Thoughts on Resident Evil 2’s “1-shot” demo

Today I pre-ordered Resident Evil 2 on Steam and got around to playing (and completing) the 1-shot demo of the game. I didn’t think I could get more excited for this game, since the original RE2 on PlayStation was — and still is — one of my all-time favourites, but apparently I was wrong.

The demo was great. So dark and genuinely scary with flashes of the weird terrifying twists that made the original game so damn good. Visually, the new RE2 looks very impressive — particularly with the environments and lighting effects — and I’m interested to see how Capcom has chosen to update the enemies and other characters from the original game.

I wish I could jump into the full release now. The 25th seems so far away.

Dialog has officially left beta

It is with great excitement that I announce Dialog is now officially out of beta. If you were a part of our public beta, there should be an update available soon — if there isn’t already — and new users can download the app now via the Play Store. We also encourage everyone to leave a review for the app there if they have the time.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked through the development process and look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback.

Lastly, we’ve relaunched our website, where you’ll find contact information and more information about Dialog. The page makes for an easy way to share the app with friends or fellow Micro.blog users.

Dialogers, we’ve got a cool announcement and an update headed your way soon. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it and see where we’re headed.

Catherine Now Available on Steam →

Catherine: a tale of love, betrayal, and the terror of commitment. Experience the mature action-adventure-puzzle game unlike any other from the makers of the Persona series.

Well I know what I’ll be streaming tonight.

Just a few of the themes we’re adding to the newest version of Dialog.

Thoughts on relaunching Superior Spider-Man

Superior Spider-Man

ComiXology:

Otto Octavius leaves the moniker of Doctor Octopus behind and once again becomes THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! If you think you’ve already read the most intense and surprisingly heartbreaking Superior Spider-Man story, prepare to be wrong. Otto is going to prove to the world that he’s the most effective and (to him at least) the best super hero in the world.

I wasn’t aware this book was coming out and assumed that Otto was still using the Doctor Octopus name since he recently appeared in the Superior Octopus one-shot.

I won’t lie, I find it disappointing to see Marvel going back to the Superior storyline so often and — in my opinion — misusing a character that could really be positioned as one of Spider-Man’s most dangerous villains. Instead, Doctor Octopus (or Superior Spider-Man I guess?) as a character is a bit of a mess at this point.

The original Superior Spider-Man carried so much weight and consequence that this new series — much like Marvel’s second crack at Civil War — just can’t match. Also, I feel that revisiting the Otto Spider-Man character so often (Spiderverse, Spidergeddon, Superior Octopus, and now Superior Spider-Man volume 2) devalues the original story that created him.

We’ve got a big beta update available now for Dialog. The app has been completely rewritten from the ground up using Google’s updated Material specs and features the ability to create new posts on Micro.blog.

I finally read the debut issues of TKO’s SARA and Goodnight Paradise, both of which I enjoyed. The big question is do I buy the individual issues, the trade paperback, or the digital versions of the single issues? 

Decisions, decisions.

Blot is a great way to leave Tumblr behind

If you’re a frequent user of Tumblr and are looking for a way to move off the site following some their recent changes, I’d highly recommend using Blot to do it. I went with the portfolio theme — as I post a ton of images on my Tumblr page — and had my stuff moved over and looking great in no time.

If you’re willing to put in a little extra work, you can even bring over your “likes” and turn them into posts too so you won’t be missing anything.

We’ve got some really cool news coming in the new year for Dialog users regarding a big update and our push towards a full featured release. I’m excited to share more very soon.

Marvel doing weird things with issue numbers again

Jude Terror, writing for Bleeding Cool:

That’s right, in addition to Amazing Spider-Man #17 and #18, March will also see the release of Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU, not to be confused with February’s Amazing Spider-Man #16.

Where will it fit in with Legacy numbering? Who knows?!

Ugh. Messing with the numbering of issues like this is the worst. Marvel made a habit of it a few years ago and I hope this isn’t the start of it all over again.

A year from now, when I finally go through and organize my books, I’m certain I’ll have all sorts of trouble remembering if the 16.HU issue goes before or after issue 16, which was a constant problem when dealing with the mountain of .1 and .AU issues years back. Also, how does it fit – as mentioned in the article – into the legacy numbering?

What a mess.

TKO Presents

​TKO has been fascinating to watch come to life over the past little while. They’re bringing on great talent, the books they’ve shown off so far look beautiful, their pricing model is completely new, and they’re letting people read the first issues of their books for free on their site.

It’s hard not to get a great first impression there. I’m going to have to break down and order some of the books soon as an early Christmas present to myself.

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