Archive for ‘April, 2011’
Last night was an absolute blast. Thanks to Gary, Mike, and Josh for allowing me to play in their sandbox for the evening and goof off on Legendary. Much fun was had, and if you wish to watch the full episode, you can do so now on Gamebreaker.TV.
As for today’s strip, obviously it’s related to the show, but Gary put out a call for a caption contest and I just couldn’t resist to play along. Check out their forums if you want to get in on the action.
As for the announcement that I promised on Twitter, I made it at the end of the show: The Daily Blink will now be producing content for PC Gamer Magazine! We’re making our premiere in the upcoming issue, which should be on newsstands April 28th. This is stuff we’re making just for the mag, stuff you can’t find on our website. If you’re a subscriber, I’m told it will be showing up a lot sooner than that in your mailbox, keep an eye out!
Finally, our Twitter feed increased in follower account by 33% thanks to Gary’s constant insistence for everyone to sign up during the after-party (at one point insisting that we wouldn’t start until we got the count about 1250). We’ll be sure to make it worth the while of all those new people. I have it on authority that Mike is going to be co-piloting the feed with me from now on. Hopefully, he will address his faithful subjects as soon as possible.
Thanks everyone, stay tuned for more news!
April Fool’s Stuff
You don’t know how close I came to redoing the entire website like we’d switched over to Rift. I have to admit: I am not an April Fool’s Day fan. There will be 25 obvious jokes that are cute, and one cruel one that I fall for Every. Single. Year. This year was no different. And when it comes to being the one *making* the joke, I just don’t have it in me to keep a straight face and attempt to sell a gag that everyone can either see coming from a mile away, or be upset because we had to get extremely devious in order to sneak it past you.
And so, we came to Friday’s strip. Simple, elegant, and as is always my style, extremely meta. Definitely one for the more regular readers. I’m trying to imagine people coming to the site for the first time being really confused.
Speaking of patch notes, though, did you see Blizzard’s 4.1.11 notes? A couple people in the comments on our AFD strip pointed out one of their notes was simply, “All dungeon & raid bosses now have legs. If they already had legs, they got more legs.” Thanks to Tehcrash and Abronkhar for the heads up, as I completely missed it the first time through. As I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter, we immediately contacted our immense legal team to make important decisions about what actions we would take to protect our schtick.
Big Announcement on Legendary
Also — great news on the “Hey, who the hell is *that* guy” front — I’ll be a guest on Legendary, the World of Warcraft show produced by Gamebreaker.TV, this Tuesday night at 9PM PST! It’ll be on video and everything! Please come out and show some Daily Blink love. I also promise that I’ll be announcing some big news on the homefront and the future of the strip. Nothing earth shattering, but something we’re geeking out about just the same. If you wanna find out, tune into Legendary on Tuesday! (If I can haul enough people along, maybe they’ll invite me back and I’ll be able to haul Mike along too.)
Finally, a vague little note for those interested: The current plan is for Mike and I to be attending Blizzcon, though in what capacity, we have no friggin’ clue. Keep an eye peeled as we get closer, we’ll have to start organizing sooner or later or risk missing the boat. If anything, we’ll send out an address for a nearby bar and have everyone get together for an impromptu meet n’ greet.
That is all for now. If you’re reading this, you rock, even just because you made it to the bottom of this blog post.