Month: October 2013

Humble Weekly Bundle: Hothead Games

Humble Weekly Bundle: Hothead Games

The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is live!

The bundle features the first two Penny Arcade: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness games, as well as DeathSpank, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, and “The Baconing”.

I have only played a little of DeathSpank so far, but the game seems really charming. I have, however, played all of the Penny Arcade games. If you are any kind of fan of Penny Arcade, this bundle – including the “above average” price to get the second Penny Arcade game, as well as The Baconing – is well worth the price.

The charities in this week’s Weekly sale are the American Red Cross, and – unsurprisingly – Child’s Play, the charity that Penny Arcade launched (and maintains).

Check out the site over here if you are interested in a bunch of neat games, and supporting charity.

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Humble Bundle with Android 7 is out!

Humble Bundle with Android 7 is out!

The latest Humble Bundle with Android (#7) is out now!

This latest Humble Bundle features:

* Worms Reloaded / Worms 2: Armageddon (Armageddon for Android devices)

* The Bard’s Tale

The above two games are available if you beat the average; as a life-long Worms fan (since the Amiga days), I’d say Worms Reloaded alone should be worth the price of entry.

For those (cheapskates) who don’t beat the average, the following games are available:

* Ticket To Ride + 1910 DLC (a board game classic)

* Greed Corp

* Incredipede

* Anodyne

As always, the soundtracks are included in the price. Even if you do not own an Android device, I’d say that the Android 7 bundle is worth getting! I mean, it’s Worms. Plus some interesting looking indie games!

Yet again as always, there will be extra games unlocked some time in the next week or so, which should prove interesting :)

Head over to humblebundle.com and check it out!

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Curse of Chucky

Curse of Chucky

One of my first loves when it comes to horror is the “Child’s Play” franchise. I grew up on it, so to speak – having movie nights with my friends as a teen, these were some of the first forays into horror we had.

The latest “Chucky” movies (Bride of Chucky / Seed of Chucky) were less horror (in my opinion), and more awesome semi-cult/horror/comedy movies.

One of the first things I saw when I checked my Twitter feed this morning was a video interview by IGN’s Eric Goldman with Brad and Fiona Dourif. To my surprise, they were talking about a new “Chucky” movie!

The title, as you may have guessed, is “Curse of Chucky”.

A reviewer on IMDB claims that “Curse of Chucky” is a return to the more horror-based Chucky flick. While I love both the old and the newer Chucky films, I do not mind that horror is once again the main focus.

The film released on September 24 in the US. I am certainly looking forward to its European release. I have not found an official release date for Europe so far, but I hope it will be soon (at least in time for Halloween)!

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Halloween / Dr. Horrible

Halloween / Dr. Horrible

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The picture attached to this post is the “Dr. D. Ranged” by costume manufacturer Smiffy’s. It also happens to be my costume for Halloween this year!

Apart from being a neat “evil doctor”/”mad scientist” outfit, there’s the fact that the lab coat kind of looks like the one worn by Dr. Horrible!

I haven’t had much luck finding a proper labcoat for Dr. Horrible, so this is a great find for me!

Note that Smiffy’s brand costumes are kind of large – the Smiffy’s size L of this costume fits me pretty well, and I usually wear a size XL costume.

Once we get closer to Halloween, I’ll be sure to post a picture of myself in it.

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Pulp comics galore!

Pulp comics galore!

If yesterday’s post on the pulpy goodness of the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual was not enough for you, good news!

Today’s offering of pulp fiction: Comic Book Plus!

What is Comic Book Plus, you ask?

The cover of an issue of "Haunted Thrills"

The cover of an issue of “Haunted Thrills”

The site is an archive of Golden Age comics, from such publishers as Ace Comics, Charlton Comics and more.

There is no prerequisites to browsing the comics through the site, but if you want to download these old school comics, you’ll have to register for a (free) account.

There’s more to the site than “just” free Golden & Silver Age comics, though! If you take the time to look around a bit, you might even find “Dime Novels, Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers and Pulp Magazines

The site itself only features Public Domain works of fiction – that is to say that every comic, penny dreadful or other type of media available is legal to consume. It is absolutely possible to read these comics on the site, but I have made an account on the site so that I can download these beauties and take with me on my tablet!

 

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The PULP-O-MIZER

The PULP-O-MIZER

I first stumbled over the PULP-O-MIZER a few days back while browsing reddit.

The PULP-O-MIZER is a great tool that lets you create your own pulp-style comic book cover, with a range of different preset images, fonts and other neat stuff. It is part of the “Derange-o-Lab” featured on the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual site.

A reference to Futurama

A reference to Futurama

The first post I found about it on reddit was a 50’s version of a cover to the video game “Dead Space”. Since the post in question, several other redditors have tried their hand at making 50’s pulp versions of video game covers.

I really dig the pulp style of comic books, and apart from letting you create your own pulp comic book cover for free, the website also has completely free interactive stories, featuring even more pulpy goodness!

The “Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual” site is run by Bradley W. Schenck, and if you like pulp fiction (no pun intended), it seems like Bradley’s website is worth checking out!

I know I’ll be checking the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual myself!

 

 

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Tenacious D and the Festival Supreme

Tenacious D and the Festival Supreme

While listening to the 415th episode of the Nerdist Podcast (featuring Tenacious D as guests), I learned of a new festival created by Tenacious D:

 

The Festival Supreme!

Poster for the Festival Supreme, from the Festival Supreme Website

The poster for the Festival Supreme, featuring the lineup for the Festival!

As far as I can tell, this is a one-day festival. It will have three or four (in the Nerdist episode, Jack Black said four, but the website says three) tents, with room both for stand-up acts and for musical acts. The Festival Supreme will happen on October 19th at the Santa Monica Pier.

The Festival has partnered up with IFC to bring a “Supreme Comedy Week” leading up to the date of the actual Festival.

The lineup will feature both comedy legends such as The Mr. Show Experience and Eric Idle, as well as musical comedy all-stars such as Tim Minchin and Garfunkel & Oates!

Tickets are ( /were?) available from Ticketmaster (either standard or VIP), but it seems they are either not available online any more, or perhaps sold out.

All I can say from way over here in Europe is, I hope the Festival will be a success, and a DVD/Blu-Ray will be made so those of us who do not have the option of going in person will be able to experience the Festival Supreme from afar!

If you want to learn more about the Festival Supreme, I suggest you go check out their website.

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