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Arcade in the Sky Blog: November 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kung-Fu Panda DVD Review

I should preface this by saying that I like Jack Black. Normally having Jack Black in a movie will interest me, but this is a Dreamworks picture. I have never liked anything from Dreamworks. Their best work, Shreck, was amusing at best--and I certainly would never buy one on DVD.

It was only upon a review I saw on Spill.com that made me give this a try. I'm glad I did, cause this is now one of my favorite movies, and it's on par with anything Pixar has done.

This movie is wildly different anything Dreamworks has done before--no fart jokes or cultural references--just characters and a strong story. I can't recommend this movie enough, and there are plenty of extra features as well.

The only real question is whether to get the "Secrets of the Furious Five". I watched it and it's OK, but not necessary. It doesn't add much to the world of Kung-fu Panda and it's geared more toward children. If you do have children, this will give you some extra electronic-babysitter time for you dollar. Other than that, I'd say it's not necessary.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A new Day, many updates

Hey, did you see the 'Nerds CDi review? Classic. I can't wait for part 2.

IN the meantime, I feel I should make some updates. I've been working really hard on my new game zombie pong, which I posted below, so I haven't had time to update my Blog or Youtube Channel.

Or my webcomic, for that matter.

I really should come up with a more balanced system if I want to have all these plates spinning at once.

But anyway, the plates will have to wait for now, cause I'm working with Screwattack.com. That's right, I joined Gamma Prime, and I'm working on an original arcade style game as a programmer.

I also joined the Spill.com community. I think I'll be posting some reviews there too, so look for them.

more to come...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Zombie Pong, a new game from me

Hey, it's been a while. Lord knows I've been busy. I've completed another game, and I'm darn proud of it. I technically finished on October 18th for the IGDA NJ meeting in Bloomfield, but I wanted to add a few extra modes of play for added value. Check it out:

Zombie Pong!

I hope everyone will enjoy it and rate it!
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