The gang eventually overcomes their deep-seeded desire to do a podcast about saturday morning cartoons of the 80’s and actually talks about video games! On the topic list: OnLive, Deathspank, Diablo 3, and @Gamer magazine.
Some intrepid internet-goer has made exactly that… Zelda 2 – The Adventure of Link as a FPS. Check it out at http://3dnes.blogspot.com/
Making the game
This game was incredibly fun to make. I am a fan of the original NES game and love its innovations and clever game design. But as we all know, Zelda games are long and complex. When starting this project I had to choose very carefully what I had time to accomplish if this game was ever to see the light of day. As a result I decided to remake the beginning of the game up to the end of the first boss. This seemed simple enough, but I knew it would be a challenge. This is the result of my learning programming for the first time and a labor of love making this game in 3D.
Mixmoff, Dr. Scares, and Aevan are back on the case! They talk Valkyria Chronicles, God of War 3, Just Cause 2, and… Oblivion?
They also run through a few listener questions and list off their current gaming backlog.
Fan-made games always have a tricky road. Few have fought the good fight to harder than Phoenix Online Studios and their unofficial continuation of the King’s Quest series.
Dubbed “The Silver Lining” the game successfully negotiated their way out of a cease and desist from Vivendi 5 years ago, only to get smacked with another this February from new license holders Activision.
Now comes word that Activision actually rescinded their Cease and Desist order and has granted Phoenix Online Studios a non-commercial license to release the game for free. Activision, fresh off their Puppy-Killer Tour 2010, has done something kind of nice for gamers!
Something tells me there’s going to be some internal pressure to release this game before the next C&D shows up on their doorsteps!
First discussed on the podcast way back on the aptly chosen Level 5 show, Ni No Kumi looks to enchant players with all the magic of Studio Ghibli. PS3 owners now have reason to be excited as well, as the game is no longer headed solely to the DS. This video announces the PS3 version, and the game is shaping up to be a sight to behold!
With an eye towards skepticism I installed the OnLive application today after receiving my “Founding Members” invite. After an extensively error-filled install process, I booted up OnLive for the first time.
Mixmoff, Dr. Scares, and Mephianse slog through another episode running down the final E3 conversations. We also update on the forum D&D game and then Mixmoff runs off to finish his chinese food.
Dear YDKJ Fans,
We told you so.
P.S. More THQ/Jellyvision YDKJ partnership news to come. Stay tuned!
The last we’d heard of the You Don’t Know Jack franchise it had been reincarnated as an almost-daily flash game (and it was 2008.)
Fans of snark-filled trivia games, the time to rejoice is now.