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Arcade in the Sky Blog: December 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Antipole Campaign

Lately, I've been working hard on promoting our new xna game, Antipole. Little did I know that there were others that were on an Antipole campaign of their own. here is there story:

Naturally, it's only fair to see the other side's point of view.

Eventually, the issue was resolved through the power of youtube.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Marvel vs Capcom 3 episode 3

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Haze-cast Episode 16, White Wolf to Black Swan

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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Wii Didn't Start the Fire - A Brief History of Video Games

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Antipole Video Game, Gravity Reversal Trailer | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Antipole Video Game, Gravity Reversal Trailer | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com

Here is the new Antipole trailer as it appears on game trailers.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

The new trailer 4 my

The new trailer 4 my game, Antipole, will be live on gametrailers.com today. Please leave a comment! It would mean alot to me.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Huge Blackout Today

Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames
Parsippany had a huge blackout. Most of the town was down. All our turn signals on Route 46 were down, the cops were out in full force directing traffic. I was stuck working on my phone and laptop most of the day. The power was out only from 7 to 9am, but it seemed like eternity. Have we all become too dependent on modern conveniences?
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Antipole Trailer 3

You can find more screen captures at Saturnine Games.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top 20 Movies you need to see NOW before they get spoiled.

Here are the movies. They are arranged in order of how likely they are to be spoiled in casual conversation.

1. Empire strikes back
2. The Sixth Sense
3. Psycho
4. Saw
5. Seven
6. Friday the 13th
7. Rosemary's Baby
8. Night of the Living Dead
9. The Ring
10.The Planet of the Apes
11.The Forbidden Planet
12.Soilent Green
13.Fight Club
14.Invaders From Mars
16.The Usual Suspects
17.The Prestige
19.Donnie Darko
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Wotch Character Test Banner

Check out the [url=http://www.misato.us/which_wotch_character/]test[/url] to find out who you are!

This is a banner from a webcomic called The Wotch. I haven't read it for a while. I do have fond memories of it. You'll notice that my character is a girl. Actually, it was a boy that got changed into a cheerleader. For no reason. The Wotch is just like that. It's more of an El Goonish Shive than a Ranma Half. Anyway, it's not my fav webcomic, but I do take a shine to it at some points.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Antipole Revised artwork

We've completely revamped the art for our game, Antipole. A new trailer will be forthcoming.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Dara O Briain Live at the Apollo - i love videogames ( 09/12/2010 )

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HP Blue Screen of Death Fix; STOP: 0x0000C1F5

Last week my HP Pavilion dv2000 Vista Home Premium laptop died in the middle of a SP installation. It completely destroyed my PC. After a few days, I gave up on the content and tried to re-install the OS, but found that I couldn't. I could get into the 'system repair' from the start up screen, but the repair always failed.

I had to call up HP and have them send me the recovery disk, as they were not included when I bought the laptop. It cost me $16. Damn them!

After they arrived, I found that they still could not fix the problem. No matter how I started up, the disk could bring up nothing but this blue screen of death. I did find the answer, however! Up in the Windows XP or 2K disk. Boot from those disks and you will be able to format the partition with the OS on it. Keep the separate partition with the recovery information. It's sad that the Vista disks don't include this basic function.

To do this, boot from the XP disk until you get to the list of partitions. Hid D to delete the main partition. After, hit F3 to quit. Do not install XP. Restart with the Vista Recovery Disk 1 inserted. Now you can go through the process of re-installing.

Be prepared to reboot. A lot. Like 7 times.
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BabyCastles Arcade Documentary.

Babycastles Documentary from Babycastles on Vimeo.

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Transformers 3 Teaser Trailer

Michael Bay returns again for a threequel of Transformers movies. Now, I am a big trans-fan, but I still like the movie world of the MB TF. I did enjoy the Revenge of the Fallen, but I must admit that the movie fell short of the first. Micheal Bay blames the writers strike for story flaws and "dorky humor". Is dorky humor Hollywood code for racist stereotypes? Oh well. I do admit that things will probably be better now that the strike is over. The trailer looks fantastic.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Birthday Chocolates

I came into the office today and someone gave me Birthday Chocolates! How nice! And so here is my review of Hershey's Cookie n' Cream bars.

The setup is easy to expect, a rectangle scored into 12 smaller rectangles of equal ratio. Unlike a standard Hershey, however, this is white chocolate. Encased within, is small beads of cookie crumbs. It makes for a gooey texture regularly interrupted by a crackle.

So, does this bar successfully translate the round cookie into bar form? Not exactly. What we have here is a great treat for lovers of white chocolate. It does for white chocolate what Nestle Crunch did for Milk chocolate.
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Nico Nico Douga Ryuuseigun

Nico Nico Douga is a Japanese version of Youtube. Like yt, it has it's own memes and in-jokes. One of my favorites is the Suite J, a karaoke melody of songs from video games, anime and pop-culture that includes more than 24 entries. This is something like that, it has old favorites as well as new memes that popped up in the last 5 years. Doesn't flow as well as Suite J, but I'm biased.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

AVGN appearance at Digital Press Dec 4th

Here is my video log of my trip to Digital Press in Clifton NJ. I arrived at 3pm, when the event started, and there was already a line around the block. I waited for more than an hour just to get into the store. Halfway through the wait, a store clerk came out with a bankers box filled with TMNT, Fester's Quest and Deadly towers carts. He was selling them for 2 for 5. It was good if you didn't bring something for the Nerd to sign.

Just before I got inside, the police came by, and said we were blocking the sidewalk. That store clerk came out with a bullhorn and said we all had to get single-file or the event would have to be called off. The line complied.

Once inside (where it was MUCH warmer), there was another line that wrapped around the store. James Rolfe was very gracious about signing things, and taking pictures with people. I already have two pics with him from other cons, so I didn't bother him myself. Mike Maitell was also there for autographs!

The greatest thing happened as I was leaving. I found that the line outside all had a slice of pizza. Apparently a good Samaritan had bought pizza for the whole line. That was nice.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Halo Screach

Halo Screach
Originally uploaded by HazeStudiosGames

Now here's a FPS I can get behind! It's good to see Dustin Diamond getting more work, too!

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Deadliest Character: Mechagodzilla vs Megazord

Here's a great video. It's nice to see James Rolfe team up with channel awesome. It's always a special event. And this also has some great animation. Check it out!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nintendo's DsiWare celebrates first year; preview upcoming DSiWare games

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Haze-cast Episode 15, Harry Potter, indie games news.

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Edepth Angel

An image from Edepth Angel.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

16-Bit Gems #19: The Lost Vikings (SNES, Genesis)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Impossible NES Villains Quiz - Wii Feature at IGN

The Impossible NES Villains Quiz - Wii Feature at IGN

Now this is an interesting game. I won't spoil the answers, but I must say this is a must for all retro fans. The best part is, you get to view others' answers before the true answer is revealed. Fantastic.

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