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Aug182016

Gawker to Shutdown Next Week

Well it would appear that the Hulk Hogan lawsuit was indeed the end of Gawker.com and with Univision purchasing the overarching company Gawker, I think it is safe to say that we all saw this coming. Now before everyone gets crazy, the website, www.Gawker.com, is the only one going away. The rest of the sites attached to Gawker will remain alive and well, although personally I wouldn't mind if a couple of those were to disappear either.

Gawker has been around for quite some time, but it would appear that when the judge decided on the $140.1 million that the founder knew that bankruptcy was the only out. He, Nick Denton, has stated that the new owners will be moving existing staff from Gawker onto other sites. I'm not sure if that means all or some, but at least it looks like there is somewhat of a safety net in place for most of the employees that had nothing to do with the Hulk Hogan case.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Take to the Waves and Show What a Dog Does Best

 

In Woody: Endless Summer you play the role of Woody a dog that just can't get enough wakeboarding and is dying to show off all of his tricks. You will help him do just that. You will only have a limited amount of time to try to pull off as many tricks as you can, but know this for every miss you take away time to do more tricks.

This game is aimed for release on iOS and Android on August 24th and will come with a price tag of free. Now of course as you might have guessed that just means in-app purchases, but if the game is good, then you're sure to drop some change. 

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Thursday
Aug182016

Take Up Metal Maiden and Lead Your Team to Victory

In an alternate universe set in the time of World War II biomechanical machines that meld humans and machine together are what protects your country from the world. In the action-packed, turned based Panzer Waltz, for the iOS, you will have to defend against cybernetic beasts, monsters, and more. Use what spoils you find to upgrade your units called Metal Maidens so that you can continue to survive another day.

This game has been released in East Asia for a while, but starting August 22nd, those of us in North America will finally get our chance to battle. There are three different modes to tackle:

  • PvE - Immersive Story Mode
  • PvP - Take Your Skills and Challenge the Best
  • PvE - Special Events

Do you have what it takes? Will you be able to pilot Metal Maidens to the best of your ability? I guess we'll soon find out.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Co-Creator of Dungeons and Dragons Wants in On Stranger Things

 

Personally I think that if you have people that have quite a bit of credit to their name asking to join your show/production/whatever, you must have really made it. In this case I'm talking about Frank Mentzer and his desire to have just a silent cameo on the show Stranger Things. Now to sweeten the deal, and one of the reasons he wants to at least appear on the show is that the kids play Dungeons and Dragons, so he's willing to DM (Dungeon Master/Game Master/Storyteller) some D&D for anyone of the members associated with Stranger Things. 

Now if that doesn't work on the Duffer Brothers, then I have no idea how one would even imagine something better to offer to get a silent cameo on Season 2. Seriously, one of the GodFathers of the Pencil and Paper RPG world is reaching out to THEM not the other way around. I think I'd have a heart attack if I got that kind of offer thrown on the table.

Here's his exact statement to the Duffer Brothers:

Greetings, gentlemen.

First, congratulations on the success of Stranger Things. Nice job. It's taken geek culture by storm.

An offer:
I wrote the 1980s version of Dungeons & Dragons... the boxed sets & booklets shown in the first series.
If you're interested, I'd be happy to run one or more D&D games for cast, staff, etc., at no charge (off-set).

An expansion:
If there's further interest, I could appear in a silent cameo. The fans would love it, and social media would reflect that.

I'm 65, semi-retired, and not looking for work. Just offering. :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Mentzer

Thanks for your time.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Fight the Dogs of Space with the Help of the Cougar Squadron

 

A band of elite feline fights is ready to take on the rabid dogs of the Grolich Empire, and you will help them do just that in this dual stick shooter named SpaceCats in Space. If you are successful in pushing back this evil empire then there's a chance that the Kingdom of Meowfyre can be liberated.

Currently this game is in KickStarter (Ending in September 16th) mode as well as Steam Greenlight and it's going to need all your love, support, and more. If you believe that this game might be up your alley you're going to want to take the demo for a spin. Currently the developers, Robotic Potato, is aiming for a Q2 2017 release with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release soon after.

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