Getting In Touch
December 28th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Your inner “guy who likes funny videos” implores you to watch this week’s update.

This video was written by Paul, and I think he’s tapped in to a topic with which we can all relate, so enjoy. Keep your eyes out, too, there are a few references in this video that you should be on the lookout for. Keep your eyes sharp.

Big thanks to Cmaeon for the use of their offices for this shoot. If there’s one thing we always need it’s a convincing office/cubicle set – and what better way to be convincing than to use a real offices and cubicles? Thanks again!

Unskippable this week was Vanquish. Check it here.


Santa Secrets, Creepydoll auction, and more!
December 21st, 2010

Posted by Matt

Merry [insert winter festival of your choice here]! We have a gift for you right here.

Yes indeed, as the last update before Christmas, this week marks our yearly christmas episode, and this time round it’s a holiday Hustle. The crew has decided to run a game of secret santa – how will it end?

More importantly than this week’s video though is the news that the auction for Creepydoll #31 is currently underway. As of this posting the standing bid is $500, with 62 hours left to go. Remember, this is the very last creepydoll, and all proceeds will go directly to Childs Play. This Creepydoll comes with all the festive paraphernalia he’s stolen from the other holidays, so the winner of this item will receive:

the 31st Creepy Doll (numbered on the bottom)

  • his scythe
  • a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates*
  • a St. Patrick’s Day 4-leaf clover
  • a Thanksgiving drumstick*
  • a Christmas Santa hat
  • a Halloween pumpkin
  • an original Littlest Reaper comic drawn by Kathleen during Desert Bus 4

[*These are fake food items, made from polymer clay and not meant for actual consumption.]

The set also comes with a Creepy Doll coffee cup sleeve, and, if the auction crets a $1000 donation, the winnier will also get their choice of any one of Tally’s stuffed pigs.

There’s only 62 hours left. Don’t miss out! Place your bid here.

Unskippable this week was 007 Blood Stone. You can find it here.


Creepy Doll #31 Needs a Home
December 16th, 2010

Posted by Matt


The Creepy Doll is back! Again! The bad news is: this means that the Desert Bus auction winner of Creepy Doll #31 has mysteriously backed out of the bid, making Tally’s craftsy bunny ears droop with sadness. The GOOD news is: this gives all of you one last chance to own the last of this limited run of terrifyingly adorable dolls.

This is your official stand-up-and-take-notice warning that we will be silent auctioning Creepy Doll #31 next week. Starting at 12am on Monday, Dec. 20 and going until midnight on Thursday, Dec. 23, the Creepy Doll will be up for auction online, with proceeds being donated to Child’s Play (naturally). Watch this blog and the Desert Bus and LoadingReadyRun twitter accounts for further details as to where the bidding will take place.

Keep in mind, this is a very special Creepy Doll. Not only is he the 31st of only 30 numbered dolls, he also comes with all the festive paraphernalia he’s stolen from the other holidays. His hands even have velcro sewn on so he can hold these items. The winner of this auction will receive:

– the 31st Creepy Doll (numbered on the bottom)
– his scythe
– a Valentine’s Day box of chocolates*
– a St. Patrick’s Day 4-leaf clover
– a Thanksgiving drumstick*
– a Christmas Santa hat
– a Halloween pumpkin
– and a special Creepy Doll coffee cup sleeve, so he can stare accusingly as you drink your morning coffee or tea. Do you really need that much honey?

Bonus: Because this is a very special auction, and because she’s been at her incessant crafting again, Tally is going to sweeten the pig… with a pig! Should the bidding for the doll reach $1000, the winner will also receive his or her choice of one of the three plush pigs pictured below, also crafted by Tally, in post-event honour of Desert Bus.

So your instructions are: Read blog, bid on doll, get pig.

Ways to Avoid Christmas
December 15th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Bah humbug!

If you’re anything like the LRR crew, you hold the conviction that Christmas and it’s various trappings should, in general, be confined strictly to the month of December. Unfortunately it seems like the rest of the world isn’t on the same page as the LRR crew, and so we bring you this handy guide to give you a few ideas about how you too can avoid the Christmas creep. We realize, of course, that in order to be of any use to you this year this video would have had to have gone online sometime back around the first of September, but so steadfast are we in our unwillingness to let Christmas bleed into other times of year that we had to wait until now to release it. At least there’s next year.

Unskippable this week was Beowulf. You can find it here.

Every OS Sucks
December 6th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Assuming your OS doesn’t bail on you en-route, head on over to the Escapist and check out this week’s video.

This video has been on our to do list for a while, and it’s good to see it finally produced. This video features the musical talents of one Wes Borg, (who you may have seen at Desert Bus performing this very song), our good friend Missie Peters stealing the show as Linux, and the crafting ability of Tally in the form of some awesome Windows earrings. Check this video out – it was a blast to shoot, and is even more fun to watch.

Then go checkout for more of Wes’ (really funny) stuff.

Unskippable this week marks the series’ 100th episode! In celebration of this milestone, Graham and Paul have put together the Unskippable Guide to Cinematics. This guide is a treasure trove of advice for game developers, helping them to secure their games a place among the Unskippable halls of fame (and to ensure that Unskippable has enough games to let them run for hundreds more episodes).

Cheers all!