Mar 29 2013
Some 46 years later William Shatner and a Gorn Warrior relive a classic Star Trek moment in a new commercial for the namesake video game coming out in April. Epic stuff: More
Mar 22 2013
So PAX East 2013 opened with a bang this morning – Blizzard announced their free-to-play strategy card game for Mac, Windows and iPad. Billed as ‘deceptively simple yet especially engaging’ for players of all background, this game looks to be fun, fast and addictive. More
Mar 21 2013
First things first, if the double entendre of the post title flew over your head, then words cannot describe how excited I am for Marvel Heroes. An MMO coupled with my favorite franchise – what is not to love? I’m fairly confidant wifey will be all over it as well. If asked, she really won’t want another game to dig her teeth into but I’ve a strong feeling she will eventually see the light. Why? Two words: Scarlet Witch. Oh. Em. Gee. Her as a playable character? Shut up and take our money. Well, except that this is a free-to-play MMO. What is not to love?
Well, it isn’t going to be released on Mac (yet). /tears. There is promise sometime after launch – but how long is long? In the World (of Warcraft) the term Soon sends shivers up spines of the player-base:Soon: Copyright 2004-2013 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. “Soon” does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. “Soon” shall make no contract or warranty between Blizzard Entertainment and the end user. “Soon” will arrive some day, Blizzard does guarantee that “soon” will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on “soon” as Blizzard will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at “soon.”
That is what makes me a sad panda. No pun intended.
I can only hope it really is on the cards and this isn’t false hope, smoke and mirrors. One solution, I know certain folk might suggest, would be to get a couple of high-end PCs, but that is hardly a solution nor is it economically sensible. A more sensible solution from the likes of Captain Rogers would be to use BootCamp and run Windows on a Mac. Now, where that is a very sensible and very well thought out solution – I will toy with that idea, I’m sure, once it does launch only to put it on the scrap pile once I really think it through. Truth be told, I want to run it natively as I do with every other game and program.
Now, it is at this point I expect any PC fan-boy to jump in and tell me I made my bed so I should have to sleep in it. Fair enough, nothing I say will convince you otherwise. But this isn’t about Mac vs PC. Having worked in software development I understand the cost differentials. I also know other companies both large (Blizzard, EA) and small indies (2D, Mojang) have found great success producing for the Apple systems in recent years. This isn’t a rant aim at anyone or me getting on my high horse or even feeling entitled. Trust me, I’m the most anti-entitled fellow you could ever find. This is just me hoping that “soon” will be a date that is tangible and realistic because, frankly, this looks an awesome game and I want to be part of the universe!
Steam, maybe? Who knows. I will slowly whittle away the hours wondering how long after launch it will happen – if it will happen… when it will happen – but you can bet your bottom dollar I will be all over that game once it is released for the Mac – and I know I won’t be the only one!
Mar 1 2013
It is finally here! Just days away from launch, and I cannot wait. This is looking to be the best Tomb Raider to date and the reboot of going back to the roots – both hers and what made the first game so damn great – shows that it can be done, if done right. This is probably going to be one of my Game of the Year choices. Just sayin’!
Check the newest trailer and get ready for some Lara fun! #reborn More
Aug 8 2012
The new footage shows is a fresh look at the game that will appeal to the PvPers – and let’s face it, that is most people who play the game. EMP grenades, mini mechs, drones, quad-copters, and – wait for it – a heat ray will be just some of the weapons in your arsenal to rip the opposition to threads. More
Jul 24 2012
I’m not sure how many of my gaming friends from the USA will jump into this – but I think they should give it a try (no pun intended) as it looks fantastic. Rugby League Live 2, developed by Big Ant studios have done an incredible job and, as an expatriate, I will not only be wanting to grab a copy, but forcing my brother-in-law to learn the game just enough that I can still kick his arse.
Because of my size I could only play one position in rugby – the half back – and loved the sport in both my school and college years. I remember attempting to catch an American football ball like a rugby ball and almost dying the first time. They have sharp pointy balls here. Not a phrase you hear a lot. More
Jun 25 2012
Two very fun, geeky-games this week:
Spidey is crawling everywhere over the coming eight days with the game released tomorrow and the movie swinging into theaters next week. This installment of the franchise acts as an epilogue of sorts for the movie allowing for a free-roaming open world play. The story line is pretty simple and, by not following the movie but taking place after it, allows for much more freedom. Spidey is to protect Manhattan from criminals all over the city and has really solid combat. More
Jun 11 2012
This week sees the release of Lollipop Chainsaw from Warner Bros on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The story follows cheerleading zombie hunter, Juliet Starling, who has to fight the undead in her Californian high school. An evil goth druid, who happens to be Juliet’s former classmate, Swan, causes the outbreak bringing the walkers and demonic forces to her school.
Juliet isn’t trying to save the world on her own, however. It seems the Starling’s are a kick-ass family and she accompanied by her two sisters, Cordelia and Rosalind, as well as her boyfriend, Nick. Juliet and her high school sweetheart are joined at the hip. Literally. The poor lad suffered a zombie bite and so Jules had to lop off his head – but he lives on to wise crack and be placed on zombie bodies so the player can control them. More
Jun 4 2012
One of the long-standing great games of old is none other than SimCity. It freakin’ rocked those golden days. No amount of superior graphics would ever really improve on the original except to, perhaps, satisfy the eyes. I will confess – I totally dismissed this game as anything of interest until seeing the trailer. Hopefully it will realize the potential it truly has.
SimCity will be released on Windows and Mac in the fall of 2012 and they have done much more than upped the graphics engine, AI and simulation – all of which were obvious upgrades out of the gate. They added multiplayer options! Invite friends to build their own city in a “region” (or strangers if you so wish) and you get to pit your city against theirs for good… and for bad.
Do you help your neighbor when a natural disaster strikes or turn the other cheek? How can you woo people to live and work in your city over theirs? Challenge accepted! Check out the trailer: More