Archive for January, 2009

Belated Update

January 28, 2009

I haven’t written for a week or so. I’m over my flu, and don’t have much to say. I’ve been playing some Fallout 3, I played some GRID today, and I put in a few more minutes of Bioshock play. There seems to be something about paying little for a game that makes it seem like it’s worth less of my time. I’ve barely touched any of the games I got for free from PC Gamer, and the games I got for a fiver off of Steam have seen little of me lately. I played lots of Counter-Strike: Source last week, so I don’t know what that says about my theory. I’ll try to play some more Bioshock and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Also, I noticed this at offworld, that someone seems to have stolen my idea. Just sayin’


Quake Live Beta

January 21, 2009

I got an email after signing up for the Quake Live Beta, telling me I can sign up to play the game today. There’s a non-disclosure agreement, so I’ll have to keep quiet about it until they say so. I’m looking forward to it anyway- Quake 3 was a very good game

very sick

January 12, 2009

I has flu

The Cryostasis Tech Demo exhibited some interesting things. It had good lighting effects, and shadows were acceptable, but nothing too overwhelming. There was some good Nividia/AGEIA cloth-fluttery stuff, which I hadn’t seen in practice since Warmonger, and some videos for Mirror’s Edge with AGEIA support. The most impressive thing though, was probably the water. You’re on a boat, so water makes sense, and they’ve done a good bit with it. There was a character in the demo who had a leak above his head, and droplets of water would hit him, roll off, and accumulate in puddles on the floor, every drop accounted for. That being said, that was very noticable, as it was more like drops of mercury or something, as it didn’t flow as realistically as water, slickening surfaces as it went, and there were apparent individual lumps. There were still some cool things going on, anyway. The player went into a frozen room and turned on a heater, and the ice on the walls started to melt, flowing down. It was pretty impressive, and I hope to see such aquatic manipulations continuing throughout. I’m still looking forward to it, even though some RPS nay-sayers have already seen it and have some gripes. (Typing that hyperlink, I accidentally wrote rockpapershitgun at first. I strongly disagree).

Let’s see if I can make it to BMTH on Wednesday, up in Dublin. They truly are… a band

Pretty good post today

January 9, 2009

No, not from me. Don’t be absurd. From Chris Livingston. I can relate.

I’ve picked up STALKER, Trials 2 and Bioshock all for a pittance over Christmas. They’re all wonderful, and I would’ve paid more for each. I received Fallout 3 as a gift as well, and it’s utterly fantastic.

I’ve just downloaded a scrapped tech demo for Cryostasis, a game in development I’m semi-following. I’ll give it a run through and see how I feel about it

I’ll Tear Out Your Spine, 2K9

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!