Thursday, July 17, 2014

MIXED BAG. LET'S PLAY FTL: FASTER THAN LIGHT!


Welcome to my fourth Let's Play series. It has been a couple months and, due to technical difficulties and personal lack of self-confidence, I have not recorded a lot of content lately. The culprits are work, dungeons and dragons world-building and a general sense of ennui. Still, I decided, FTL would be perfect for Let's Play and planned to record some last week with Yeti (Zach Stanifer) and Aceofspadescard (Steven Pullam). Unfortunately, we recorded a good session but the footage was lost... You can enjoy the MP3 HERE.


FTL, btw, is the most nihilistic science fiction game I've ever played; it is the Dark Souls of space simulation. Your mission is simple: warn the Federation about the Rebel Fleet coming their way! The problem is that the journey from start to finish is perilous to the point of being extremely depressing. You will die a lot. And there are no check points or second chances. If you die, you have to restart with a completely new vanilla crew. It is telling that this is the 8th Odachi run and I still haven't beaten the game on easy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WTF WED! AGENT KIT-KAT NEVER SPEEDS OR FIGHTS POKÉMON. SEEMLY.


First up, let's start off WTF Wednesday with a look at the seemliest secret agent in the world...

KIT KAT!

Filmcow really hit the nail on the head with this recent creation-- it is simultaneously weird and witty without being too wacky.


Just watch it. It is terrible. It is hilarious. Explanations are not needed.


In the horrifying vein of Mothman, BeeFwee, whom is the subject of the newest Pokémon parody to enter the upper echelons of Pokémon parodies that I have watched over the course of a decade of hardcore internet addiction, is a bad, bad butterfly.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 7/15/14!



emblem [em-blem]
noun
1. An object or its representation, symbolizing a quality, state, class of persons, etc.; symbol.
2. A sign, design, or figure that identifies or represents something: the emblem of a school.
3. An allegorical picture, often inscribed with a motto supplemental to the visual image with which it forms a single unit of meaning.
4. Obsolete. An inlaid or tessellated ornament.
 EX. I understand some fans of Fire Emblem were disappointed by the latest Smash Bros. announcement. They had been holding out for the return of Roy (seemed unlikely to me) or Chroma from the Fire Emblem: Awakening (much more likely considering it is a popular new game on the 3DS). Instead, they got Robin (the main character from Awakening) and Lucina (a female warrior from Awakening impersonating Marth). Chroma, at the moment, seems to be a Final Smash or assist trophy, much to their disappointment, but they should be glad they got another two characters. Seriously, four characters from the same franchise? Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon seem like the only franchises that warrant a saturation of so many characters (Mewtwo please).

But, still, it is cool to see the return of Captain Falcon!
Which challenger/s will be revealed in the sure-to-becoming trailers featuring Jigglypuff and Ness?

Monday, July 14, 2014

MUSIC MONDAY! SHOVEL KNIGHT & WEIRD AL GET TACKY WEARING HULK HANDS!


WELCOME TO SHOVEL KNIGHT WEEK!

We start out with brentalfloss's latest indulgent treat! Shovel Knight is a game with fantastic music, so it makes sense that he'd make a "with lyrics" song about it. The game has only been out for two weeks, but you can name your own price & download the soundtrack today from the game's principle composer, James Kaufman. Another major composer on the soundtrack is the fantastic Manami Matsumae, who worked on the soundtracks for the original Megaman and the upcoming Mighty No. 9.

But yeah, seriously, this game's soundtrack has a great pedigree and has some super catchy 8-Bit tunes.


Like a reanimated Cthulu muppet, Weird Al rises through the sea of satire to sing the songs of Rylai once more! The King of Kookiness has returned and all shall laugh and all shall cry and all shall probably forward a song or two. Maybe...?

Anywho, the King is back with a fantastic parody of Pharell Williams megahit Happy. It instead covers the activities (crimes) of tacky people ranging from fashion faux pas to just being rude & obnoxious! It is a send-up of some of the tackier elements of the new millennium, from taking pictures of your food at every meal to Ed Hardy shirts to #YOLO to twerking, and has a ton of great cameos.

The best part? It just has that fantastic Weird Al Yankovic sound to it that we've been listening to since he was in high school.


Last but not least, we talk about the ultimate in the way of luxury accessories of our times:

Hulk Hands.

Printed in thick, rubbery green plastic, molded into the large, closed, and veiny fists of the Incredible Hulk and hollowed out to fit the hands of anyone who knows, deep down, that "Hulk is strongest there is!"