Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I've been playing World of Tanks on my PC for a number of years. I've seen the game change many times since I started playing. From the addition of larger and more powerful tanks, to the physics engine and graphical overhaul of 8.0 and beyond. The changes I've noticed in Wargamings first console port are by far, the most drastic.
From the mechanics of upgrading and purchasing new tanks, to the way the games flow, everything has been noticeably adjusted or overhauled. The game feels significantly different from top to bottom. At first blush, I was a little disappointed to see the World of Tanks I knew so altered. The more I play, however, the more convinced that most of these changes are good.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
|image credits to reddit user: edavid21|
I was at my desk at work today when I heard that Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who put Nintendo on the map, passed away. He was among the founding fathers of the video game industry. It's difficult to cope with the loss of industry pioneers like Yamauchi. We're still a very young industry, as events like this make starkly apparent.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Micheal Sayre, Morgan Weir, Steven Hammond, and I attended the Press Q&A with Mike and Jerry on September 1st. We have our own audio of the session, but while I have been hemming and hawing about how best to make it available, Todd Whitehead over at Alpha Geek Radio posted their recording of it.
You should give it a look,
PAX Prime 2013 - Media Q&A with Gabe and Tycho, via Alpha Geek Radio
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Foul Play, by developer Mediatonic, tells the ripping tale of Baron Dashforth, the secretive and mysterious daemonologist. Using a platform of the classic vaudevillian play, you act out portions of Dashforth's autobiographical tales, along with the assistance of his ever faithful sidekick Scampwick.
Friday, September 13, 2013
The majority of my gaming time used to be spent largely with big name titles from large developers. On any given day, I would prefer Halo, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect to smaller titles. Consoles were my primary platforms for play, with my PC serving more as a stereo than anything else.
Times have changed lately. More and more, I've been playing independent titles over large studio games. While I still enjoy playing many major releases like Borderlands 2, the vast majority of my time has been given over to the indie games. Why? For the longest time I couldn't put my finger on it.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Forgive the massive title, I am just in love with the art for this game! How often do you get a protagonist who looks like Onimusha's Guildenstern is an actual badass? To be honest, this poster was the first thing that attracted me to this game (shush, I can be shallow, too!) I should also add that creature design (according to the creators, Burtonesque) is awesome, playful, and quite creepy. Then again, that's just what makes it great, the use of cell shading as only an outline also adds to the cartoony allure of Nekro.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Arcen Games doesn't want their games to go easy on you. Bionic Dues places you immediately into a no win situation. You're a trainee, freshly inducted into the Corps. You are able to command huge, powerful mechs, but you face hordes of machines bent on your destruction. You'll have to be crafty, and you'll be required to use every tool at your disposal. Win the day, and you'll become the front line of defense against a relentless army. Fail, and all of humanity is lost.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Erik Mona, the publisher at Paizo. In addition to autographing our books, Erik took the time to sit down and and chat a bit with us about where Paizo and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game have been, where they're going, and some insights into what they've been thinking along the way. So without further ado....
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tommy Tallarico is no novice in the video game industry. He has been a composer of video game music for over 23 years, and has worked on over 300 video games (a Guinness World Record). His prolific catalogue of works includes titles like Earthworm Jim, Disney’s Aladdin, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and franchises like Madden, Mortal Combat, Metroid Prime, and many more (thus the Guinness Record).
11 years ago, Tallarico (and Jack Wall) began a labor of love called Video Games Live, a tremendous symphonic and visual spectacle with a focus on audience interactivity. The whole point of this undertaking for Mr. Tallarico was to “prove to the world how culturally significant video games have become.”
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Sunday night, we had the pleasure of attending the World of Tanks Championship. Hosted by NVidia at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle, the championship hosted five teams from around the world, competing for a grand prize of $20,000. It was a very memorable night for the teams involved as well as the spectators.