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Madmen don’t work in advertising

March 20, 2016

Board with Life is brilliant. If you don’t believe me watch this (featuring Rich Sommer of Mad Men, Firewatch, Elementary); if you do believe me, start here.

You should also check out their D&D adventures in the New World, plus their playthroughs, bits, games news

Infection

March 14, 2015

Model the spread of a zombie outbreak in the US with this handy tool. Settings available for bite/death ratio and zombie speed.

Spoiler alert: It would probably take longer than fiction would have us believe. Also, zombies aren’t real. But that hasn’t stopped me noting that my neighbour over the road has a katana/wakizashi pair in their front bedroom should I ever need to Michonne up.

Dead of Winter

February 19, 2015

Watching this now: Wil Wheaton and pals play Dead of Winter (a semi co-op zombie survival game).

My copy arrived last week but I haven’t had a chance to play it, if anyone fancies a game let me know!

Edit: So… that wasn’t quite what I expected! Still super excited to play it but who’d’ve thought that a game in which most people in the world are dead, the people who aren’t are cold, alone, and on the brink of starvation, and you can’t trust anyone who’s not you would be so exhausting!

It’s clearly not going to be light fun but, yeah, I imagine you finish it feeling like you’ve had an real emotional experience but not necessarily feeling like you’ve had fun.

But it must feel amazing to beat.*

*TWSS

Audiobooks

September 24, 2014

In an attempt to temper my constant craving for input I’ve decided to start listening to audiobooks while I run. The original plan was to pick books I hadn’t already read but the cast for World War Z seems more than worth breaking that rule. It’s like there was a M*A*S*H reunion at a sci-fi convention and they each brought a famous friend.

Highlights:

  • Nathan Fillion as Stanley MacDonald
  • Paul Sorvino as Fernando Oliveira
  • Carl Reiner as Jurgen Warmbrunn
  • Martin Scorsese as Breckinridge “Breck” Scott
  • Simon Pegg as Grover Carlson
  • Denise Crosby as Mary Jo Miller
  • Bruce Boxleitner as Gavin Blaire
  • Jeri Ryan as Maria Zhuganova
  • Henry Rollins as T. Sean Collins
  • Mark Hamill as Todd Wainio
  • Jürgen Prochnow as Philip Adler
  • David Ogden Stiers as Bohdan Taras Kondratiuk
  • Kal Penn as Sardar Khan
  • Alan Alda as Arthur Sinclair Junior
  • Rob Reiner as “The Whacko”
  • Frank Darabont as Roy Elliot
  • Parminder Nagra as Barati Palshigar
  • Masi Oka as Kondo Tatsumi
  • John Turturro as Seryosha Garcia Alvarez
  • Alfred Molina as Terry Knox
  • F. Murray Abraham as Father Sergei Ryzhkov
  • Rene Auberjonois as Andre Renard

An editied version is on Youtube.

Marvel Cats

September 20, 2010

Super Punch has a round up of the best, my favourite has to be Katie Cook‘s Spider-Cat:

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Closely followed by Lar Desouza‘s Hulk, Skottie Young‘s Venom and Mike Maihack‘s Ghost Rider:

hulkkitty

venomkitty

ghostkitty

In related news I’ve ordered Marvel Zombies 1 (as well as the first volume of The Walking Dead) and am about to settle down to a spot of Gotham by Gaslight (Batman vs Jack the Ripper co-written by Mike Mignola).

The Sacrifice, Pt 1

September 14, 2010

Valve publish the first instalment of their Left 4 Dead comic, The Sacrifice.

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