Everyone should know by now that I love me some NinjaBee. But I'm sure some of you out there love them too. On that note, why not celebrate your love for NinjaBee by sticking your name in a hat to win a free t-shirt. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
How can you win a t-shirt sporting the lovable (and gullible) kung-fu ready Clyde? By entering the contest at VGToys.com, of course. They are giving away a Cloning Clyde t-shirt (courtesy of NinjaBee) containing one of my favorite quotes from the game, "P.S. always remember that you are a special guy." It always makes me giggle.
What are you waiting for? Go get it!
(Unfortunately for all my international readers, it's US only. Sorry!)
FWIW: I have this T-shirt and the quality is top-notch!
If you love Cloning Clyde and the Simpsons as much as you should then this will be your favorite contest ever.
Contest is simple:
What could be better?
Major Nelson's podcast this week features a bunch of interesting interviews (and plenty of mindless chit chat). Of direct significance to us though is his interview of Steve Taylor (President of NinjaBee and all around nice guy).
Steve gets a chance to talk Band of Bugs, dole out level editor tips, and even mentions the uber forumites over at the NinjaBee forums (Okay, that was a shameless plug for myself and my comrades from over there, I admit it.)
For those who can't stand to listen to nearly two hours of talking (yes, it's nearly two hours long this week) the interview in question goes from about 56:03 to 1:17:16. Okay, not "about" -- precisely between those times.
Oh, and in case you are interested, he's giving away a free copy of Band of Bugs on the show. Enjoy!
[via Major Nelson]
OK I promise that will be the first and last rhyming headline.
Microsoft announced yesterday some new details about the future of XBLA Wednesdays including:
Nelson later updated the free poker info with this:
Just to be clear, anyone who downloads this game during the free period, will get the full un-locked version of the game to play. There will be no time out on the version (in other words...you can play as long as you want..whenever you want) as long as you download it during the first 48-hours. After the free period is over, then it's Arcade business as usual - there will be a demo, and the option to purchase the full game.
I don't know about you, but I'm interested to see what gameplay changes the PGR3 Deck will bring as Microsoft has stated in the past that there won't be any UNO Decks that are just a rebranding, that all decks will bring gameplay changes in line with the theme itself. Don't know how you would play racing UNO or Kudos UNO, but for 100 points, I'm willing to try.
UPDATE: it seems that Microsoft has removed all references to the UNO PG3 Theme pack, guess were not getting it today.
Betcha guys didn't see this coming... .. ....
Ok, ok, we all seen it coming. Following the Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays release schedule, Cloning Clyde has released today for 800 Microsoft Points.
Do you think it's worth 800 points? Are you disappointed? Surprised? Love it? Hate it? Let us know. I personally love the game thus far, and I like the fact that these small developers can create original, fresh, innovative content and give us the 'bang for our buck'.
Many kudos to NinjaBee.
With the highly anticipated Cloning Clyde expected in just a couple days, we took the opportunity to dig around and see if we could find out what the team at NinjaBee will be working on next. In a post on the NinjaBee forums Steve Taylor, Lead Programmer, let it known that the next project is known internally as "Swat". While I'm certainly happy to learn about another NinjaBee game, I think it's pretty safe to say that with the off beat story design behind their first two XBLA titles, speculating about what "Swat" could mean is most likely useless.
At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, but wait, there's more...
Not only are they working on a new title, but both the long awaited patch and new DLC are in the works for Outpost Kaloki X.
It certainly is a busy time for Mr. Taylor and the rest of the team at NinjaBee
Xbox.com has removed Frogger (Summer 2006) from the "recent addition" under Xbox Live Arcade today... and put it under a new category, "Coming soon to the Arcade". Along with 4 other Xbox Live Arcade games - Cloning Clyde (Summer 2006), Texas Hold 'Em Poker (TBD), Lumines Live (July 2006), and Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (Summer 2006).
Who knows what to think? What to believe?
It looks like yet another upcoming XBLA game has found its way on to the XBox 360 PartnerNet. Head on over to IGN to read their hands-on impressions of this upcoming release and be sure to check out the 2 new game play videos on their media page.
It seems that the guys from XboxZone.com.au have posted a video of the Street Fighter II presentation made last week in Australia. The link to it is here. If you listen carefully the presenter talks about how it's going to be one of the next three games to be released (We can only guess as to what the others will be, but my guess is two of Uno, Texas Hold'em, and Cloning Clyde). Not the best of quality recordings, but does show us what to expect.
UPDATE: there's also a video of the Cloning Clyde presentation here (Thanks qwerty)
So after hinting about it in our interview, Ninja Bee anounced Cloning Clyde, A side-scrolling platformer game. While there is no info as to a release date, the offical game page lists the game features as:
The full game lets you save your progress (including unlocked achievements and gamer pictures), and includes:
So head over there now to check out the game and some of the screenshots