Sorry about mising last week's update. I hope you've been enjoying the current story line. Unfortunately, the adventures of the Master of Change come to a close for the time being.
In case you hadn't noticed, this weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars. I was 16 years old at the time. I watched the film in a packed auditorium with an audience that, like me, had never seen anything like that before. Yeah, it was kind of cool.
Here's a little clip from the new Star Wars Game, The Force Unleashed.
Insert your favorite anti-PS2 comment here. Pli design in the UK has come up with a new chair that is made out of plastic recycled from old Sony Playstation units. The chair is due to come out in September of this year £99.00. So for those of you who don't have anything worth playing on your PS2, now you can play you XBox or Wii while sitting on your PS2.
Looks like GC has found a new friend. We'll find out what sort of person he is later.
Speaking of Monopoly, Winning Moves has taken the old classic and finally done something new with it (and I'm not talking about renaming the properties and adding new tokens). The result is Monopoly: The Mega Edition. What, you may ask, makes it "Mega?" Well, the board is bigger - there are 12 additional spaces on the board, with new properties and other additions. Skyscrapers have been added for folks who want a step beyond the hotels. A third die has been introduced to not only let you go a bit farther, but sometimes gets you an extra move. Believe it or not, all of these changes have been added to make a wilder, faster game. I have not tried it yet, but it certainly looks interesting.
More game ruminations to come. Thanks for dropping by!
Intellivision? It was the videogame system manufactured by Mattel that was meant to revolutionize the way we played games. Folks who were dissatisfied with the graphics on the Atari 2600 were quick to embrace the quality and versatility of the Intellivision system. (This was long before the XBox/PS2 wars, but the parallels are easy to see). Intellivision could never top Atari's perch at the top of the game ladder (heck, not even Atari could knock the 2600 off when they introduced their 5200 system) and it wasn't much later that the console game industry took a steep dive, only to re-emerge stronger than ever in the 90's.
I found a site that is a wealth of information on the Intellivision and the games people played on it. There's even a few downloads of games, and yes, they're selling software and hardware in case you find the new-fangled games just too much. Check it out.
I originally wanted to do a cartoon to coincide with the opening of Spiderman 3 over the past weekend. However, one thing led to another and a new superhero was born. May I present to you, The Master of Change!
I don't know about you folks, but the coming of Spring always holds a nasty surprise for my sinuses. This year it decided to bypass them altogether and go for my ears. I think I preferred the runny nose.
I've got the next 4 weeks of comics figured out, which will bring us perilously close to the 100th Gamecreature cartoon. I really should do something to commemorate the occasion. Any ideas?