Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sad news about Among Fables and Men

Bitfilm compilation DVD offer
"Dear Dopefish,

we plan to release a monthly Bitfilm compilation consisting of 12 films each, and we would like to include your film Among Fables and Men in one of the first editions."
"I am afraid that the legal team has numerous concerns in regard to this contract, (this is my interpretation) some of which being a profit gain from a third party via the use of our assets, inability to control advertising and how our product is distributed/marketed along with the other movies."
-Blizzard Machinima Department

Machinima Expo (Festival Arcadia Montreal)
"Dear Tobias,

It is with great disappointment (and more than a little anger) that I write to inform you that the International Machinima Expo, at least in its current form, is being canceled."

"We'll be salvaging what we can in the form of a virtual event in Second Life. We still plan to screen films and do jury selections, as well as several panels, workshops, and a keynote address. It's just that those things will take place in virtual space instead of in Montreal."
-MachinExpo Organizer

Machinima FilmFest
"Hello Filmmaker!

We are happy to announce that this year's Festival received over two hundred submissions along with yours! The preliminary judging is now over and proved to be a delicate and laborious effort due to the quality and variety of submissions.

If your film(s) made it to the nominee list then you should have already been contacted by us. If not then we regret to notify you that your film(s) did not make it into the festival; however this does not go without a very big thank you from all of us at the festival for submitting and sharing your creations."
-Machinima FilmFest Organizer

Hmm, I can't actually find any mail at the moment stating that I actually got nominated to the Machinima FilmFest, so I guess Among Fables and Men didn't make it to the short-list.

And it would've been a wonderful opportunity to have been featured on the first volume of Bitfilm compilation DVD, but understandably (and regrettably), Blizzard couldn't give me the proper permissions to actually participate.

Then we have the Machinima Expo. The cool thing about that was it being part of the Festival Arcadia in Montreal, so that the featured machinimas would reach out to an audience outside of the machinima community.

Oh well..

Among Fables and Men Features
Wonderful news about Among Fables and Men

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mirror's Edge - Story Trailers

Valve puts popular mods on to Steam for free

"As a part of our continuing efforts to support the MOD community, we will begin hosting selected MODs directly on Steam starting next week.

The first five MODs to ship on steam will be Age of Chivalry, D.I.P.R.I.P., Insurgency, Synergy, and Zombie Panic.

As always, owners of any Source game will be able to download and play all of these MODs for free."
Steam news

Duke Nukem Forever screens from Duke XBLA

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fallout now available on GameTap for free

GameTap: Fallout
GameTap to offer Fallout for download

Mirror's Edge Collectors Edition

"Nothing fancy here for Mirror's Edge and its inevitable collector's edition. No tin boxes, no action figures, no unlockable outfits or in-game trinkets.

No, Mirror's Edge is keeping things practical, offering you a CE (provided you preorder it directly from EA) that for $130 will get you the game and...a bag. An awfully nice bag, made by Timbuk2, which is also a bag that's a replica of that used by the game's courier starlet, Faith."
Mirror's Edge: Expensive Collector's Edition

LittleBigPlanet: Tetris Machine

Inspiration in Motion

Cooking Skill +2

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Portal: Prelude

"Portal: Prelude is huge, actually bigger than the original game. It has 8 new chapters, 19 test chambers, a new plot and over 400 lines of dialogue (with English and French subtitles!)."
Portal: Prelude

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Marioquake: Sound experiment


"Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets.

There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system.

Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies' most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer which changes her mood and the fate of those around her."

Saturday, September 06, 2008