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.
I got my hands on Guitar Hero On tour. I'd heard bad thing but I was hoping the niggles would be work around able, well not without a lot of work.
I have a dark tale for you, a tale of loss and strife, a tale of swords and sorcery
eternal retold, of disease and death, and a quest for the new and exciting.
I finished reading Alan Moores Watchmen last night and I enjoyed it a great deal. I've never really been someone that was into comics much, when I was small I read thing like The Dandy and The Beano but when I got to my teens I stopped reading comics since most of the ones I had any contact with were for small kids.
There has been a fashion recently for games to offer moral choices, well in reality they have done this sort of thing for years but only recently has the trend become fashionably such that they make a big deal about it. I quite like being given the option and will often play the evil path because I am a sadistic bastard.