PC Gaming 918
So I'm still thinking about Apple's Magic Trackpad (way more than I ought to). It's more than that though. I'm thinking about the evolution of input methods. Games started with Pong paddles, moved onto joysticks, which gave way to gamepads, which are currently being overshadowed by the dawn of motion controls. Phones had rotary dials, eventually started using digital keys, and now use touchscreens.
I have no idea what I want to play this weekend. I’ve been so busy waking up early to write on the site, working on super secret project(s) during business hours, and taking two business dinners that I can’t believe it’s Friday. Where the hell did the week go?!? Perhaps I’ll dive into some MLB […]
RPadholic smartguy brought up an interesting conversation starter yesterday: how often do you change PCs? Some of my friends get new machines every year. Others have had the same system for more than five years. It's really all over the place with the people I know and I'm sure it's the same for you guys.
My friends were arguing about Limbo for Xbox Live over the weekend. They all agreed that it's a clever game with a fantastic art style, but they differed on whether it's worth 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15). I haven't played the game yet, so I was a curious and impartial observer (like Switzerland...but without the chocolate and yodeling). It was a fun argument to watch because both sides were sure they were right. One argued that it's a unique experience that's so different from anything else on Xbox Live. The other argued that it was simply too expensive for a three-hour game with low replay value.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last several years, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is coming out this week. This will be the biggest PC game release of 2010 and one of the world’s most important games. I’m pretty sure the release is a national holiday in South Korea. On consoles, […]
This excellent trailer (via GameTrailers) of DC Universe Online is a comic-book fanboys dream! In addition to explaining the game’s story, the video features tons of DC’s “big three”: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Lots of other heroes show up, but my mark-out moments were when villains Black Adam and Deathstroke were featured. Check out […]
I've been doing a piss poor job of keeping up with Comic-Con 2010 news. Part of it is because I've been busy with another project and part of it is because I'm jealous of all my friends at the show, causing me to ignore its existence. I'm digging that Joss Whedon will be directing The Avengers movie, but I'm dying to hear more details about Green Lantern (even though I'm convinced that his costume was inspired by a rotten piece of salmon nigiri). A bunch of my friends have been raving about the Tron Legacy trailer, while others are hyped on DC Universe Online (videos of both are below)!
My new schedule has been pretty tiring — waking up early to write for the site, going off to super secret project for 10 hours, heading home, and trying to write for the site again. With that in mind, I’m going to be horizontal most of Friday night and all day Saturday, which means lots […]
RPadholic Big Blak posted some interesting and uncommon thoughts on Final Fantasy VII. He loves the game, but admits that he overrated it because of nostalgia. My problem with most "FFVII apologists" is that they can't admit that. Some games are remembered fondly simply because they were played at the right time and at the right place.
EA recently announced a slew of interesting games, including Maxis' Darkspore. While this action-RPG looks pretty cool, a lot of my journalist friends were ripping on its name. You can imagine some of the jokes, right? They came up with stuff like Dark Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Dark Hasbro Family Game Night, Dark Sims, etc.