Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GizmoDuck rework

I refuse to let my childhood memories of cool characters be destroyed by... well... what they really looked like! So I decided to do some Gizmo Duck rework sketches. I still cant figure out what the symbol on his chest is supposed to be. =)

The surprisingly best game of all time

Last night I had a conversation with my brother about what games were surprisingly good. There are always the great games that you expect to be good, but this was about games that you had no expectations and they blew you away. Infamous was a surprise to me since I'm not a fan of gray city, sandbox crap. I gave it a chance because its the Sly Cooper guys and I loved it. The biggest surprise I have had this generation is My Sims Kingdom. We rented it because we rent every lame ass Wii game in hopes of finding anything decent for the kids to play on that horrible platform. I was shocked by fantastic writing, great characters and incredibly fun and varied game mechanics. Nintendo take notes.

Thats some recent goods but we both agreed that the surprisingly best game of all time is Duck Tales for the NES. When I heard you play as old man, Scrooge McDuck using his cane as a pogo stick... needless to say, that did not sound like a fun game. I cant remember how the hell someone convinced me to try it, but I'm glad they did because its a brilliant game. I do remember that I ended up liking the show because of how amazing the game was. Lauchpad was hilarious and Gizmo Duck was awesome! I ended up looking up some images from back then and as always, my memory of this sweet robotic badass is a lie. Old Gizmo Duck is not so hot.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

2 great games on the same day!

I wish these big companies or marketing departments would get together and agree to avoid this crap. Flip a coin or something then the other guys can come out 2 weeks later. Darksiders and Bayonetta look to be the 2 best God of War style action adventure games to come out in years. Both have a dark, high fantasy vibe with amazing visuals, epic hack and slash combo driven gameplay, over the top enemy encounters and boss battles. Both are coming out this Tuesday for the 360 and PS3. I strongly feel like both of these games are catering to EXACTLY the same group of gamers so they are cutting their initial sales (which for most games is about %90) in half. Why does this happen so often? Does everyone think their game is so good that it doesn't have to worry about what else its competing with? Ah well. Personally I will be picking up Darksiders first. I prefer the art style Vigil pulled off and the exploration element the game offers. The preorder bonus being a sweet art book doesn't hurt either. =)

I added a few more random images and I'm going to be updating my links tonight. See ya!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my new blog! I promised I would get my site up by the new year so here it is! I should be able to get a gallery up and running soon along with all my links, bio etc. Unlike my old site, this is supposed to be incredibly simple to maintain, so I (should be able to) update regularly. Werb nurba!  =)