Peace the Spork Out
Yesterday we learned the (sad? happy?) news that the mobile video game Flappy Bird was going to be removed from app stores due to the overwhelming success that the game’s creator has been experiencing. The creator posted messages on Twitter announcing his intention to take down the game today. Well, he made good on his promise. If you head over the Apple App Store or the Google Play app store you will find that Flappy Bird is no longer available. It’s gone. It’s dunzo. Fin. More »
Posted under: Flappy Bird
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Ummm, yespleasemorethankyou. The gods of video games have finally answered my call and have created a product that I’m totally okay with my boys playing. Folks, the Franz Kafka video game you didn’t know you’d been waiting for is finally here. I don’t play video games, but I am weirdly psyched about this, as it reminds me of the good ol’ days, studying literary theory at Sarah Lawrence and getting introduced to Kafka via great works like The Metamorphosis and A Hunger Artist. Click inside for deets and for a sneak peek at the video!
Beyotches Stole Her Look?
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly lookin’ to score big time with a new lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V because she claims that her likeness is being used in the video game without her permission (or compensation). Apparently, L. Lo and her legal team believe that a character in the video game is based on her likeness and they want to be paid — handsomely. As you can see in the photos below, the animated girl in the video game promo art does look a bit like Lindsay Lohan … but, in all honesty, the animated girl also looks like models Kate Upton, Shelby Welinder or any other sun-kissed young woman living in Los Angeles. Click below to see the side-by-side comparison photos and read what Lohan and her legal team are up to in regards to this lawsuit. More »
"You'll never take my prize from me, It'll have to be pried from me"
Back in February we heard news that claimed that Detroit rapper Eminem would be releasing a new album after Memorial Day of this year but here we are in mid-August and there is no new album in sight. Back in June, tho, we got to hear a snippet of a new song that Em was reportedly working on for his as-yet unannounced album but news about Slim Shady and his music has been pretty light this year thus far. Eminem made a surprise appearance/performance last week in NYC at a private event called Shock the World which was a 30th anniversary celebration for G-Shock Watches but he performed no new music. Today, at long last, we FINALLY get to hear a new song from Eminem that will be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. Click below to hear this new song, titled Survival, in full and learn more about Em‘s reported plans to release more music soon. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a really fun day … my friends and I made our way to an art gallery in Echo Park for a bit of unsophisticated fun and then we made our way out for dinner and drinks. It had been ages since I got to hang out with Ollie and Caleb so I wanted us to do something really special … so we all went for a swim in a life-size reproduction of Scrooge McDuck‘s treasure vault from Ducktales. No, seriously. A new Ducktales video game is on the way and to promote it, a life-size treasure vault was installed inside the iam8bit art gallery in Echo Park … so we decided to check it out and go for a swim! More »
My very good friend Darion Lowenstein has been a very bizzy guy over the past few months. In addition to working on various projects for his video game company Scopely and being an all around great friend, Darion has been putting together his own video game talk show for theStream.tv. At long last, after many hours of hard work, Darion‘s show Game Guy TV is finally available for viewing. Click the embed above to watch a teaser video that gives you an overview of what the show will cover and then click below to see a couple of promo photos as well as the press release announcement. More »
The TV Guide
So … I was supposed to hang out with my friend Josh Z. last night but, alas, it just didn’t work out. Due to JZ’s poor planning with schedules, we weren’t able to get it together. BUT, honestly … a night in was just what I needed. I’ve been running around a lot lately so it was nice to stay home and do nothing. I caught up on some DVRed TV, read some and spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME playing Robot Unicorn Attack 2 on my iPhone. Yes, folks, it’s true … I’m talking hours. OY! More »
150 People Laid Off Today
Yikes! Back in October we learned that the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm (along with all it’s subsidiaries and properties) and until now, the deal sounded like a good one for all of the Lucas employees … but today, we learn that Disney has decided to shut down the entire LucasArts video game division. The move means that some 150 people have lost their jobs and all current projects from LucasArts have been cancelled. Yikes! Click below to learn more. More »
Posted under: LucasArts
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a very nice, very quiet day for me … which went absolutely according to plan. Because of all the running around I’ve been doing in the past week and because I’ll be torturing myself by running the LA Marathon this coming Sunday, I’ve decided that this week is going to be a very relaxed week for me. The most exciting thing I got up to yesterday was playing video games on the couch. Yes, folks, it was a rabble-rousing Tuesday around the old homestead :D More »
Posted under: 'You Don't Know Jack'
The Best Thing Ever
An industriously clever guy named Bill Kiley at Left Coast Digital in Santa Cruz, CA has come up with a fictional video game version of the hit PBS series Downtown Abbey that might’ve been a hit game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This brilliant video game parody will likely be the most amazing thing you’ll see all day … possibly all weekend. I mean, you simply must watch the video if for the theme song alone. Check out the embed above and imagine what it might’ve been like to play the Downton Abbey for SNES if it existed back in the early 90′s.
OH and if you really love the chippy version of the Downton Abbey theme song, you can download it HERE from the creator himself. PS: Guess what my new ringtone is ;)
Posted under: 'Downton Abbey'