Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Game Box Art Recreated With Cute Japanese Stock Art

I don’t know what a ‘meme’ is anymore. First they used them for science, then memes escaped a lab as a virus in a monkey, then Internet turned the viruses into jokes, and then the virus infected every other form of joke. (I think, at this point, we’re either safe or have ourselves become memes?)

All I know for certain is that delightful recreations of video game box art using cheery stock art have recently filled my corner of the Internet, and I think you might like them.

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A Twitter CYOA? Choose Your Own Escape!

Oh, Twitter. Apparently you are not content being a medium that encourages us to waste our time tweeting jokes at podcasts in the hopes they’ll mention us on the show, or to contribute our voices to the thunderstorms that are hashtag wars in full swing. Now you want to be a gaming platform too.

Or such is how I choose to interpret the appearance, earlier this week, of a Choose Your Own Adventure game built using multiple Twitter accounts, telling a simple story of pursuit and flight in fleeting snapshots.

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PSA: Where To Find Rock, Paper, Shotgun Around The Web

Social media.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun is more than just a website. It’s the last line of defense against the humdrum of everyday existence. It’s an ever-expanding collection of wonderful, videogame-y things to help you remember why you love this medium in the first place. It’s sort of a blog, which is a subcategory of website.

It’s also a Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube channel, which maybe you’d like to follow.

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GSC: “Stalker 2 is currently in development”

Still alive
A tweet from the usually rather quiet GSC Stalker Twitter account has assured us that the game is still being worked on. It’s the first word we’ve had on the development of game since January, when we heard that they were seeking funding for the project following the studio’s collapse. That they’ve lasted until now, and that they’re speaking positively, is encouraging, but I don’t doubt that it’ll be a struggle to get the game out the door: the first game was a massive struggle with publisher support. I wonder if crowd-finding an AAA game the size of Stalker 2 is possible? If only Kickstarter would allow non-US funding, they could have all my money.

They point out that there’s no release date, which made me giggle.

Via VG247.

RPS On The Twitters / King’s Bounty $2.50

And I was all like 'what you lookin' at?'

We interrupt our regularly scheduled “staring aghast at irresponsible news media” to draw your attention to the RPS Twitter account. When we set it up a couple of years ago, we didn’t do a whole lot with it and thus didn’t promote it much. We reckon we’ve got the hang of it now though, so please follow @rockpapershot to get as-it-happens tip-offs to our bestest/silliest posts, occasional ranting and the odd bargain or freebie we’ve sighted. For instance, the news that the sublime King’s Bounty is currently a mere $2.50 for the next 24 hours. Goooooooooo! By the way, any other Twitter account claiming to be RPS isn’t.

You can also follow us individually, however: Alec, Jim, John and Quinns. We’re fantastically entertaining, especially when talking about the weather, cats and how tired we feel.

Iconographic Violence: Dot War

This is basically what the RPS chat room is like on a daily basis.

It’s the social web game du jour! It’s hilariously goofy. Basically, Dot War allows you to take 2 twitter account icons and wage a war against one another, by a process that transforms the icons into incy soldiers. It’s a little like Gratuitous Space Battles in that it’s the layout of colours in your icon that determines which mix of the various soldier types you get – so your chances of winning against any given opponent. It’s especially so in the easy mode where the troops go and fight automatically. There’s more skill in the mode where you get to give orders and so are able to squeeze a win. The aim is – basically – to do more damage to the opponents crystals than they do to yours. You don’t even need a twitter icon to be yours to fight – just enter in any names. You can see it in action below, and to start you off, you pick fights with RPS, Alec, Jim, John, Quinns and Me.
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