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Ultra Publications Updates
 

Archangel's Forum Digest for June 19 - 25, 2008 


Hello and welcome to friends, enemies, and strangers alike! If anyone's been wondering why my posts have been so sporadic this week, it's because I'm in South America fighting the Marxist guerillas again. There's good news and bad news in this regard. The good news is that when we slaughtered the Reds in this camp an hour or so ago, we found that they had a working Interenet connection, so I'm able to bring you the Forum Digest after all. The bad news is that I'm doing this over a 33K modem. Stupid backwards commies.

In The News
- This week... yet more news that nobody needs to know! Who'd have thought it?
- Whoof! Yahtzee really throws down with MGS4!
- The Inmates' most hotly anticipated new MMO seems to be entering the final phases of beta!
- Cut loose in TF2 and indulge your inner 5th grader!
- Apparently, Sony is losing money on the PS3. Who knew?
- Some people have way too much time on their hands. Or else way too much talent.
- Two-for-one! A superb discourse on the D&D alignment system and two more game elements that should be put down! Get it while it lasts!
- A superb comedian goes to the great stand-up mic in the sky. He will be missed.
- Episode discussions! Venture Bros 3.4, Bleach 69, Death Note 35, and Code Geass 9.

Sports Page
- I am very excited to announce that we have a brand-new and very fun forum game to play! (Look closely. This is my excited face.) It's called Three Word Story. The basic idea is that we work together to build a story, rather like an IS. However, each person can only contribute three words at a time. It's making for a very... bizarre little tale thus far. Seriously, go read and then help write!
- The Magus claims the only point scored this week in Guess That Character! Current game is at two hints and progressing. Score:
Clovis15: 15 Points
The Magus: 13 Points
Laserkid: 10 Points
Wedge: 6 points
N64Player: 2 points
Cryokenetic: 2 points
Baka Otaku: 1 point
- The Magus also wins this week's round of The Caption Contest! (Clovis15 is runner-up.) We eagerly await his image so that the next round may commence. The Board:
Mammonman - 2
Cryokenetic - 2
The Magus - 2
N64Player - 1
Wedge - 1
Archangel - 1
- After a period of dormancy, 20 Questions has resumed and the current round is at 14 questions. No points scored this period. Pointses:
Clovis15 - 3 Points
Laserkid - 1 Point
Magus - 1 Point
N64Player - 1 Point

Arts & Entertainment
- The creator and demigod of Chrono Trigger Unglued, Cryokenetic, posts some reflective musings on the creation of Episode 11.
- Presenting one pair of "Scribbles" from one of the many artistically gifted Inmates, Myuuchan!
- A preview of Page 44 of Patchwork Family has been posted by JeffG, its intrepid artist!
- Two new movie reviews from the intrepid Inmate Brett!


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Archangel's Forum Digest for June 12 - 18, 2008 


A hale and hearty welcome, friends! I know, I'm actually updating on time this week! To celebrate, I have encoded a super-secret awesome message within the text of this week's Digest. No ladies, it's not my phone number. Sorry!

In the News
- Impressive! In about half a year, the Forum has hit 20K posts. Schwankyendaro, guys and gals!
- Astounding! Two new Inmates arrive on the bus! Always good to have new folks on the forum!
- Marvelous! One of my fellow Elite Beat Admins decides to tabulate how much everyone has posted, and see who's "winning." I came in third!
- Vivacious! Another delicious helping of All The News You Didn't Need to Know! Get it while it's hot!
- Interesting! One of the Inmates tells all from his visit to Baltimore Games Day on work-release!
- Remarkable! Uncle Jay is alive and kicking, boys and girls!
- Unbelievable! Son of Yahtzee!
- Scintillating! The Angry Video Game Nerd beams into the hearts of Trekkers everywhere!
- Quintessential! I discover that Mass Effect for PC doesn't like external DVD drives.
- Astonishing! The silly British really have bad taste in games.
- No way! Copyright infringement suit ahoy!
- Disastrous! Small size of Wiis an issue among gamers.
- Sweet! Mini Coldplay edition content for Guitar Hero III. Did I call it last week, or did I call it, folks?
- Outrageous! We keep finding more game elements that need to be shown the door!
- Amazing! New episode discussions: Death Note 34, Bleach 68, and Code Geass 8.
- Regrettable! Australia's government lets the word slip about a heretofore secret sequel to one of the best franchises of all time!
- Evolutionary! A demo of the creature creator for the upcoming game Spore has just been relased!

Sports Page
- Yowza! Clovis15 takes the only point scored this week in Guess That Character. The current round is at two hints and holding. Current Score:
Clovis15: 15 Points
The Magus: 12 Points
Laserkid: 10 Points
Wedge: 6 points
N64Player: 2 points
Cryokenetic: 2 points
Baka Otaku: 1 point
- Overwhelming! The latest round of The Caption Contest comes to a close, and Cryokenetic is teh winnar! The scoreboard stands thus:
Mammonman - 2
Cryokenetic - 2
The Magus - 1
N64Player - 1
Wedge - 1
Archangel - 1

Arts & Entertainment
- Ultimate! Brett posts three new movie reviews, and one actually sparks a discussion! (What can I say folks? It's been a slow week in the artistic world.)


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Archangel's Forum Digest for May 29 - June 11, 2008 


Hail, gentle readers! As you probably noticed if you read the front page, the Forum Digest was conspicuously absent last week. I apologize for that. I was fighting marxist guerillas in the mountains of South America. In an attempt to make it up to you, I will cover the last two weeks in this one Digest! So, my fellow Inmates, make sure your soap's on a rope and your soup's on a hoop. Visitors, please remain behind the glass for your own safety.

In the News
- Another old hand emerges from the mists of time to grace us with her presence! Schwankyendaro!
- Many steaming helpings of All the News You Didn't Need to Know.
- Heat is lame.
- A new trend proves once again that fratboys are idiots, as if we needed more proof.
- Son of Tales from Tech Support!
- Uncle Jay strikes again!
- Discussion of There She Is: Step 3, which Clovis15 mentioned in the previous blog post.
- XBox 360 problems have been tracked to crappy second-rate components. Somehow this has failed to generate surprise among the Inmates...
- Ubisoft slams on the Wii, causing a ripple of controversy and contention throughout the gamingverse.
- What games are you playing? seems likely to become a monthly feature among the Inmates!
- The Fourth Edition of Dungeons and Dragons has been released! Until they bring back bards, though, I must declare 4E blasphemous. ;)
- Who's next for their very own Guitar Hero game? Bon Jovi? Ozzy Osbourne? Bob Marley? (Actually, Bon Jovi would rock.)
- The list of bad game elements continues to grow slowly but surely! Come talk about game aspects that you hate! Your idea might make it into the article by yours truly that will probably result from this whole thread at some point!!
- Game developers deliver their wishlists to 1UP.
- The eternal debate over MMO payment models is still going strong!
- Speaking of MMOs, a minor incident in one-or-another of them prompts a lively discussion on the proper nature and context of PvP.
- The Return of Yahtzee!
- Anime episode discussion threads: Bleach 66 and 67, Death Note 32 and 33, and Code Geass 6 and 7.
- Also, the new dub of Gurren Lagann airs on Sci-Fi at the end of July!

Sports Page
- The Person Above You has passed the 1200 post mark!
- The Corrupted Wish and Chained Word/Phrase Association have both stalled and are in need of renewal!
- Clovis15 takes the only point scored this past fortnight in 20 Questions. The current round has been holding at 4 questions since last Thursday. Let the guessing recommence, ladies and gentlemen! (Oh wait, we don't have any of those. Nevermind.) Current score:
Clovis15 - 3 Points
Laserkid - 1 Point
Magus - 1 Point
N64Player - 1 Point
- A very active two weeks in Guess That Character: An astonishing three points each to Laserkid and Clovis15, and one point apiece to BakaOtaku and Cryokenetic! The next round has yet to start. The scoreboard stands thus:
Clovis15: 14 Points
The Magus: 12 Points
Laserkid: 10 Points
Wedge: 6 points
N64Player: 2 points
Cryokenetic: 2 points
BakaOtaku: 1 point
- Three points scored in The Caption Contest: one each by Cryokenetic, Wedge, and yours truly. Submissions for the current round are currently ongoing! Score:
Mammonman - 2
The Magus - 1
N64Player - 1
Cryokenetic - 1
Wedge - 1
Archangel - 1

Arts & Entertainment
- A super-duper-awesomesauce review of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode 1 by UP's Elite Beat Angel (moi) has been posted! Once you have read, come discuss!
- Super Mario Bros Unlimited #23 and #24 have been posted!
- Tales of Dresh proceeds apace. More writers wanted! Apply to Clovis15!
- Brett posts seven new movie reviews!


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THERE SHE IS - EPISODE 3: DOKI & NABI 



For those of you who remember There She Is, and There She Is - Step 2: Cake Dance, the third part in the five part series is finally here, "There She Is - Step 3: Doki & Nabi". As Amalloc, the animator, is now being paid to make these, the final two parts should be here much sooner. I have linked to the page showcasing all three episodes out so far, and I highly reccomend you watch them. It's my advice that you look at the cast page after watching Episode 2, but before watching Episode 3. I'm serious, this series has one of the highest reccomendations from me that I can possibly give!


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Archangel's Forum Digest for May 22 - 28, 2008 



Greetings once again to my fellow UP Forum Inmates and esteemed visitors to our humble site! As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about this digest. We've got a lot of ground to cover this week, so spread out into an alpha-search pattern and let's get to it!

In the News
- We hit the big 18K last Friday! Schwankyendaro!
- Our resident culinary superhero, Pan-Cako, revives his old custom of the weekly mailbag! Send answers to this week's question: "What is your favorite video game and why?" to Pan-Cako via PM ASAP! Or else you must eat waffles!
- Speaking of Pan-Cako, tensions flare between him and Backpack Boy after I sic BB on some kittens out back of where I work! Details at 11.
- We continue to gleefully share news that nobody needs to see or hear!
- A long-lost member of the gang shows up! Open the fatted bottle of Code Red!
- Yahtzee strikes again!
- A lively discussion of Final Fantasy's most bizzare moments begins, and Square's financial reports trigger another!
- First impressions on Wii Fit from one of our distinguished Inmates!
- Uwe Boll has a new competitor! Gasp!
- Internet memes are worse than fashion trends! (Bonus points if you know what a meme is *and* can actually explain it coherently! It's hard!)
- In a related story, Weezer tries to create a memetically based music video!
- Episode discussions: Code Geass 5, Bleach 65, and Death Note 31!
- Political predictions!

Sports Page
- New image up in The Caption Contest! Caption it now!
- 20 Questions is currently up to 12 questions! No points scored since last week.
- Guess that Character: The Magus and Laserkid each take a point! Current score:
The Magus: 12 Points
Clovis15: 11 Points
Laserkid: 7 Points
Wedge: 6 points
N64Player: 2 points
Cryokenetic: 1 point

Arts & Entertainment
- Page 43 of Patchwork Family is posted, and even more adorable than usual!
- Super Mario Bros. Unlimited #22 premiers!
- The first word of CTU Episode 17 leaks out! More sensational details right here on the front page as they break, ladies and gentlemen!
- Brett posts two new movie reviews!


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