Tuesday, October 23, 2012

13 Days of Halloween: Day Five

Today, some spooky purported-to-be-true ghost images caught on tape. Don't worry-- none of them are the "59 seconds of silence and then there's a face and a scream" type. I hate those.



That first one in the car definitely seems staged to me. All the others could be, of course (except for the police dash-cam video)...



And, if you're interested, you can also check out the live cameras set up in the Willard Library in Indiana, which is purported to be haunted as well. There are several live cameras set up in several areas of the library, and you'll also find a few documentaries on the site as well. Enjoy!

Pathfinder Tops D&D Again

According to the latest estimates released by ICV2.com, Pathfinder was once again the sales leader in the RPG field this summer, beating out the "genre-defining title" Dungeons & Dragons. Rounding out the field are Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader by FFG, Dragon Age, and Dungeon Crawl Classics.

I've got to say that last one surprises me a bit, but I'm pleased as anything that something that is deliberately being aimed at the old-school market is doing so well when stacked up against all the other RPGs that are out there. Even if I don't personally care for it, it's helping my corner of the hobby, and thus I wish it well.

Bear in mind that these are estimates based on a variety of different sources, since most gaming companies don't publish straightforward sales statistics. They're still regarded as pretty much the only source for comparison. 

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Well, the trailer for Iron Man 3 hit the web today (not that trailer-of-a-trailer nonsense from a couple of days ago):



Two things strike me about this. First, the "I'm not a terrorist, I'm a teacher" line sounds like something Bane could have said in Dark Knight Rises. Second, the scene of the Iron Man armor blowing up reminded me of the Riddler doing the same thing in Batman Forever. Still, I've got to see this-- I especially like the notion that Tony Stark is actually having to deal with the emotional aftermath of the events in The Avengers, and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin should be a joy to behold.