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Berserker: Expert System

If you read my post from a couple weeks ago then you saw the hints I put up about what we’ve been up to lately. Well, now it’s time to give you a look at our fanboy project. We’ve made an update to the classic space war game Berserker! Shit y’all, we even conjured up a movie about it.

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PSA: Proud Mammal changing name to Uncomfortable Amphibian

We’re going in a bold new direction here, and we want everyone who keep up with us to know it. Time for us to switch things up a bit and make sure everyone knows we mean business. We will no longer be making games, in fact, we will no longer be posting about games either. We’re converting directly to, immediately, a 401k support group. Everything you ever needed to know about saving up for retirement, and people to discuss it with will be right here. Just for you.

So take a minute and explore the rest of the article where we’ll discuss how to most effectively convert a single mortgage into a double! Click below to expand.

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PSA: Christening the Platypus

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The Name Our Platypus contest is finished, and while we didn’t get as many entries as we would have liked, we got enough high quality names that it was actually a fairly difficult choice. Thank you to everyone who participated, we really appreciate it! I’m going to share some of our favorite entries before announcing the winner and our dear Platypus’ name.

Albert Von Schmeckentraut – Quite hilarious! Great name for a prestigious aquatic mammal with a hidden dark side. This Platypus would wear a top hat and monocle, smoking cigars while stroking a hairless cat. He’s a genius of a platypus but he doesn’t use that genius for good. He’s invented lasers and rockets but the rockets are aimed directly at London and the lasers are for burning the crotches of secret agents. And this is why we couldn’t choose him, because he’s a villain of the same caliber as Le Chiffre. That, and the fact that the guy who submitted it is a brother of one us Proud Mammelites. Conflict of interests suck!

Ynchus – Probably the smartest entry we received, in fact the gentleman that submitted this name also submitted a couple others, Mono & Treme. Now, we at Proud Mammal do our research and wanted to know what these latin scientific names actually mean so, here we go. Ynchus is a part of the word Rhynchus which refers to a snout or beak. The scientific name for a Platypus is Ornithorhynchus anatinus which translates to Duck-like Beak-like Snout. Pretty appropriate… now for Mono & Treme. Now they were submitted separately but when you push them together you get a name for a type of animal that Platypus belong to. The Monotremes, and what this mean is that they do all of their business (ALL OF IT) through a single hole in their backsides – a cloaca. And while it’s pretty funny to name a mascot something related to reproduction, feces AND urine – all at the same time no less – there would have always been an inkling in the back of my mind that it’s a little inappropriate.

And finally, the winning submission. A name that evokes leadership and vulgar displays of power. A name that when translated to slavic will literally mean Great Platy. A name that proud shirtless men will chant while they ride horses and fish in the Caucus Mountains. A leader among Platypus, our mascot with his new name…

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The Proud Mammal “Name our Platypus” Giveaway!

Big news coming out of Proud Mammal this week. We’ve got ourselves a new addition to the family. Meet our new mascot (Thanks Sentry_Storm)! You may have already seen it in other sections of this site, or on our social media, but there’s one thing missing. He (or she, we’re not prejudice) doesn’t have a name.


Ben and I were discussing our favorite names for the plucky platypus you see before you. Duckbill Phil, Tim Johnson, Puck and Atticus were some of our ideas, but we ended up not being able to decide. That’s where you come in. We’re holding a contest for YOU to name our Platypus! Come up with the best name, or the worst names possible! If more than one person enters the same name, only the first to write it down will have a claim on it. We love silly and stupid, but really, all it has to do is ring true… and don’t get all uptight when you lose, Ben and I are picking the winner, and we’re what you call a Bias. Tweet your suggestions to @Proud_Mammal with the hashtag #nameourplatypus between February 3rd and February 17th, and feel free to enter as many times as you like. The winner will get a fresh, hot out of the oven, copy of ACHTUNG! mailed to them… FOR FREE! (see the bottom of this post for all the legal mumbojumbo)

*edit* We’ve had enough people commenting on their dislike of twitter to compel us to add a second contest entry location. From now on, you will be able to comment here on the Proud Mammal Chronicle, and as long as you have an email associated with your user name, we’ll be happy to add you to our list of entrants. *edit end*

And speaking of ACHTUNG! Allow me to present the sleek and sexy ACHTUNG! Second Edition that’s up for grabs in this contest. It’s got a brand new Filibuster system to keep those games smooth and on point, it has a revised rule system to boost the fun quotient, and the cherry on the top, we fixd a few speling erorrs that ended up really annoying me! If you liked the idea of the game before and didn’t buy it, well now you’ll love the idea! If you already own a copy of ACHTUNG! First Edition? Well lock that in an airtight safe right this instant, because it’s just became an impossible to find collectors piece!


With Tomatoes for Scale!

With Tomatoes for Scale!

Want to learn more about the prize for the contest? Here’s a short video explaining the gameplay.

Contest Rules after the jump.

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