After my first 48 hours with the Oculus Rift; Holy crap. It's awesome. Not perfect by any stretch of the meaning, but as developer kits go it's impressive as hell. Once the final consumer version comes out, you should get one.
I have always been a huge fan of the turn based tactical isometric games such as Jagged Alliance, JA2, Xcom..etc.. So this new one excited me!
I played Red Faction back in 2001 when it first came out and enjoyed the heck out of it. It was the very first game to come out with the Geo-Mod game engine which allowed for massive destruction of the game models and levels.
So in my original Dragon Age review I began by asking "Can Bioware do no wrong?" Apparently the answer is "Yes."
So in a fit of boredom last night I downloaded an indy game off Steam called "NightSky" for the low price of $9. What a great game!
I have always liked turn based strategy games.. They used to be "the" game genre, but over the years as time and technology has marched forward they have largely started to decline in favor of more real time strategy games and first person shooters.
Easily one of my favorite movies as a kid, Tron was a movie that not only defined a generation but also began the monumental shift in the movie industry towards using computers as a tool. Without Tron leading the way showing what could be done, many of the movies today would have never been made.
I really do enjoy the Call of Duty franchise.. It started out as a PC shooter back in 2003 and was pretty much heralded as the game to be or beat.. They continued with expansion after expansion and broadened their horizons to other machines.
I never played the first Force Unleashed game and I sorta regretted it as I knew several folks who said it was a pretty good game.. So I was really excited when they announced a Force Unleashed 2 for the PC... Now I'm not sure why -- it's shit.
I don't normally do book reviews but this book was so good I had to make an exception.. This book is easily some of the best candy I have had in a long time...
So I have been in the market for an e-reader for a while. I do a lot of reading and thought it would be darn handy to have a single device that could carry multiple books, and have the ability to order new books at any time, anywhere.
Here's my righteous opinion on the the first 15 levels of fed play and the first 12 or so of Klingon.. I only really have 2 major complaints.
I was tired of my original iPhone and that would be getting the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 when it came out some time later this year. That was before I heard/read about Google's offering; the Nexus One.
Back in 2004 Hewlett-Packard engineer Daryl Anderson had the notion that if you can burn data on to a disc, why couldn't use use that same technology to burn the label? And thus the LightScribe burner was born..
I ask you -- can Bioware do no wrong? Every game of theirs that I have played, I have loved. Neverwinter Nights was kinda "Feh" but the concept was excellent even though the editor was horrible.
In 1994 Jaap Haartsen and Sven Mattisson has a stroke of genius when they invented the personal area networking (PAN) protocol known today as Bluetooth for Ericsson phones. By the year 2000 it was pretty widely known that Bluetooth was something hot!
Let me be clear here -- this mouse is the biggest piece of shit, I have ever.. and I mean.. EVER used..
I have played a lot of MMO's in my time.. I feel I have a pretty good handle on the genre and have a very good idea of what makes a game good
I have to admit I like Logitech. Their hardware is always good. I find their software is a little bloated and doesn't always deliver but I can't fault the hardware at all..
My initial reaction to District 9, upon the movie ending was to say -- and I quote; "What the fuck was that?!" I sort of felt like my soul had just been raped, and I was just beginning to feel the crush of information as I processed the movie I had just watched..
So Tigerdirect was having a hell of a deal on something I have sorta wanted for a while... I have been playing games, programming, and generally tooling around on a 20" wide screen monitor for years now.
Okay I know I'm not supposed to talk about this yet, but it's near enough to open beta that I feel I can safely talk about the game without giving anything important away -- or at the very least I think I'm safe from being sued.. (Please don't sue me..)
I have been getting back into 3D modeling lately and ran into my old nemesis -- texturing! For whatever reason, I had never really been very good at texturing. I think a lot of that was due to the way Lightwave did textures.
So I have long been a fan of the Total War franchise created by Creative Assembly.. Their games have always been pretty fun -- but most of them have been fairly buggy..
I'm generally slow to change operating systems.. When it comes to making one of those sweeping changes, traditionally I was the equivalent of an old man on his porch yelling for "you kids to get off my lawn!" I was a curmudgeon and quite often would refuse to budge.
I love Warhammer. I have played Warhammer table top war game both fantasy and 40k pretty much since they came out. I also have the Warhammer fantasy role playing game, the more recent Warhammer 40k role playing game and gave the Warhammer fantasy MMO a spin.
Mirrors Edge for the PC is a first person action-adventure puzzle game with an extremely compelling story line and quite possibly the most frustrating game play known to man.
I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of zombie thrillers, so I was hesitant about picking up the latest game from Valve; Left 4 Dead. I just don't really get why people like zombies so much..
Open world game play is all the rage. The industry has decided that linear is out and that open ended randomness is in!
So, I have always liked racing games. Grand Turismo was always my favorite franchise on the PS2 because the game was absolutely beautiful and fun to play. However, I hated always being tied to the PS2.
Another console to PC port that's been out since April, Assassins Creed is a third person sneaker created by Ubisoft in which the player repeatedly delves into his genetic memory in order to assume the role of a 12th century assassin...
This game looked awesome! Everyone that played it said it was awesome and that I should rush out and get a console to play it -- so needless to say I was really annoyed that it wasn't a PC game and even more annoyed at folks telling me to buy a console..
There is no two ways about it, Steve Jobs is a pretty smart fellow, and the latest iPhone hotness just proves it.
It's interesting.. I pride myself on beta testing just about every MMO that has ever been.. So I was a little sad when for whatever reason, the gods decided to not let me into the Age of Conan beta.
I have discovered as I have gotten older, and more experienced in the ways of computing that I just don't care what operating system I use. I'm a software guy...
As some of my close friends know, I have been shopping for a new cellphone for a while now. And those same folks will tell you that not just any phone will do, I very much prefer a "convergence device."