I love Scotch. Also Will Ferrell's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Who doesn't? It's terribly exciting news that a sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, hits theaters on Dec. 20. Producers are pumping up expectations with a series of nutty Dodge commercials and an online game or two. Check out Pants or No Pants, where you'll be quizzed as to whether your favorite anchorman Ron Burgundy is wearing pants or not underneath his news desk. That's pretty much it: Pants or no pants. But it's good for a giggle or two on a mirthless afternoon at the office.
If you grew up on the splatterific ’80s films of Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Frankenhooker) and Peter Jackson (Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles) or if you just like your horror flavored with a healthy dose of comedy, you need to get to the Guild Cinema this weekend for the painfully funny Bad Milo! Check out the trailer to see what you’ll be getting yourself into. Alibi’s Midnight Movie Madness screenings will get underway Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. There will even be doorprizes courtesy of Stranger Factory. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students w/ID.
October is fast approaching, and we’re already in a Halloween mood. Starting this weekend, we’re unleashing a whole host of horror flicks at Alibi Midnight Movie Madness. Stop by the Guild Cinema this weekend to check out the extreme horror anthology V/H/S/2. Directed by the people who gave us The Raid, Hobo With a Shotgun, Who’s Next? and The Blair Witch Project, this collection of four horror shorts will have you screaming, flinching and hopefully curled up in a whimpering ball on the theater floor. Check out the trailer ... if you dare. V/H/S/2 will screen at 10:30pm this Friday and Saturday night.
In the arcade puzzler Neonball you must bounce the titular object through a maze toward an exit point, while avoiding lasers and other obstacles. Apparently passing the test gives you the right to live in Neoncity ... or something to that effect. What are you waiting for, citizen? Get to bouncing.
Pause Ahead is a punishing run-and-jump puzzle platformer with an inventive twist. At any given time, you can pause the game, freezing the assorted deadly obstacles (buzzsaws, spikes, monsters, etc.) in their tracks. Your character, however, maintains whatever momentum he had prior to the pause. The kick is that you can't control him during the pause. He just keeps flying along—hopefully not into the arms of another deadly trap. The objective is to get though the levels as quickly as possible. It's kinda like Super Mario Bros. on speed. Better have your fast-twitch reflexes honed for this one.
That's My Moon has you defending a tiny ball of rock that's being constantly bombarded by meteors and missiles. Sort of a stationary version of Asteroids, the colorful game has you blasting shots, nonstop, into space in an attempt to survive just a little bit longer. Hit the missiles and you can grab up some coinage as well. That's valuable when you want to upgrade your weapons and even your moon itself. An ever-increasing selection of powers keeps this arcade-style shooter evolving and involving.
Last time we checked NSA leaker Edward Snowden was still hunkered down in Russia doing the political asylum thing. No matter what your political bent on this particular story, I'm sure we can all agree it would be more digestible in video game form. Snowden's Leaks: The Game may not teach us all that much about our government's use of secret internet searches, but it does offer some nifty, Elevator Action-style arcade fun. Download the secrets, avoid the CIA men, toss stuff out windows: Now that's some good whistleblowing.
The Blue Beanie is a lovely little point-and-click adventure combining photographic backdrops and animated figures. You are a squishy little forest critter whose beloved blue beanie has been stolen. Navigate the odd landscapes to recover it. This one requires some puzzle-solving skills and a tiny bit of arcade action.
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" is the greatest cartoon on TV right now because it totally is. Now shut up. The folks at Cartoon Network have pumped out tons of cool "Adventure Time" games over the years. Now you can actually manufacture your own. The Adventure Time Game Creator allows you to choose settings, backgrounds, characters and so much more to build your own platform-style action game. Each character (from Flame Princess to Ice King) has his or her own set of powers and weaknesses. Set up traps, monsters and other obstacles to challenge them. If you aren't feeling all that creative, you can always try out the hundreds of levels that have been submitted by other fans. Slamacow!