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"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1

"The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1

"I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes



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1:00 PM on 12.17.2014

A game like X-Files and True Detective? Just don't go Normcore

Oh no! It's the end of our three part interview with Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, creators of Maniac Mansion and the masterminds behind Thimbleweed Park, a game that has currently raised over $500K on Kickstarter. We di...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 12.16.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U releasing Christmas Day

The long awaited Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is finally about to hit the Wii U. The game has been out on the 3DS for a little while now, but I've been holding out for the home console version. Wii U-specific features like...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Lisa: The Painful RPG is out on Steam, gets new feel-bad trailer

Lisa: The Painful RPG is 10% off on Steam for its first week on the storefront. I make a cameo in the game as an idiot who might get a sort of super rabies if you play your cards right (or wrong, depending on how much y...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Monkey Island creator on Kentucky Route Zero, designing worlds and not sucking

It's time for part two of our interview series with Gary Winnick and Ron Gilbert, two of the fathers of the Point & Click genre. as we count down to the end of their Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter. Talking to these leg...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 12.14.2014

Playable Pauline, shipping 120 games and #IDARB with Mike Mika

[Update: Show's over folks! Man, that was one whopper of a conversation. Turns out Mike has worked directly with Jimmy Fallon, Nintendo, Adam Sandler, Disney, and almost John Lithgow. Definitely of the most eye opening episo...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 12.14.2014

Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last Sunday on Sup Holmes ...

Jonathan Holmes

10:30 AM on 12.14.2014

Phoenix Wright was almost named 'Roger'

The Ace Attorney series has gradually built itself a small but loyal following outside of Japan. One of the reasons for that is how the games offer an experience that you can't get anywhere else in gaming. Their popularity ha...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter was a joke for five seconds

The Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter is almost over! We're celebrating this historic event with an explosive interview series starring not one, but two amazing middle aged men -- Mr. Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island) and Mr. Gary ...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 12.12.2014

We're doing our GotY awards differently this year

The days when games were tailor made to suit the tastes of a small subset of society are over. You can no longer look at a game and know on sight who it was made for and what hardware it's running on. There are more reasons t...

Jonathan Holmes

5:30 PM on 12.12.2014

The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames

Like I was saying to the creators of Pocket Rumble, the minutia is what will make or break a fighting game. All the little moment-to-moment experiences in a given round of combat have to come together to create a vast psycho...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 12.09.2014

Amiibogeddon update: Toys "R" Us no longer carrying the 'holy trinity'

[Image assistance from CJ Melendez] We've yet to get a straight answer from Nintendo about the Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth Amiibo's collective status on the endangered toy species list. First we hear they are discont...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Father of videogames Ralph Baer passes away at 92

Ralph Baer was an electronics and engineering pioneer, known as the "father of videogames." Baer designed the Magnavox Odyssey, starting work on the machine in the late 1960s before releasing it in 1972, when it became the w...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Looks like those amiibos aren't really discontinued

Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, but it's almost impossible to know what to believe on the internet, so take this with a grain of salt. A screengrab of a email from Nintendo of America's David Young has popped up on NeoG...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Mercedes Carrera comments on the charity stream hubbub

[Image provided by Mercedes Carrera.] A few hours ago, I wrote a story about how the AbleGamers suffered a DDoS attack after pulling out of a collaboration with adult film star Mercedes Carrera on a charity live stream. Some ...

Jonathan Holmes

2:20 PM on 12.07.2014

Sup Holmes goes live with the creators of Pocket Rumble

[Update: Thanks for watching everybody! Since the stream is over, I put up the Pocket Rumble episode of Two Best Friends up there in their place. Rumor has it a storm is coming...] Capcom recently announced Street Fighter V,...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.07.2014

AbleGamers backs out of charity event after reading it will 'weaponize porn'

[Update: Looks like AbleGamers' site is back up.] [Update 2: I asked AbleGamers to comment on those questioning if they were DDoS'ed or if their site went down because of unusually high traffic. The told me "Three different r...

Jonathan Holmes