Monday, June 28, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Yes

Ever hear of Scott Pilgrim? Well you're about to so sit down and pay attention. Scott Pilgrim is this awesome guy who fights evil dudes and gains experience in life... there's more to it than that, but all you really need to know is that it's great. Great fun to read and look at and drool over.

I had bought the first book after hearing about it through surfing the netz and thoroughly enjoyed it - I planned to slowly buy the rest of them and read 'em. THEN, I learned that it was being made into a MOVIE! Also a video game. Soo I jumped on that Amazon Site and splurged (well okay, they're not that expensive) and got the rest of the books. The last one is ordered but isn't released yet, July 20th.

So why did I go crazy and get 'em then and there? BECAUSE, because, because not only was the first one great, but the movie is coming out this summer! August 13th people. I read through 'em lightning fast and can't wait for the movie - also... it's sparked me into maybe revisiting... a TRIANGLE DUDE graphic novel I started a long while back...

Check out the other Trailer here. It's gonna be great. Did I mention it's directed by the same guy who did Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Yeah. Super Rad.


SO! The release date for Pokemon Black and White has been revealed! WOO! September 18th, holy smokes, I can't believe how soon that is! Bulbapedia 'twas where I heard it from, also, here's a link to some Footage. Also! Triple's battles! WOAH!

Another important thing to mention is that Jirachi is now available as one of those Mystery Gift things you can get via Nintendo wifi download. Jirachi is available in gen. 4 pokemon games in North America and Australia until July 16th!

Unfortunately my wireless router isn't compatible with my old school original first version Nintendo DS... and the Nintendo wifi USB connector Nintendo used to sell is no longer made or supported and isn't compatible on my Windows 7 64-bit system... might have to try installing it on a different computer... I can't miss it!

Battlefield Book

Another part of Tactics David? You betcha. I think I already mentioned I had been making Battlefields for it - well just one. That's enough for now, but if I want to make more the resources, systems, and pipelines are all in place for me to whip 'em out.

I won't put the Battlefield Book up yet, it'll be part of Tactics David V3.2, but there isn't much in the way of changes from 3.1 yet sooo... instead I'll tease ya'all with some pictures.

Here's "Bramble Creek Crossing"

Suggested Players: 2 Players / 2 Teams
Suggested Purchase Limit: 50 - 100

Sometimes the calmest of locations can become a heated battlefield. Set in a lightly forested area, this seemingly innocent creek crossing is a hotbed for death and destruction.


Ya, more. I'm pretty much done for now... time to venture onto some... "other" things. Muhahahaha.

Check 'em out at here at ma Turbosquid page-a-ma-jig.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Battlefields and 3D

So right now I'm in the process of making some 3D assets for use in some sort of Battlefield Book for my Tactics David game. Basically, it's just going to be some pre-made scenarios and map layouts... but in 3D! So it'll look hyper rad.

Here's a gander at a Plan View of a testing Battlefield at the moment...

And here it is in an Isometric View...

I've also been making some assets as I said. I've decided to put these assets up on Turbosquid as I make them, because... why not? Take a peak, it's basically just some houses, a tree, and a small bridge at the moment. You can see 'em up on my page, vorgus, at the Turbosquids places for stuff.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Starcraft 2

Anyone else excited for Starcraft 2? Well when I went on Youtube a couple days ago, on the front page, was a commentated Starcraft 2 match. Ya, it was in english - no jibber jabber my brain doesn't know - so I was instantly hooked. Now I'm quite excited and can't wait to start building my own bases and destroying my own enemies.

For now I'll be content watching the videos every once a while. I found HDstarcraft's Channel a pretty easy and enjoyable commentator to follow along with.

It really does get exciting - and these Starcraft players kick so much butt...

July 27th... soooo cloooose to the release date. Starcraft 2.

Tactics David V3.1

Ya, I'm still working on it. Is it out of boredom, passion, or homework procrastination... probably some of each - and that works I guess.

Anywho, I'm putting up Version 3.1 now which has a fair deal of changes and updates. The most noticeable change is the addition of pictures and visual elements to the Rule Book.

Check it out here: Tactics David V3.1

A list of revisions can be found here: Revision List V3.1


Internet Shananigans

The internet likes to be random. It can't really ever be predicted. From the random people on the internet to the random failure of my router and service from Shaw - you can never be sure of what you're going to stumble upon.

Randomly generated ads and security captcha codes are pretty cool - and sometimes if I pay attention I'll catch something... different.

Of course there's always Facebook's random ads of crazy not english text 'cept for a couple words.

Then there's ticketmaster, which seems to know exactly how I feel.

Random Youtube error is one of my personal favorites so far