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Yeah, tons of fetch quests, don't worry. Join Gillman and Zack as they play through the long awaited, long since announce, MMOFPSRPG Firefall. If you don’t know much about it, don’t worry, neither did Zack. Join us on our education of this new and mystical game. Watch live video from Varms on Twitch

The Spoony Bard Podcast: Episode 54: Fuck Cali Fornia, She is a Shitty Sound Engineer

I heard that some of you out there like podcasts.  That is good, because Stark and I have one of those that we make a very valid attempt to do most weeks.

This week we talk about EVO: The Search for Eden, a game that I remember very fondly and that Stark had never played before I told him a couple of days ago that we were going to talk about it before we podcasted.  Whatever, I think it went over pretty well.  We also talk about me playing Final Fantasy XI, Stark’s new smart phone games, and some anime before things devolve to use trying to find a way to end the cast.  Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Elder Scrolls Finally Getting an MMO

One of the most common complaints about Skyrim was that it had no multiplayer to speak of, and for those out there that might remember back in time that was also a complaint of Oblivion as well as Morrowind –even though almost no one even remembers that game.  It turns out that Bethesda, the people that make the Elder Scrolls games, have announced that their next project in that universe is going to be an MMO for the PC and Mac.  From the information that I am currently seeing there is no release date that has been brought up, but considering how long it normally is after they announce one of their projects, do not hold your breath for this to be out any time soon.

Personally, I have almost no interest in an Elder Scrolls game where I have to interact with other human beings.               The thought of anyone watering down the world that Elder Scrolls takes place in is kind of depressing, the entire point of playing it – for me—has been that my actions throughout the world change people’s lives and how they go about their daily business.  Adding other people it there would wreck the illusion.  That said, it isn’t like half the NPC’s in the game even react differently to you when you are a leader of all three guilds and killed all of the dragons.

Source: Gamasutra  (via next month’s Game Informer cover)

VARMS.NET PROUDLY PRESENTS!!! PANTHERS!

Panthers are cool, we all know this.  What you might not know is that the truest form of most entertainment is done in 8-bit; or 16 if you have a nice TV like the movie stars out in New York City do.  The problem is that due to constant government downsizing it has gotten harder and harder to find good panther based 8-bit entertainment.

Worry no more.

Through the constant use of Science and my brain I have come up with a way to finally create an interactive medium powered solely by panthers.  My plan is to use the newest in pixel manipulation technology and create an experience that we can all enjoy, together, at once.  Not only will I harness the powers of the intranet so that people are able to “chat” in an almost live “room”—as a 30 second delay between text based statements is required by the fastest computers to process with these graphics at present—but people will be able to control their panthers as they go about their day.

Wonder no more what a Panther does while shopping, ponder at nothing but amazement while a panther does its taxes, watch dreamily as your own panther avatar sleeps.  The greatest aspect of all is that you, the game-play-inducer, control all of these actions.  Do you want your best animal friend to eat cereal or live gazelle for breakfast?  The choice, control, and success—or failure—of your glimmering beast rest on you alone.

We have been tirelessly researching every aspect of this game since 2003, and more than 15 of our finest researchers gave their lives to find out just how well a panther can fit into a suit and drive a car.  People throughout the world said that we were insane and that our actions could be considered “terrorism” for repeatedly releasing hungry tigers into public areas/schools/grocery stores, but we beat those war crime charges and we will beat everyone’s expectations about how much complete enjoyment can be captured by the human senses.

You might even be wondering, how many panthers were harmed during this—as most of our readers are from PETA so that gives them the right to know. We could proudly say only 1, and that was only after a fairly large researcher meal when an artificial limb from one of our former employees hurt the poor guy.  Don’t worry though, the vet said he is in great shape and will recover soon.

The game should be coming out right before Christmas.  It will retail with a MSRP of only 9.99 Lira and have a 99.99 a month fee every month after.  There is no cancelation choice, although we have included as many micro-transactions as we could find, so now the best hats in the world can be yours, for a large price.