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Posted 4 hours ago
What do you enjoy drawing the most for the CCS podcast series? Who would you say is the easiest to draw of the crew?
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inverted-mind-inc:

Just drawing for them is a treat for me, but I would say the easiest one to draw is B-Mask.

Posted 2 weeks ago

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A few of us older gamers believe that in an age of gaming online with bluetooth headsets, there is something nostalgic and indeed socially satisfying with a handful of gamers crowding around a couch together and taking turns gaming with their friends. The kinship and the competition of gaming with several of your friends cheering you on is something that is lacking in recent years.

Of course, for the short-tempered, it may be for the better.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Going Old School | Cheshire Cat Studios Webcomic #4 - Cheshire Cat Studios

We at CCS have received tons of questions from fellow gamers regarding our thoughts on the latest generation of consoles, the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and the Nintendo Wii U. Here’s our answer.

Posted 2 months ago

All systems go! After considering a more lucrative hobby as male strippers in Las Vegas, the CCS Video Podcast gang is back in full form.

The MPAA and BBFC movie ratings systems are a touchy topic that B-Mask, CineMax, Kenny and LaughingMan have been eagerly anticipating. The Cheshire Cat Studios gang is no stranger to the controversy surrounding the complete lack of consistency by the US and UK film ratings boards, but what of the secrecy surrounding the very guidelines that the MPAA is sworn to uphold? And what of the political factors and corporate interests that lie at the very heart of the matter? Does the MPAA and BBFC truly uphold high moral standards to provide parents with the tools necessary to shield their children from sex, violence, language and drugs, or does the all-mighty dollar truly have the last word? And what of the disastrous effects that the dreaded NC-17 rating -disproportionately applied to sex and nudity over scenes depicting wanton violence- can have on independent film makers?

B-Mask, CineMax, Kenny and LaughingMan explore the controversies and hypocrisies of the MPAA and the BBFC, and mercilessly eviscerate the advent of the latest movie rating tool championed by pro-feminist social justice warriors: The Bechdel Test. But the question remains: Is there a perfect ratings system that parents can use to determine if a film’s content is suitable for their children, does the MPAA and BBFC do an adequate job of providing consistent ratings, or should art be adherent unto itself and nothing else?

Posted 2 months ago

sketchesandnonesense:

my sister tried to draw hearts all over my sketches, so that’s why the little heart in the first picture is there. o3o

more doodles from school :D this time it’s CineMax from the CheshireCatStudios podcast :D I doodled him acouple times while I was having art block :P and while supposed to be taking notes in history. it looks terrible I know XD but it’s better then the one I posted earlier then swiftly deleted :3 I know none of my 4 followers know what I’m rambling on about so I’ll just shut up now~

Posted 2 months ago

Whatever happened to Crash Bandicoot? It was Naughty Dog who created him, right? In this video, we look at the truth behind the creation of one of video games’ most popular icons, and why Crash Bandicoot not only faded into obscurity, but also found himself handled poorly by his managerial staff — from Universal to Activision, and from Naughty Dog to Radical entertainment.

Posted 2 months ago

inverted-mind-inc:

What have we been up to? Well… 

Posted 4 months ago

Nintendo Cuts Sales Projections as Wii U Fails: How to Fix Nintendo | CCS Video Podcast

In mid-January of 2014 Nintendo made headlines by cutting their sales projections for the Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo cuts sales projections from 9 million Wii U units to almost 2.8 million, a 70% cut. Without admitting as such, Nintendo has at least acknowledged that their touch-screen hand held device has officially failed. The backlash of the announcement was a 20% drop in Nintendo’s stock, game developers questioning investing time and money into Wii U games, and becoming the subject for a new Cheshire Cat Studios Video Podcast! What originated as an After Hours discussion between LaughingMan, CineMax and Inverted-Mind regarding the Nintendo Wii U’s failure was deemed too good not to make it a full video podcast.

While the members of the CCS Video Podcast have covered Nintendo’s obliviousness and idiotic decision-making in the past, we’ve never pledged our allegiance to any hunk of plastic. While we all have some level of fondness for Nintendo, we refrain from divisive tribalism and prefer to look at the situations objectively. We have been simply offering our insights on the issues of why the motion controller craze was a passing fad, and why Nintendo’s sheer lack of quality titles has been self-destructive. With that being said, could the Nintendo Wii U have been salvaged into a feasible console for gamers? With the rumors of a new Nintendo console just over the horizon, is the Wii U a fault of the hardware specs? Does the lack of release dates for big name titles like Super Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, and Bayonetta 2 contribute to the problem? Find out in our latest episode!

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Posted 5 months ago

The Legend of Korra Analysis: Elemental Errors? | Beyond Pictures

The Legend of Korra series finished late last year, but new seasons have already been planned well in advance. Some feel that the series so far doesn’t, perhaps, hold up to its predecessor - Avatar: The Last Airbender. B-Mask takes a look at why that might be the case.

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Posted 6 months ago

The Platinum Age of Television: Nielsen Ratings Vs. Twitter

Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men; Television has never been better. Or has it?

For every action there’s an opposite and equal reaction, and with the rise of every new great television series there’s also a lot more dross making its way into living rooms across the country and abroad. Regardless, one thing is certain, television has made a strong comeback in lieu of movies and video games. But what’s with this so-called “Platinum Age of Television” and how is it measured? Is it that shows are actually getting better in regards to content, or is does it have to do with how that viewership is measured? Do these standard television rating systems even count the growing online audience found on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming mediums? What about the rise of social media? How much pull does Facebook and Twitter really have in not only attracting television audiences, but also developing fanbases to keep the shows on the air? And while LaughingMan, Kenny, CineMax, and B-Mask lament the endings of a few of their favorite television shows (Dexter, Breaking Bad) they crack open a past issue of WIRED Magazine and debate how much validity this so-called “Platinum Age of Television” has behind it.

All while trying to keep off of the radars of Disney’s deadly attack helicopters.

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Posted 7 months ago

Capcom’s Financial Trouble and Another Nintendo Alliance | CCS After Hours #6

News of Capcom’s financial difficulties has been the talk of many forums and game journalists. While Capcom claims that fault lies in outsourcing the development of their games to other companies and poor communication with marketing, Kenny and LaughingMan believe that the problem runs deeper. Capcom has not only developed some of the most iconic characters and franchises in video game history, but have been historically notorious to their consumer base; from endless franchise re-releases, to pay-to-unlock downloadable content (DLC) included within the game at initial purchase, to unpopular shifts in gameplay and style in established franchises.

After briefly bringing our fans up to speed with site development and a short tale of LaughingMan’s unorthodox Halloween adventure, LaughingMan and Kenny get to the heart of the matter. Capcom has a long list of successful franchises, and in a gaming climate where software and titles are interchangeable between consoles exclusive access to these titles can be a deciding factor to consumers. And between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, one console maker has a long-standing history of benefiting from the exclusive use of Capcom’s franchises: Nintendo. Just as Resident Evil 4 aided in keeping the GameCube a viable choice during the rise of the Xbox and Playstation 2, Nintendo’s Wii U and Capcom could both benefit each other with exclusive, less costly franchises like Demon’s Crest, Darkstalkers, Mega Man, Okami, and others.

But could — or should — Nintendo buy out Capcom?

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Posted 9 months ago

inverted-mind-inc:

You knew someone was gonna hit him one day. XD

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Posted 9 months ago

Awesome Video Games: Let’s Play DuckTales Remastered!

Cheshire Cat Studios is celebrating its 5 year anniversary! After leading a lenghty uphill battle to establish their own unique style and identity, the CCS Crew has decided to try something different for a change. In order to diverisy our content and appeal to a wider demographic, we’ve decided to launch our very own game show, Awesome Video Games!

LaughingMan, Kenny, CineMax and The Fuboo are facing their past demons — well, mostly Kenny’s — by reviewing the hit video game, Ducktales Remastered. Being fans of the DuckTales cartoon series and the original 8-bit NES DuckTales game by Capcom, DuckTales Remastered will mark the beginning of what we hope is a new and fulfilling series dedicated to the YouTube masses.

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Posted 10 months ago

After Hours 3: The Legend of Korra - Low Audience Turnout?

Season 2 of the Avatar: The Last Airbender spinoff series, The Legend of Korra, has landed. And yet the season premier episode gained fewer viewers than the least-watched episode of Season 1. B-Mask and LaughingMan dissect what may be the cause of of these relatively low ratings, the past direction of both The Last Airbender and the first season of Korra, and their hopes for the future episodes.

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Posted 10 months ago

Thor 2: The Dark World - Honeymoon in Asgard?

The Cheshire Cat Studios gang share their thoughts, expectations and reservations for Marvel’s upcoming latest superhero/fantasy epic Thor: The Dark World in this in-depth, serious, and not at all facetious roundtable discussion.

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