Spider In A Serpent’s Egg

Published on Feb 2nd, 2011 by

A few years ago, myself and a person using the name Zombitedesade but is really called Ross and doesn’t want this being the first Google search result for his name, we wrote and illustrated a comic. Well, I wrote it, he illustrated it. I didn’t write it as a script, and I had no intention of turning it into a comic at first. It was essentially some one-sided dialogue between two characters. I write things like this sometimes, without the intention of publishing them, to try and create or flesh out a character. Train of thought writing using someone else’s thoughts, I guess. I have no idea if anyone else does this, I assume they do but you know, I’ve never asked. It can be quite fun, or at least I have fun doing them. I don’t usually do anything with them in that form though, they’re more for reference later.

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Top 10 Favourite Games Of 2010 (Director’s Cut)

Published on Dec 22nd, 2010 by

Yes, I’ve used the same banner as the last post for consistency, and absolutely not laziness. Anyway, over on The Telegraph we compiled a list of what we consider to be the ten BEST games of 2010, and underneath them is our personal staff picks, namely our ten favourite games from 2010, which doesn’t automatically equal ‘the ten best games’. Ten. Originally the staff picks had text, and honourable mentions, and a colourful slideshow gallery of Tom Hoggins at a petting zoo, but these were scrapped after our lists surfaced on Wikileaks. Luckily I was able to salvage mine from the depths of the OpenOffice document in which I carefully saved it, and am reproducing it below, not because it’s interesting but because it makes it look like I’ve updated my blog today, when really I’ve just written a paragraph then copy/pasted something I already wrote. Okay, it could be argued that I spent the time writing it in the first place, and it isn’t published elsewhere, but let’s not be reasonable about this, it’s Christmas after all.

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The 2010 Gaming Awards

Published on Dec 19th, 2010 by

There have been a lot of good video games released in 2010, to the extent that in the tail end of the year Metacritic actually broke under the weight of all Critics reviews, which fully proves that this was a great year. As such, I have decided to award some awards to the games I feel most deserve the awards I’m awarding. Be warned, though. You won’t find ‘GAME OF THE YEAR’ style categories here. This is purely an awards ceremony of my own devising, capturing the things I find most important in games. And so without further ado, I present to you Starfuckers, Inc’s 2010 Gaming Awards.

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Published on Dec 12th, 2010 by

“That is cool, I love freeware games. I found one called Rorschach on a demo disc, and when you aren’t working you should definitely check that out.

It’s a detective adventure thing, really immersive and the art is in the style of the Rorschach ink blot tests (of course). I spent hours on it before completing it haha”

(Via I-am-the-lighthouse)

This is awesome, but sadly just a prototype for a game that, as far as I can tell, is no longer being made. Still worth playing despite some rough edges (namely a bunch of typos and the inability to quit the game via a menu command), all of which are understandable give that it’s a prototype. I LOVE the idea here, and the concept of selecting things from the dialogue to discuss (a similar idea is seen in Glass Rose, fact fans).

*edit* Turns out the guy who designed this game, Jens Andersson, was a key player in developing The Darkness, and worked on the second Monkey Island HD-ification, so I’m going to go over there and have a fanboy moment.

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You get me closer to God?

Published on Sep 30th, 2010 by

The Social Network is a film about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, directed by David Fincher of Se7en and Fight Club fame. It looks to be a pretty interesting movie, and since I abhor the cinema with a fiery passion and only go to one when a Saw film is on, I’ll likely watch it on DVD a while after release. It does seem like it’ll be good though, and while Mark Zuckerberg isn’t someone I’ve ever really thought about watching a movie based on, I do have a Facebook account which makes me at least 3% emotionally invested in this film. Here is the movie poster, which I think is pretty cool. It’s true, you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. Just ask Kanye West.

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