May 272008
 

So, for those of you who are fans of Penny Arcade, and also for those of you who are not, the first Penny Arcade video game has been released on Xbox Live Arcade, Windows, Mac and Linux (and demos are available for all, AFAIK). The game, called On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode I, is a comic-style 3D/2D Adventure RPG. It takes place in a 1920-esque town, replete with nasty enemies (most Fruit Fuckers and hobos to begin with). The game itself is in 3D, with fights running akin to Final Fantasy combat… except with the required d20 roll for initiative. Weapons vary greatly, with your character beginning his adventure armed only with his trusty rake. Of course, the FF robots have attacks such as leg-humping and “juicing” on your pantleg. The humor is pretty wild, the graphics interesting and not over-done. Cutscenes take place via animated comic strips (each cell of the strip animates for a bit, then goes to the next cell for further animation). I HIGHLY recommend the game to anyone looking for something a bit different. Of course, I recommend XBLA if you have it… you know, 200 Gamer Score plus support of XBLA. But that’s just me. Anyone else play the game yet? I give it a 8.5/10. After I finish the game, I may change my score, but I doubt it’ll go down. ๐Ÿ™‚

May 122008
 

Hi Everyone!

As some of you may know my mother, Lisa, has Multiple Sclerosis. She constantly suffers from vision loss, muscle spasms, cramps, or even temporary paralyzation of whole limbs. Some days her fatigue is so extreme that she can’t even get out of bed. Jen and I are doing this bike ride for her and for everyone else that suffers from MS. We want to raise money for research that will hopefully lead to more effective treatments and perhaps even a cure for MS (currently there is none). We need your help! Plus, hey… the donations are all tax-deductible!

Please feel free to forward this email on to family, friends and coworkers that you think might be interested in helping this very important cause.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to creating a world free of MS but they can’t do it without our help. It’s faster and easier than ever to support this cause that is SO important to me. Simply click on the link at the bottom of this message, enter my name and complete the brief donation form. If you prefer, you can send your contribution to the National MS Society, Michigan Chapter at 21311 Civic Center Dr. Southfield, MI 48076. Please make sure you indicate my name so my account can be properly credited.

Any amount, great or small, helps to make a difference in the lives of people with MS. I appreciate your support and look forward to letting you know how I do.

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Thank You!!

Jesse Williams
Team Williams

P.S. If you would like more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, how proceeds from Bike MS are used, or the other ways you can get involved in the fight against MS, please visit www.nationalmssociety.org.

***The bike ride is May 31, so please hurry!!***

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