Published on November 22nd, 2012 | by Michaela Buckley0
Kickstarter, King Solomon’s Mines and King of Tokyo.
Late post! It’s been pretty busy this week, especially after discovering the joys of Netflix. Managed to watch all of the available Thick of It and Twenty Twelve, most of Jonathan Creek and up to Season 2 of Breaking Bad. Little upset there wasn’t any porn on there, if only this was the 90’s…
Speaking of which I finally watched Scream, which made most parodies of it very redundant, and I couldn’t help but notice there was a fair amount of blood, but as soon as the slightest hint of tit came along the camera shied away like a blushing nun. It’s made especially confusing when the main character jokes that her boyfriend gets the PG-13 rated version of a sex life (enough to make anyone a murderer that) and flashes her tits. Which we don’t get to see despite the film being an 18. When did it become acceptable to show gore but not boobs?
Games have mostly been Painkiller, was stuck on a giant mud monster but luckily figured out that shooting it killed it. Found a pretty funky glitch on one of the early bosses giving him a pillar on his back, which for the longest time I thought was part of the design.
I’ve been trying to get anywhere on Binding of Isaac and have long given up on Mario. Found a pretty cool little indie game called imscared which I recommend, especially if you have a heap of unsaved work currently open and are particularly unlucky.
Steam are having yet another sale and I tried to buy this and this, but found out that I had already bought them last sale, there are so many games that need to be bought I haven’t got nearly enough time or memory to play them all.
On the book front I had a nice witty piece about how racist/sexist King Solomon’s Mines is after reading about “niggers” and “marriageable” women both on the second page, however from then on the book is relatively clean. Started reading M.R. James collected tales which eerily the first short story is about a scholar type who finds a haunted book with a picture depicting King Solomon. This follows a list of other strange coincidences that also seem to occur between all the books I read, with both books also directly referring to Robinson Crusoe.
A nice discovery that as well as Jamesian referring to Henry James, it can also mean work pertaining to William James (philosopher) or M.R. James.
A great find in Waterstones, King of Tokyo for £29.99. I snapped that up. I’ve always really wanted to play some themed board and card games, but never found the right game or the right people. By that I mean I haven’t got enough willing friends. Had a 2 player go and it seemed fun enough, but I can imagine it really shining with 3 or more.
I backed my first Kickstarter a little while ago, allured by the scent of whatever “Tweed-punk” is, it’s Sir, You are being Hunted!
An open world stealth based survival game set in the dusky English Moors. It looks like a heap of fun and what’s more, it has the wonderful Jim Rossignol of Rock Paper Shotgun. It has some amazing stretch goals and I’m really looking forward to the final release.
Also, I “Slack-backed” Tim Schafer’s new game, figured it would repay the favour of him telling me how to save in “Full Throttle”. They have a new thing happening called Amnesia Fortnight or something so go check that out and I think that’s me done.
Don’t forget to check out Kickstarter and Steam’s Greenlight so we can get some games happening. Check out this site for some free indie games and also have a peek at Indie Royale and Humble Bundle every so often for some cheap, fun and often, surprising little games that also gives money to charity too. Aww…
I’ll be back next week with some thoughts on my first experience in reading some Sherlock Holmes but until then, go burn your eyes out on this.