Posts from November 7th, 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

“Of the Month” November 2012

Link of the Month:
Broodhollow Broodhollow
The creator of the now-ended SciFi webcomic Starslip (aka Starslip Crisis, aka Starshift Crisis) and current purveyor of Chainsawsuit has just started up a Cthuhlu-style webcomic. It’s in its early stages; only a handful of strips have been published so far, so it’s easy to go back and read from the beginning. I’m curious as to what is gonna happen.

Game of the Month:
Pocket Planes Pocket Planes
From the makers of Tiny Tower come Pocket Planes, another bullshit economic simulator of the kind I can’t seem to resist. This one is more complicated and therefore more intellectually stimulating than Tiny Tower, but isn’t nearly as goofy or cute. A fair trade-off. My only complaint is an arbitrary Experience Point cap on the number of airports you can have open at any one time. It seems weird; if I have enough money, why do I have to wait to XP up before I can open another airport?

TV Show of the Month:
Eureka: Season Five Eureka: Season Five
The final season of a rather uneven but almost always entertaining show on the SyFy network was easily one of its best. The limited number of episodes forced the show to focus and distill its own essence. It still contains some of the worst bullshit science this side of the original Star Trek, but its goofy fun is infectious. Plus Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day both play prominent roles throughout the season and they’re just a hoot.

Categories: Of the Month.