Monday, November 1, 2010

The Vault Has Been Sealed...

It has finally happened, the Radium Chimps, that so many of you dear readers warned me about have staged an uprising on the lower decks of the Victory Pellet Vault. I barely have time to type this announcement that I am locking the Vault doors for good, never to return to it.

Luckily my good friend, the Retroist, has taken pity on my situation and allowed me to post on his site:

So you may now see my rambling messages up on the main site, so please come on over and if you feel like it, drop a comment if you like what you see over there. Many people like myself share their gaming, television, toy, and movie memories everyday on the Retroist site and a more friendlier bunch of people you'll be hard pressed to find.

All silliness aside from the topmost writing, I want to thank each and every one of you, friends, for not only improving my life with your humorous and heartfelt comments but for giving me something to look forward to everyday, a new post to share with my online friends.

It has been a pleasure to post...nearly...six days of the week, missed a few here and there, and I hope you've enjoyed what you've read. It's been almost two years since I started up the Victory Pellet Vault and it was originally conceived to keep in contact with my local friends with pretty much what you see every day of the week here, it was a way to not clutter up their e-mail boxes. I cannot truly express how surprised and happy I was to find so many people who held my interests just as close to their own hearts.

Remember though, this is not a good-bye but a good beginning over at the Retroist site. Look forward to seeing you there!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Still Saturday Supercade!

From the Official 2010 report on Agricultural Affairs: "Gaming pumpkins make Halloween at least 100% better!"

Saturday Supercade!

Things are getting a little spooky around the vault!
What better way to begin the celebration of Halloween than some awesome Atari 2600 Haunted House art? Even better, thanks to we have the above photo of Haunted House pencils...that is just so incredibly awesome that I can think of no better word for it at this moment!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Flyers Break...For Tron Legacy!

Tron Night 2010. Was it worth a combined driving time of 7 hours to see 30-35 minutes of scenes from the upcoming movie? I believe my friend Bit from the original Tron says it best, "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes."

I've included this little 55 second clip by way of ComingSoon.Net just to wet your whistle without really giving anything away. I will say my head was spinning after watching the preview last night, wanting to talk about every little thing that made my synapses explode in utter geek happiness. The film seems to be far more dramatic than it's predecessor. There is a dark tale I believe we will all enjoy when we get to see the full feature on December 17th.

Let us hope, dear readers, that this will not turn into another Scott Pilgrim incident where the fan base just doesn't show to support the film. Let's hope that Disney has a blockbuster on their hands and we shall get to see more of Sam Flynn and his adventures on the Grid.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It Must Be Thursday.

Yah! Sorry about no real gaming news today but I'm headed off to another city, braving the open highways, swollen creeks, and possibly undead bears to go and attend Tron Night 2010. 20 minutes of footage will be screened from Tron: Legacy at various Imax 3D theatres across the world if for some strange reason I do not make it's been fun.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Box Art Wednesday...Halloween Edition!

Oh, my friends, look at what we have here! The ultra rare and some say mythical Universal Monsters and more importantly, Monster Squad, Atari 2600 titles. Unfortunately I was unable to secure the boxes for Monster Squad, The Wolf Man, nor Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. I've spent almost everything I have in the bank for these rare items but the Gypsy I bought them from swears that there is a Frankenstein and The Mummy cartridge in the back of her wagon.

I'd probably be even more ecstatic about these purchases if not for two things:

1) I was able to post some screenshots of the gameplay. My primitive computer won't let me.
2) When I purchased these titles I was bit by the Gypsy's dog, well, it was more like a wolf.

At least she threw in the Invisible Man title for free after that...huh...never noticed how bright the moon is tonight...friends, it seems so very hot here in the vault...Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

And So Our Story Begins...

Well, Lionhead studios certainly knows how to make a game...and as the photos I've taken above prove they also are a fair hand at crafting a collector's edition to boot.

Coming in a tome-sized hardcover 'book' you will find the game when you open the cover of the book as well as a secret compartment at the bottom that slides out and reveals a set of playing cards create by Lionhead studios that depict all the manner of people and creatures you shall encounter while journeying in Albion. There is also a metal Guild Seal coin to "assist players in making critical decisions that will impact the fate of the world forever." which has a blue side for Good decisions and a red side for Evil.

The collector's edition also contains some downloadable content to help your Hero place his or her foot in the right direction on the trail of overthrowing your evil brother and freeing the good people of Albion.

Best of all, the thing just looks pretty nifty on my shelf.