Saturday, December 26, 2009

Decadence on Christmas

No complains so far. Good food, lots of drinks, good -and mostly technologically impaired- company. I barely manage to read my news feeds the last couple of days, but still I did spot that the long awaited combat demo for Age of Decadence finally got released.

Monday, December 21, 2009

3D Dot Game Heroes :: A Geekgasm

The year has passed. 2K+9 was a year to be remembered for it’s game releases, with titles such as Dragon age: origins, Modern Warfare 2, Resident Evil 5, WH40K Dawn of War II, STALKER prypiat, Plants vs. Zombies, Red Faction: Guerilla, Border Lands, Assassins Creed II and many more, that I don’t have the energy to mention. Even movie-wise, a year closing with Cameron’s Avatar a 3D adventure, that sets a milestone on the use of CGI in movies, as it actually filmed in what seems to be a map editor. So it stands, that in the coming 2010, game developers will have a hard time advancing the gaming standards even further.

“BTW Merry Christmas”

   PC Graphics will continue to advance, some game will have plots, others won't, some games will suck *cough* Rogue Warrior * cough*, while others will suck even harder *cough* oh no wait, its Rogue Warrior again *cough*, other games will play like movies and others will just be mindless shooters, add few indie hits here and there and all the world’s gamers can sleep happily.

   I didn’t have anything left to expect for the Q4 of 2009, except maybe the English release of STALKER which was delayed for Q1 2010, and then one day…

 “...This Happened”

   This being what seems as the most promising game of 2010 and the sole reason to own a Play station III (except maybe for over-compensating). Welcome to Dotnia (Pixels/Dots, get it ?), a 3D city made entirely out of  Pixel Art. More a visual sensation / sexsation(?) / experience, the game unfolds in a pixel art orgy of colors, old school games references and geek wet dreams. The game that will attract, all gay Zelda fanfic fans everywhere, follows a linear adventure,  of a pixilated hero through dungeons, fields and most probably princesses, without playing i'll have to give it a “must play” if only for the epilepsy inducing experience.

“Gilgamesh owning Zelda style ?”

A game pre-view fantasy by
Ninja loco ~ Gaming Ph.D

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Exodus (Reindeer or not)

"That's what happens when you mess up your prayers to the Light..."

Holidays are almost here, and I'm already packed for a -couple of weeks long- trip to my hometown, which will be all about spending time with friends and family, studying, and working on the "new" blog. Hopefully, some time around January everything will be done, uploaded and ready to go, though it kind of depends on how much time I'll be able to spend in front of a computer these days. Not much I suspect.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let's party like it's 1887

"Couldn't find any cool 1887 screens... Fail..."

Seems the latest patch for Modern Warfare 2 really "fixed" the Model 1887 akimbo, since after playing plenty of rounds today I didn't see anyone running around with them. What, they're not cool anymore?

Friday, December 18, 2009

You've been convicted

"No, we are not dressed like that cause we like it..."

After watching the latest trailer of Splinter Cell: Conviction, developed by Ubisoft Montreal, which showcases the co-op campaign of the title (a prequel to the rest of the game), I got a little bit excited. Conviction wasn't really high on my watch list, if even it was on it. I've played the first three games, and even though I'm a sucker for the "stealth genre", they felt boring, to say the least. It's the console curse, I'm sure. How many games have been spoiled because of so many reasons(as oversimplified mechanics, bad ports etc) so they could be released on multiple platforms?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The LED warrior and the winter Goddess

It seems that plenty of cities in the US have started switching to LED traffic lights for some time now, though noone anticipated that the LED won't produce enough heat to melt snow, resulting on obscured traffic lights, something that has already caused dozens of accidents, according to Yahoo! News.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cause for excitement

 "I should have taken that flying class"

I have to admit I barely played Just Cause, and it didn't really won me. Maybe it was just my distaste for another tropical island  setting, or I was just having more fun with something else back then, I can't really say. Just Cause 2 though, looks quite promising. From what I've seen so far, Just Cause 2 is all about explosions, stunts and completely non realist physics. How could this not be good?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Minipost #2 Arcade Shooters

From one of my favorite, obscure, web comics.

"Thank you Randall"
A web comic / Blag about romance, sarcasm, math, language and stick figures

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Duty calls, should I answer?

"What was it comrade? Latte or espresso?"

Let me start by saying that I was never really into online first person shooters, though I'm a sucker for their single player part. I guess Counter-strike, and later Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare are the ones I've played most online.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The cool kids , and the others...

It seems like everyone decided to make the life of indie developers easier lately. First, we have Unity3D dropping the price of it's indie license to a nice sum of 0$, then Epic releasing a closed source version Unreal Engine 3(UDK) free for non-commercial use, with a lovely -nooooo we don't want to rip you off- 25% royalty if you actually manage to make some money from your game, and I'm pretty sure others will follow pretty soon. After all, free is always hard competition.