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World of Warcraft to honour Robin Williams

- August 13th, 2014
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Blizzard Activision has announced it will honour late comedian Robin Williams in World of Warcraft.

The news comes after a Change.org petition calling on Blizzard to make Williams into a non-playable character in the game garnered 10,975 signatures.

Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian. Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.

Williams was an avid gamer. He often spoke in interviews about his love of video games, including WoW and was rumoured to be a WoW player. His daughter Zelda is named for the beloved Nintendo series, and the pair have even appeared together in ads for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Another petition asking Nintendo to name a character in the next Zelda game after Williams has amassed more than 33,800 signatures by Wednesday afternoon. Nintendo has not yet responded.

Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday. He was 63.

h/t Canada.com

 

 

 

 

Mass Effect and Frozen together at last in “I Should Go”

- June 21st, 2014

Sure, Frozen’s “Let It Go” is a catchy enough tune, but it lacks a certain something. What is it? Oh right, references to space sex and saving the universe from the Reaper scourge!

Here to change all that is Soundcloud user geekfitgirl, whose Frozen/Mass Effect parody “I Should Go” is not only deliciously nerdy, but also intricately penned and beautifully belted out.

Oh, and you might as well put away your red, green and blue cupcakes right now, haters, since geekfitgirl concludes: “The end never bothered me anyway.”

h/t The Mary Sue

Final Fantasy XIV to allow same-sex marriage

- June 10th, 2014

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Final Fantasy XIV has decided that video-game love is video-game love, video-game gender be damned.

Director and producer Naoki Yoshida announced at E3 Tuesday that Square Enix will add same-sex marriage — or same-sex “eternal bonding ceremonies” — to Final Fantasy XIV via a patch.

“We discussed it, and we realized within Eorzea, why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way,” Yoshida said.

Much like real life, in-game marriage brings certain privileges. Unlike in real life, those privileges are less about, say, insurance and  more about “special mounts that only people who pledged their love and friendship can ride.”

Your move, Nintendo.

h/t Kotaku

E3: New Mass Effect! New Mass Effect! New Mass Effect!

- June 9th, 2014

So, yeah, in case you didn’t get the hint, there’s going to be a new Mass Effect game.

Bioware made the announcement Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)  in L.A. — with much fanfare and woefully few details.

Here’s what we do know:

  • Rather than another adventure with Commander Shepard and the team, it will feature all new characters “to fall in love with.”
  • It  promises to greatly expand on the universe, adding never-before-seen locations. ”Fans of the series will be surprised with just how far we’re going,” the developers said.
  • It will be developed by Bioware’s Montreal team.

Check out the video above for the slightest of sneak peaks.

h/t Gameranx