You hardly need us to tell you this, but there is a special Halloween-themed, 45-level bonus Angry Birds game that just went on sale for $.99. Angry Birds is an obsession around Stately Beat Manor, and paired with our other obsession, Halloween, it means that we’ll be posting even LESS soon, if that is possible.
Tweet A story in The Hollywood Reporter suggests that China is looking to get bigger in the international animation/comics field: Leading the charge is the city of Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province in southwest China. Since 2007, the city has been staging an annual Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest, which this year attracted jurists, […]
Late last night Twitter flared with anger over a post entitled How to hire an artist by a designer of Flash-based computer games. Although we usually don’t quote things so extensively, it seems that running enough of an excerpt to get the whole story is important here (plus is may be taken down). This is what the author, Christopher Gregorio, has to say about selecting an artist for a game project:
Sony Online Entertainment has a lot going on for this November’s launch of the DC Universe Online game, including a fan event featuring Jim Lee and Marv Wolfman and a block party at SOE’s hq. VIP Beta keys will be available at all the events, as well.
TweetThe Beat is contractually not allowed to pay attention to video games, but the E3 convention just wrapped up and we’ll just direct you to iFanboy’s E3 2010 Comic Game News Roundup which has all the news on Spiderman Marvel vs Capcom, Scott Pilgrim, and something called Comic Jumper which looks cool: Oni’s Charlie Chu […]
TweetThe most successful entertainment offering of all time is not a film franchise or a TV show featuring Simon Cowell. It’s the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has grossed $3 billion worldwide since it was released on November 10. Holy samoleons. While video game movies have failed to replicate or exceed […]
TweetMedia theorist Douglas Rushkoff has been much in the forefront of the acceptance of comics and graphic novels as part of the new dialog of ideas. He made a splash in comics with his Biblical deconstruction, TESTAMENT. Now he’s back with X, a graphic novel being serialized online by game studio Smoking Gun. The first […]
Tweet Dave Gibbons writes to say that he and BAFTA nominated videogame designer Charles Cecil are hosting a public screening of their video game “Beneath a Steel Sky” on October 5th at BAFTA, Piccadilly. The project has a long history, and has now been redeveloped for iPhone: The two first collaborated in 1994 on the […]
Tweet You know how it is, you’re a little tuckered out from smashing dragon turtles with your +45 Clout Mace, whilst wearing your Imbued Plate Greaves and need a pick me up. Shall it be mead…or MOUNTAIN DEW? As all true nerds know, the almost-popless, caffeine and sugar packed drink of champions has the real […]
TweetThe big video game show, E3 is back this year, after a few unsteady, scaled back years. We’re just not up to code where video games are concerned so you can check out the LA Times tech blog or a zillion other places for news. However, we hear Microsoft introduced a hands-free controller, Project Natal […]
Tweet Following Kochalka’s account of a particularly vivid dream featuring a video game, a fan made a video game based on the dream! So, you might remember that last week, while sick with a fever, I invented & played a videogame in my dreams. Well, yesterday, a fan sent me a working version of the […]
Tweet Marvel’s new Iron Man Armored Popper game is supposed to be for kids, but we like it JUST fine, especially while we’re gabbing on the phone. Iron Man Armored Popper is a challenging, fun, puzzle type game that uses Iron Man’s repulsor beams to knock down his enemies and clear each stage in this […]