Monday, October 27, 2014

Tiger Claw Radio #134 - Bite Sized

This week: games that were cheap but ended up being great!

Download the episode here.

Joel from Vinesauce Breaks Alien Isolation

I had high hopes for Alien Isolation. After the mess that was Colonial Marines, it looked like this was going to be the game that put the Alien series back on the map. With all the stuff in the news lately about how mainstream reviews are bought and paid for by game developers, I was a little weary about all the high scores this game has gotten. While the game still looks cool, this latest video from Vinesauce's Joel confirmed my suspicions.

The game still looks cool, but there is no way that's a 9/10 game.

Weekly Pandy

Here is this weeks randomly generated webcomic courtesy of Pandyland.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Trailer

With 5 Nights at Freddy's still riding the YouTube let's play circuit, FNAF2 is now on Greenlight. Here is the trailer.

You can vote for FNAF2 to be released on Steam on it's Greenlight page.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tiger Claw Radio #133 - Unreal

The new Unreal game is just around the corner. Also: the top 10 most comfy games. Featuring the music of Catch 22. This week on Tiger Claw Radio.

Download the mp3 from the podomatic page.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Excitebike Challenge on NES

The Pink Guy Album Review (Free Music Discussion)

The Pink Guy album is the musical brain child of Japanese-Australian YouTuber/Rapper most people know as Filthy Frank. Frank, who has been identified by one YouTuber as “George Miller”, relies on a large cast of characters, all portrayed by Frank/George. Normally several characters played by the same person on YouTube will come across as somewhat sad or lame. (Most people rely on this when there simply isn’t anyone else willing to appear on the internet with them.) Frank however, pulls it off with great madness and sometimes brilliance.

This album is a 38 song anthology of every musical gag that has appeared on the Filthy Frank show up until its release. The lyrics are clever and the hooks are mostly pretty catchy although I wouldn’t want to be caught in public humming “peanut butter on my balls, let the dog lick it.” The styles also vary between ukulele driven pop singing and hip hop. 

On the down side, some of the

ZP Discusses Daikatana

Let me be the first to say that Yahtzee ain't what he used to be. My hat goes off to him for continuing to create videos on a weekly basis for this long, but part of me only thinks that's possible because you don't see his fedora during his cartoons.

Anyway, a month or so ago Yahtzee featured Daikatana on his show "Zero Punctuation" making it the first episode in a long time that I found enjoyable. This is an accurate representation of an era in video games that I am very fond of. Try to enjoy it if you can.

In an unrelated note, spell check insists on correcting "Daikatana" to "Databank".

Weekly Pandy

This weeks randomly generated comic courtesy of Pandyland.

Sorry I missed it last week. Click here to view the previous strip.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Joel's Desktop Stripper Story. 90's Internet Exemplified

This is Joel from the streaming group VineSauce. The story he tells here is what it was all about being a kid in the 90s when the internet was in the dial-up stages. Enjoy!

Catch his streams on

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PapaWolf96 plays Prop Hunt

One of my friends I met playing TTT put up this video goofing around playing Prop Hunt. Not very complex, just a few people having fun with a fun game. Enjoy!

Steam Greenlight Review: Ilamentia

Review copy provided by the developer. You can vote for this on greenlight here, or go pick it up now from the developers website.

Hope your game makes it to Steam bro. Good luck with your career!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Game by any Other Name: Assessing the Conflict in Discourse

This feature from the youtuber Action Points, describes the status of games like Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, and Dear Esther. I thought this was important because in addition, he highlights the move to silence this idea by the toxic element of our goofy games news media.

If you are interested in hearing more about the game or non game debate, Jim Sterling made a video about the contrary position. Both gentlemen made very good points.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Intel pulls ads from Gamasutra. Sites "shifts in editorial positioning"

So it looks like corruption in journalism isn't a good thing after all. Here we see one of the sites involved with a huge secret email list used for determining what to publish and what not to publish suffering some consequences of their corrupt actions. Feels good man. Hopefully this is the first domino in a chain of consequences being dealt out to all those involved.

The next thing I would like to see is some heads rolling. People on the corruption list need to be replaced in order for healing in this industry to begin. Anyway, this is a huge victory for gamers who have been taking the business end of this for a long time.

Source of image

Legena: Union Tides for PC, Android and OUYA

Legena: Union Tides is a sweet looking RPG in the works on Kickstarter. Their mark is in the realm of reality and it looks like they have a lot of work done on the game already. Take a look.

October Dancing

This month's essay. DANCETRON.

An essay on Dancetron

The subject of Dancetron has been covered intensively by the world press over the past decade. Advancments in Dancetron can be linked to many areas. Cited by many as the single most important influence on post modern micro eco compartmentalism, it is yet to receive proper recognition for laying the foundations of democracy. Often it is seen as both a help and a hinderence to those most reliant on technology, who just don't like that sort of thing. With the primary aim of demonstrating my considerable intellect I will now demonstrate the complexity of the many