Well the countdown on the binary clock for the Flynn Lives site ended this morning and as I greeted the day it offered a gigantic gift for mine eyes.
It seems that in the cities that were located on the countdown, all across the world at various arcades, there are people standing outside them wearing Flynn Lives t-shirts. If one were to approach these people and give them the password for that city they would receive a package with additional information that would lead them to another location where a hidden package awaits. What is in the package? Check out the second and third photos above.
I would stand up to Sark a hundred times over to receive a Tron wallet not to mention an Encom receipt and those two glorious arcade tokens.
I've been monitoring the site all day to see what will transpire once these codes like the one pictured on the Tron trading card above are entered in. So far all the cards that have had their codes entered are on the site, trading card art from the original movie and when one clicks on them they flip over to reveal a piece of a bigger picture...at the moment it looks like Flynn's son in his video game warrior costume approaching an open and white light filled room.
What happens when they are all claimed? Who knows, dear readers, but I'm sure it'll be glorious.
Update #1: 18 cards left to be filled in on the picture, though Madrid was a bust. It does indeed look like Flynn's son. At least to me.
Update #2: 13 cards to go.
Update #3: 4 cards to go. I forgot to mention there is a Bit at the bottom of the picture in his 'No' state. I'm betting that when we fill in those last cards it will switch to a 'yes'.
So I just found out that the makers of the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum game have two new offerings coming our way this Fall, not quite as dark as their last offering obviously. Batman: The Brave and the Bold will allow players of all ages to don the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight and a few of his heroic friends. Blue Beetle, Green Lantern, Aquaman (I call dibs!), and Robin as they battle evil doers in various locations from the animated series. I've noticed on the cover of the Wii game we can see Plastic Man and Hawkman.
The big news though is if a player connects with the Wii by wireless connectivity on the DS they can take on the role of Bat-Mite to either help or cause more mischief for the other players.
I saw a background picture of the game and it had Batman in Gotham Park, in the background is an awesome memorial statue for Alan Scott, the golden-age Green Lantern. I'm going to have to pick up this one for the Wii.
No, I'm not talking about the Victory Pellet Blog. I'm once more referring to Andrew Ryan from the original Bioshock, which just last week I had the pleasure of finishing up its sequel. It's always good to take the time and visit the city of Rapture but I sure wouldn't want to live there...or would I?
For those that purchased the Collector's Edition of Bioshock 2 which I am constantly kicking myself for not doing so, they received many wonderful items in their set. A full LP album featuring the music from the game, as well as an artbook, and three frameable posters of the kind you see throughout the decimated city of Rapture.
But...it seems those posters hold just a little more in them...when a black light is applied to the posters they reveal messages.
1) Rapture failed We will not 2) Where is Dr. Lamb? 3) The end of RYAN IS the end of the SELF
Now these are some of the messages you find scrawled across the walls in the game but it is a wonderful little surprise to those who own the posters none the less.
A box of unopened Nintendo cereal sold on E*Bay yesterday for $207.50, I can only assume they were actually smuggling Koopa shells in that box or something for that price. Perhaps Miyamoto Shigeru put a golden ticket in this box and the lucky bidder is getting a one way trip to the Mushroom Kingdom?
These are but a few of the images that play in my head when I think of Mr. Hillier. Today he has gone up another level in the game of life and everyone should raise a tankard or equally favorite beverage container to him for doing so.
The Victory Vault's telephones and Computronic 900 have been almost overloaded this morning with readers wanting to know exactly what is up with the Radium Chimps.
Well...it all started with research done by the late Professor Dom Braunt back in 1895. He hypothesized that if one were to allow a chimp to play various games of chance and fancy for at least twelve hours a day they would in fact become smarter and less prone to leap on their owners chest and gnaw their face off.
This is true as we all now know but the late Professor learned too late that it also increased their competitive spirit by at least 34% and if not watched carefully would result in small wars of feces flinging mayhem.
Standing on the late Professor's shoulders as it were, my chimps are raised on a strict diet of retrogaming for ten hours a day, I find their intelligence is increased by 60% and with small three hour breaks where they can grow strong digging with pickaxes in my Radium mines I can be sure that I have loyal subjects. Generally.
How I've created said mines,well, that is my secret.
My good friend, Mister Williams, was born this day. The images above are but a few things that I conjure up in mind when I think of him but how can mere images help to mold the character of this friend I speak of? They cannot. Words fail as well and this type of praise he doesn't care for but I can tell you readers this...if Mister Williams were to ask me to stand by him and enter the gates of Hell...I would do so without question.