Tuesday, 9 April 2013

"A Dark World"

This comic strip is about the dark and terrifying world of online dating. Tread forth if you dare. Prepare yourself.

Nah. It's not that bad, really. I've known people to jump on board the online dating scene and have been successful from it, and I'm happy for them. Last year I decided to give it a go too after a bit of convincing and although I was not successful and ended up deleting the account, that's okay. I gave it a go. I did meet some nice people, but er... I did meet some... well, not nice people. You'll get that.

Bring a sword just in case. Or a pointy stick if you can't acquire the former.

Speaking of swords, I ended up buying and downloading Minecraft for PC, although I am about three years late to the building and smashing party, I think I'm bloody well addicted to the damn fucking game. I like to think I'm a creative person, so I love it when a game offers you freedom and creativity and Minecraft nails this perfectly. The massive, randomly generated world to explore, seek out new locations and treasures and survive the terrors of the night and the underground, while being able to manipulate the world around you by destroying every part of the environment and replacing it with your own creations. It's great fun and as bad as it sounds, time seriously flies when I play Minecraft. I've still yet to try multiplayer and so far I've only tried out the survival mode, I've surprised myself that I have yet to try the free creation mode.

I think everyone likes to be creative when they get the chance. Being creative is fun. There is something satisfying about "creating" something, whether it be with your bare hands or by digital means. It could be a model, a sculpture, a drawing, a painting, taking the right photo or even writing something. Even if someone isn't exactly the artistic type or feels they aren't really creative to begin with, I can imagine with confidence that anyone will have fun in creating something in Minecraft. There really is something satisfying about making something, then looking at the creation either proudly or with amused shame and thinking to yourself, "I made this". I know a few people who aren't that great at drawing and they'll say it, but they clearly have fun trying to draw and I love to see what they come up with regardless.

I'll admit, without reading any tutorials or anything, Minecraft was a bit of a tricky learning curve, but man thank God for the Minecraft Wiki Page. Aw yeah.

Injustice: Gods Among Us is out next week for all consoles. I don't think I'll pick up the game right away, I'll most likely wait for a review or two before making a decision. From what I've seen in the demo, the game was pretty fun to play and had some new ideas. My biggest issue with the demo was the sound was quite weak. I really had to turn up the volume on my TV, not quite sure why that is but hopefully the sound is better in the final comic.

While we try and have this comic updated twice a week aiming at Tuesdays and Thursdays, we most likely won't be bringing a comic this Thursday. Hopefully next week we'll have two comics, but we will have at least one for sure.

Until then, have a good one!

-Cr33g (Craig)

[ Edit/Update ]

Megaman was one of my favourite video game franchises as a kid. I loved the original Megaman games on the Nintendo and I absolutely adored the Mega Man X franchise. Those were among the best video games I've ever played when I was a kid.

"Reboots" as they're so commonly referred are a bit of a popular thing nowadays in both gaming and films. Taking an old movie or game and putting a new, modern twist into it as a brand new storyline. I've got nothing against reboots, in fact I think most of them are great. I'm always interested to see new ideas and a story told from the perspective of another with games and stories I like. Look at Batman Begins, Casino Royale and the new Tomb Raider to name a few.

I've always wanted to see a reboot on the Megaman franchise, perhaps turned into a third or first person shooter with similar ideas from the past mixed with new but modern ideas. Well... it turns out they were doing one, but then it got cancelled.

According to various sources on the Interwebz, "Maverick Hunter" was in the works to be a reboot of the Megaman franchise, in particular Megaman X. Maverick Hunter was intended to be a first person shooter with some third person elements from the makers of the critically acclaimed Metroid: Prime series. On top of that, Megaman's new design, with a new realistic twist on his X-Buster arm cannon, was from the minds who designed the Iron Man armour of the new Iron Man films. The game was in development up until 2010 where it was unfortunately cancelled.

This really is a sad day in gaming. I am honestly a bit biased in saying this as I am a fan of the Megaman games, but this would have seriously made an awesome game.

-Cr33g (Craig)