Posts by savepointlisa:
I know, I'm FINALLY posting something in here! Well, I'm just letting you know that Kotaku Presents: Lisa Foiles is debuting tonight, on Kotaku.com at 8PM ET. I basically get to take over the site for an entire hour with ridiculous programming and content. In fact, the first post will be a comedy sketch with a certain someone over at SMBC Theater. Should be fun, so BE THERE! Hang out with me in the comment section and on my Twitter for the duration of the Foiles invasion. See you then! Remember West Coast retards, that's 5PM your time.
One day I discovered that the Konami Code worked on the remote of my Vizio TV in order to reset my Netflix app. Now, I'm not sure if I'm overlooking something in that statement, but I'm PRETTY CERTAIN that situation has nothing to do with video games. Or Contra.
Watch me talk about all the silly crazy nutty WTF places the Konami Code pops in the real world.
Day of the Tentacle.
You guys know these are my favorite games of all time. They turned me into a gamer. Ron Gilbert is my hero. Tim Schafer is my OTHER hero. I'm incredibly passionate about the point-and-click adventure genre, and have experienced the heartbreak of watching it become a dying artform, just like tap dancing, and Pogs. TellTale Games has done its best to keep adventure gaming somewhat alive, but it has been nothing compared to now.
We're talking a FAN-FUNDED OLD-SCHOOL ADVENTURE GAME, developed by my heroes, Tim and Ron.
Someone get the defibrillators, my heart just exploded like an illegal firework.
Guys. This is it. This is what I've... we've been waiting for. The project pledged $400,000, yet it's already raised $950,000 in under 24 hours. It will no doubt reach a million in just a few more hours. I'm clicking refresh every five minutes like a neurotic eBayer.
Donate. Donate like you can afford it. Donate like you really do care about charities and dying kids in Africa or whatever. You know why? Because those dying kids in Africa don't have a good adventure game. Give it to them, Daddy Warbucks. Give it to them so super hard.
In addition to creating a game that is for the fans and (in a way) by the fans without having to worry about pleasing investors and publishers and other bossy rich snobs, Double Fine will also be showing you behind-the-scenes footage of the entire process along the way. The best part? This is being filmed and produced by my pals based in Portland, Oregon known as 2 Player Productions. You may be familiar with their Minecraft documentary and their awesome chip music documentary, "Reformat The Planet."
This is the adventure of an adventure gamer's lifetime. Be apart of it. If not for you...
Do it for Dr. Fred.
Do it for Manny.
Do it for Guybrush.
** UPDATE **
We did it, adventure gamers!
Odin Sphere is often overlooked in discussions of video game storytelling, despite it being a literary masterpiece.
In other words, Odin Sphere is a totally kickassingly good game with a freaking heart-breaking story and people need to stop saying, "Oh, oh Uncharted is the most amazing game with a story of all time, just like Bioshock and Alan Wake and Prince of Persia and Red Dead Redempdepcepmtion and a whole crap-ton of other Western games" because NO. Most of those are MEDIOCRE AT BEST. (*Ahem* From a writer's standpoint.) Odin Sphere is incredible, and should be hoisted up on shoulders as a shining example of video game storytelling. That is all.
READ MY ARTICLE! I love you.
Go go gadget SUITCASE SCOOTER! Wait, am I supposed to make an Inspector Gadget joke or a Transformers joke? Or how about jokes about running over children in airport terminals while screaming "I'M LATE, BITCH!"
I don't have anything to say about this invention because I don't have time to read articles as clearly ridiculous as this. So, honestly it could be a joke. I don't really care. It's a guy on a suitcase scooter, enough said. Read about it on your own time. PENNY! MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL AND GO GO GADGET ME A SANDWICH.
Creativity like this wouldn't exist if SOPA had passed. This is incredible - seriously, what an awesome effort put forth by everyone involved! Proud to be a Star Wars fan.
I have red hot breaking news straight from the chip music community to deliver forth into your luscious ear holes.
My pals Seth and Michelle (a.k.a. ComputeHer!) are better known on the netterwebz and in iTunes libraries everywhere as 8 Bit Weapon, and they create some totally rad music with their GameBoys and other neat-o hardware that can sometimes double as Mario-playing machines. Their new album, Bits With Byte, is awesome, and I recommend you take a listen! They are cool people and even cooler musicians, so show some love.
Trash80, better known as my favorite chipmusic musician of all time ever EVER, is the genius behind the brand new Weekly Beats project. This concept involves musicians and artists everywhere composing one (1) song per week FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY. ...Or at least until the end of the year. This means you're bound to hear some really cool experimental stuff from really talented people. They're just moving into week 3, so you can easily catch up on the cool tunes already posted.
You'll get caught up in the, STREET FIGHTERRR!
Nick, Stu, and Dan. Look at these a-holes.
The Internet is a terrifying place. I remember the first time I ever got IMed by an unfamiliar username on AIM chat and said rapist asked for my age, sex, and - I'm not joking here - location. But frankly that's what I get for being brave enough to wander into the gay/lesbian chatroom and have a username like "RodLuvr69," EVEN THOUGH I was clearly referring to Rod Stewart and 69 happens to be a very aesthetically-pleasing combination of digits. You know what, eff you guys.
But sometimes the Internet surprises you, and you meet individuals with whom you really connect and who very easily could murder you, but apparently choose not to. I'd like to highlight three individuals in particular who have been incredible friends to me in the past year, despite them being from the Internet and therefore fictional.
First, I have to thank Dan L.
Dan, you are kind of a motherfucker. Thank you so much for coming down for Comikaze, I GUESS. That meant a lot to me, SORT OF. Thanks for listening to my bitching and moaning, and for buying me that piece of coffee cake. It was delicious. You're awesome, for realsies. But mostly you're a jerk and I hope all your sports teams lose and you get dysentery on your path to Oregon! I have trouble expressing my feelings.
Then, Nick LabyrinthX.
Nick, I forgot that name I was going to start calling you, otherwise I would call you it right now. You are turbo-reliable and your SP posts on Friday always make me smile, and remember that time you got stuck in that room in Fable 3 and now you're stuck there for all eternity because it's funnier to me to leave you there then to log on and try to help you? HA HA. I slay me. You are so supportive and ridiculously cool. Sorry I ignore you sometimes, I ignore everyone, on purpose. Because I'm a bad person. Tell my mom I said hi.
And finally, Stuart.
Stu, I can't even -- I wanna be a smartass right now, but I can't. You're one of the best friends I've ever had. You support me, you help me, you listen to my whining, you text me cool pictures from Disneyworld, and you're as loyal as they come. Thank you for everything. Yes, literally everything. You've known me since the days I used to use patterned backgrounds and inline frames and horrible "Under Construction!" gifs on my website, and you still remained my friend. That's impressive. I love you, man. You're the best.
Thanks to you three, and thanks to everyone in Internetland that has taken the time to reach out to me, and act like a real human. I'm just a normal, awkward, clumsy dumb girl, and you guys keep me grounded by making sure that whenever I get a little bit of web fame, you're right there to throw smartass comments in my face to remind me that I'm still one of you, and I always will be. Thank you. I really truly mean it.
Oh, and maybe I should mention Scott from Portland, too. Scott, your about.me page sucks.
What a tool.
Everyone knows I hate fighting games, ONLY BECAUSE I SUCK AT THEM. Which I personally think is a completely valid reason. Read my HILARIOUS AND ADORABLE article on Kotaku about how I felt like a total moron with a fightstick during filming, because duh I had no idea how to use one, obvi. Read and then make fun of me, that's what I do!