Well so far my job is safe looks like if things don't pick up by 2H (American companies love there H's and Q's for some reason) then things may turn back to redundancies again but so far so good.
It's been a funny couple of days, yesterday we had the work Christmas party in the evening we also had a surprise company meeting in the morning, which announced that we were being taken over by an American firm. Today there was a meeting where they said there will be redundancies ... Merry Christmas everyone!
The PS3 has had a bit of a rough road and with it still being the most expensive of the consoles and most people using it almost exclusively as a bluray player it's not really living up to its gaming pedigree. But then galloping on the horizon out of the sun comes two figures! Are they heroes? Are they villains?
War. War never changes ... as Ron Perlman says over the intro, fallout on the other hand does.
We seem to be in the middle of a games flood, after quite a while with very little worth having we've got something like 5 or so titles all hitting at once. Why they couldn't space this out so people had a chance to appreciate one before the next came out I don't know. So anyway let's take a look at the first three of the deluge of new gaming gems to purchase for most gaming platforms.
Some years ago I spotted a site called experimental gameplay (the site still exists in roughly the same form thought it is now open to others http://www.experimentalgameplay.com), it was a student project from some people at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. They produced small prototype games in a short space of time that toyed with different types of gameplay.
I've been trying out Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (or WAR as I believe the preferred T.L.A. would have it) it's fun enough tho at the moment I don't know if I would pay to play it once my free trail runs out.
There has been a lot made of DRM and digital distribution recently and I had a random thought about it.
Most games you buy will now have an install limit and digital distribution similarly are tied to an single account.
I've been looking at replacing my machine for a while now as it's been showing signs of slow agonising death for quite some time. When it gets to the point that texture and vertex corruption in games are a good day it's time to take the thing out to the back yard and shoot it.
I have a confession to make, for the past week or so I've been playing the new widely panned "Alone in the Dark" game on the x360 and found myself enjoying it.