Archive for April, 2006

Holy-day Haiku

Friday, April 14th, 2006

The name ‘Good Friday’

Reminds us that suffering

can plant seeds of Love

Distributor News and Nintendo Views!!!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Get that kid a haircut!!!

If you click on the pic to the right, it’ll take you to a mid-res scan of a Vancouver Sun business feature I did about ten days ago – squint hard and you can maybe get a wafting of official poop-scent regarding the surprising bedfellow who’s helping to take Saints worldwide. Bitches!

Careful, though…my expression in that snap could be exposing a long-hidden desire to feast on the bones of wayward children. Then again, it could be worse.

Any gamers still reading? (I wouldn’t dare overestimate your attention spans without something hard and vibrating in your hands, pallies :P) Good…’cause this link will take you to an extremely meaty exclusive chat with UK Nintendo news site CUBED3. It’s long, challenging, moderately insightful…and you might need this to get through it.

Kinda like BS.

Pre-Easter chocolate smooches…and a special thanks to oldschool saint JESUSRAZ for the opportunity to spout off wildly on his gaming soapbox!


Another Andrew sighting… (haiku)

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Artist and Rock God

Legendary West

Just Graduated!!!

(Drew’s on the cusp of finishing his Studio Art degree at Capilano College, with a focus on – what else – PAINTING! Each of the school’s fine and applied arts programs will be exhibiting the work of their recent graduates throughout the months of April and May. You can check out his work at the show opening on Thursday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Studio Art building on campus. Thereafter, the show will run Monday to Friday until May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re in the area, be sure to come by and scope the works of a future Master! :D)

Well, we could talk about Iran…

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

…but never let it be said that I’m predictable.

Somehow, the world seems right again.



First Revolution Screens?!?!

Sunday, April 9th, 2006



“This world-exclusive (as it so aptly called on the Game Informer mag’s cover) touches on various aspects of the story and control style, such as tilting the angle of in-game weapons via real-world actions in 3D space. From the article:

While we didn’t get to play through a full level populated with enemies, we did try to complete the shooting range challenges as quickly as possible to put the team’s claim about controller speed and accuracy to the test. Unlike most console games, we found Red Steel more enjoyable to play while standing up — with the controller’s movement-tracking abilities, we felt more natural playing while standing. The longer we played with it, the more natural it felt, and the more quickly we mowed down the targets.

It seems Game Informer’s initial impressions of the title, control-wise, relate closely to a mouse and keyboard setup, as was expected. For those who expressed concerns regarding the ability to straffe in FPS games following the controller’s unveiling at TGS 2005, the next bit of this article may be of interest to you:

Straffing around a target is incredibly easy, as keeping the controller pointed at an object while moving with the analog stick keeps you focused on your target.

The article goes on to list other areas of control unlike any other explored in the console world, to date. This includes throwing grenades using both over-hand and under-hand motions — players simply act as if they’re physically throwing a ball — or pushing objects over by moving the controller forward (towards the screen).

Red Steel is being developed by Ubisoft Paris, who are known for such block-busters as Prince of Persia, Ghost Recon, Far Cry Instincts, and Splinter Cell.”


The Battle for America…

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Al Gore said last year that his fledgling channel – CURRENT – would strike a more creative chord in its coverage of and reaction to American events, as viewers themselves were encouraged to submit content. This was my first official taste…and I’m almost encouraged.

World’s Finest…what?

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Glad I didn’t buy this at the last two cons…tempted…but always felt gassy at the time for some reason.

Must be my natural aversion to cheese.



SONY signs web songstress!!!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

(mannnnnnn…I was SO hoping to do this with some local acts – in relation to the ‘next project’ – but wasn’t sure if the interest in Cam Concerts would prove to be high profile enough. Guess this answers my question :D)


LONDON, EnglandA British singer has signed up by a major record label after broadcasting live performances from her living room on the Internet.

Sandi Thom, 24, is now on the books of RCA/SonyBMG after signing with the label at her flat on Monday night.

She built up a daily audience of more than 100,000 people around the world.

Speaking on British television, Sandi said she could not believe what had happened and that her life had “changed dramatically.”

“I don’t think I have quite realized it just yet,” she told GMTV.

“It has obviously changed for the better. “I have managed to get massive amounts of exposure through using the Internet and that is something that people have struggled to do for years.”

Several record labels had approached the aspiring star following her Webcasts, which were broadcast on 21 consecutive nights.

RCA label director Craig Logan said: “Sandi is a very talented artist with an already unique story.

“We’re very excited that we’re now going to be a part of that story as she develops into a major artist.”

Kevin Smith hurts my ass.

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

If I EVER tense my cheeks and force out a Saints sequel due to a lengthy bout of creative/career constipation akin to that witnessed above…?

Then just shoot me in the face. Please.

I’ll even buy the bullets, polish the barrel, and deep-throat the fucking thing.

You just have to twitch a little.