I got into adventure games because of King’s Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella.
So yeah. This is awesome. Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is a free download and is a Quest for Glory/King’s Quest style game in the old school way! WIN! It’s PC now, but a Mac version is coming out. I love everything about this – my only nitpick is that since I spent my entire childhood being sad that all of the dolls and women on TV were blonde (didn’t look like me) I’d like to see different hair color options.
This is a great-looking project that I hope is extremely successful.
So I made a thing which is a Doctor Who Disney Small World vintage ride poster:
See more of my art here.
It’s stuff like this that prevents me from purchasing digital media and, by extension, media at all.
You see, I have an issue. I don’t have a DVD player anymore. I don’t have a CD player anymore. I don’t have cable TV or regular TV. I don’t care to buy traditional copies of many things. It just isn’t going to happen. It does not work with the chaotic workflow that is now my life.
From the source post:
“A good example of this twisted reasoning is Disney’s decision to make certain Christmas videos unavailable on Amazon because they want people to tune in to their TV channel instead. This ban is not limited to new customers and includes those who already purchased the videos.”
OK, look. Pulling items that I’ve purchased will not convince me to purchase or partake of any of the traditional media that I have listed above. I live in a small apartment and I don’t have that much time on my hands because I work a lot.
Digital media would be perfect for my small apartment / long work hours lifestyle. Alas, it’s just not going to happen. One reason why is the shenanigans detailed at the above link. Everyone loses. Companies lose my money. the result is that I just cease to engage with their media.
Let me make this crystal clear: If I truly wanted to get an illegal copy of any of these items I could have it in less than 30 minutes. It would be my copy. No one would be pulling it from my library at their whim or telling me when and where I could watch it. I believe that when digital media is involved most companies are leaving money on the table. It makes far more sense to build a community of trust in your consumers such that I’d feel OK with buying lots of things from them. As it is now I have bought nothing and never intend to.
I kind of want to rig up a projector so that we can play this at the Intervention dance party this August right after Weird Al Yankovic…
Bert and Ernie – Ante Up from Javier Escobar on Vimeo.
UPDATED: Aww, they removed the video. Probably some crappy copyright removal.
The stereotype of the sad and desperate DJ who tries to poorly emulate Howard Stern to feign relevance is apparently not dead yet. A NYCC attendee and cosplayer reports that a guy approached her for an “interview” which ended up being an off-color situation that wasn’t just the usual sexual innuendos – she apparently was also targeted because she was Asian.
I feel like I am watching a desperate man try to lift one of his asscheeks out of the rest home to speak to the “little ladies”. NYCC needs to prevent these guys from attending in the future. Sirius needs to fire this jackhole unless they want to be pegged as an increasingly irrelevant and dated form of entertainment.
EDIT: Updates are noted at the link above. Action has been taken.