October 31, 2009

Obligatory Halloween Post

MU HOO HA HA HA HALLOWED WEEN! SPOOKY, SCARY! But yeah, happy candy day, everybody. Get lots of Smarties. Those are totally the best. But not the Canadian kind that are just M&Ms? The real, American style kind. Yeah. I guess you can get other kinds of candy if you prefer, but you’re probably doing […]

October 30, 2009

Maybe if it was football-themed…

In honor of that most Hallowed of Weens, here’s a Haunted House story. On Sunday I was invited by one Matthew Essner to go to the Haunted Hall of Horrors at Arena Park, the Haunted House thingy they set up every year around this time. It was fun enough. A scary time, and a good […]

October 29, 2009


You should go and play this right now, and then come back. It’s called Small Worlds. It’ll only take you, what, 10 minutes? 15? It’s really cool. Leave the sound on. Play it. Then we’ll talk. — Played it? Ready for spoilarz? Alright then. This is a really damn good art game. It has a […]

October 28, 2009

IoTM Review: If I could see my character, I’d probably never equip this.

I mean, helmets in RPGs suck. My characters look so lame in helmets. So my superhero in Twilight Heroes would look incredibly lame wearing this month’s IoTM, the Mask of Odysseus. Cause, you know, it’s a mask. Nobody could see my neat face! Maybe! At first glance, this is just a worse Wolley’s Index or, […]

October 27, 2009

IoTM Review: Gib, Gib, Gib…

Do I even do these reviews anymore? Fuck if I know. This month’s KoL IoTM offering is the Squamous Gibberer. It’s a clear Cthulhu reference, so that’s neato as well as torpedo. It potatoes. It whelps. It Wild Hares for extra turns. It breathes underwater. Basically, it’s completely a win. I love Potatoes and Whelps, […]

October 26, 2009

Everyone has so much dialog. It’s wonderful.

Even though I am being good and renting games, I bought Brutal Legend. It was purely out of a love for Tim Schafer and wanting to support Double Fine in its endeavors. I had to give them money and the small boost in first week sales that I could. So, you know, I bought it. […]

October 25, 2009

Important Facts You Should Be Made Aware of.

Fact 1: I have a PS3 now. My PSN account is, shockingly, poetfox. I don’t have any games to speak of where that information would be useful yet, though I’ve added a bunch to my Gamefly. So yay for that. Fact 2: This comic is awesome. Fact 3: Jade Harley is now my favorite forever […]

October 24, 2009

The “I’m alone at home with the dog” diaries, Day the Final.

By the way, I typed the title as “I’m alone at home with the god” three times before I managed to type it correctly. So the parents are back, and I survived the dog. Good for me! Overall, it was a fairly positive experience. I got her to actually eat her dog food, which was […]

October 23, 2009

Go, Generic Anime Hero with a Pen, Go!

Time Hollow is pretty well exactly what I thought it would be. It’s an adventure game that’s on the DS. You click on things, and are given descriptions, and you solve puzzles! There’s a story involving a pen that can draw holes in time. It’s pretty well the perfect rental if you’re an adventure game […]

October 22, 2009

A new essayist appears! And then immediately disappears.

So, David Foster Wallace was a name I had heard of, vaguely, before. I knew I’d heard of him from somewhere. But I got into a conversation with Airek at the office, and he gives me this note, telling me to go watch this Youtube video of him. I put it in my pocket, set […]