Snippets: @jonahray on Conan, Tokyo Jungle coming to U.S., Mice & Mystics preview, and Indie Underdog Pack by @IUPBundle

Jonah Ray

I enjoyed this video of Jonah Ray, stand up comedian and co-host of The Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick and Matt Mira, performing on Conan last Thursday. The crowd was a little dead, but it’s probably tough when you’re performing for people that did not come to see you at the end of a show. More than that, I feel compared to share the video because Ray named his album “Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello”.  This may not mean anything to you, but that is only because you are uncivilized. Still, so you know, it happens to be one of the many incredible lines from Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. See, now we can keep being friends.

Tokyo Jungle is U.S.-bound

It came out a few days ago that Sony had put up a site for Tokyo Jungle for the EU. What? You don’t know what Tokyo Jungle is? Well, it’s a game where you control an animal in post-apocalyptic Tokyo trying to catch lesser prey and survive (or eat plants if you’re, like, a gazelle or something) and avoid predators. Eating the animals you defeat makes you stronger, which then lets you take on tougher animals in mean streets. No idea when this one will be out, but I’m definitely going to pick it up.

[Source: Destructoid]

Mice and Mystics

Plaid Hat Games has posted a preview of some of the Trick cards for its upcoming story-telling adventure game ‘Mice & Mystics.’ There is also a previous post showing some of the Treachery cards as well. I’m super-excited about Mice & Mystics (as you might have noticed from my Rules Impressions post from a little while back) and its interesting to see some of the types of cards that the game will have, ranging from sacrificing yourself to stop a fellow mouse from being captured to losing all of your cheese. Mice & Mystics is set to release later this year and is presently available for pre-order from Plaid Hat Games for 33 percent off with two promo cards.

Indie Underdog Bundle

If you needed more games for less money, then the Indie Underdog Pack has you covered. For $3.99, you get Tesla: The Weather Man, Drains, Clonewolf, 48 Chambers, and the Ichi (check out my review of the iOS version of Ichi, which is delightful) for $3.99. I’ve not heard of most of these games (except Ichi), but five games for four dollars (with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the ASPCA) is a good deal no matter how you cut it.

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About Michael

Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.

09. June 2012 by Michael
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