Monthly Archives: May 2011
Spirit and Opportunity, two tiny rovers sent to Mars in 2004 who until recently, were still rolling across the martian desert sciencing the fuck out of the red planet. These little guys, who were designed to last 3 months have continually been making valuable scientific finds since they landed. It’s 2011.
Sadly, Spirit finally lost contact last March and the little guy never woke up again, despite the best efforts of NASA. A lonely death, in the cold martian winter. Gone but not forgotten.
There’s this game called Trackmania. In the interests of full disclosure I should tell you that I haven’t actually played it yet. But I will be buying it this evening based solely on the video I’m about to share.
Basically from what I can gather you build cool tracks and then drive cars on them, similar to the old PC game Stunts. I have very fond memories of playing Stunts and trying to build the craziest tracks possible.
I apologize for the sensationalist title, but it did get your attention, right? If Star Wars falls short of being an out-and-out copy, it can easily be described as an eclected mix of film references. Kirby Ferguson is a New York based filmmaker who’s exploring the philosophy that nothing is original in his soon-to-be four-part documentary web-series Everything Is A Remix.
Parts 1 and 2 are already complete and online and Kirby is currently in the process of financing Part 3 (you can contribute to the project here). The reason Part 2 is particularly relevant is that it deconstructs our old favorite movie, Star Wars, examining its references, influences and all out rip offs.…
Lionhead’s Mike West, lead combat designer on Fable III, recently stated in an interview with Eurogamer that the pre-owned game market actually hurts game developers more than piracy does.
This is something I’ve heard before – Penny Arcade did a comic about it last year. And the related news post is a great read if you’re interested in various points of view on the subject. Personally, I hadn’t really considered it before seeing the comic but it makes sense. I actually feel quite strongly about it now and regret not seeing it for what it is previously.
E3 is just a few weeks away and I have to say I am pretty damn excited. While the usual preview overload is expected I am somewhat curious about Nintendo’s new system, codename “Project Cafe”.
All we really know so far is that the system will be as powerful as an Xbox 360 and have a controller with a built in LCD. Is it a touch screen? Probably.
If anyone has ever played ARMA2 they know that it is pretty damn hardcore. But what if you added zombies to the most complex multi player combat sim ever made?
You’d get the best survival zombie mode ever. While the console generation are busy fellating each other with their Call Of Duty’s, the real men are facing off against hordes of unstoppable undead in an open world battle sim. Car’s, Choppers, Planes, Tanks and ZOMBIES. If you don’t own ARMA2, now is your chance.
Have a Wii? Have bad eyesight? Sick and tired of straining to see a crappy 480P signal on your 1080P 70 inch flat screen? Like most gamers I owe no allegiance to any one system, but the Wii, well lets just say playing it feels like you’re shopping downmarket. I own quite a few Wii games but I never get around to playing them since I can’t stand looking at them.
I have however found a solution. I give you, the Dolphin emulator!
1. X-Com – UFO Enemy Unknown
3. Tie Fighter
5. Mass Effect
It’s so dark in here, I feel my way around the long corridor, trepidatious steps reverberating in this cold tomb. I am afraid. In the distant corridors I can hear them, the droning barks of some unknowable things. I try to stay quiet but my rasping unsteady breathes grow stronger and more erratic. Fear grips me and I begin to panic. It is terror. True terror. A flicker in the darkness and suddenly I am on the floor. It is on me, I try to scream but my mouth releases no sound. I try to push it away, to stand, to run, but I am immobile, my muscles atrophied and useless.…
Ok, so I’m not about to editorialise this, having only seen the trailer.
All I’ll say is that its a new television series from Steven Spielberg and it looks like Steven has combined his two favorite subjects; science fiction, and dinosaurs; into one package of pure awesomeness.
You heard me. DINOSAURS.
Watch the trailer here. You’re welcome.…