While I’m stuck in my room because the Queen is outside and they won’t let me out (still sore about that whole revolution thing, I guess), I’ll get you up to date on what the Kermdinger chaps have been up to.
I completed Dark Souls a couple weekends ago – something I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to do. However, just because I’m done doesn’t mean that each and every one of you aren’t hanging on breathlessly for the next installment of my Diary! Far be it from me to deny you.
Today the adventure continues with all new topics: oral hygeine for snakes, the world’s worst library, dragons in the buff, and more crystal than you can shake a hippie at! Let’s go!
We are now officially three months into 2012. Just where is the time going? I don’t know. But if you’re anything like me, not enough of it is being spent on gaming. Which brings us neatly to this month’s Log of Shame. The release calendar is starting to warm up nicely, and I suspect the arrival of a certain Mass Effect 3 might result in more than a few -1 scores for this month. Not …
Back on schedule. Heck yes.
Time to stop stalling, people. There’s a giant snake-dog thing that wants me in Anor Londo, there’s treasure in Anor Londo, there’s plenty of reasons to go to Anor Londo. No more detours. No more diversions.
Let’s do this thing.
Oh, LucasArts. Dear, dear LucasArts. Do you remember all the good times we had in the 90s? I do. But I bet I remember one that you don’t.
Something snarky about it being Wednesday.
Well, Tappers, it’s Tuesday morning again, and–wait, I’ve just been handed some kind of note.
I see. I see. …Yes.
So they’re telling me it isn’t Tuesday morning anymore. Apparently we’ve managed to keep this feature “on time” for all of “two weeks”. Well you know what? This is INDIE GAMING! We don’t need your stinkin’ corporate stooge deadlines and schedules and stuff.
Anyway…the continuing adventures of Kermdinger Studios, LLC., below.
Happy Love Month everybody! Awww. Bleurgh. Enough of that. We all gave our wives, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends and significant others enough attention on Tuesday. Now it’s back to the backlog. Are we all still keeping up? Don’t forget you can find those good old rules right here. Updated scores in the comments! Who will be losing/winning this month? Email the author of this post at email@example.com.
I’m trying to keep these funny, in part because there’s nothing funny about Dark Souls – almost nothing, at least. And making it funny makes it a little less… bleak for the rest of you. But there are moments when the morose nature of the game will intervene, and some of my experiences in this installment may qualify.
Steerpike the Handsome Sorcerer continues his journey today, with some business advice to a trio of unexpected entrepreneurs, a visit to the sunlit city of the gods, and another to a frozen realm of pure loneliness. What can I say? You can cover a lot of ground in 45 deaths.
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means. Time to check in with Kermdinger Studios, LLC, and see how things are going.
Trust me, I really considered spelling “chronicles” with a ‘k’. I considered it hard.
We of Tap-Repeatedly like to, you know, support things sometimes. Like causes and movements and things like that. Sometimes, also, coffee tables. So in that tradition I’m pleased to introduce Kermdinger Studios, LLC, a shiny new indie game startup in Pittsburgh, PA. Kermdinger’s making a game (as indie game studios are wont to do if you don’t watch ’em closely) and wants to tell you all about it every step of the way.
Why are we featuring Kermdinger, you ask? Could it be that this author has, in fact, become drunk with the power afforded him by posting privileges here and wantonly flaunts his responsibility to the world – nay, the Internet! – to help give his friends and classmates a leg up? Could it be that Kermdinger offered to do all the work so that he could just hit “Publish” and spend the rest of the day on Star Trek Online? Could it be that I really just want everyone to know that that’s my blasted magic 8-ball they’re playing with, dammit, and I better get a fricking producer credit or something for it?
Yes. Yes, it could be all those things.
Whatever the reason, I present to you the first two installments of Kermdinger’s weekly video blog. Watch ’em.
I realized I’d better get cracking on these Diaries, because I’m really quite a bit farther in the game than this entry, and I’m beginning to forget things that have happened to me. Luckily I discovered a cool new technology called “A Pen” and “A Notepad” and have been writing things down so my brain doesn’t have to remember them unless it wants to.
When last we left our hero, he’d returned from the profound awfulness of Blighttown to discover a huge crowd waiting at Firelink Shrine, all in a frenzy about the campfires being out…
One of the reasons I was so excited about writing “My Idea of Fun” columns is because the way games are written about and viewed critically often seems to be in flux. As an example, when Wind Waker came out, gamers lambasted it. “Too cartoony, too kiddy.” What was cool and correct to like was Twilight Princess, when it came out. Now years later, Twilight Princess (which I rather liked) is “hopelessly derivative and forgettable,” and Wind Waker is the real winner. It’s also now okay to admit that Oblivion was really not worth all the hype, and people are finally coming out to sound a resounding “meh” about Grand Theft Auto IV.
Deeper and deeper I ventured, a brave warrior in search of… jeez, I don’t even remember at this point. At first I thought no place could be worse than the Depths, that it was the darkest point in the universe. I had defeated Gaping Dragon, its nightmare boss, and was rewarded with a key to Blighttown. That name does not sound promising, but as a brave warrior in search of <REDACTED>, it was on my list of places to visit. After all, if you’ve been keeping up with these Diaries then you know… it couldn’t be worse than the Depths, right?