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Sun, May. 4th, 2008, 10:31 pm
"Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?"

Monty Python Fluxx, coming from Looney Labs this fall! :D Martian Fluxx pushed back because of it. :( But at least there will be pink Icehouse pyramids. :)

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008, 09:51 am
The BBC rocks!

It was only when someone on Digg pointed this out that I noticed it: the BBC's video player volume goes up to 11!

Fri, Mar. 14th, 2008, 10:36 am
If you've got a few minutes: Mahjong Burger

As opposed to other people who are very tight-lipped about their projects and who take months to complete only one silly little game ;) we have just released another new game for this week:

mahjong burger screenshotMahjong Burger!

Not only do you get some quality time with an enjoyable fast food themed mahjong solitaire game but you can also play it completely for FREE!

... back in the real world I would like to humbly ask you to just enjoy the game and spread the link wherever you can. :)

Tue, Mar. 11th, 2008, 11:32 am
Thwip-pa!

With the premiere of the new animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man there were some high expectations. First of all we haven't seen a Spider-Man animated series in a while ever since MTV's ghastly Spider-Man: The New Animated Series when everyone was actually hoping for a reprise of the much better 90's Spider-Man series. Secondly Sean "Cheeks" Galloway had been teasing everyone with designs and sketches from the show. Be sure to check out his site to see some designs of other heroes he has done.

The Spectacular Spider-Man designTo get back to the web slinger now having seen the first episode I'm fairly impressed. We're treated to another reboot/retelling of the Spidey mythology obviously aimed at a younger age (or perhaps we were just easier impressed in the 90's...). The artwork feels slightly smoother than Sean's designs but the overall palette is quite nice. The character designs of the villains so far are also quite obvious, but let's blame that on the fact that we already know all of Spidey's classic villains. And sure we're not the intended audience either so keeping in mind the young viewer new to Peter Parker's universe I think that the designs are quite pleasing.

For the older Spidey-fans having the Enforcers appear in the first episode was a really nice nod. Sure they suddenly went from being mafia-cowboys to helicopter piloting ninjas, but props for the inclusion anyway.

Let's say I'm pleasantly surprised. Though so far it looks like the series won't get as deep as the 90's one but we're also not stuck with another totally off-the-walls MTV nightmare. And given that there are two seasons planned with actual story-arcs spanning several episodes this might be something to follow. If just for that Saturday-morning feeling again.

Plus I'm sure that when a second season rolls around they'll get the theme-song right. After all it took The Batman three seasons as well to come up with the in my opinion much better current opening.

Sat, Feb. 23rd, 2008, 06:44 pm
Saludos Amigos

For those that didn't know yet I'm more updating on Twitter nowadays. I have multiple Twitter accounts, my personal one is located at http://twitter.com/Shagrabbit if you want to check it out. I just like the small format of updates and I know I could mirror the updates on LJ automatically, but I'd rather keep the two separated to avoid clutter.

Anyway the main reason I wanted to update is to let you know about this wonderful DVD from Disney. "Saludos Amigos" is a strange entry into the Disney library of "feature length" movies.It basically consists out of a travelogue of Walt Disney in South America combined with several animated shorts. If memory serves me right the animated shorts were made first but in order to apply for an animation fund it had to be an informational feature length piece. So Disney took footage from their trip and stringed the clips together into one of their shortest films yet.

The four shorts revolve around Donald Duck visiting lake Titicaca, Goofy being a gaucho, Pedro the plane and the introduction of José Carioca. Now "Saludos Amigos" was always a nostalgic piece for me. I have the original Dutch TV broadcast still on tape. So I was really stoked to find out there was a DVD release of it. I was less stoked to learn that the originally planned release of the Dutch version was postponed indefinitely.

Step in the French DVD release, which includes a Dutch audio soundtrack! Awesome! So long story short now I can enjoy this classic piece of Disney animation again. Unfortunately there is some censoring on the DVD release. In particular a scene where Goofy is smoking has been removed completely making for some awkward continuity. Even the soundtrack has been altered thus giving no explanation why suddenly Goofy is flying through the air on his way to South America. But the quality of the DVD is quite nice and the Dutch soundtrack just makes it the perfect nostalgia trip for me.

Fri, Nov. 9th, 2007, 10:03 am
Fluxx - Jij bepaalt de regels!


PS-Games' Fluxx PS-Games' Fluxx
Dutch version of the popular card game.


It's been a while since I have posted about Fluxx coming to The Netherlands. It seems PS-Games has put up a product page now and we should be expecting the localized version somewhere this month!

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Mon, Oct. 8th, 2007, 10:01 am
Kitchen Gun

Wed, Aug. 15th, 2007, 11:54 am
I didn't know a trailer was out yet

Hey look, it's a new movie trailer for OMGWTFJUSTHAPPENEDTOMYCHILDHOOD?

Mon, Aug. 6th, 2007, 02:13 am
In een staat van Fluks?

Here's a follow-up to an earlier entry of mine. Seeing as the head honcho has now basically spilled the beans himself I guess it's safe to just announce the ecstatic feelings I'm getting from the following:

PS-Games, Neerlands distributeur van kaart- en bordspellen zoals Pokémon, Magic the Gathering en Munchkin, zal dit najaar een Nederlandse editie van Fluxx uitbrengen! Blijkbaar gebaseerd op versie 3.1 en met de art van de Duitse editie.
Om eerlijk te zijn had ik liever een echt Nederlandse editie gezien (boer, koe, molen, fiets?) net zoals de Spaanse editie van Fluxx, maar wat zeur ik? Fluxx in het Nederlands! Een wel heel leuke gebeurtenis toevallig rond Fluxx' 10 jarig jubileum! Dat wordt feesten/sparen/spelen!

Fri, Jul. 13th, 2007, 09:13 am
Fluxx Break - Breaking!

Here's some exciting news which I'm not too sure I'm allowed to post on. This as there has been no official announcement yet and I've only heard about this from a trust-worthy source. Given the nature of the scoop I'll continue in my native tongue:

Nederlandse Fluxx-fans, het wachten duurt niet lang meer!

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