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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

there's Spore where that came from

Our buddy John Cimino did this charming flash film for an upcoming EA game titled Spore. Simply put, Johnny is one of the best flash animators in the bay area. We've had the luxury of working with him on Buddhist Monkey, various Leap Frog projects, and a soon to be unveiled flick directed by Ghostbot's Roque Ballesteros. Some of his most notorious work can be seen in Happy Tree Friends episode "Eye Candy" which is featured on the second dvd Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 22, 2005

E3 2005 hilights

I had the pleasure of being the Ghostbot representative at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo. It was a feast for the eyes and the brain for sure with brand new systems being shown (PS 3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Mini-Gameboy), tons of new games and a plethora of babes dressed up as your favorite video game characters. Simply put, it’s a little piece of gomer heaven.

Of the playable games, I was most impressed with Capcom’s Okami. It's a crazy brush paint action game developed by Clover the creators of Viewtiful Joe.

Also I was really excited to see "We Love Katamari". It’s the sequel to the off the wall Katamari Damacy where you spend the game rolling up everything in your path into a giant ball of stuff. It’s innovative and slightly insane….. Just the way I like my games!

Also plenty of sequels like Final Fantasy XII, Metal Gear 4, Onimusha 4 and Soul Calibur 3 were there to wow the audience.

The best CG of the show goes to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, which was just positively insane. It’s a CG movie done by the amazing folks at Square. It’s premiering in Japan this September and follows the aftermath of fan favorite FFVII .
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Aachi & Ssipak

I just recently re-discovered the website for Aachi & Ssipak - one show that stuck with me from the ole' dot-com days for its inventive, frenetic, and action-packed use of Flash. It's Mad Max meets K-pop. I haven't found much about the team that put this together (since I can't read Korean), but they really impressed me with the things they were trying to accomplish in Flash. The way they were using the camera placed their episodes in a different category from your usual flat, two-shot doinkfest (you know what I'm talking about). For the longest time, they only had 3 episodes completed but now there are a total of 7, plus a whole bunch of other extras. I still think the first 3 are the best, but they are all worth watching, even if it's just to get an aggro-testosterone kick in the face.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

An almost-24-hour comic

Fun, charming, and entertaining read from Enrico Casarosa (SketchCrawl, Mia, Haiku 5-7-5). One day I hope to have the patience to complete a comic (the ones I did in high school don't count), let alone a 24-hour one... See his whimsical journey HERE.
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