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Driftmoon This Week; Launch Trailer

Instant Kingdom now offers a launch trailer for Driftmoon while announcing that Tuesday will see the release of this adventure/role-playing game from indie developer Instant Kingdom, a husband-and-wife team from Finland (thanks Acleacius via RPG Watch). Here's word on the game:

The beautiful, enchanted world of Driftmoon trembles in the shadow of a forgotten evil, for the dark King Ixal is again gathering his forces. The last hope of an enchanted world lies in an unlikely alliance: a hyperactive firefly, a queen panther with a whale-sized ego, and a fellow who's lost all but his bones. They'll take you on a journey like no other, full of amazing adventures, and fearsome foes.

ROAM Kickstarter Ends Today

The Kickstarter for ROAM will end in a few hours, so your last chance nears to take it hip to hip and rocket through the wilderness. This procedurally generated online co-op action game has already collected more than double its initial funding goal, and the project is just a few thousand dollars shy of its final stretch goal, which, in addition to "substantially improving the quality of the game," will also trigger additional backer rewards. Thanks nin.

After Reset Announced

The After Reset website reveals development of After Reset, a Unity-engine project described as "a classic post-apocalyptic role-playing game" (thanks No Mutants Allowed). They offers some concept art and the following premise:

Planet Earth. 132 years after the "Reset," the thermonuclear apocalypse which ended human civilization. Around one third of the globe is covered by "Yellow Zones," where the ruins of cities are covered with radioactive dust. In these areas, Anarchist "Survivor" groups have taken control, and uncontaminated food and drinking water are valued at parity with human life. Another third of the Earth is in the agony of the "Red Zones," the epicenters of the deadly anomalies which arose as a result of a nuclear chain reaction in the atmosphere, and the morphing of the planet. The majority of terrestrial organisms are not capable of surviving in the "Red Zones," which makes it a perfect home for mutants and "guests" from deep space. The planet is unrecognizable and empty…

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's accounting of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
  2. BioShock Infinite
  3. Arma II: Combined Operations
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  5. Tomb Raider
  6. Brutal Legend
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Torchlight II
  9. Resident Evil 6
  10. Garry's Mod

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched

The Activision Community Forum has details on a new patch recently deployed in the Windows edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The new version offers multiplayer improvements recently added to the console editions of the military shooter sequel, and there are also patch notes for a bigger update from a couple of days prior that clear up a large list of multiplayer issues. Here are the patch notes:

February 22, 2013 Update for Multiplayer

  • Improvements to the Matchmaking System.
  • Replaced ping bars with ping numbers.
  • Players can set maximum ping in the matchmaking search preferences.

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Out of the Blue

The Academy Awards will be handed out tonight. As always, MrsBlue and I are at a disadvantage when it comes to the Oscars, since we usually only see movies after they come to cable/satellite. We did see two of the current flicks though, so based on what we know, we are picking Lincoln and Django Unchained to sweep the awards. This may be iffy when it comes to things like best animated short, but you have to stick with what you know. If you are looking for guidance from someone who knows more about this than me... well, I guess you could ask about anyone, but specifically, our old comrade loonyboi has once again posted his own picks, which are actually well-informed in general, not just in comparison with my ignorance.

R.I.P.: CEO Paul McIlhenny at co. that makes Tabasco dies.

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Gang Blast 2.
Links: Spider-Man 1967 cartoon online. Thanks Cutter.
Science: Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy, Telekinesis Possible. Thanks HARDOCP.
Media: Unexpected RUDE hitchhikers!. ROFL.
The Joy of ASCII with Bob Ross. Happy asterisks.
Harlem Shake Brady Bunch. Thanks reddit.



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