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Where Are The Comics?!

Posted in News with tags on June 29, 2013 by Matt

I’ve been focusing on gaming and making YouTube videos for the past few months and have not made a comic since January. This is not to say that ideas have not been had for new comics.

Recently, I’ve been writing down ideas for new comics. These are different from the ones I have previously made, with new characters, and with an actual story.

The time is coming that a new comic will be posted, but I am not exactly sure when that will be. It depends on how much free time I have, but I am aiming for sometime in July.

There is also a possibility that the new comics will be done with paint, rather than pencil crayons. We will see.

Anyway, that is just to update everyone. Hopefully everyone is enjoying the videos. There is a high possibility that a meat baby video is coming in the next week. Be afraid.

Check Out The Indie Royale Fall Bundle!

Posted in News on October 16, 2012 by Matt

Indie Royale

Check it out! There are some good games on there, and $8 + gets you an album as well, which can be listened to here.

New Logo Complete!

Posted in Comic, News on September 6, 2012 by Matt

The new logo is finally complete! BEHOLD! PROGRESS!

BustedCouch Logo

Today, when I wake up (it’s currently 4:40 a.m.), I will hopefully be meeting up with a friend to work out the rest of the details on the new website. The new site will then be up and running in no time. Being optimistic, likely by Monday.

The New Website Is Coming.

Posted in News on September 3, 2012 by Matt

Just so you all know, the new website design is pretty much complete, and there will be a launch really soon. If the comic is not out by Thursday, expect it to be saved for the launch of the new site, TheBustedCouch.com.

I’ve also got some story arc ideas in development as well, and will eventually be releasing some 9 panel pages down the road.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. 11 Minute Intro Video!

Posted in News on September 1, 2012 by Matt

The first Metal Gear Solid was one of my favourite PSOne games ever. I played through that game several times and loved every second of it. When Metal Gear Solid 2 came out, I felt it was alright, but I never did finish it, and I also never finished 3. Metal Gear Solid 4 was a fun game that a friend and I tackled in almost a single sitting (yeah, a really long sitting).

I was excited for all of those games when I saw the first previews for them, and that has not changed one bit. This intro video looks awesome, and I can’t wait to see more. I may have to pick up the HD collection and play through MGS 2 and 3 and Peace Walker now.

Planetary Annihilation!

Posted in News on August 31, 2012 by Matt

Recently, a game that I supported on Kickstarter hit it’s goal and will definitely be made. For those who enjoyed Supreme Commander, think of that game, but with the ability to move to the moon, or astroids, or other planets, and wage ware across the universe.

$20 can get you the game here.

TheBustedCouch Is Coming Back! Finally!

Posted in Comic, News on August 27, 2012 by Matt

Hey guys,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done anything with the blog, so I thought I’d get back to it this week.

Return! Again!

FanExpo Toronto was on the weekend, and I was able to attend on Friday (couldn’t do Saturday or Sunday due to a bachelor party). It was quite awesome, and I was able to meet Victor Lucas of The Electric Playground and also Toronto Batman.

I made a few purchases of prints and other such things as well. Two prints from Romantically Apocalyptic, which is an awesome web comic that you need to check out. I will update this post later with the rest of my purchased items (which include a potted “plant”, an autographed Batman print, an autographed copy of Kill Shakspeare Vol. 1, Red Letter Media dvd, and Yeti: A Love Story from Troma Films).

Update: Here are the items I picked up at FanExpo2012. Sorry for the lighting in the pics.
Autographed print of Batman. Signed by Toronto Batman.
Swear to me!

Kill Shakespeare Vol. 1 signed by the creators.
Kill him!
Signed! Bam!

My special plant.
What's this clay pot?

Romantically Apocalyptic prints, signed.
Gravity
Titanic

Yeti: A Love Story. Best character: Sex Piss!
Yeti: A Love Story

Red Letter Media’s Vol 1 DVD. I tried to buy an old VHS of Night Court while at their booth. Too bad it was wrecked. 😦 I offered $5.
Red Letter Media dvd

Pictures of me with people:
Victor Lucas and I
T-Bats and I

PAX East 2012!

Posted in News on April 9, 2012 by Matt

The weekend is over, and unfortunately I was only there for the Friday. I’ll be attending PAX Prime 12 for the entire show, and I look forward to it, as one day seemed to fly by way too fast.

I’ll start by talking about the keynote speech. It was delivered by Jordan Mechner who created Prince of Persia and Karateka. He seemed a little nervous, but was really good by the time the Q & A started. He also gave away 3 Karateka t-shirts that are not released yet. He talked about his life, and how he started it all on an old Apple 2 and finished his first game (Death Bounce) in college. It was never released, though a lot of people at PAX were encouraging him to release it. After he created Karateka and Prince of Persia, he decided to travel a lot and then pursue a career in writing screen-plays. During this, he was called to help with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time at Ubisoft. Since then, he hasn’t helped make any other games (other than extremely brief consultations).

He mentioned, during the Q & A, that the source code for Prince of Persia needs to be recovered from the old floppy discs he found before he can safely say that it will be released. Apparently, old floppies are really fragile and require just the right equipment to salvage, and so a specialist is coming to see him within the next little while. We will see what happens. He did say that the source code will be posted online for everyone if it’s recovered.

After the keynote, Jerry and Mike took the stage for the PA Q & A session, and it naturally started off with penis questions. I’ll just give you highlights via pictures and videos.

A story book was issued to Jerry as a gift, and then was read to the crowd. It was about a bear that lost it’s hat and is trying to find it.
PAX Q&A Story Time
PAX Q&A Story Time 2
PAX Q&A Story Time 3
This story book apparently spawned a few memes online, but I had never seen them. It was pretty funny though, and I wish I could remember the name of the book!

Next we have a group of Aperture scientists converge on Jerry and Mike.

The “black death” was issued. This year, the person who received it was chosen not by rock paper scissors, but by light saber battle.

Apparently, Jerry had promised some people that he would chop their trachea. His word was put to the test.

It’s not too often that you get to see a marriage proposal, but here’s one that I got to witness.

She is his player-two and when he doesn’t think he can go on, she is is press start to continue. Awesome. I wish them a happy life together!

The only other video I have is of the only game I actually got to play, which was Retro/Grade.

This game is a shoot ’em up in reverse. You start at the end of the game and work backwards. It’s a beat-based game, and your goal is to match up with all the shots that have already been fired. You are on one of three lines, and you hit x when you’re close to the projectile. Anything coming from behind you is an enemy projectile, which should be avoided. You can also use a guitar controller for the game as well, though I liked the PS3 controller better. Your score is in reverse as well, so your goal is to get to 0 points.

Right after finishing up my play-time with this, James from Extra Creditz showed up and I got all excited. I had to say hello, and I got a hug from him. He thought I was one of the booth guys though, so it was pretty funny in that slightly awkward way. We talked briefly and I told him I’d be at the panel later that evening. Unfortunately, he informed me that Allison and Dan wouldn’t be at the panel, but the panel was awesome regardless.

The rest of PAX went by so damn fast. Sean and I hit the “Stuff The Critisism! I want a Review!” panel, and the Extra Creditz panel. The review panel was all about game reviews, and didn’t enlighten me too much. It was entertaining though.

The Extra Creditz panel turned into a huge Q & A with James and random game industry people and was extremely awesome. I really wish I had turned on my camera for it.

The rest of the time was spent wandering around and then I purchased a starter kit for Warmachine (a table top hobby game).

Next PAX, I will have Twitter coverage. Then I won’t miss anything while I’m wandering around.

Want an Adventure Game? Support Double Fine Adventure!

Posted in News on February 10, 2012 by Matt

Yesterday, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer posted an ad on Kickstarter to create funds for a point and click adventure game.

If you back the company’s project, you will be entitled to a copy of the game (minimum of $15), and a lot more if you decide to donate more. Hell, one person donated $10,000 and now they get to have lunch with Tim and get a tour of Double Fine Studios. That is a hell of a donation, but very awesome.

I donated $30 myself and backed the project. Everyone that craves a classic point and click adventure game (like The Secret of Monkey Island), and wants something new in this genre, need to donate and help push the project. They have raised over a $1,000,000 in a day. The more money that gets put in, the higher quality the game, and the more extras that may get added. Donate here.

New Humble Bundle is Available!

Posted in News on February 4, 2012 by Matt

This did start a few days ago, but it`s not too late! Check it out, and remember that the money goes to some good causes.

This Humble Bundle is all about cross-platform games. All of the games work on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. It`s pretty sweet and makes a great gift. See the video below and click here for the website.