Travis4

Joined 01/23/2012

Web developer and all-around geek.
https://travisnewman.me

449 Posts

EXPECT SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS POST

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the new Lucasfilm prequel featuring everyone’s favorite Corellian smuggler Han Solo. Solo had a somewhat troubled production when Lucasfilm replaced the original directors Lord and Miller with veteran director Ron Howard. We’re now living in a world where we get a new Star Wars movie per year, is this a good thing or has Lucasfilm succumbed to the darkside?

We'll be back next month with Part 2 of our review after things have had some time to settle in our minds. In part 2, we'll tell you where Solo fits into our Star Wars rankings and give our Ghost Scale rating.


When will Cheerful Ghost Radio finally jump the shark by talking about Star War way too many times? In this episode we’re going to circle back and talk a bit more about Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi was recently released on digital and Blu-ray and we wanted to revisit the discussion and talk the special features. The Last Jedi has received some mixed reviews by fans and this extra review isn’t really an attempt to change anyone’s thoughts on the movie, we are just big Star Wars fans and wanted to talk a bit more about the film.


https://i.imgur.com/hDklG.jpg
Hi folks,

We have upgraded some of the frameworks we use on the site -- Bootstrap has a new major version that's been stable for a few months, and that required an upgrade to jQuery as well. As we plan out future changes to the site, these new tools make things easier for us and better for you.

Some of the tools from Bootstrap 3.x we were using are gone in 4, so we had to re-work things a bit. Fortunately, the tools that replace it in Bootstrap 4 are better, and it gave us an opportunity to improve those things with some redesigns.

For now, we just tried to make things look like the site pre-upgrade for the most part, but in situations where that wasn't possible we put on a fresh coat of paint. You'll notice some things look different, hopefully for the better! In terms of things you most likely use often, comments will be notably different, and private messages use the same kind of design now. As Jon mentioned in the comments below (can't believe I forgot to mention this!) the games lists you'll find in a few places on the site have a major overhaul and look way better than before.

Please let us know if you run into any bugs or have any other feedback!


Next month's Cheerful Ghost Games Club event is live! Come play Kid Icarus with us!
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/153/cheerful-ghost-games-club-kid-icarus

Punch Out, originally titled Mike Tyson's Punch Out before a bit of ear-biting changed Nintendo's mind, was ported from the arcade in 1987 by Nintendo R&D3. In Punch Out, players take on the role of Little Mac, fighting through three circuits and eventually facing the impossible Mr. Dream.

In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are doing bite-sized NES Classic review episodes. We want to make you all part of these episodes, so if you want to join in the fun, head here and join in the event for next month's NES Classic review, Kid Icarus!

https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/153/cheerful-ghost-games-club-kid-icarus

While we have you here: what kind of games from the NES Classic and SNES Classic would you like to hear us review? Would you prefer the SNES era over the NES era? If you have suggestions, head over to Cheerful Ghost to let us know.


EXPECT MAJOR SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS!!

Marvel Studios Avengers Infinity War is the latest Marvel Super Hero thing to punch the box office right in the face. If as a kid you wondered if there could ever be a comic book movie with all your favorite heroes this is the answer. Infinity War is the follow up to damn near every MCU film but more sequentially Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther.

This one is coming quickly after the last episode but we wanted to get it out early while it's still fresh in everyone's minds.


Chrono Trigger is a classic RPG originally released in 1995 by Square-Enix back when they were still Squaresoft. It is considered by many as one of the greatest video games of the 16 bit era. Visitors to Cheerful Ghost have probably read Jon’s post about having recently played the game for the first time. This is one of Tim’s favorite games of all time, so the two of them sat down to discuss how they see the game coming at it at very different times in their lives.


https://i.imgur.com/Fiue3wY.png
Firewatch by Campo Santo is an indie darling that released to great reviews and scored a movie deal. It's on my backlog, and I hope to play it soon. The art style and the narration in the trailers really sell a one-of-a-kind experience.

Valve was apparently sold on the game as well because today it was confirmed that Valve will be acquiring Campo Santo, and the team will keep working on their current project, In the Valley of Gods which will release on PC in 2019. This new game is an adventure game set in Egypt, where you play as an explorer and filmmaker searching for discoveries and filming the process.

It's not Half-Life 3, but it's a new story-driven game from Valve! I'm excited to see Valve get back into making games, and acquiring good talent is a great way to make it happen. I can't wait to see what else Valve might have in store.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/21/campo-santo-team-joins-valve/


So far we don't know much, but Serious Sam 4 is coming and there are lots kamikazes AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH-ing like you'd expect.

Croteam launched the Steam store page today with a teaser and a promo image. More info is coming during E3, according to the trailer.

The Serious Sam games are some of my faves, so I'm looking forward to seeing more.


https://i.imgur.com/4ZENBkV.jpg
Since Terraria: Otherworld's cancellation I've been checking out what's coming in Terraria 1.3.6. Today, a new feature was teased that I had to come talk about: Block Replacement. If you're like me, you start building and then get the ability to get better stuff, so you tear down your build and start over. I rarely build anything permanent until near Hardmode, or at least post-Skeletron. This feature will let you replace blocks if you have a pickax equipped that is strong enough to mine the block you're replacing. You can even change out chests, and it will keep the contents. This could also help when you want some ore that happens to be holding in a lake and you don't want to flood everything. See it in action here: https://twitter.com/Terraria_Logic/status/985930661268742145

Other neat stuff is coming, including new backgrounds and splash screens (pictured above), various effects to make things feel more alive, Razer Chroma support, some new and tweaked weapons, and a mystery ability that makes things float around the player.

See a full list of everything we know about here: https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Upcoming_features#1.3.6


Longing for the old days of first-person shooters? 3D Realms has you covered with Ion Maiden. Running on the same engine as Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior, and others, this game aims to reclaim the mayhem of the 90s shooters. Because, basically, it IS a 90s shooter.

Ion Maiden is currently in Early Access on Steam, with the first level set playable. Reviews are Overwhelmingly Positive, with only 13 negative reviews out of 554 total.

What do you think? Are you in the mood for a new classic FPS?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Maiden/


Recent Activity...

Created The Event "Cheerful Ghost Games Club: Super Mario Bros. "

In season 3 of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we are starting...


Get Featured In The Next Episode Of Cheerful Ghostradamus Radio 2019 Predictions Episode!

👻


Get Featured In The Next Episode Of Cheerful Ghostradamus Radio 2019 Predictions Episode!

Oh, Nintendo will release Mario Maker for Switch in...


Get Featured In The Next Episode Of Cheerful Ghostradamus Radio 2019 Predictions Episode!

👻