Comic site Broken Frontier have announced the winners of their sixth annual awards. The award process tooks votes from fans and professionals to select winners from BF compiled shortlists. Best Writer: Mainstream Geoff Johns Best Writer: Independent Terry Moore Best Artist: Mainstream Steve McNiven Best Artist: Independent Gabriel Ba Best Publisher Dark Horse Best Ongoing […]
Archives for December 2009
Mondo Comico in the press and on the web
Kudos to Mondo Comico. The Nottingham gaming and comic shop made the news today with a feature in This Is Nottingham. Rather than endure the standard press poking fun at roleplaying and the Simpson’s fed ‘Comic Guy’ stereotype Mondo Comico walked away from the encounter smelling of roses. The hero of our story is David […]
Future US to publish official World of Warcraft magazine
The American wing of Future Publishing, Future US, will publish a subscription only official magazine to the mighty MMO World of Warcraft. The first issue is promised for the “end of the holiday season” and will be ad-free. Future and Blizzard are pushing 148 pages of art, behind-the-scenes insights and peaks at Cataclysm. Will it […]
Blood Bowl out in Europe
Blood Bowl is one of my favourite Games Workshop games of all time. My tem was a mix of humans and dwarves. I played Blood Bowl II and even painted the models. I hate model painting but painted cheerleaders got extra points. This trailer comes from SouthPeak. These guys are the people making the game. […]
Final Fantasy VII remake coming in 2010?
Just as players in Japan are beginning to call out critics as “getting it wrong” over Final Fantasy XIII – the critics loved it, the players complain its too linear – we’ve rumours that Tetsuya Nomura might be returning to Final Fantasy VII. Nomura is the director and character designer made famous by Kingdom Hearts […]
SciFi to SyFy – logo rated among ten of the best rebranding in 2009
The blog network Under Consideration runs a brand blog called Brand New. Yeah; clever name – but you’d expect that from a brand blog. This blog discusses whether brands are successfully portraying their identity through the visual stylisation of their logo and other wanky conversational topics like that. Whereas I might have some distaste for […]
Interactive Christmas Adventure on YouTube
I remember Christmas breaks in which I’d cobble together a whole (and very bad) RPG system for friends and family, throw together a quick (and very bad) game and whittle away the holiday hours in grand adventures. Technology has progressed significantly in that time! Help save the lioness from the evil Santa Bear.
No Publicola, no
Writing in for a post in Publicola Sam Machkovech gives his suggestion for the top five gaming failures of 2009 and he gets it all wrong. At least, that’s what I think and I don’t mind saying so. He starts off by slamming ODST. That’s wrong. ODST has a simple campaign single-player level but it’s […]
Upular is a fantastic musical mashup of Disney’s Up
Pogo is an artist from Perth in Australia. He seems particularly talented in taking tiny samples from movies and pulling out some fantastic electronic music. Upular takes some small samples from Up and turns out to be a relaxing and yet up beat musical mashup. It’s trending today on YouTube and is worth a listen.
Scene from Doctor Who: The End of Time part 2
Planet Who News TV has an “exclusive” video trailer from the second of the two part, last of the 10th Doctor, The End of Time. Slightly odd, can’t find a website to go with the YouTube channel. Of course; there might not be one as whoever runs this could simply be uploading videos. There is […]