...in 62 days!! Today’s image is our new mascot for the Santa Monica Studios. Sadly, Beta, the “Chuck Norris” of mascot cats has passed on in what is being called a freak accident involving a hedge-trimmer, a 73 Dodge Dart, and a middle-aged Tae Kwon Do expert with an overbite named Floyd. He had an overbite and his name was floyd...it wasn't some guy who had an overbite he had named floyd...that would just be weird. The details are still sketchy at this time, but we have The Scooby team looking into it. Meanwhile life must go on, so we brought in our second in command in the mascot world, “Almost Final” the Dog. You may not know it from looking at this deceptively cute canine, but “Almost Final” trained under world renowned sensei and master blues guitarist Steven Segal in the ways of Aikido. I once saw “Almost Final” Tear a man limb from limb using only a pair of toenail clippers and a sippy cup straw for cutting in line at the Jamba Juice. Never get between “Almost Final” and his morning hit of wheat grass…it is not pretty. As you can see “Almost Final” is a big God of war fan. I think it is the first canine in history to participate in Video game cosplay…but don’t quote me on that…and never make fun of his slightly edgier “crossplay” Sailor Moon outfit.
So here we are just days away from another milestone for God of War 2 and the studio is buzzing with sounds many bugs being closed. I am not sure what exactly it sounds like when a bug is closed…but whatever that sounds it…it is being heard quite a lot.
We are going to be breaking off the demo code pretty soon and tuning the final tuning pass on the demo level so that is pretty damn exciting. It means that those of you who emailed earlier about the demo will soon be holding your sweet copy of the God of War 2 Demo…looking all bad ass and glistening in the sun…the demo…not you. Of course if you choose to oil yourself up before playing the demo that is your business…I am not here to judge. No firm date on when that stuff will go out yet but rest assured that when I know…you will know.
IGN is stopping by for a visit tomorrow to check out the latest stuff so that ought to be fun. I still wish we had more time before we show stuff…but I am going to feel like that all the way up to the street date…and probably many weeks beyond that. Such is the nature of my OCD I guess. Anyway it will still be nice to get some fresh eyes on this thing and see what their reaction is. Let’s hope it is a good reaction J I believe they are going to put it up pretty quickly but not 100% sure as to when so keep an eye out.
I need to get to a character tuning session now so I will end this update here, but I will probably come back to it later in the day to blab on about some more cool stuff that is going on in the wonderful word of carnage and brutality.
Another funny thing of note…some of the titles I use have yielded some funny results on the visitors. I saw that someone entered a google search string of “Don’t date an Beta male” and ended up here…hopefully that person is still checking in on the blog as I will be starting a ten part series on “the beta male and you.”