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Post: # 9976Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:40 am

https://t.co/p0K8MRKoTN
https://t.co/H8nl1fxWcv

"I've uploaded the entirety of source code of all Infocom text adventures/interactive fiction to Github. If you don't understand ZIL, and you probably don't, read this instruction manual."

https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/11 ... 3908340736

"Pretty sure this is the first public release ever of Checkpoint, an unfinished spy thriller by Stu Galley … and Bob Bates' nearly-finished adaptation of The Abyss, which was killed when Infocom was shut down by Activision."

This includes The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, of course.


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Post: # 9986Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:38 am

Chrono Tigger (Piper Thibodeau)
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QDlA8

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Post: # 9992Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:39 pm

More Tyson Hesse Sonic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uvjjUSpJNE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA9zwpMj_8A

A love for Sonic is so evident in Tyson Hesse's work it pours right off the screen. The animations only fall short in that they're not about movement and action so much, they're sort of about holding little freeze-frame moments and gags and visuals onscreen, like a comic book come to life, or like watching an animatic. The pacing is very start/stop rather than flowing. They do feel "Sonic" in a way that pretty much no other animation of the character has.

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Post: # 10001Post Garrett Gilchrist
Wed May 01, 2019 1:10 am

Plush toys of all the Gen 1 Pokemon are now sold here:

https://www.pokemoncenter.com/sitting-c ... :&pageSize:&

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Post: # 10035Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:23 am

I knew the Animaniacs had games on Genesis and Super NES (and Game Boy), but I didn't know that there were other games for PC, PS1, GBA/DS, and even Gamecube, as late as 2005. Keep in mind this is a series which aired the bulk of its episodes in one season in 1993.

The original voice cast returned for these, including Pinky & the Brain and other characters.

The Animaniacs Game Pack for PC in 1997 is a minigame collection. It features animated cutscenes including a unique version of the theme song. Unfortunately these were animated by pixel artists rather than anyone who had any business animating the Animaniacs. Back in 1997, creating art on the computer was often seen as a completely different skill. Results are disappointing, though better than the 1999 Titanic parody "Gigantic Adventure."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VdE_K5UfgE

2005's The Great Edgar Hunt for Gamecube looks like a decent collectathon in 3D, released only 12 years too late. There are plenty of 3D cutscenes with a watered-down attempt at the show's humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz7yQCicdjI

Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action! For GBA and DS is a cash-in isometric game without much to recommend it, but more than the PS1 title ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_YlzZ13Tq0

Animaniacs: Ten-Pin Alley for Playstation is the real cash-in, being an Animaniacs-themed version of an existing bowling game. The animators briefly attempt to trace proper animation of the Warners before they transition into 3D. That's amusing, but not nearly as ambitious as Animaniacs Game Pack's version of the same gag.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEsh41kbHCo

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