We don't always like being nonplussed

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rockman 2 Part 11: We've Got Wood! ...Man!

Getting close to the end now...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Frivolous Fridays Superhero Comics Edition: The Question.

So for many years now the two major superhero comics companies have avoided asking themselves The Question. No, not the guy without the face. The Question goes like this:

The Avengers has now made about 1-1/3 Billion dollars worldwide. That's something like 130 million tickets. That's a ticket for everyone in Japan plus some left over. That's a ticket for every third person in the United States.

An Avengers comic book generally sells 100,000 copies a month. That's less than a percent of the tickets sold for Avengers. Less than a tenth of a percent. Even assuming many millions of multiple viewings, that still leaves an astonishing difference. Superhero comics in general sell only to a small but faithful crowd that is shrinking steadily. Not all people who see the Avengers will want to read comics about them, but .1% is still a pitiful conversion rate.

So what are the comics doing wrong and how do you fix it?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ogre Battle 71: To Injure a Ninja

Neat thing about the Tiamats I put in Saradin's unit: they get targeted Acid Breath attacks from the front row. They and Saradin make mincemeat of the unit leader. He's not in any danger. I'm so pleased with his performance that I do something you should never, ever do...

...I let him liberate a town. PR Nightmare ahoy! ...also possibly literal nightmares for the townsfolk, but eh.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ogre Battle 70: In Which I Invent an Undead Horror-Based Soup

Unsurprisingly, the enemies pass Lans by in favor of FLAIL. Who will in all likelihood kill them until they die from it. No. Wait. Stop. Don't. /Wonka

Just before the Ninja Master accosts Landis the Samurai Master on the way to FLAIL, Kamui digs up a sword called Musashi's Blade. I take it as a sign and slap it on him. It... kinda doesn't help a lot? He loses the fight, costs me a couple of Revives, three Potions and a Boot, and still loses the next time... though he does at least level his whole unit, take out the enemy commander, and fail to die that time. Still pulling Saradin if shit continues to get real.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ogre Battle 69: It's Just A Number. Stop Snickering.

With some new deadly and expensive units primed and ready, we now turn our attention to the Dalmuhd Desert. (Which is an accurate way of representing the katakana here, "darumu-do." After seeing Sharom as Shalom and Rashidi as Rushdie, I was half expecting the Talmud Desert.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Self-Promotion Mondays: Isstvan82's playing Psychonauts!

Besides Rockman 2 and his usual Minecrafting videos with AngeliqueDaemon, Isstvan82 has started playing Psychonauts, one of his favorite games of all time! Here's part one- go to Isstvan's YouTube channel for parts 2 and 3 and more!