Politics are like real-time strategy games. They involve a careful gathering of resources and split-second decisions of their use. Ideally, the combination of tactical strategy and a more urgent pace than turn based would produce a typical match like speed chess; exhibiting fast pace, intense thinking, and tactical strategy. In reality though, the games comprise […]
Good news on the indie crpg front: indie leader Spiderweb Software has just released Avernum V for Windows. I'm downloading the demo now. Spiderweb Software has developed the impressive Exile, Geneforge, and Avernum lines of indie crpgs. They're perfect for people hankering back to the golden era of Ultima and Wizardry — big on gameplay […]
Via BoingBoing, I see that the Germans have come up with a pill to improve first person shooter performance, which does not mean what the non-gamers in our audience think it means. The high dose of caffeine allegedly improves performance on first-person-shooter video games. You know, I think I'll just stick to beer. Plus, this […]
ViaArs Technica, I see that Bioware has solicited writing samples for NPC dialogue in their under-construction MMORPG:
Good news on the indie crpg front. Eschalon: Book I, which I've had my eye on for some time, will bereleased on November 19. The screenshots look great and the features sound like classic crpg goodness. Watch for early impressions here after the release.
If you haven't heard of them, the Zero Punctuation game reviews on the Escapist are absolutely hilarious. It's basically rapid-fire gamer snark. Here is the latest. You will want to watch them all afterwards. Make sure to read the comments in the credits.
So last night about 8:00 I stop at our local Baja Fresh to pick up some dinner. I don’t particularly want Mexican food, but I’m atoning for working late and missing out on helping putting the munchkins to bed — they have been particularly hyper. I pull into our shopping center and see a large […]