Late last night Twitter erupted at the news of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman (or BatFleck has social coined it) in the Man of Steel sequel scheduled for next year. Being a die-hard Batman fan, I wanted to share my thoughts on this news and see what others thought.
Has your copy of Left 4 Dead been missing that special something? Well worry no more because thanks to the wonders of the internet and disposable time we now have the gift of the Nicolas Cage flashlight.
Zombies will run in fear witches will tremble in panic at the mere sight of his visage. Special thanks to Dr. Riñoncitos’s Workshop for bringing us this little gem of oddity.
Author Neil Gaiman has teamed up with
We here at Substance TV love Jayson Love, better to known to the internets as MAN of MANvsGAME. And Mr. Love loves him some Spelunky. So it’s only natural Mr. Love would be the latest character added to the roster of Spelunky. Well in a manner of speaking.
You see a few fans who also love Mr. Love and also love Spelunky did some finagling in order to plaster MAN’s mug into the game. We’ve got to admit, this new mod does make the game that much more manly and sexy. Alright Derek Yu, it’s time to make this mod official. Snap to it.
I imagine that question came to light with the advent of the infamous (and probably now long-forgotten) Horse Armor DLC for Elder Scrolls IV, Oblivion. However, as this now affects my most-played game for the past seven years, World of WarCraft, and has recently appeared in working fashion on the patch 5.4 Public Test Realms (PTR, for short), I have to question: should gamers actually pay for aesthetic items in games?
It’s a mighty fine question and a mighty fine line that an MMORPG walks between demanding a subscription fee for actual game content and a mild aesthetic touch. Blizzard began dabbling in this much-maligned model through the implementation of pet companions for $10, and eventually mounts for $25. While I appreciate the effort and care it took to make Winged Guardians or Magical Sparkle Horses (note: not real name of horse), I can’t help but think these are quick cash grab. Blizzard dedicates much time and money to keep the WoW train going – obviously, they need to do this for the business’ sake – but why the digital goods?
Honestly, I was duped by a parody article. That’s not an uncommon thing on the Internet, but I was surprised to find myself hoodwinked. Still, the sign of a good parody is that you can’t tell the difference between it and the real thing, and in this case it certainly struck a chord.
So let’s look at it a little more closely. According to the manufactured story, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata reveal Nintendo’s internal polling about how many gamers can make it through the first level of Super Mario Bros. The results, let us say, are not pretty. To quote the article more extensively, with Iwata and co. specifically in the quoted parts: