Hello TAY, and good morning/afternoon wherever you are! Did anyone catch the Grammys last night? I sure as hell didn't but apparently Daft Punk swept and had an awesome performance, while Dave Grohl got shuffled to a side stage and Nine Inch Nails was actually cut off midway through. Not a good night for what little rock ends up at awards shows.
Housekeeping and Blips:
- ExistentialEgg is starting up an interesting new website called DayZ Survivor Stories, where you can go and upload your insane, hilarious or depressing tales from in the game.
- First meeting of the return of AniClub is up! We watched the first three episodes of Steins;Gate!
- Febuary's Craf-TAY Corner is up!
- TAYbletop Dungeons and Dragons games are coming soon!
- That new Kinja format is coming soon.
- Red Head Peak shares his own console history in an effort to see why we wait to purchase consoles.
- Pink Zapper Helmet that gaming's past as a toy for children is holding the medium back as a serious genre, while pocoGRANDES rebuts that gaming's tendency to create a virtual playspace is its greatest strength.
- Dex's Author Spotlight this week is on one of our illustrious admins and host of Your Favorite Worst Nightmare, Zarnyx!
- Steve Bowling had a chance to look into how custom controller shop Evil Controllers makes their products, and then reviewed them for us.
- Shiryu laments that his favorite series has devolved into nothing more than freemium content.
- Umataro has a review of the Burger King Big Mac-clone and the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
- Red Head has a weird opinion that Kratos might not actually be the God of War, but instead something more familiar.
- The Mushroom reports that the trio of Pennsylvania green flu outbreak survivors who became famous for getting out with no government assistance are beginning to drift apart.
- Aestevalis takes a look at Kotoura-San, now with fancy new graphics!
- ClaudioIphigenia discusses his preference for playing classic games in a manner as similar to their original release as possible.
- Marsh has an interview with Dan FitzGerald, creator of the mobile game Dawn of the Plow.
- On MSTay3K this week, Spacegar looked at the riffing of Parts: The Clonus Horror, which was basically a dry run of The Island, but much more unintentionally hilarious.
- Nacho Matrimony gives us a taste of the ebb and flow of the simplistic-but-awesome fencing game Nidhogg.
- Rockmandash continues reviewing visual novels, this time sitting down to play Rewrite.
- WingZero's Game of the Week is an SRPG called Project X Zone.
- We have two Crystal's Calls this week, The Heretic Among Us and In Pursuit of the Past!
- GeekBabel's back with 4 more webcomics to go read.
- MainProtagonist gives us a review of Shin Sekai Yori.
- The Great and Powerful General McFist discusses why impatience is tearing apart society as we know it.
- tabbynat continues his quest to learn how to make video games, and wonders why people of all skill levels are driven to create things.
- Pseudohausen gives us a side-by-side visual comparison of good graphics versus good art direction.
- Rockmandash looks at the highs and lows of Sonic, in response to the new redesign of the blue hedgehog and his friends.
- FoolproofAdam looks at his very favorite enemies in gaming.
- InvadingDuck breaks down the now-infamous Sonic redesigns and shares his opinion of them step-by-step.
- Nach and Damson are doing a logged play-through of Earthbound!
- Mayjay give a wholehearted recommendation for Bravely Default.
- The Geek Empress takes a look at the new Figurearts Sailor Mars figure.
- Omeniel gives a very deep and bleak view of gaming in his home country, Russia.
- Carter Brownlee explains why The Order 1886 is 1080P despite running at a resolution of 1920x800.
- GiantBoyDetective has a lazy review of the Lego Movie.
Quote of the Week:
- This week, it's defnitely Omeniel's:
Sochi 2014 is a sore subject. It is the most expensive Olympic competition in the history of Olympic Games. It cost 50 billion US dollars to Russian Federation. Our government (read Putin and co.) decided to spent this amount of money to arrange a celebration while the half of country nearly makes till the end of the month, education is poor, mediceine even more poor. So Sochi is a feast in the time of plague. If you are familiar with the term "cult of personality", you will understand where I am going. Putin needed this Olympics to feed his huge ego and to feed his corrupted companions. That is what I feel about Sochi. But at the same time it does not prevent me from enjoying the sports competition.
Go to TAYClassic to get a taste of old school talking amongst yourselves, or head out to the Open Forum, hosted by Morie! Was there a story I left out? Point it out in the comments, or if over the next week you see a story you think I should feature here from either our lovely home or a regular Kinja site, send it to my on my ConTAYct Page!