Saturday, December 20, 2008

Announcing: Ultra Crush Siblings

This is an idea that I had in mid-2008, actually: Take the basic premise of Smash Bros.(fast paced non-technical fighter with the characters that folks know and love of a console) and apply it to the Xbox world. I did a comic about it, but never got to scanning it. Now, I am proudly ready to announce I've been working on my Game Maker skills and am finally ready to announce.

Classy Title, eh? My recent drunken attempts at making the game from scratch have resulted in mucha frustration. So I finally got a premade engine. Sure, it's only movement and jumping, but it's a start. Who's gonna be in it? Well, this kind of thing is tentative, since I haven't done nothing yet, But this are more or less the characters I want.

Master Chief

Yeah, shocker, I know. Master Chief is Xbox's Mario, so no duh on this one.


I'm a proud owner of Sudeki, and the game's characters are pretty likeable. among those, though, Buki' s my fave.

Oh, man. Is Liara my Favorite Mass Effect character or what? Sure, Mass Effect ain't KOTOR, in the sense the crew in it ain't all that great to begin with. But Liara stands out.

No, Kasumi isn't my favorite DOA girl. That would be Tina. However, Kasumi is such a postergirl for DOA, that.

Fergie Fudgehog
Viva Niñata is my guilty pleasure. Not the game, but the cartoon, for sure. I thought it would be funny to include a piñata in there.

Grabbed by the Ghoulies wasn't all that bad, I mean, the demo showed promise.

Jack of Blades
Now, Fable's merciless villain may not be the headliner for anything, but it fills a much needed vacuum of villainy.

Brute Force's deadpan Halle Berry-lookalike cyborg sniper. I just mentioned why she should be in it.

HK 47
I didn't choose him because of his awesome quotes. Among all the KOTOR guys, he's the one that felt less redundant.

Marcus Fenix
Confession: As of this writting, I have not yet played Gears of War or it's sequel. But my Smash needed a DOnkey Kong.

Blinx the Cat
I like to think of Blinx as an answer to Kirby. ALthough with much less work required on my part.

Voodoo Vince
Awesome character. His powers have awesome creative possibilities.

No, not the hedgehog. From the critically panned, awefull fighter. Looking like Burton's Batman with a bad hair day, the main problem I see is attacks.

Will I do it? Or with I lose interest and capacity, like my last game? We'll see.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The future is now! 2008

I'm always amazed at the capacity of fiction writters to write about the future. Because, obviously, there are things you never see coming, so your future, when it becomes a present, will make your future look outdated. I guess that's why the term "Not too distant future" was invented.

That said, let's look at some of the stuff foreseen, shall we?

The original Megaman!


Dr. Wily, Dr. Light's assistant, who is angry that his contributions have not been acknowledged by the world, reprograms the six Robot Masters that they had designed for industrial purposes and uses them in an attempt at world domination. He also attempts to reprogram Rock, the robot they had designed as a lab assistant, but Rock resists the reprogramming. In order to stop Wily's evil plan, Dr. Light upgrades Rock into a battle robot called Mega Man. Mega Man fights and destroys each of the Robot Masters before journeying to Wily's fortress to defeat him once and for all. Mega Man eventually wins the battle, but Wily bows down and begs for forgiveness, which Mega Man grants. Mega Man then walks home to meet Dr. Light and his "sister", Roll.

Hey, it was the 80's. Everyone assumed we would have mastered robotics enought to make robots that can fuck us up. Alas, the gimmick robot revolution is just now beggining...

Ghost Recon

Russia attempts to reunite the Soviet Union and invades several Eastern European countries. The UN intervenes with peacekeeping forces.

Eh...Does the U.N. EVER fuckin' intervene on anything? Seriously, dude! What's the use of your keen geopolitical spider-senses if you can't predict something as simple as apathy?

Isaac Asimov's Franchise

Plot 1955 short story Franchise takes place in 2008, the premise being that the U.S. president will be selected by a computer program looking for the "most representative citizen".

You wish machines made the system fairer! As is, so far, it's been a bumpy ride.



This speculative TV movie is set in the year 2008, as grief-stricken married couple Skye (Elizabeth Perkins) and Rick (Bradley Whitford) struggle bravely to overcome the death of their son. "Shock" is hardly the appropriate word to describe the couple's reaction when they meet another child who looks exactly like their own boy. It soon develops that Skye and Rick's son was the product of "Baby 2000," a top-secret -- and highly illegal -- cloning experiment conducted at a fertility clinic. Will the couple blow the whistle on the clinic's crooked activities, or will they be mollified into silence by being given an exact duplicate of the son they have lost?

I haven't seen it, but if ther'se not a lawquit in there, get outta town.

That's roughtly it. See you in 2009, when jettisoning Jason Vorhees into space won't be a meme anymore.