Archive for November, 2009

Free Chocobo Avatar Toy.

I am all about the “free” of late. If you’d like a free Chocobo toy for your Avatar on XBLA, register here for a code download in December.

Here’s a little more info. on what the freebie is about via Kotaku.

And if I don’t get a chance to later, Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers. I hope you enjoy your extended weekend starting, well, about now, actually.

Me? I’ll be cooking a turducken tomorrow morning.

Yes. A turducken.

1 Vs. 100.

Lord help me, for I have become addicted.

While most non-Xboxers may think Microsoft’s system is purely all about “Teh Haloz”, that’s pretty far removed from the actual case.

1 Vs. 100 is a free XBLA game show for the “Gold” subscribers. I had friends play the last season and chastise me for not getting involved, but I just never did.

Over the weekend, I saw one of the subjects was about “Video Games”, and finally, I relented to see what this plucky little game was about. I wanted to see how all of this played out. One thing I noticed is that most modern players can tell you all about Saint’s Row, but will draw a complete blank as to who Q*Bert is (he’s the orange, fuzzy guy with the long nose who hops on cubes. And incidentially, you’ll die if you come into contact with an egg in Burgertime).

Between a friend and I, we cleaned house on the game, which wasn’t bad for a first-timer. Without knowing it, I stayed around and had entered the “Horror” challenge has well, where I did even better (thank you, film school).

Again, I was playing it all evening with my Read the rest of this entry

Coolest Bioshock Cosplay Ever.

Now that’s how you create a “Big Daddy”:

The rest of the pics can be found here.

Pac-Land Was A Real Place.

And it resided in Arlington, Texas.

More specifically, at Six Flags Over Texas.

How often do you see theme park sections based off of video games these days. From recent memory, I’d have to go with “none”.

I never got to visit “Pac-Man Land”, though I always wanted to go. It was part of the park’s kid’s area, filled with the usual mascot characters and attractions that vaguely reflected the theme of the game (Pac-Man has never been exactly applauded for its complex story line. Even the ’80’s animated series kept the plotlines pretty simple), but it was most certainly another aspect of “Pac-Man Fever” that swept America at the time. Even the currently popular Wii Sports and Wii Fit can’t compare to the yellow dot’s fame (I’ll stand corrected when the latter two produce a lunchbox, pasta, cereal, and a “Top 40” pop song).

I found this picture when searching for references of this short-lived land at Six Flags. If anyone ever was able to see it, or can share some more information on the attraction, I would love to hear about it. But for now, just marvel at the idea of being able to visit a Read the rest of this entry

PSP Digital Comics Follow Up.

When I posted the codes for the digital comics for the PSP Digital Comics reader, I admit that I hadn’t viewed them yet. Now that I have, I’d like to share my thoughts on the service.

I’ve been a comics reader for a long time. I still have many of those issues of Spider-Man, X-Men, Superman, Batman, Star Wars, some of the early Valiant and Image Comics…. Well, you get the point.

I like collecting actual issues, and trade paperbacks, which I’ll still happily revisit on a lazy evening. I remember the Digital Comics service being announced for PSP some months back, but I only use my PSP sporadically, and I hadn’t fooled with the portable’s Playstation Store very often until last Summer.

Backstory aside, I noticed the free download codes that had recently sprung up, and saw that IDW Publishing had released four issues across various websites. gain, lack of word of mouth led me to believe that only Marvel was supporting the service, which has a huge back catalog, but it’s not the entirety of comics experiences for me.

So after downloading the four issues and sharing the redemption codes on here, I decided to check out the service Read the rest of this entry

Free PSP Comics From IDW Publishing.

Even though the new PSP Comics Store isn’t officially launching until next month, it seems that IDW Publishing has decided to do its own “Free Comic Book Day” and give a sneak peek of how the service will work via four issues.

Enter these codes at the “Redeem Codes” screen:

Star Trek: 724K-A4BG-JLD7
Transformers: EC2N-9HBR-HJD6
Aleister Arcane: 63N8-R2BF-9E4D
Astro Boy: FF3N-H7B6-M2JF

The service works welll, and I thought it was only going to be Marvel at the start of the service launch, but hey, I now stand corrected.

(Originally compiled from Kotaku.)

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