Penny Arcade considers the OnLive render-that-stuff-in-The Cloud™ hype that had the Game Developers’ Conference buzzing.
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It’s 1973, a 19th Century Bible has gone missing from the Oakland Public Library, and Inspector Bay has three days to find it. Return with us now to the days of acoustic coupler modems, microfiche borrower records, and no nonsense library cops in Jason Shiga’s graphic novel, Bookhunter. Dorothea and Ed, you need to read [...]
Lore has another interpretation of Charlie Brown’s Halloween lament.
Lea Hernandez released her 1998 steampunk manga Cathedral Child online under a Creative Commons license. OEL Romantic Science at Its Best! Texas STEAMPUNK! The WILD WEST GENIUS GIRL! Nefarious VILLAINS! A Dashing HERO! Adorable Middle-Aged People in LOVE! WEREYOTES! JACKELOPES! …aaaaaaand… PEACHES!
While I was not exactly the audience they had in mind, three things in Hot Fuzz made me smile: Desk sergeant reading a Iain Banks novel. Pub playing Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me). Skellingtons reference. Dana Stevens has the best summary of the movie: Hot Fuzz is like an Agatha Christie novel directed [...]
Today’s the 10th anniversary of the first broadcast of Welcome to the Hellmouth. I didn’t get into BtVS until Cynthia urged me to watch around the end of season five, “I’m just getting into it and they kill off the title character.” Of course, I got Cyn back: “hey, Avram mentioned this Japanese cartoon, His [...]
Long-time readers will recall Lea Hernandez’s manga explanation of how XML Schema sucks the life out of hapless programmers that appeared in this blog last year. Lea’s house burnt down earlier this month, and the comics community and her friends have all pitched in to help her and her family through the crisis. However, you, [...]
Brad Wilson’s reluctance to see Superman Returns hits on a reason I prefer series over feature-length movies: Smallville’s Lex is smart, devious, capable, and above all, not yet evil. The on-again, off-again friendship between Lex and Clark, and the tremendous loyalty that they have both shown to each other, makes the idea of seeing a [...]
Can I buy one of these at Fry’s? Can I buy one without eternal damnation?