Arkham Asylum 1st Trailer Leaked: Meh.

24 11 2008

WIRED.com wrote a story today about the new trailer posted at GameTrailers.com for the new Batman-themed Arkham Asylum game.  While the video is good looking, I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what the game is supposed to be about.  Are you an inmate?  Are you a doctor?  Are you one of the famed inhabitants that ends up as Batman’s nemesis?  None of this is answered.  It’s just a short fade-cut after fade-cut of the environment (which looks cool), with some creepy ambient noise in the background.

What do you think?

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Podcast Listening – What OtakuDad Listens To

10 11 2008

So, I’m a big podcast fan.  Actually, let me preface this with this statement: I used to be a talk radio fan.  WGN (720AM) to be specific.

So, when audio podcasts came along, I was right on board with the discussion formats, with the length of shows (up to one hour as a standard), and more importantly, I was excited about the topics, because the topics were things that would NEVER be covered on traditional radio.

Video gaming was a huge beneficiary to this genre of entertainment, as enthusiast sites and amateurs began to produce some great material, as well as develop a ‘signature voice’ and, by extension, a following attuned to that voice.

So, without further ado, allow me to list a couple podcasts that I frequent, as well as some reasoning behind why I think that you should listen, if you do not already… (Note: All of these podcasts are available through iTunes, but I will direct you to their main page or RSS pages.) Read the rest of this entry »