Archive for: May, 2011
Things have been very, very busy here at Meat Bun HQ. We’re prepping for all kinds of things, like visits to E3 2011, Tournament Legacy’s ReveLAtions upcoming event and this year’s EVO 2K. Yes, we’ll be heading back to Las Vegas this year, stuffed with new tees, posters and much much more. But we’ll have more to talk about soon. In the meantime, let’s catch up on things.
As Darkstalkers collectibles go, a Lord Raptor statue sounds like a good investment. Still, $300! That’s a lot of scratch. Let’s hope this is Capcom testing the waters for a Darkstalkers return.
Absolutely returning is Demon’s Souls in the form of Dark Souls, undeniably a very familiar sequel with a few new gameplay elements and a fantastic URL.
Pixel maestro Paul Robertson did his part for a Minecraft documentary, cranking out some inspired player skins (while also creating the most amazing, most NSFW Pokemon-inspired animated GIF ever).
If we’re going to vote for alt Chun Li costumes, this cyber-version will be at the top of the list. Hey, if Akuma can be mechanized, why not Chun Li?
Finally, the soul still burns in the upcoming Soulcalibur V, which seems to be going about a sequel in all the right ways. Smaller character roster, half of it new and 17 years in the future. Yes, we’re quite curious to see what a 49-year-old Ivy is looking like too…
We visited graphic designer extraordinaire and mega-hyper-clever artist Olly Moss’ art show at Gallery 1988 on Melrose, a show dedicated to silhouette portraits ranging from Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters to Team Fortress 2 classes to Judge Dredd to Andre the Giant. It was packed, pieces sold out immediately and we’re fortunate enough to have amazing video from Olly’s show, thanks to Threadless. Next time, we’ll make sure to line up hours in advance. Maybe days.
Let’s catch up on some of the recent things we’ve been waxing about online. Like Catherine. That Atlus game had me on the fence for a little while, thanks to its weirdness, difficulty and what appears to be lots and lots of block climbing. But then the limited edition came along, with its pizza boxes and boxer shorts. And, well, they had me at boxer shorts.
I’m still on the fence, however, about Kinect. Street Fighter hacks like this one might make me a believer. I’m holding out more hope for Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor and Grasshopper Manufacture’s baseball horror… thing Codename D.
What’s one of my favorite things about Mass Effect? Ugly Shepards. Speaking of unattractive Commander Shepards, have you seen what happens when big head mode invades space sex scenes? Total horror. That’s what.
To cleanse your brain, how about Tristan Reidford’s stunning Portal 2 movie poster?
That will be available for sale on the official Valve Store soon, apparently.
Finally, speaking of Valve, Portal writer and Old Man Murray vet Erik Wolpaw dropped some serious knowledge about making games at NYU recently. Here’s a recap.
The best thing about making things for Meat Bun? Working with amazing artists, folks like the incredibly talented Mike Faille, for example. Recently, we collaborated with Mike on an upcoming release, an old school sci-fi project that I’ve been wanting to do forever. It’s based on one of my favorite video games and we’re really thrilled with the way it turned out. Mike’s probably best known for his illustration work on awesomely ubernerdy stuff like Dungeons & Dragons and other Wizards of the Coast properties, so he knows how to draw the shit out of a goblin, dwarf or dragon.