with each other."

    [the description of what you see above is after the jump]

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    As I Lay Dying ... From A Salad

    In the event I do survive, this will function as an ill-written eulogy.

    I just received a call from my local Giant Eagle while eating the last couple bites of a salad. Here’s what they said, as I heard it:

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