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Random Things

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.

The Games Flood

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.

World of Goo

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.

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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.

Time for an upgrade

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.