December 14, 2006
Regarding multiplayer in Elebits for the Nintendo Wii:
Thomas picked this up and we played tonight during the VGAs. You control a “gravity gun” to trash your house and zap little energy gnomes for points.
“Don’t cross the streams!”
Points in Elebits are called Watts, which strengthen your gun, power the lights, and activate electronic devices in your home. See, in the world of Elebits, the little buggers have gone on strike and refuse to provide energy to the world. It’s up to you to drag, drop, push, throw, and smash your way through your home to uncover more and more Elebits.
We did not make it this far.
This is the first title whose core gameplay really centers around the unique capabilities of the Wii remote. Like many Wii games, you’ll have the most fun playing in a room full of people. So blow the Gamestop manager if you have to, but get some extra controllers and laugh away your shame with an evening of multiplayer Elebits.
December 13, 2006
Spike TV loves the UCB this year. Tonght’s Video Game Awards feature two comedy shorts starring UCB mainstay John Gemberling and directed by yours truly. UCB Harold-teamer John Gabrus is a staff writer for the show, and comics Brian Berrebbi and Nick Kroll play costumed gamer nerds.
Joystiq.com had a “liveblogger” at the VGA taping last Fri. Here’s what he had to say about my “MoCap” segments:
9:42: Mocap skit with balls. A chubby dude in a blue suit covered in giant balls plays “the bitch” in Saint’s Row. Nice.
10:53: [update 7] More motion capture skit action. This stuff has been the best of the show so far, by far. Someone might be pitching Mocap: The Show to Fox already. Sarah Silverman comes out… Besides the mocap dude, she’s the funniest thing in the show so far as well. (Full link)