These are so damned fun to do. Quick too. We've probably got one more in our system, so check back for that.
We've been super busy lately, but we're finally at a point where work on our big secret project has slowed down enough for us to get back to putting more stuff up on the website, brainstorming live show ideas, and so on-- stuff that we work on and you guys actually get to SEE.
We hear you're into that kind of thing.
If all goes well for us, we may drop off the radar again for a little while (though we'll still 2log up a storm), but we'll always be back eventually.
Anyway, look for more new stuff on the site in the short term, including some video projects Sam has been kicking around.
Ben K., fresh off his appearance on the Brian Lehrer show, drops the scoop on the subway map for GTA IV. He complains that the GTA subway map looks too simplistic. Maybe Rockstar games figured the subways wouldn't be terribly exciting place to play, given their low crime rate, and scaled down the subways a way of pushing the action to the streets.
In other GTA news, it drops on April 29th, two days after Mario Kart Wii. Also, a new trailer:
Like a lot of nerds, I spent a truly unhealthy amount of time playing Lucasarts adventure games when I was a kid. Sam and Max was one of my favorites. There's jokes in that game (and in the original comics) that had a huge influence on my writing style.
So when Sam and Max: Freelance Police became a Saturday morning cartoon on Fox Kids for one glorious season in middle school, I had a wee bit of a nerdgasm. The DVD just came out, and I'm gonna snap it up a soon as I get a chance. Here's one of the best episodes, adapted straight from the comics. Enjoy!
if you dig this, go check out Telltale Games-- They brought these characters back after a loooong drought.
Remember how the first Austin Powers movie was awesome? Remember how it was a couple of solid character bits before the sequels got progressively more watered down and Mike Myers started milking the same couple of jokes to death?
Me too. So I'm kind of excited to see how The Love Guru turns out. The trailer raises some questions (Another midget, Mike? Seriously?) but these promo bits with Myers as Guru Pitka are an awesome piece of character work. It makes me feel a little better about having missed Myers when he first tested out the character at The Magnet a-waaaaay back in 2006. Improv geeks: watch and learn. Everybody else, just laugh.
If you're looking for something to do, because the internet has run out of good content, here's the best time-waster since the geography game. Sam's brother showed me this amazing game called "Set", which is so beautifully simple, yet so painfully complicated. Online, it's dangerous. Genius gets 4 patterns per minute. I'm sadly at, like, a half: