“Chaining” will be the death of me. If you’ve played Pokemon, you’re probably familiar with the illusive “shiny” Pokemon. These super rare creatures give your a Pokemon a shiny new color scheme and are eagerly hunted by many. What you may not know is that the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild is 1/8192. Through the magic of “chaining” you can drop your odds to 1/200, which is still less than a 1% chance. I’ve spent the last week tirelessly hunting for a shiny of my very own. No luck so far…. If you feel like sending your life into a downward spiral, Kotaku has an amazing diagram explaining the basics of chaining.
And yeah, I turned the name of the villain in X/Y into an adjective, that’s just how I roll.
Last month at IndieCade 2013 Mileson had the opportunity to try out the Oculus VR headset. It was his first experience with virtual reality technology since the disastrous Virtual Boy. He promised to write-up his impressions of the this new technology, but we thought it might be better to channel those feelings into a new comic. Behold the unbridled potential of virtual reality.
Note: His experience was unfortunately not nearly this steamy. Continue Reading
Happy Halloween everyone! We wish you a merry, scary, and even hairy Halloween! Be sure to eat enough candy to make yourself sick and then wash it down with the cheapest liquor you can possible find! Oh and by the way, this broom isn’t completely random. It’s our arch nemesis Stephanie Meyer Luck from such comics as Year One and Cashing In.
Halloween is nearly upon us! Chances are you attended some outrageous Halloween party this last weekend and chances are you saw countless drunk people trying to pick up chicks in ridiculous costumes. Halloween is amazing simply because it’s the one special night of the year where you could see Ada Wong hook up with Mario.
So I think we’ve all had plenty of time to sink numerous hours into Pokemon X and Y. Many of you have already conquered the elite four and have moved on to the daunting task of catching them all. In your journey, I’m sure you’ve formed special bonds with certain Pokemon and for this week’s round of Nerd Wars! we want to know who’s in your Poke party. Continue Reading
Your imagination is a very powerful thing. You can create anything your mind can think up. This isn’t always a good thing, but in the case of awesome Pokemon charactuers of yourself, it’s totally a good thing. This is a throwback to one of our favorite comics, Kirby in Imagination Land.
The video game industry is ever-growing and ever-changing, but there always seemed to be noticeable trends between the bigger companies. They spend most of their time trying to figure out the best way to copy their competitors and that leaves limited resources to create new technology. Maybe these companies need to go back to basics and try something simple, you know, like bread.