Merwin was so moved by Eden Studios‘ zombie fiction anthology, The Book of More Flesh, that he composed OgreCave’s first song. Yeah, you heard me. Sing along! Just follow the bouncing corpse. Don’t let it bite you, though.
Archive for February, 2003
It’s currently the top item, dated 3-27-03 for some reason, on this news page from one of the producers of last year’s deliberately campy CGI-fest Eight Legged Freaks. “I’m crazy about the material and this is a real passion project for me,” says Dean Devlin in an annoying Flash-text page you can’t copy and paste from. Man, if you thought the netgeeks jumping on Peter Jackson were ferocious, wait until aficionados of the five kajillion years of BattleTech storylines get on this guy’s case. Still, it’s nice to see cheap CG make a thousand flowers bloom, and maybe something good will come of this.
Here are all four products that’ll street in May, and while it is still not technically collectible, it is shaping up to be rather expensive. Four planes for $16, and you will likely need both of those packs for a game, plus the Aces will double that, and the rules and necessary accessories come in an $8 box? This doesn’t look disastrous yet but it sure is confusing.
Although it’s reported here as a card game, it’s not. If you read the article, you can tell that. Thought I’d save you even that much work… although to see what I’m talking about, you’ll have to read the article. Welcome to the desert of the real; have a pina colada. (Enough hints yet?) Update 2/19 11:01 PM: Someone at GamingReport has corrected the headline to remove any reference to a game. All’s well that ends well.
Less than three months after the release of Fire For Effect will come Death From Above, a MechWarrior: Dark Age expansion featuring, for the first time in MW, helicopters and air combat. All we’ve seen so far is the flyer linked to above, but damn… saturating the market much?
Yup, WizKids is doing a Shadowrun game with six-inch figures. Here’s the official release. This doesn’t strike me as a great idea, but it doesn’t strike me as a bomb either. We’ll see. Is it still a miniatures game? Apparently, figure articulation will figure (urk) into the rules somehow, making this “World’s first Action Figure Game” even more similar to Z-G. There’s also now an official WizKids press release for Creepy Freaks if you’re into that. A DVD will be going into every Creepy Freaks starter, which is a nice way to kill both the CD-ROM tutorial and the lack-of-a-TV-show with one stone.