Zombies prefer tasty targets (fireworks, talking dolls, etc. over echos and disturbances)
Cleaned up zombie distribution
There’s a new patch for the PC version of State of Decay, prepping for the Lifeline DLC and fixing bugs among many other things. My favorite changes are highlighted above and involve, “Cleaned up zombie distribution.” I just imagine a cranky, put upon custodial worker being forced out into the apocalypse to push around zombies with a mop, grumbling the whole time. It’s Crankshaft meets Dawn of the Dead.
USgamer’s J. Parish has kicked off a daunting project to catalogue the entirety of Nintendo’s Game Boy (which I always thought was one word). In the latest (2nd) entry, he takes a look at “Baseball”. As is often the case, the Japanese box art stands head and shoulders above its US counter-part with some great looking cartoon art. The US version doesn’t even bother to differentiate between individual players other than Mario on the pitcher’s mound. There’s one problem, though: as cool looking as he is, the batter’s stance is a complete mess. With his back to plate, he’s lifting his back leg in preparation to swing a full 360 degrees in order to connect with the incoming fastball? Got to love that third baseman’s stance, though.
Since the new State of Decay DLC places you in charge of a military squad, it’s only fitting that one of the new upgrade options for your home base will be for a latrine, or bathroom, for any civies in the audience. Not since SimCity 2000’s sewer system has poop management been such a critical game mechanic, and I couldn’t be happier…?
There’s a pretty good article about MST3k making the rounds today, though it’s far from being as definitive as the headline suggests. It sure does remind me of the 90s, though, and nothing says 90s like this Diet Coke commercial. I’m sure this jingle is burned into my brain thanks to repeated Commercial Signs. JUST FOR THE TASTE OF IT.
The King’s Bounty series is an enjoyable turn-based strategy affair that shares a lot in common with Heroes of Might and Magic and similar wee-man games. Moving your wee-man around to build an army and advance your character is a lot of fun, though I miss the base-building aspect that HOMM included. There’s a new game coming, which looks pretty much the same as the last few, but this box art sure is saucy. Looks like someone went shopping in the Value Village Halloween section.