Happy New Year, From EpicToon HQ!

Okay, truth time. I may, or may not be a little buzzed at this exact moment in time so you’ll pardon me if this blog is a litlle bitttttttttttttttttttttttttzzzzzzzz…

Ahem! As I was saying, Happy New Year Tooners! From Maine to Mexico, Hong Kong to Katmandu and everywhere else in between,I do hope y’all are having a very fine New Year’s day, and are not at all a little bit hung over *boilk!*

Have you ever wondered why there are so many “Best of the Year” news stories doing the rounds this time of year? Sure it’s the time of year for it, but it’s also because there are no valid news stories. Developers and publishers are off for the holidays, as a result, gaming journo’s have zip to write about, enter the “Best of…” stories. As such I hope you’ll understand, and forgive this rather paltry list of bottom of the barrel news stories. Let’s face it, you want to get back to the turkey and potato salad anyway right?

In the last blog I posted a link to the first two entries in MMORPG.com’s series of three Star Trek Online previews, previews which, I must admit have done nothing to sate my appetite for the game, but only served to stoke the flames of my er… burning desire? Anyway, this latest entry focuses on UI, itemisation and PvP, which means hardcore MMO gamers will love it, while the rest of us will likely doze off mid-sentence. Still worth a look though.

I ran across this little Twilight MMO related article while skimming the Star Trek Online article and figured, you know, point and laugh at the fellow. Let’s get something straight, more Twilight, in any form, is most definitely not a good thing, shame on you Justin Webb, shaaaaaaaame!

Director Newsletter ahooooooy! This one’s from Age of Conan game director Craig Morrison’s latest missive is… well, it’s pretty darn boring. There’s talk about laying the ground work for the Rise of the Godslayer expansion, mostly back end stuff, yadda yadda, a wee but about update 1.06 being live on the test servers, and that’s pretty much it. Go wild.

This little gadget is something I would ordinarily put in the Dessert, but you know… slow news day. It’s a lot smaller than the last portable PS3 we saw, but nowhere near as cool

More dessert here, but I don’t even feel a little bit embarrassed about putting this in the main story, these are probably some of the coolest videogame wedding cakes I’ve ever seen. Too bad I’m never getting married. I wonder if I could buy one for my self and eat it by myself?

Are you an evil criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to ensure complete and total world domination? Do you also play World of Warcraft? If so, you might want to stop, like right now, because Blizzard (taddle-tales that they are) will likely turn you in faster than you can say, “one billlion trilllion dollars!”

Right, that’s it, I’m off. You lot enjoy the brand spanking new decade and try not to ruin it for the rest of us! Me? I’m off to party hardy.