Tuesday
Aug122014

Jeff Anderson Voices Randal in Randal's Monday

So here's a treat for all those out there who were looking forward to the next point click adventure game published by Daedalic Entertainment, it would appear that for the game Randal's Monday, they got the Randal, well for most really nerdy people who fell in love with the movie Clerks, to voice the main character. Jeff Anderson, who places Randal Graves in all things Clerks, will once again don the name Randal, but this time he will be playing a different Randal, a Randal that is stuck on the same day. Now of course I've basically told you everything that you would have found out in the video, and for that I apologize, but it is really exciting to see a recognizable voice put into a game that I am definitely dying to get my hands on. For more information I give you the Press Release:

Clerks-Star Jeff Anderson presents Randal’s Monday in new video
 
Hamburg, Germany/ Alicante, Spain; August 12th, 2014. Clerks actor Jeff Anderson and iconic figure of the 90’s geek culture is back! In a new video the Hollywood actor presents his role Randal Hicks from the point & geek adventure Randal’s Monday. The video, which was shot during the voice recordings at the OMUK studios in London during the past weeks, is available here:
 
youtu.be/SB53Bz6I9uQ
 
Anderson, who is known for his role of Randal Graves in the 90’s cult movies Clerks, Clerks II and the accompanying TV-series, is into all sorts of Randal-characters and has just been waiting for a project like Randal’s Monday to come along: „I got this showbiz thing going on where I could only play Randal, so I just look for the coolest projects that involve Randal and here it is.”
 
To the games’ developers from Nexus Games Studios the Clerks’ franchise and Anderson’s character have been a major inspiration for their own main character Randal Hicks, who is meant to be a tribute to the Clerks-movies and one of Randal’s Monday’s countless references to the geek culture. It also makes Jeff Anderson the perfect choice for main character in Randal’s Monday.
 
The point & geek adventure will be a feast for every single of your geek-senses and a tribute to a whole generation of fans and the heroes they grew up with. Players can look forward not only to many, many nostalgic items, but also cynical humor and a bizarre top notch story.
 
Randal's Monday authentically illustrates just how tough it is to get through the week's most annoying day - even for the protagonist Randal Hicks, who prefers an easy take on life, rather than a serious one. His slacker attitude, though, gets him into one mess after another.
 
After celebrating his best friend Matt's engagement, Randal wakes up on a Monday morning with a serious hangover, Matt's wallet and something very precious: Matt's engagement ring.
Finding the ring is a convenient opportunity, since Randal gets not only fired, but also can no longer stall his landlord. In these dire circumstances, Randal can't help but to sell the ring for some cash. The consequences, however, are fatal and Randal suffers a horrible curse for his actions: Matt commits suicide and Randal is forced to live through the same fateful Monday again and again to atone for his mistake. Randal needs to reclaim the ring and sort his life out before things get worse - so worse that even the very fabric of the universe is in peril.
 
The classic point & click gameplay and countless items and nods toward the golden age of geek culture deliver precious nostalgia to all players who hold their childhood memories and heroes dear. Retro-consoles? Favorite flicks, shows and games from the 80s, 90s, and the early 2k? Randal's Monday has all of that and it's truly worth your time to find each and every reference made in this game.
 
Randal’s Monday is developed by the team of Nexus Game Studios in Spain and is published worldwide by the adventure experts of Daedalic Entertainment. The game's scheduled for release in fall 2014.

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Tuesday
Aug122014

Hi-Rez Studios and Microsoft Bring Smite to the XBOX ONE

Well now this is some news to get excited about. It would appear that Smite, the MOBA created right here in Atlanta, and taking the world by storm, is headed for the XBOX ONE platform. Now of course there are SO MANY QUESTIONS, that I feel I need to ask, or want to ask...

 

  1. Cross Platform? We talking PC vs. XBOX ONE, or is each its own little world?
  2. Any gods/goddesses going to get a little Microsoft all over there skins?
  3. Twitch.tv intigration?
  4. Microsoft sponsored tournaments?

 

I'm sure there's a million more things that I could ask or say, but this is beyond exciting news for any game, and of course especially for this one as I actually know some of the hard working people who are making this thing a reality. Good job to all, and I can't wait to see what Smite will bring to the XBOX ONE. For the official statement, I give you the press release right out of Gamescom:

Microsoft and Hi-Rez Studios to make Xbox One the next Battleground of the Gods.

COLOGNE, Germany, AUGUST 12, 2014.  Today during the gamescom 2014 Xbox news briefing, Hi­-Rez Studios announced that SMITE, the acclaimed free-to-play 3rd Person Action MOBA for the PC, will arrive on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program in 2015.

“SMITE's high-action gameplay makes it unique among leading MOBAs in that it is incredibly fun and engaging to play on a console controller,” said Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “The Xbox One provides the perfect platform for us to bring the Battleground of the Gods to console gamers around the world.”

“As a third-person action game, SMITE is perfectly suited for the Xbox One controller”, said Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox for Microsoft.  “We’re excited to feature a MOBA that fits our console audience in gameplay and look forward to Xbox gamers around the globe battling for dominance.”

Since launching on the PC in Europe and North America in March, 2014, SMITE has quickly established itself as one of the top games in the rapidly growing MOBA genre, with over 5 million players.  Themed around gods of mythology, and offering a third-person camera and more game modes than any other leading game in its genre, the game provides a unique, action-packed experience that puts the player in the thick of the action.

 

 

Tuesday
Aug122014

MADFinger Games Announces New Title

Well this one is about as far away from shooting zombies as you can get. MADFinger Games wants to introduce you to MONZO, a virtual model kit application. Do you remember those days when you were young, hanging out in the hobby stores where you would see some of the coolest looking model cars, trains, etc? Well this game/application brings you all the joy of putting the model together but in a virtual space. You will still, of course, need to purchase new models, but you will have the guide of step-by-step instructions, and you will also get to see it come into existence with each step. For more information I give you the press release:

A BRAND NEW PROJECT FROM MADFINGER GAMES BASED ON VIRTUAL MODEL KITS IS COMING TO CAPTURE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF GAMERS OF ALL AGES

Meet MONZO.  In a time when dreams have gone digital through the possibilities enabled by mobile devices, you can now experience great fun and entertainment through the joy of creating, designing and sharing your beautiful ideas via social media. MONZO represents an amazing adventure for all!

August 12th, 2014 - Brno, Czech Republic - MADFINGER Games, the frequent recipient of critical acclaim and developer of high ranking games in global app communities, has made the decision to move to the next level. Their new project is certainly unique and it will appeal to a broad segment of new gamers, who are not just fans of shooter games.

MONZO is model kit construction simulation, from where you can build a model directly on your mobile device, providing the joy of model creation with an appeal that speaks to a broad audience of gamers, spanning from children to adults. With MONZO, gamers can easily build simple or complex models.

"MONZO has great potential to capture the interest of mobile gaming fans from all present genres and it will also be fun for gamers of all ages as well." explains Marek Rabas, CEO of MADFINGER Games. “The construction of virtual models is very close to the experience of actual construction. The whole process
takes gamers through the purchase and unpacking of kits to assembly, painting, exploring and sharing of finished models on Facebook and other social media” adds Rabas.

MONZO enables the creation of highly detailed construction kits for touch devices, in an enjoyable experience of top notch visual quality that is both educational and knowledge expanding. The central component of the game is an intuitive, easy to use, one-finger control. Models of varying degrees of complexity can be created with no stress or time limit and the high quality visuals are soothing on the eye. Throughout the course of construction process, gamers are met with highly realistic 3D graphics.

All models can be purchased via the MONZNO Store within the application itself. Kits are sorted into various categories for easy orientation. MONZO features a wide selection of classic model kit boxes that is intended to motivate personal exploration. Emphasis is placed on the experience of buying the kit and unpacking the boxes for an exciting first experience with the model. As with a real kit, each box contains a step-by-step assembly guide. Due to this, any gamer has the possibility of creating a highly complex model.

With a rich palette of colors and available materials, each model can be adjusted according to the creative ideas of the user. Each original model created by a user is enabled with in-app support for sharing through various social media platforms.

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Monday
Aug112014

Comedian Robin Williams Passes Away at Age 63

I know that this has nothing to do with video games, but this is a big deal nevertheless. I grew up on Robin Williams' comedy, and to hear that he apparently took his own life shakes me to the core. I actually got to see him live at the Fox Theater a couple of years ago, and what an amazing experience that was, and now it's something that will never be repeated. The only thing that I can do is show off one of my favorite skits of Robin Williams, and hope that his family can get through the beyond rocky time.

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Silicon Valley Now Open in Defiance

So a new area for all players has been opened. It is time to see whatthis chapter will not only do for the game but what the tie ends are with the show. I can tell you that I'm seeing quite a bit of interesting cross-over, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Come to Silicon Valley, get lost in this area and find out what is truly happening to people out there, and what Von Bach has in store for us all. As you might have guessed I've already delved in and had to pull myself for just a bit so I could write this really quickly, but I have to return to see what else I can discover. So I guess with that if you like the show, are pretty good at third-person shooters, and have not yet entered this Free to Play game, you are missing out, so get to it, and try to find me. If you are trying to find me, all I can say is look for the player named, AltrdCnfsnRS.

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