Sega stuff for your cards ⊟
Are you a Netrunner player? Are you one of the best Netrunner players in the country, who also conducted this super insightful interview with Fantasy Flight Games’ Lukas Litzsinger about the progressive-by-nature treatment of gender and race in Netrunner? Are you reading this post as a draft before publishing it?
If so, Eric, you should consider some of these cool Sega retro card accessories. There are deck boxes, collection boxes, and even card sleeves in a variety of Sega themes. They’re all on Amazon Japan (via Miki800).SUPPORT TINY CARTRIDGE Join Club Tiny!
MANCALENDAR: WEBCOMIC ARTISTS UNITE FOR COUNTERSHOT PRESS’ BEEFCAKE PINUP CALENDAR [INTERVIEW]
One of the great strengths of webcomics is that they can offer a corrective to mainstream media. Rather than pandering to the interests of the perceived common majority, webcomics can target under-served audiences, embrace alternative heroes, and present a non-traditional view of the world. And sometimes that philosophy can manifest in surprising places. Like a beefcake calendar.
Mancalendar is a project put together by Countershot Press, a collective of five webcomic creators from Canada, the US and the UK, which brings together twelve talented illustrators to present their refreshingly different takes on the pin-up.
I found my old Pokémon cards today! While they’re obviously not legal with modern cards, I’m so happy to know I still have them.
I think this card is pretty indicative of the best point of the old cards - the first expansions to contain Gym-themed cards. Theming in the Pokémon TCG is actually pretty hard - there is no guarantee that Pokémon that fit together aesthetically will also work strategically (whereas Magic has a habit of matching aesthetics with mechanics and it’s impossible to build working Yu Gi Oh or Vanguard Decks without building to a named theme).
But with the Gym cards, you’ll know that not only can you build a Gym Leader’s deck instead of an assortment of random fire types, those cards are likely to be just a touch better than the vanilla variants.
Harada-sempai discusses Pokken.
“That’s something that got a big reaction, for better or worse [from the development staff]. There are several reasons for this choice, one being that ‘if it were on arcades, it would be interesting to see fan reaction sooner’.”
“The other reason, which is something I always say, is that it’s important for fighting games to at least succeed in arcades once. With arcades charging 100 yen for a single play, if it’s a boring game, it will most certainly be dismissed. It’s really a harsh environment for [arcade games].”
“Pokémon definitely has a family-oriented image, but in addition to how we decided on developing [Pokkén] as a competitive game with depth, we must also be prepared to face such severe conditions,”
“Once you have a title that can make it out of the lion’s den called arcades, it’s something you know you can be proud of for being the real deal. Additionally, there aren’t too many developers that take on these kind of challenges nowadays.”
“Naturally, it’s being developed into something that elementary school children can also enjoy, but if we’re talking about age demographics, we’re aiming for something over 18 years of age to the early 30s,”.
“When it comes to Pokémon, everyone says they love it up until the fourth grade, and what’s funny is that there are kids who graduate from it after that. Well… it’s not that they ‘graduate,’ since they’re still fans, but they just don’t show [their enthusiasm], and kind of play it more behind-the-scenes.”
“That applies to some of the kids out there. However, for some reason, once they get into their 20s, there are more and more people who enthusiastically share their love for Pokémon.”
“This title is being made as an ‘adult’s Pokémon’ for that generation of people who grew up with Pokémon. Those in their 20s and 30s today have spent a lot of time during their school days with Pokémon, and have some strong memories looking back at the games and anime.”
“And for those people, Pokkén will finally allow them to experience what it’s like to freely move around their favorite Pokémon, and I expect it to be a very impressive title. Please look forward to it.”
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”..But if we’re talking about age demographics, we’re aiming for something over 18 years of age to the early 30s.”
18-30 demographics. For video games.
Sherbet Land (シャーベットランド)
Composition: Masayoshi Soken (祖堅正慶)
Game: Mario Hoops 3 on 3 / Mario Slam Basketball
Album: SQEX-10079 | Mario Basketball 3on3 Original Soundtrack
I didn’t realise this game would have a soundtrack so dope.
It’s like if Hideki Naganuma did the music for Sonic R (Which I only say because I can hear samples from both of those things in this)
I’m so sick of games that would prefer to be movies.
While I get what you mean, I don’t think that’s inherently a problem when games do this.
As someone who is a massive fan of narrative games and visual novels, some of my favourite games do a really good job at trying to be books (and in the case of a few DS titles, go the extra mile of having you hold the console as such).
LA Noire is a game that tries real fuckin’ hard to be a TV show thematically, and this limits the scope of agency and interaction that the player has, but that’s fine, because it intended to be such from the start.
In fact the parts that are very gamey and set aside the narrative are pretty shit (Why would I want to drive around the city randomly or go to shootouts; I have a case to solve!)
David Cage’s games are often referenced in the case of games trying and failing to be movies, but I don’t think that’s why Heavy Rain fell so short - rather that the actual writing and acting were so bad, rather than its commitment to reflecting contemporary cinematography.
AAA games that have a heavy leaning on cinematics and film language haven’t inherently failed at being games for making that decision, but they need to embrace it fully, rather than putting a heavy barrier between the filmic parts and the playable parts.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
A returning NPC from Monster Hunter Dos; the Diva (歌姫).
This Wyverian songstress is known for her amazing voice. Hearing her song can give hunters special buffs.
Don’t forget to check out the new trailer featuring her song;
Camel Pimp’s Beautiful Men in Palette 88:
hallowienersushi suggested that you meant him;
pyrojack-o-lantern suggested that you meant him,
variousshenanigans suggested Jude Law,
starsystemic suggested one of the four kings from Sailor Moon (this is Nephrite, you can tell him apart from the other three because he has brown hair),
while scottbaiowulf suggested “terry crews’ body, daniel day lewis’ head, billy bob thornton’s hair in “fargo”” proving that we should commission lesbians to design the perfect man
Panel 1 (Syd is seated in their living room, a remote control in their hand)
Syd: Oh cool! Jurassic Park’s on.
Syd: I haven’t seen this since I was a kid!
Panel 2 (A close up of Jeff Goldblum. He is surrounded by sparkles)
Syd (off frame): Oh no.
Syd: Jeff Goldblum is really hot in this.
Panel 3 (Syd looks pale and mortified)
Syd: Oh no.
Panel 4 (A dramatic closeup of Syd’s face, showing Jeff Goldblum reflected in their glasses. He is lounging and shirtless.)
Syd: Oh no.
(end of transcript)
Here is a very relatable comic about that time in everyone’s life when they realise maybe jeff goldblum set the standard for all their partners.
Also; you may have noticed but i’ve gone back and added transcripts to all the comics I’ve posted so far! I hope this makes the comic more accessible, but I’ve never written transcripts before so if you’ve any suggestions for how to improve them please feel free to shoot me an email at bornofthedead (at) gmail (dot) com
in case you wanted context for the panel i posted yesterday :x
You are going up against gamers. People who are programmed to win, to grind and slog for months for a prize, who can put up with the most horrendous insults being thrown at them.
Lmao at Mike Cernovich, Attorny and Bodybuilder
Rofling at the suggestion Adam Baldwin, a man who equated same-sex marriage with incest, is someone you’d want to affiliate your movement with
So why would anyone support the opposing side when they:
- Erase lesbians from the equation of enjoying sexualization? -Sarkeesian
- Insult sex workers. -Sarkeesian, again
- Racists - Leigh Alexander calling black people “Hood Rats”
- Neo Nazis - Ian Cheong
- Rapist by her own definition - Zoe Quinn
I’m gay. Milo is gay. The thing about Gamergate is that there are people from every walk of life, every side of the political spectrum, there. But if you actually do research, you find out that most of gamergate is liberal.
I don’t agree with everything Baldwin says. In fact, I agree with very little. But the man came to bat for Gamergate because he believes in free speech and transparency is journalism. If you want to attack Gamergate for Baldwin, you better be prepped to look into the surprisingly racist, sexist and homophobic opposition.But Spidey that doesn’t count, just like the other side doxxing and sending threats. My wrist is getting too tired from this shit.
Of course it doesn’t count. Because it isn’t about fairness to these people, it is about beating us. They will do whatever it takes.
We are decrying Leigh Alexander because of her comments, not just racial ones, but also against us. She has tweeted about how she is a gatekeeper, how she can easily ruin any prospective game dev’s career before it even starts.
She has no apologized, she has not been fired. The difference is that Baldwin isn’t part of the gaming press or mainstream media. Why aren’t we boycotting Baldwin? Because Baldwin isn’t part of the media, nor is he using that opinion of his to influence the media from a position of power.
If Baldwin makes a movie about how gay people are evil, do you think gamergaters are going to flood the theaters to see it? Given the political leanings of 90% of the movement, no. Meanwhile, Alexander and others have come forward and are using their personal biases in their writing, writing which puts them in a position of power.
There is a reason why journalists have a code of ethics. It is because they’re mouthpieces, gatekeepers and the merchants of information. They can easily sway public opinion, which we’ve seen, and misconstrue facts to the people as a whole. Baldwin doesn’t have that power.
FYI it makes you look super dumb to complain about how this one journalist could ~ruin a developer’s career~ when this whole embarrassing charade began because some nerd decided to try and ruin his ex-girlfriend’s career because she cheated on him. I mean, it’s just kinda silly to complain about how this one lady could hypothetically do a thing that your embarrassing little club already tries to do, innit?
Also please don’t try and front like you care even one little bit about misrepresentation when you say shit like Sarkeesian doesn’t care about lesbians. Or complaining about how she insults sex workers while you turn around and praise Milo Yiannopoulous who has pretty consistently said really shitty, unambiguously insulting things about sex workers. It’s like you’re cherry picking one off comments these people have said to paint them as The Real Bigots but then turning around and rallying behind these folks whose entire persona is being hugely bigoted? Like why not try to disassociate yourself and your club from Adam Baldwin entirely instead of holding him as a shining example of how cool the GamerGate club is?