Thursday, June 30, 2011

Announcing: Dim, Dim Knights!

Hi, everybody! Norm here, and I'm pleased to announce that we have a new comic which will be coming out in a couple weeks, called... "Dim, Dim Knights!"  Which you'd already know if you read the title! Wake up, valued customers!

Stepping into the starring roles, this time, are our very own animal-centric comedy troupe, "The Otters!" Scamp, Chip, Max, Sid T. Sock and Andy are medieval knights, and a wizard or something, called into the service of the kingdom to exterminate a troublesome dragon! We are presuming, here, that most of the kingdom's other dragon-exterminating services had already been consulted.

Anyway, that's coming up! Keep watching this space for more details!

I mean, you can get up and make a sandwich or go to the bathroom or something. It'll still be a couple weeks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Next Game-Comic is Up at 1up!

Spookingtons is proud to announce that Norman Von Scott's Videogame Webcomic, episode 4, is now available totally free on!

In our pulse-pounding parody adventure, Rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy needs to get into the Raccoon City police department, but a horde of flesh-craving zombies stand in his way! Also, he's not the brightest bulb in the bunch, which doesn't help, either.

Guide Leon through his various obstacles, both environmental and merely mental, and survive in a world undergoing a severe zombie fad! Features easier controls than the ACTUAL "Resident Evil 2!"

Check it out here, and be sure to click the orange 'thumbs up' link under the game to let everybody know you liked it!*

*presuming you did!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

E3 2011

If you're associated in any capacity with the gaming industry, the E3 expo and its associated press conferences comprise the single most significant week out of the entire year, easily edging out minor calendar blips like weddings, funerals and childbirth. The E3 expo is one of the most popular trade shows of any global business, attracting far greater crowds than even such powerhouses as the tractor manufacturing and pest control industries.

Given that the show turns out to be a minor disappointment nine times out of ten, all of this is a testament to the sheer power the gaming industry has attained in this modern age.

Before the show began, the one, big game on my radar was "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." Now that the show's wrapping up, that really hasn't changed. There's neat stuff coming, but nothing I saw really rocked me out of my seat. With that said, I'm keeping an eye out for several 3DS titles, particularly "Luigi's Mansion 2," which, with its natural boxy look, is about the best 3D I've seen on the system.

Console-side, of course, the big news is the Wii U, not to be confused with the U Wii. Nintendo has once again risen to the challenge of providing another odd, odd gaming interface to delight and mildly confuse us with. I'm intrigued, although with the actual release so far away, I'm content to stand a few feet away, "ook" softly, and poke it with a stick until somebody else bravely tries it first.

And... that's kind of it. It's not that I didn't see good games, I just haven't been struck by the thunderbolt that stuns me long enough for a developer to make off with my wallet, unchallenged. But, maybe that's a good thing, as perhaps I'll be able to put my savings towards a 3D set with which to more bravely enter the fray when the bigger guns are paraded.

Your turn -- what's worth seein' at this year's E3?