Category Archives: Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Meh.

Ignoring all the hype and bullshit surrounding the new CoD (I’m a cynic, so no game is going to give me orgasms, no matter what the PR guys say about it), I finally decided to play the game. And I’m not so sure why everyone is having circle jerks about it. Spoilers ahead.

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Good Morning, Mister Masters

Got to love these fan videos, this one being a humorous (and rather cool) tutorial on how S-Rank as Ken Masters in SF4 (and subtly pointing out one of the game’s imbalances)

Sequel to American McGee’s Alice In the Works

Hot damn! One of my favourite games from back in the day was American McGee’s Alice – a dark, twisted interpretation of the Alice in Wonderland story more faithful to the books than the butchered Disney version was. Turns out, McGee’s game dev company Spicy Horse is making the sequel – Return of Alice – which is set to only be released in 2011 ;( Still, here’s a cool teaser trailer:

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Shoryufail

So, you really like a game. Really, really like a game. Cool. You like it so much that you want to get a tattoo to show how much you like it. That’s cool too.

Except when it turns out like this:

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Playing Tyrian Again with OpenTyrian

Back in the day, I was addicted to a shoot ’em up called Tyrian. It was released back in ’95 by Epic MegaGames (though developed by Eclipse Productions). This morning I discovered that there is an open-source project to port this DOS classic to modern operating systems.

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Wow, Touhou Graphics Have Come A Long Way

After a long hiatus, I’ve finally started playing the Touhou Project games again. Unfortunately, I only have from 6 to 11 and after watching a few videos of 12 (Undefined Fantastic Object) I really, really want to get hold of it 🙂

One thing I realised when watching the clips of UFO was that the graphics are really, really cool. Lot’s of special effects and things happening on the screen, especially compared to Touhou 6. It made me search for footage from each game to see how things progressed over time, from it’s humble roots on the weird Japanese NEC PC-9801 to today. After doing a search for videos of each game (and getting annoying with people doing voice overs or inserting their own music), I found a series of 3 videos that showcased each game released so far. Thank you, ColdAqua 🙂

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