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« on: November 28, 2014, 09:53:44 PM »
Buy a Special Edition RWS T-Shirt to Support AbleGamers
By request of #gamergate and #weheart, we would like to let you know about AbleGamers Foundation. AbleGamers Foundation also known as AbleGamers Charity, is a very worthwhile 501 (C)(3) nonprofit public charity. Its goal is to allow people with disabilities to experience activities through video games which they may be unable to do in real life. Think what it might like for those unable to walk, run, jump or do any of a thousand extra things we may take for granted. Video gaming gives the disabled a chance to accomplish on screen what may be beyond their reach in a real life situation.
AbleGamers represents over thirty-three million gamers with disabilities. Its goal is to augment accessibility to video gaming for the disabled. It also provides a social network which may offer or enhance mental and emotional assistance. For those that work developing the games, AbleGamers provides a 48 page guideline free of charge outlining anything special needed to make the games even more accessible to the disabled. It also provides grants to the gaming community of assistive technology when it is able to afford to do so.
Running With Scissors is pleased to support such an important cause. If you want a really nice t-shirt in your choice of 16 different colors
, each more attractive than the last, Running With Scissors is proud to say that until December 15 you can order a custom “I Regret Nothing” t-shirt for only $25. All profits from the sale of these t-shirts will be matched by Running With Scissors and donated to AbleGamers. Click to read the entire article
then visit our store to order your favorite size and bold, beautiful color
. Don’t forget to surprise your better half with a new t-shirt too or they will likely steal yours on sight. The t-shirts might not make it in for Christmas but they would make a very welcome New Years gift.
BUT WAIT! We are not done yet!
We are having a super, spectacular Cyber Monday Sale! Talking Krotchy
can be yours for only $5. No promises but he might even get to you for Christmas. Think how excited your significant other will be to see Krotchy pop up when they open their gift.
« on: November 27, 2014, 08:18:30 AM »
YAY YAY IT'S TURKEY DAY
November 27th is Thanksgiving Day in U. S. A. this year. It is always celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is the time for reflecting and giving thanks for all our blessings. I wholeheartedly am grateful for all of the good things in my life. It’s also the day for one of the biggest and best meals of the year. Something else I am grateful for. I don’t know anybody who doesn't like turkey, the bird traditionally cooked for our Thanksgiving feast. There are so many different ways to prepare and cook it and naturally everybody thinks their way is the best. Roasted upright in a pan or upside down first, turned on a spit, deep fried in a huge pot of fiery hot grease, smoked bone-in or deboned and rolled into one big lump of meat. I'm sure the Dude likes his flash roasted with napalm. The list goes on and on and don’t even start talking about the stuffing! Of course everybody’s mother makes the best turkey and dressing of all. No matter how hard you try, you just can't compete with dear old Moms.
Seriously though, Thanksgiving is the day when families get together over that big dish of snowy mashed potatoes dripping with creamy swirls of thick golden brown gravy…errr …I meant to say and catch up on all the news and family happenings of the year. The guys and even some of the girls might get together to watch some of the more popular sports on their big screen TV. Of course it’s nice just to sit back after supper with your feet up, stuffed to the gills, thankful for your many blessings and quite comfortable in the knowledge that its only a little under a month to another one of the biggest turkey days of the year.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and if it doesn't happen to be Thanksgiving where you are, it doesn't hurt to count your blessings anyway!
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:54:18 PM »
Video Games Live: Level 4 - Kickstater Final Days
An old friend and long time POSTAL/Running With Scissors friend and supporter Tommy Tallarico launched a Kickstarter
to fund the creation of a fourth Video Games Live album aptly entitled “Level 4”. This Kickstarter has already hit its funding goal but it’s not too late to toss your coins at it and give them a well-deserved helping hand. The backer levels start as low as 10 dollars which entitles you to a digital copy of the album plus a lot of really sweet bonus items right off the bat. The more you decide to contribute the more swag you get so take a look at all the backer levels to see if anything tickles your fancy. The album will be studio recorded, mixed and mastered in world famous recording studios with a 72 piece orchestra of world class musicians as well as famous video game composers from around the world! They are now in the process of attempting raise enough extra funding in their stretch goals to enable them to produce a full length live concert motion picture as well!
Video Games Live™ is an award winning immersive world touring concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by world renowned game industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience dazzle crowds of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.
Over the past decade Video Games Live has helped to legitimize video game music and has shown the world the creative, cultural and artistic side of gaming. Although VGL has obtained a lot of accolades and success, the music industry and record companies are VERY different and no music or record company is willing to invest the budget needed to accomplish our goals and put out a top quality product that we and the entire game industry can be proud of. They don't believe in the culturally artistic significance of video game music and they don't believe that people are interested in listening after the game is turned off.
We here at Running With Scissors realize the hard work, long hours and effort that goes into making something like this a success. We hope you will consider helping support
the people that are doing their best to bring you such an unusual yet exciting and important form of entertainment.
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:49:31 AM »
sheridanm962 just got a long over due ban for being a total and utter tool, JudoSensei too for not even pretending to contribute anything useful to the discussion.
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:09:02 PM »
POSTAL 1 and 2 are on Sale!
For those that missed it on our Social sites, Running With Scissors is having another one of their ever popular video game sales. POSTAL 1 is a huge 85% off
! Any way you look at it, that’s practically free. To make it even a greater deal don’t forget it even has Steam Trading Cards now. If you don’t want to craft your trading cards into a badge (I’m pretty sure you will want a POSTAL badge though), you can sell the cards on the Steam Market Place. That can make the game even cheaper! Plus maybe you will get a Booster Pack down the road which will reduce the price even more after you sell it. It’s almost unbelievable how little you could end up paying for such a great game if you play your cards right. It’s pretty much crazy not to buy POSTAL 1 on Steam
right now! What are you waiting for? Go buy it now! Go! Shoo!
Do you already have POSTAL 1 on Steam? Well POSTAL 2 is also on sale
! It’s a big 75% off and also has Steam Trading Cards! You’ll want to have POSTAL 2 on Steam
for when PARADISE LOST launches because it’s one of the easiest ways to pick up the expansion pack later!
Collect and craft all the POSTAL and POSTAL 2 cards and get yourself a fantastic set of backgrounds, emoticons and badges for your profile. Have friends? Gift them all copies of POSTAL 1 and 2 in exchange for their trading cards! They get a couple of great games and you get the rewards!
Remember act fast to get in on the deals. As much as we would like to keep them going, these sales can’t stick around forever. The last day to get in on this sale is Monday November 24th at 10:00 am (PST). Don’t miss out, order now.
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:46:15 AM »
Newest POSTAL Babe: Rhiannon
November is here and we all know what that means. It’s time for the long awaited new POSTAL Babe! We think one look at the absolutely dazzling Miss Rhiannon will put a twinkle in your eye and considerably brighten your day. From the top of her head to the tip of her toes, this delectable little lady is really something sweet. Checking out this girl is guaranteed to make your heart beat faster.
Speaking of hearts, wouldn’t you just love to lay your head on her chest and listen to her heart beat? I know I’d love to listen to it for a very long time. It kind of makes a guys heart beat faster just thinking about it. Check out that little jeweled bow piercing in her belly button while you’re at it. It could certainly tie a guy in knots wanting to play with it.
This mischievous miss has long silky blonde curls that just cry out to be wrapped around your fingers. Her sparkling hazel eyes speak volumes without her actually saying a word. Just look at those luscious lips. Miss Rhiannon’s pretty smile will have you grinning devilishly as you dream of all the sweet nothings she might whisper in your ear.
We all know where we want to look next… where else but those long lovely legs of course. Starting at that nicely rounded little behind and travelling down those flawless curves you just know her skin will look and feel like the finest velvet.
See the rest of Miss Rhiannon’s gorgeous pictures at the POSTAL BABES site
. They are all so appealing; you wouldn’t want to miss even one. Check back for her interview which will be available soon and learn a little more about the scrumptious Miss Rhiannon.
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:01:35 AM »
Veterans Day 2014
The time has come once again to officially remember and honor the servicemen who have given their work and their lives to insure that we can live in freedom without fear. November 11 is celebrated around the world in different peace loving countries. Although the day has been given different titles such as Armistice Day for the signing of the armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of World War 1, it was changed to Veterans Day in United States after World War 2 in order to include the American servicemen who fought in different conflicts in order to keep our country free. In Britain it may be known as Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or simply Poppy Day. In Canada November 11 is known as Remembrance Day.
No matter what November 11 is known as, it is a day to remember and be thankful to the millions of servicemen who gave everything to ensure we are able to live our lives to the fullest. It is a day filled with parades, military and church services, prayers and may be a part or full day holiday. A 2 minute silence is usually observed at 11 a.m. It’s time to stop and ask ourselves where we would be or if we would even be here without the courage and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the armed forces.
We at Running With Scissors are proud to support our troops and want to give thanks for the selfless acts of bravery performed by countless military servicemen and servicewomen around the world. We realize our freedom came at the cost of their lives. We hope you will join us in remembering our fallen companions and give thanks that they cared enough to give their lives for you.
« on: November 07, 2014, 08:22:50 AM »
LRon’s POSTAL Halloween
Halloween may be all over for another year but should that mean it is too late to have another Halloween feature? Nope! One of the best parts of Halloween isn't the candy; it’s the creative outfits and costumes. It's always interesting to see what everyone was wearing. There is usually always someone dressed in something totally outrageous that will totally amaze you and make you wonder how they ever came up with the idea. Sometimes a costume looks awesome; other times it looks like... well at least they tried. What did you do for the Spooktacular holiday? Did you dress up? If so, what did you dress up as? Maybe you were sweet little princess or perhaps something ominous and evil that takes a lot more creativity and imagination. Have any pictures you would like to share? If so post them below so everyone can enjoy them. It would be a real treat to see some of the tricks our fans get up to.
First off we would like to share with you the Halloween Adventure one of our fans had. He actually posted it on our forums already
but we figured it would be great to feature him on the front page to showcase his efforts.
I was the Postal Dude for Halloween this year. Here is how my day went, in the eyes of The Dude. Enjoy.
I left my home with four objectives I needed to accomplish while I was out: eat lunch, get signatures, survive the apocalypse, and regret nothing. While some of the tasks did sound challenging, I was fairly sure I could finish them all by the time the day was done.
With my map and my clipboard, I was ready to begin my day. I picked up a few easy signatures at the office, although I am not exactly sure how I could possibly be employed on a Friday. At least everyone there was happy to see me.
When it was time for lunch, I scored some pizza. By a fortunate turn of events, it did not even cost me anything. I definitely need more of that. I spent the remainder of my lunch hour gathering more signatures. I was given far fewer King Salmon Salutes than when I tried on Tuesday. Someone was able to capture the moment of the one person who did dare to give me the finger as I thought to myself “and the fingers are still attached”. I managed to get a total of 11 signatures. Some of them appear to have given fake names, but I am sure they’ll count it. 8 Tuesday signatures plus 11 Friday signatures should be enough to make a difference. Good enough.
I was then granted a 3 hour long sabbatical. So I got paid to do something I would do for free, play Postal 2 and enjoy the Halloween patch. This year I was the minister of chocolate, but only a couple of people came to trick or treat in my area. Guess I’ll have to eat it all myself.
Friday night is the start of the apocalypse. While I did not see flaming cats rain from the sky, civilians attacking cops for no reason, a free newspaper to explain such a crucial story element, or vendors that attack me on sight, I was prepared. I survived the entire weekend, so I must have survived the apocalypse.
Let’s see… Eat lunch, check. Got the signatures, with extreme prejudice. Did not die during the apocalypse, so I suppose that counts for surviving it. A free lunch and getting paid 8 hours for 5 hours of work leaves little room for regret. All of my objectives are complete. Time to head home.
Thank you so much for sharing that with us LRon! That was just plain awesome. I can't believe you actually met the Batman and Superman and got them to sign your petition too! Before we wrap up this post we just want to share with you a couple more amazing folks who decided to go POSTAL for Halloween!
, the author of the upcoming POSTAL book, also decided to get in to the spirit of things.
Well there you have it! It's always great to have such a wonderfully supportive fan base that is willing to go out of their way just to pay respect to Running With Scissors and POSTAL. It really makes us feel like what we are doing here is worthwhile. We will start working triply hard on PARADISE LOST now (because we are already working doubly hard on it) just so you will have even more inspiration for next Halloween!
Did you have a fun or imaginative costume that you would like to share? Post a link in the comments below so we can all enjoy it. We promise not to laugh (unless we are supposed to). We know it sometimes takes a lot of guts and not everyone is brave enough to admit you actually dressed up like that even if it was just for one night.
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:28:50 PM »
Indie Spotlight: Steam Curator
Long before it became thought of as being cool, we had a feature called the Indie Spotlight. Every other month or so we featured an Indie game that in our humble opinion was interesting enough that we wanted to share it with other gamers. It was a rather fun feature as it allowed us to voice our opinions not just on POSTAL related things but on other games as well. Granted, you can never have enough POSTAL or POSTAL related goodies, but as the saying goes, variety is the spice of life.
How did we choose what got featured? Good question! To start off, we didn't take bribes or any other under the table payments. Typically, we just seen or bought something we thought looked kind of interesting, tried it out, then reached out to the Developer and asked permission to do the Spotlight on it. Not everyone gave permission and not everyone even bothered to reply. For those that didn’t wish the free publicity, we respected their wishes and didn't post a Spotlight even if it was a game we really wanted to share with you. Those that did give permission, we may then have featured in an up-coming post (not always though! If the game started out strong but as we progressed through it, the play fizzled, we dropped the Spotlight for it). We wouldn’t deliberately suggest you try a game we hate! The thing is, if we didn’t like their game already, we wouldn't have bothered contacting them in the first place. That is the way we attempted to keep the Indie Spotlight something worthwhile and a quality read.
The problem with this method was that it sometimes ended up being quite expensive and could be very time consuming. We might have found and purchased a game that looked promising. We then put a lot of effort into playing and writing up the game we were planning to Spotlight only to have the Developer ask us not to feature it or they may not even have replied to us. When this was the case, we had no choice but to select another game and repeat the process until a Developer gives us the okay to go ahead with our work. Too many rejections in a row of course mean the Indie Spotlight wouldn't be shining for a while. Now Steam has introduced a solution to this problem! Enter the Steam Curator.
With the Steam Curator we can share our opinions on games without having to go through the process of asking if it is okay to feature them on our website. This doesn't mean the Indie Spotlight won’t shine anymore, it just means we will be able to feature more games than we ever could before. We will still reach out to other Developers to see if we can do a full page spread on them, but if they refuse and we still want to share our opinion, we can use the Curator to spread the good (or bad) word.
The Curator feature also allows our team to post their opinions directly to Steam without needing to worry about having enough content for a front page post. If a game gets into the Indie Spotlight, it will now also be shared via the Curator with a link back to the original article. This means even more people will get to take advantage of our experience in game play and hopefully useful opinions! Follow our Curator today!
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:09:05 PM »
This is Halloween!
It’s that time of year again when the dreaded ghosts and goblins are about to make their appearances. I know I’ve got my house stocked with enough chocolate bars and other candy (minus a few I had to sample of course just make sure they tasted all right), to bribe even the nastiest soul suckers and vile creatures to leave my doorstep without harming me or mine. Halloween otherwise known as All Hallows Eve or by other similar names is a night looked forward to and celebrated in many different countries all over the world. It is basically a religious celebration to encourage the souls of the dead either if they are good, to visit or find their way to wherever they are heading in the spirit world. The bad spirits are the ones we give the goodies to in order to make them go away without doing us any mischief. It’s the night witches are out in full force. I have never actually seen one flying through the air on her broomstick but I’m pretty sure there were several of them working at the old job I used to have. Jack-o-lanterns are used on a lot of doorsteps to light up and guide the ghosts or souls and in Britain turnips are hollowed out and carved into faces and used as lanterns to guide the way of tricksters. Costumes and masks were used to hide the identity of people going door to door attempting to get food by giving mild threats or in exchange for prayer. It is a celebration still taken a bit seriously in some countries ie: a night to visit the cemetery and light candles, go to church or do other religious style activities. In North America Halloween has turned into more of a fun occasion. It’s a night for dressing up in funny as well as scary costumes, parties for both adults and children, trick or treating door to door for candy. For kids the old religious aspect of Halloween seems to have disappeared, it’s mainly having fun, dressing up and getting tons of candy in any way they can manage. Even our cartoon characters get into the act and get out and get their treats. Halloween becomes a lot less scary when you know your favorites like Garfield not only survived the night but had a great time and Bart and Lisa got more candy than they should have eaten at one time and although the Great Pumpkin went on a rampage, everything turned out all right at the end. I know I’ll be watching out for our man Krotchy. He just has to pop on that cowboy hat of his and he is all set to go. This Halloween if you are out collecting treats good luck to you and if you are the one giving them out remember not to eat too many, after all they are meant for the kids. If you are like me, I always make sure to buy enough to have some pretty good leftovers anyway.
So what does this have to do with anything you ask? Well if nothing else, it's educational! With that said, I guess I really should get to the point. Many of you have likely been speculating if we would do anything for Halloween since we did things for other holidays...but with PARADISE LOST in full production maybe you thought we wouldn't have time to do something for Halloween... well you were wrong! Running With Scissors is happy to announce the POSTAL 2 HALLOWEEN EVENT! To kick the event off, POSTAL 2 is 75% off on Steam right now.
There are many scary things about Halloween but the price of POSTAL 2 sure isn't one of them! Halloween of course is observed in Paradise, Arizona. For the duration of the holiday, you can play in nighttime versions of the POSTAL 2 single player maps! The citizens of Paradise are in costume, and we've also arranged for some ghastly visitors, so grab the pitchfork out of your shed and prepare to greet them POSTAL style!
Coinciding with the Halloween event, patch 1416
has been released. The patch log is way too long to put in this post but you can access it here
You think we are done with Halloween goodies? Again you would be wrong! POSTAL 1
now has STEAM TRADING CARDS! That's right, we have been asked many times to add them to POSTAL 1 and of course we listen to our fans!
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:55:50 PM »
please fix the Paypal connection error. I can't order a Crotchy....
It should be working now. Make sure to log in before trying to place your order.
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:30:23 PM »
Krotchy Says a Mouthful! New Talking Krotchy Doll in the RWS Store!
At last Krotchy has found his voice.
A bit shy, he usually doesn’t care for public exposure and generally tries to hide himself away when not in action. Not habitually given to long winded chatter or out and out boasting, Krotchy has decided the time has come for him to speak out. Now for the very first time KROTCHY TALKS
and if you are wise and want to keep yourself out of trouble you better listen! He might be just a little guy but he is a giant among men. Loved unconditionally by the ladies and greatly admired and envied by a lot of men, Krotchy likes to keep his business upright and now he is totally equipped to prove it. This is a guy who knows what he is talking about and doesn’t mind spitting it out. He might be just a little squirt but he is big in balls and Krotchy is going to tell you what to do or what he thinks in his own unique wisecracking way whether you like it or not.
It’s as easy as cracking nuts to get Krotchy to talk to you personally and it’s well worth your effort. Admittedly Krotchy is a bit aloof and unbending but it only takes a little squeeze to loosen that stiff upper lip of his. In fact, it is a total turn on to get Krotchy talking. Your friends will be more than a little impressed that you actually got such a hard headed character to even acknowledge you.
Krotchy is available right now, ready, willing and able to share his smartass opinions and insight with you. For a limited time offer of only $7.50 (USD) plus shipping
, you can invite him into your home. This isn't one of those cheap toys that says two or three things then starts to repeat itself! Krotchy has more than ten phrases he can say! If you want to know what he says, you're going to have to pick one up today!
Think of how excited your friends will get when you tell them “Krotchy is coming”. Better hurry, invite him now and avoid disappointment. You never know when Krotchy will once again turn quiet and slip silently away to patiently await his next blood chilling, gut wrenching, death dealing battle.
Click the Speaker icon on the video to hear a sample!
"Have a Krotchy day!"
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:27:20 PM »
Spotlight: Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary
We all like to find a really great game to keep us entertained. When that game is FREE, it makes it all the better. For those of you who enjoy travelling back in time and playing the classic games of yesteryear, Tapstar Interactive and First Star Software, Inc. have a nice surprise for you. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their very popular video game Boulder Dash, Peter Liepa and Chris Gray, the original creators of Boulder Dash have once again united to work their magic for the gaming world. Their efforts produced Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary edition featuring Rockford, the original hero from Boulder Dash. This action/puzzler sequel to the original Boulder Dash remains true to its classic form but also has added features and great new technological updates. It boasts over 200 levels including some just in time to spice up our October holiday. There are 40 Halloween themed levels complete with ghosts and goblins and all the other surprises you would expect.
Boulder Dash was first introduced in 1984 and became a legendary video game for its time. Its popularity was the basis for its release over the years in many different venues including Atari, arcade games, the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the Game Boy and many other home computers and consoles. Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary edition is similar in playability to the classic video game although now it has been modernized in appearance and does not look quite the same. Its new facelift is intended to appeal to gamers of all ages 10 plus. It has new challenges, new worlds, creatures and characters so there is something for everyone.Available exclusively on the App. Store for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Google Play
, the first 160 levels of Boulder Dash are FREE to download and play. Since we know you are going to want to continue playing long after your game is over, additional power-ups, treasure chests, characters, currency and worlds are available for In-App purchase. If you haven’t played it already, it’s worth giving this game a try. Remember, its 160 levels of FREE play!
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:13:02 PM »
Vince at the Classic Gaming Expo 2014
A short while ago Vince was in Las Vegas for the CGEXPO 2014. We were actually going to run this post within the last couple of weeks, however things happened and it was bumped back. So better late than never and even if it isn’t completely timely, it is still well worth the read!
This is the 15th year that the Classic Gaming Expo has taken place. It was founded in 1999 and is the world's first and largest event which focuses on paying tribute to the people, systems and games of yesteryear. This years experience was the biggest and best event so far. It might be something you would like to consider visiting yourself next year as the show is open to the public. There is something for everyone and gamers of all ages and interests are welcome.
The CGEXPO lets you meet some of the legends of video gaming! Dozens of video gaming's "alumni" are present each year so you may be able to meet some of the people behind your favorite classic video game and maybe even snag an autograph!
The Video Game History Museum features thousands of items including many one-of-a-kind gaming artifacts! The museum contents change with each year so you're always guaranteed to see something new… that's actually probably quite old and most likely very rare. At well over 6000 square feet, this is the largest exhibit of its kind in the world.
The CGE Classic Arcade features more games than ever before and is set to Free Play. In addition to that, the Pinball Hall Of Fame has over 40 of their classic pinball and video games right there in the Hotel Lobby available for you to play.
The Classic Console section of CGE featured a large selection of classic consoles and computers along with some of their best games.
Live musical entertainment was present featuring some of the very talented artists who bring classic game themes to life.
There were tons of prizes, competitions, tournaments and events throughout the expo. You will never get a chance to be bored or distracted since there is always something going on.
There are even live auctions where many rare and one-of-a-kind items are put on the block. You could end up getting the deal of a lifetime!
Do you have a classic gaming item that you love but there is something you would love even more? Try the "Swap Meet!" It’s the place where there will be some dedicated room for collectors and retro gamers to get together for some wheelin' and dealin'!
There is so much more we could say about the Classic Gaming Expo because its jam packed with things to see and do. Since it can change from year to year and there’s also the fact that no one likes it when all the surprises are ruined, we will just stop here and get right to Vince’s comments and thoughts about his time at the Classic Gaming Expo 2014.
"History repeats itself even for video games"
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the CGEXPO 2014 in Vegas. There were lots of stories, zealous fans, toys and collectibles to be found everywhere I looked.
My most striking moment came when was when I was in the audience attending a panel session on the early Activision days. David Crane, creator of PITFALL, stated that todays video games have become movie games more or less ignoring the fun factor found in the older games. He mentioned how he met current designers who admitted they simply could not make games like the old days.
Now of course today we have Angry Birds and Minecraft, which shows that evolution is always true to itself.
When I first started in the game biz I remember hearing at an Atari office "easy to learn hard to master". Simple as that.
I've always said and believed that games, video games are meant to be played. Playing is a fun activity. No need to study a manual or strive to finish in a hundred hours, just play and play again and again and have fun.
Sure POSTAL presents a certain level of sophistication but I've always wanted it to keep its basic simple gameplay. No need to overanalyze. Run, shoot, walk, hit someone with a shovel and laugh your ass off. FUN FUN FUN
Wishing everyone a great play at life
Vince Desi, Tommy Tallarico, Adam Bellin
The Activision Panel: Adam Bellin, Gary Kitchen, David Crane, Steve Cartwright
Dick Spitalny, Adam Bellin
HEY! LISTEN! It appears Navi finally got what was coming to her
« on: October 08, 2014, 12:48:28 PM »