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Great Scottosaurus!

Well, now. Here is the kind of news that would make my head explode fifty times over if physics permitted. I was going on the Telltale website to download and replay “Tales of Monkey Island” when right on their front page was the announcement of their next two adventure game series:

“Back to the Future” and “Jurassic Park.”

Fresh off of finishing the brilliant “Ghostbusters” for the PS3, I’ve been itching to see more childhood favorites return to PCs and consoles. In fact, just the other week, me and Brit sat down to watch BTTF again, and I kept thinking that the movie would work so well as an adventure game. I had the same gut feeling when a group of us watched JP months earlier. Now all I want to see is “Bill and Ted” make their way into a game and my life shall be complete.

In the light of this news, I actually sent another follow-up to Telltale’s HR department. I liked where this company was going before. Now I’m convinced I need to be in that office.

“Back to the Future” is a good choice for this company in my opinion. Their last two seasons of “Sam & Max” relied heavily on fourth-dimensional thinking in order to solve puzzles and tell the story, so bringing in the DeLorean wouldn’t stray far from what they’re already good at.

“Jurassic Park,” on the other hand, is a little different for the company, given how Telltale is renowned for making comedies. They have had success with their CSI games, but in this case, we’re dealing with a horror franchise where in every movie, people are trying to escape an island full of killer dinosaurs. So they’ll really have to expand on the situations and characters if they plan to make it episodic (unless they make it a comedy where we get to play as velociraptors trying to start a rock band.)

June 09 2010 | Awesomeness, Dinosaurs, Geek Talk, Video Games | 2 Comments »

The UPS Dinosaur

Okay, so not even ten minutes after me posting about winning some contest, I stumbled across the newest post on my friend Michaela’s site, and it’s one of the best things I have ever seen and have decided it takes immediate priority over my own life.


Heck, I’m going to create a whole new category just for that.

April 21 2010 | Awesomeness, Dinosaurs, Stuff Other People Made | 3 Comments »

You lost the game.

For everyone else, if you don’t know what the game is, I’ll give you only one chance to not know anything about it. If you insist on knowing, this link will tell you everything you need to know. Just be forewarned that after you know about the game, you are forever playing it.

This weekend was Michaela’s going-away party. So I sat in a cold house all night under a blanket next a heating grate eating chips (lots of chips) and deviled eggs. Not great for my diet, I know. We all hung out, shared stories, played with Philbert the Parasauralophus, and then there was a big pillow fight. Six survived. I also slid down the stairway several times. Michaela, you might want to get that nail fixed.

Anyway, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the rest of the holiday season, if only because I have a ton of work I need to catch up on. So I’ll see every one in the New Year!

I’ll leave you with the cast of Scrubs performing “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

December 22 2008 | Daily Life, Dinosaurs, Humor, Videos | 4 Comments »