One Person Apparently Spent a Year Drawing the First 151 Pokémon

Luko's Picture House

Reddit user Lukeco recently posted about his having spent a year drawing the first 151 Pokémon.

His work is on the Internet for all to see, and I must say it’s pretty impressive. I mean, I’m famously new to this whole Pokémon thing, and even I can appreciate this fantastic art.

You can click here to see the full work on imgur, and you can see more of his work on his Tumblr, entitled Luko’s Picture House.

Let’s Welcome Retrovolve into the GeekParty Family

Wild ArmsHere at GeekParty, we don’t shy away from our love of retro games. At the same time, we don’t shy away from our love of modern gaming either (except for Alcoholic Luigi).

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MundaneMatt’s War Between YouTube and Game Journalism Seems Misdirected

PiratesI probably don’t need to point out that what we know as “Games Journalism” is in a bit of an upheaval now.

Within the past few days, YouTube personality MundaneMatt has weighed in on the issue with some new videos explaining his opinions on this. Since I actually don’t believe in censoring people with voices I disagree with, I’ll let you watch those for yourself:

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4chan Made a Boycott List, and I Am Offended

Alcoholic Luigi's Postcards from MetaCon 2013I’m not just offended, I’m pissed off. I’m also enraged, annoyed, upset, and any other adjective meaning “not happy” that my pocket thesaurus can find. Why, do you ask?

Because I’m not on the list!

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How Much Is Fez 2 Worth? Jonathan Blow Responds on Twitter

Fez

As always, there are lingering questions in the air regarding Phil Fish. One of those currently happens to be the value of Polytron and the Fez IP, since both seem to be up for sale right now.

A Twitter user going by the name 00shad00 inquired about the value of Fez 2. Instead of getting in touch with Fish, this user decided to reach out to Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid and The Witness.

Jonathan Blow Twitter

Jonathan Blow Twitter

00shad00 mentioned still being a student and not being entirely certain of how this whole thing works, and Blow gave a short, pithy, honest response.

After the week the indie gaming scene has had, it’s refreshing to see a member of the development community actually speaking with candor. Blow didn’t have to answer the question at all, but he did so respectfully and politely.

This, my friends, is discourse, even if it’s on a tiny level. Our conversations about the state of the scene could really use more kindness and level-headedness right now.

The Anti-Zoe Quinn Rage Is Completely out of Hand. Let’s Talk.

Depression Quest

UPDATE: I just want to point out, to all the people who are reading and commenting on this, I published this piece on April 18. It wasn’t until April 19 when Fine Young Capitalists released their Soundcloud recording explaining their allegations against Quinn, or when Games Nosh’s article about Quinn got pulled. Nothing in the rest of this post deals with the FYC or Games Nosh in any way, shape, or form. I also want to point out that this piece wasn’t intended to be a defense of Quinn. I have no opinion on Depression Quest. I think Zoe’s cheating is shitty, but it doesn’t affect the quality of Depression Quest. But, in my opinion, one of the things that happened after Eron Gjoni wrote his blog post was that piles and piles and piles of allegations against Quinn all surfaced at once. That seemed fishy to me, and I still don’t know how to feel about it. I commented on the censorship issue elsewhere, and the following piece has nothing to do with that either.

TL;DR: This piece was written before the FYC or Games Nosh scandals.

The gaming community has done a terrible, horrible thing. Having been sucked into the conversation deeper than I ever intended, I feel the need to explain a few things.

First off, Zoe Quinn made a game called Depression Quest, and in light of the Robin Williams suicide,  she wasn’t sure if she should release it or wait on it for a bit. However, feeling the message was still an important one, she released it for free. That’s kind of an awesome thing to do.

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Phil Fish Is My Hero for His Tweets About Ferguson

FergusonRecently, Phil Fish went on a Twitter spree about two things. Misogyny against Zoe Quinn, and the situation in Ferguson, MO.

And he’s my hero for both.

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Phil Fish Tweets About Ferguson, and What’s Happening Is Terrifying

I wrote a piece just a bit ago about Phil Fish’s Twitter blowing up over his defense of Zoe Quinn.

Whether he’s right for defending her or not, he immediately switched the focus of his Twitter back to the stuff that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri.

Phil Fish TwitterIf you’re not paying attention to Ferguson right now, you should be. It’s terrifying.

The short of it: Michael Brown was shot dead by police, which started a string of riots.

Apparently, a livestreamer is covering the event, and he was told by police to go away or face being shot. The Internet is interpreting the thing he’d be shot with as either tear gas or a gun, and it’s honestly difficult to tell which it is by watching the video.

Either way, this is scary stuff, and it’s a lot more important to be paying attention to this than to silly Twitter or 4chan drama.

Phil Fish Goes on Epic Twitter Crusade to Defend Zoe Quinn

Phil Fish Back on TwitterSome of you may have noticed that “Phil Fish” was trending on Twitter. Is he announcing a secret project? Has Fez 2 been un-cancelled? Is he just having another meltdown?

Well, it actually starts with Zoe Quinn.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Will Be More Challenging Than Previous Games

Assassin's Creed Unity charactersIt’s hard to find an Assassin’s Creed fan that doesn’t have complaints about the long-running series. Some fans find the missions to be far too repetitive, while others are disappointed that the series has never lived up to its full potential. More than anything else, fans seem frustrated by the lack of challenge it offers.

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