Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Serious Sam Double D

I think, this entire game is made to prove the point that Sam can hold more guns than Duke:

And strangely, it looks so insane, that I want it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fallout 3 Seriers

Rumor: Guildwars 2 to provide private servers

This quote might be taken out of context but Colin Johanson and Eric Flannum of arena net said:
"create and host their own servers or games with specific rule-sets as well."
I have a feeling this may be to do with PVP matchs etc and would be like how old FPS worked. This is all speculative but it could be like wanting to play 2 vs 2 DM or maybe 16 vs 16 vs 16 CTF.

A interesting feature for sure and another idea about breaking the mold set by the MMO giants.

I'll post more when I find more details. 

Guildwars 2 guilds

In Guildwars you could join one guild per account.

In Guildwars 2 you can join as many guilds as you like all at the same time pre character.

This is awesome feature, you can join a smaller social guild but still be part of that hardcore pvp guild. Some people think its a insane idea, how can they have popular guild and be the center of attention when there is nothing stopping people joining other guilds. OH NOES

I think its brilliant and another step away from the MMO way of thinking of things.

Monday, August 29, 2011

SWTOR Beta tests start Sept 2nd

Last night I talked about how I wouldn't want a Guildwars 2 beta so I wouldn't spoil it. But as The old republic is such a unknown on what its really like I would be temped to try.

The only issue I see is the game is 30gb in size which just happens to be my entire months usage.

So I am unsure if I will download it.

Something this large should be a streaming client.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Guildwars PVP from PAX

Warning, LOUD Intro at start of video.

Clear Skies 3 - Outtakes

Skyrim DLC 1 month exclusive on Xbox

Microsoft effort to get behind Windows gaming.

Fine, I'll just wait for the cheaper bundle and play with Mods. I am ok that Bethesda doesn't want my money.

Torchlight 2: Price details

It is priced the same as the first one when it was released: $19.95 USD

But this time it has multiplayer, lan/online and new classes:
The magic-wielding Embermage. The mysterious Embermage joins the previously announced Engineer, Outlander, and Berserker classes. This marks the culmination of a month long buildup introducing each class to players.
It still has all the old features from the last game:

Offline singleplayer, Mod kit and Mods and Matt Uelmen:

You know, all the stuff missing from Diablo 3.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Rift can go get stuffed

So anyway I got the email for the half birthday saying the game is up and running only to find I am forced to transfer off the realm.

So I choose a new realm, sorry your name is taken. So I run though every realm in the game and find I can't transfer without renaming my character.

Your character name is the most customizable part of this game and now they won't let me use it. So I have lost all intrest in even wanting to play.

I have no idea why they didn't evolve the naming system like most modern MMO's ( Charactername@User or First and last names ). Its so retarded.

So Rift is gone for me, gone much like EvE Online.

Oh and I was Coinlocked AGAIN and had to jump though hoops AGAIN to unlock my account.

Not worth the effort.

FWI, Both Steam 'coinlock' and Guildwars 'Coinlock' didn't trigger with my recent computer changes, and they shouldn't ether as it should be based off location not hardware.

Pax prime starts tomorrow ....

Which means more Guildwars 2 infomation and videos.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Warhammer 40k: Space Marine demo

This is good, as I have been on the fence about this game and they released a windows demo.

It should be on steam but you can find details here:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Deus Ex Reviews

The new Deus Ex reviews are coming in and are postive.

People talking about 35 hour game length, saying its like Metal Gear. So because of this, I am Pre-ordering the PC boxed edition ( Square can go jump in a lake with its over priced Steam edition ).

Best it will be a enjoyable game.
Worst I can have something new to rant about thats not Dragon Age 2.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Guildwars 2 Crafting

Only 2 professons at a time ( boo )
Choice of 8 in total ( yaaa )
You can switch and not loose progress ( yaaa )

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Guildwars 2 Gameplay from Gamescon

New Trailer:

Pve public event boss battle:

Character Creation:

Jump the Charr from this link:

Pvp arena match:

Friday, August 19, 2011


Who would have guessed, Kryten driving Picard around:

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Notch the creator of Minecraft has thrown down the gaultet over the whole Scrolls trademark lawsuit:

The only negative thing going on at this moment is the Scrolls trademark lawsuit nonsense, and I think I came up with the perfect solution:

Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let’s do that instead! I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.

If we win, you drop the lawsuit.

If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you’re fine with.

Regardless of the outcome, we could still have a small text somewhere saying our game is not related to your game series in any way, if you wish.

I am serious, by the way.
All courtcases should be settled in Quake 3. We would live in a much better world. 

Appearce changes coming to warcraft

Blizzard have announced that they will be allowing players to customize there appearnce. Unfortanlly they seem to be going down the path of Aion then say Star Wars Galaxies:
The Ethereals, emerging from the nether, will bring with them a new technology they call Transmogrification. They’re heading to the capital cities of Azeroth to set up shop and to offer adventurers a unique service -- copying the appearance of one magical item onto another. They only ask for a modest gold donation to recoup their costs.

Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. This means that you can raid in your paladin tier 12 Immolation set, but look like you’re wearing Lightbringer, while priests can bring Benediction back -- at least in spirit. Hunters can once again roam the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale in their tier 2 Dragonstalker set. You could even slip into the saucy tailored Black Mageweave set for that matter. You know, with the thigh highs, and the little gloves, and the cute little… ahem.
Ethereals, wow, I thought they had gone the way of midichlorians.

Still this seems like a hacked job done in desperation to try and recover subscribers. Blizzard needs to do a lot more than that to get me to even think of going back.  Like actual things to do that isn't repeating quest, repeating raids, repeating dungeons.

Terraria released

The bug fix patch for Terraria is now out and should have downloaded for you via steam. The changes after the break.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nexus 2

I saw this a few days ago. Its dated 2005, and I thought, man that would be so awesome if they finished it:

Turns out they have been working on it:

"We're happy to put a large chunk of our own resources into making Nexus 2", said Horneman, "but realistically we cannot fund the whole project ourselves. So, with GamesPlant, we can offer all our fans out there a chance to be part of the Nexus 2 project. The more you pledge, the more you will benefit; from digital pre-orders, through special boxed editions and your name included in the game, right up to profitsharing; everyone can be a part of this."

Can't wait.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dota 2 Trailer

Its hard to tell if parts of this trailer is done with the engine or not but this is the first look at Dota 2:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Its coming back

Problery the greatest mod ever made is coming back. The above video shows nothing of the new version of the game but I am still excitied.

It is most problery UDK based.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Is the game industry like the movie industry

The reason I say this is Valve have announced a new Counterstrike.

Does the world need another Counterstrike in a land full of Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3 ?
My guess is this will be another free 2 play game from Valve but where has the innovation gone from these big company's. 

My pre-order list is almost all sequels. With only indy titles bring new worlds for me to explore. I can only hope that 50 years from now that innovation hasn't died other wise we will only have one game to play. The game Valve, EA and Acivision made when they joined forces to get new ideas:

Counter War Hero: On a Modern Field World.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Home Soil of the Sylvari

The trailer for the Sylvari home lands is now up as well as the Sylvari page on the offical site:

Updated: Replaced video link with youtube link.

Battlefield 3 has a web interface ?

Battlefield 3 requires Origin to run, this is no supprise what so ever but this comment from someone whos been in the game has me wondering:

You log in to the "battle log" website they've created, there you get access to a web based server browser, buddies list and can view stats, setup VOIP channels (web browser plug-ins required). When you join a server the game loads in the background, while this happens "Origin" pops up to the foreground and it cycles through advertisements on EA's store. If you minimize it then BF3 starts minimized as well. I couldn't find a way to stop it from popping up.

You need to leave your web browser open and have "Origin" running in the background while you play BF3.

There is no in game server browser, some people think that it was missing because it was Alpha but DICE went through all this work to make the game run with the web based frontend and "Origin". There's no way they would double their work and put a traditional server browser in game as well.
I can't really comment until I see it running. But going backwards and forwards between game and website doesn't sound like fun and adverts in your face while waiting for the game to load is even worse.

Battlefield games have never loaded fast when first released.

It sounds dumb but they might have implemented it in a intellegent way. ( But this is EA ).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Growing the Sylvari

Yay for woman game designers.

Vanguard has a patch ?

Today is the day of surrpises what with Söldner and now Vanguard.

Could this be due to SWG being shut down and Sony realiseing that Vanguard could be worth fixing. I hope so because for a MMO it was one of the better Sandbox / Theme park hybrids around.

Söldner !

Do you remeber this game, I do, because I brought it.

It was horridly buggy and laggy so no one played it.

A few years back, they fixed it and it was good but only a handful of servers exisited.

Well Söldner is back and its now free to download and play. You can grab it from here:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Terraria 1.0.6 update

Its here, yay.

I have relocated the server back to my main machine, you can get details from me on steam.

Full patch notes after the jump:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sylvari week begins

The Sylvari have been under wraps for the last year as they get a redesign of thier look.

At first they didn't look like they had changed much and first impressions weren't that good. As I scrolled down I started to like what I saw.

They still fit the description in the Ghosts of Ascalon book which is a relief. As I really enjoyed the Sylvari character in that book.

Looking at the clothing design has me wondering how it all works. I'll have to keep a close eye on the videos from the gaming expo which is coming up. It does look like every race will have a unique look when it comes to clothing.

In the end they are still the elf race but now they truly do look like plants and its great to see something that you took part in with the orginal game turn into this entirely new race.

I can see myself creating a Sylvari once I get Charr our of my system.

Also I am sure the Charr will think up suitable insults for their cabbage butts.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Jedi Consular

This is very, very dangerous of Bioware. They make it look like the healbot does more than just heal and is some bad ass.

Go watch any of the 5 man videos to see what the Jedi Consular is really for.

Random thought of the day

Star Trek cat likes popcorn too !

Tech 4 source code soon

The source code that powered Doom 3 and Quake 4 will be up for download by the end of the year.

I'll been keen to peek in on it to find out a few things once its realased.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wow subs continue to decline, Morhaime Speaks

"As our players have become more experienced playing World of Warcraft over many years, they have become much better and much faster at consuming content," he recently said.

"And so I think with Cataclysm they were able to consume the content faster than with previous expansions, but that's why we're working on developing more content."

Yesterday, Morhaime made clear Blizzard’s response to this trend. The company pledged to flood the game with new content as a matter of urgency.

And he misses the point. For all its 'epic' 'huge' 'expansive' ness, Cata was small. They made level 1-60 take a week and then made 80-85 take less.

The problem for me, was bugs and the same old stuff I had been doing for years. I never made it to 85. The whole story and quest chains were just boring. There was the same old bottleneck quests where you had to wait. Mobs were respawning in less than 5 seconds so just getting anywhere in those bottlenecks was a pain. Some quests never appeared for me even though I follow the chain correctly.

And Deepholm was just a huge hole in the grown of boring stuff.

While the game does need more content, it needs to be real continue. Why do I feel they are thinking more Raids, dungeons and daily quests. What the game needs is new ways to play it. Epic public quest zones, housing, boats, control point pvp. More open pvp zones with objectives.

What we don't want is ' do these quests once a week for 7 days so you can do more repetitive quests cause we are lazy ', eg the tournament.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blizzard trademarks Mists of Pandaria

Wow Expansion, new game, Titan ?

Guess we have to wait for Blizzcon.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dota 2 at Gamescon

The first showing of Dota 2 will be at Cologne's five-day trade show where Valve will have a $1 million tournament.

As far as I am aware Dota 2 will still be free to play and explains why they have been pushing the whole free to play on steam.

This might be the first Dota I'll try.

New Guildwars 2 info soon

Guildwars 2 is going to Gamescom in europe on the August 17-21. With the biggest playable demo so far:

  • Seven professions – Play all seven professions that we’ve revealed so far: engineer, thief, guardian, necromancer, ranger, warrior, and elementalist.
  • Charr starter experience – For the first time, you can forge your destiny as a member of the Iron, Ash, or Blood Legion in our charr starter area. You can also choose to play the human and norn starting experience as well.
  • Mid level demo – As always, we’ve prepared a higher level demo experience for players who want a challenge. Face powerful Orrian enemies on land, engage them in battle underwater and face off against a new boss.
  • Sylvari and asura – Did I mention that you’ll be playing sylvari and asura characters for this high level content? Yes, for the first time, players will be able to get their hands on these unique races – believe me, they are impressive!
  • Character appearance customization – Also for the first time, you’ll be able to play around with our character appearance customization feature and control the way your character looks.
  • PvP – Last but certainly not least, we’re premiering Guild Wars 2 Player vs Player (PvP) at gamescom! Swing by the ESL booth and head to the Guild Wars 2 area to get your exclusive hands-on PvP experience. Also check out our periodic exhibition matches that pit our valiant team of ArenaNet developers against the European guild BOON Control on the ESL center stage.

There should be tones of new videos and info during this week. I can't wait.

Diablo 3 - Cash Auctions

First off, what the ?

Don’t Need It? Put It Up For Auction!
Nearly everything found in the game, including gold, can be exchanged with other players directly or through the auction house system. So say you’re a witch doctor and you’ve just found an incredibly rare, incredibly powerful axe that only barbarians can use. In the previous Diablo games your best option might have been to sell the axe to an in-game vendor, but in Diablo III, you now have the ability to list that axe in the auction house for your fellow barbarian players to bid on. And you know another player will probably appreciate the true value of that axe more than some heartless vendor who’ll likely just melt it down for scrap….
 Even gold ?

Then I saw this:
The Choice Is Yours
Use of either the real-money or gold-based auction house is completely optional -- that decision can be made on a per-item basis, and both versions of the auction house are functionally the same. In addition, players have the option to simply sell the items they obtain to in-game vendors for gold. They can also trade items to other players through a direct character-to-character trading system in the game in exchange for gold, other items, or just an overwhelming sense of goodwill.
Real money for in game items. Its supposed to be only for the auction house and its optional but what the hell has Blizzard become. Its become Blizzard ActivisiSUN this is just a vailed layer of the pay to win model and my interest in Diablo 3 is almost all but gone. The players make no money out of these auctions and Blizzard just pockets the profits themselfs.