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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Trion Worlds to bring ArcheAge west

Trion Worlds ( Rift ) are bringing ArcheAge sandbox MMO to the west. I am not to sure what to think about this. Its good that's its not NCSoft but I can't help but think Trion are spreading itself thin. They have Rift and Defiance MMO's and now ArcheAge.

Most of the work for ArcheAge is done but as shown with Aion it doesn't mean you can slack off. Aion was years behind the Asian version.

The Draw for me to ArcheAge is the sandbox, housing and boats, the turn off is the races and over acting in expressions that you get in Asian style MMO's, also the lack of continuity in the game. Most of this might just be the experiences I found in Aion, which was just a very confusing mess.

But I am willing to give ArcheAge a go.

Would I pay a sub for it ?

That depends on how good it is. Currently I am living in a subless world and enjoying ever part of it. I am currently spending the same amount on a sub on cash store items in free to play games but I like the freedom of not being tied to a game. ArcheAge would have to offer a unique immersive experience if I am to sign up to a subscription.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

MIght & Magic X

STO: Legacy of Romulus

Romulus and Remus are gone. You are one of the survivors, struggling to survive in the aftermath of unspeakable destruction.
These are dark and dangerous times for your people, as the Tal Shiar crack down on any dissent and mysterious beings unleash terror throughout the far-flung colony worlds.

You will be the one to reshape an empire. Gather allies, go undercover and find the proof that will rally your people to revolt.

Together, you will rise up against an oppressive regime and demand freedom. You will fight for your people.

You are the Legacy of Romulus.
Features:

Play as a Romulan
Play as a Romulan or Reman and immerse yourself in new story-driven missions written exclusively from the Romulan Republic's point of view.

Warbirds
Romulan captains take command of mighty Warbird Class starships. Push the engines to the limit and unleash the new and devastating powers of the Singularity Core.

Start as any Faction
Create your first character as a member of the Federation, Klingon Empire, or Romulan Republic and level your captain from 1 to 50.

Return of Empress Sela
Denise Crosby returns to reprise her role as Empress Sela. Play a game of political cat-and-mouse as you delve deeper into the intrigue surrounding the destruction of Romulus.

The Silent Enemy
Uncover the horrifying truth behind a mysterious new enemy that seeks to terrorize the Beta Quadrant and exterminate your people.

Tholian Reputation
Join the fight against the Tholians in this new Reputation and unlock exclusive rewards and benefits for maximum level captains.

New Improved Traits
Customize and rearrange your existing traits. Unlock new advanced traits and abilities, further specializing your captain and crew.

Improved UI
Choose the HUD color palate that works for you. Experience new and improve UI screens with easier to read options and enhanced interactions.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Star Trek: The Gorn

To tell you the truth, this is really the only reasion I am getting this game. Because its about Gorn !

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First person back in TES:O

The beta / alpha / test is floating around the internet and news sites are reporting that First Person mode is back.

This is one step forward but still not enough for me to get excited about it again. They would have to dump the idea of Zones / Quest hubs / Factions and every single other gated MMO experance and make it more open to the player before I jump into the game.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Omikron: The Nomad Soul on GoG

I have been after this game for nearly a decade and finally its on its way to my PC thanks to GoG.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/omikron_the_nomad_soul

Now to find out if its any good.

Neverwinter

This video is a hilarious look at the new Neverwinter game:

Yamama Minecraft server

We now have a dedicated Minecraft server if any one is interested in playing contact me on steam and I will give out the details and add you to the whitelist.

The server is a 40 player server running standard 1.5 minecraft on a 1.5 generated map seed.




Friday, March 15, 2013

Thiefs Garrett made for a modern audience of today’s console market

Does that mean, " You have no imagination so we are going to make Garret talk ever 2 meters with a cutscene ? "

The image sheds more light on the subject:


Looks like he does parkor cause that's what all the kids are into these days.

“He’s now in the game doing more action moves – on that side we wanted the costume and the suit to reflect that. In the beginning he was more gothic. We toned down all the things that felt gothic, for example black nails and things like that. We want to make him a little bit more mainstream on that. Yes he’s a dark character, but we don’t want people to say he’s a gothic one.”
 And whats with Compound bows these days. It seems like everyone is doing them, including myself but when I did mine I sat down and thought " Right I need to kill a < censored > and how best to do that, you would need something really powerful. So I made a compound bow.

Where Compound bows a feature of that lunch time games movie / book ?

Anyway my excitement that Thief is going back to its roots has been completely destroyed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Minecraft: Redstone update Released

1.5 of Minecraft has been released with a ton of new features:

  • Added Redstone Comparator (used in Redstone logic)
  • Added Hopper (collects items and moves them to containers)
  • Added Dropper (similar to Dispensers, but always drops the item)
  • Added Activator Rail (activates TNT Minecarts)
  • Added Daylight Sensor
  • Added Trapped Chest
  • Added Weighed Pressure Plate
  • Added Block of Redstone
  • Added Nether Brick (item)
  • Added Nether Quartz and ore
  • Added Block of Quartz, with half blocks and chiseled variants
  • New command: /scoreboard
  • New command: /effect
  • Containers and mobs can have custom names
  • Inventory management has been changed, for example you can drag-place items over slots
  • Texture packs now have separate images for each block and item, and can have animations
  • Nether Quartz Ore now spawns in the Nether
  • Smooth lighting now has three settings (none, minimal, maximum)
  • More detailed death messages
  • Some hostile mobs now are harder in Hard difficulty
  • Many, many, bug fixes
  • Removed Herobrine
And now the patch notes in the form of a song:
 

Cyberpunk 2077 to be multiplayer

It will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs, but we're going to add multiplayer features.
Not sure if thats a proper Multiplayer RPG expereance or just some tacked on mini game like Mass Effect 3.

Other news is Cyberpunk will let you create your own character unlike the Witcher seriers.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

While the shadow lords have tried to conspire and bring about the false return of Ultima ( EA / Ultima Forever ) spreading decent and hate with their reboot of the ultima series. When every thing seems its darkest, Lord British returns to bring us to the new world:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0


Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Zeno Clash 2 Trailer

Still the strangest game seriers ever made, can't wait !

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Migration complete

If you have been using the yamama.co.nz domain to vist my blog you would have had some down time over the last few days as I migrated my domains to a new host.

This migration is now complete and if you notice your url you will see www.yamama.co.nz instead of the yamama-nz.blogspot.co.nz url.

This should be a cause of celebration, so I should update the banner or something.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Return to Star Trek Online

When Star trek Online (STO) went free to play I stopped playing. I thought that I would loose most of my benefits I paid for over the last few years.

Turns out I lost nothing only a cap on how much money I could have in game.

All my max level characters keeped there bank slots, inventory and ships / officers.

So after watching the 3rd anniversary video ( Big post so more after the break ):

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Witcher 3 Screenshots

Ton of new Witcher media came out today:








Friday, March 1, 2013

Witcher 3 Details

Some more details on the Witcher 3 have shown up:

Boats ( yay)
50 Hours of story gameplay.
Day / Night Cycle
Weather Systems
Interactive economy
No QTE !!!

Sound more and more awesome every update. The Witcher was fantastic for what it was, a Story based, action game with RPG elements but this is turning it more into something like Skyrim.

I would like to see Character creation or even a sandbox mode where you don't play the story but the story must be done with Geralt otherwise it won't be the Witcher.

Lastly its good to see developers adding new features and pushing there game forward in different directions instead of pulling back features and delivering the same tired gameplay experience from the last version.

Heads up

I am moving domains around at the moment so if you are using the yamama.co.nz domain to visit this site you might get page cannot be displayed appeared over the next week or so until I can get it pointed back to this location.

In the mean time you can jump directly to the site by going here:

http://yamama-nz.blogspot.co.nz/

Once the shuffle is complete I'll be pointing my domains directly to this blog. As I still don't have any time to build a real site.

Also as its my job to build sites I kind of get sick of it by the time I get home.

STATUS UPDATE:
Currently digitalpaw is complete and online.
Currently orac is complete and online.
Currently yamama  is being a little bitch about things.