Meer's Journal, March 5 2009. On Thursday morning, a literary classic died on my PC screen. Somebody threw its ideas out of a window, and when it hit the internet its head was driven up into its stomach. Nobody cares. Nobody cares but me. And thousands of other comic book geeks.
Posts tagged “watchmen”
The general consensus seems to be that the upcoming Watchmen game is an affront to God's own eyes, but someone in the comicky-book movie adaptation's marketing department apparently has a slightly better understanding of the source material. There's now an browser-based, 8-bit-esque coin-op arcade machine starring the Minutemen, the Silver Age team who preceded Rorschach, Ozymandias et al, over yonder.
No good can come of this. The first Watchmen video's beneath the cut.
Either Tiscali Games is the most powerful journalistic force in the videogame industry, or it's just really good at... Well, I'll leave that potentially trouble-making sentence unfinished. Anyway, as is so often the case, the Czech site is hosting the first online images of a brand new electric videogame - in this case Watchmen: The End Is Nigh.
The Superman exists, and he's on PC. Yes, Watchmen: The Graphic Novel: The Film: The Game is go. The entire internet is possibly clenching every muscle it's got in anxiety at just how what's widely-agreed to be the superhero graphic novel could suit an electric videogame. Sadly, it won't be Dr Manhattan's Sim Everything or Rorschach's Inkblot Psycho-Challenge, but instead "visceral superhero combat." Just like…