Category Archives: Links

Sol Contingency

Golly, it’s been a while hasn’t it. I posted not too long ago about an ambitious project that brought the classic game Descent to Unreal Engine 3. This teaser trailer just recently hit the internet: See their site for more info.
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Yes, Please

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Mann vs. Machine

It looks like I’m on some kind of Team Fortress 2 kick lately – probably because Valve is on a roll over there. In case you haven’t heard, they’re rolling out a new co-op mode in an event they’re calling “Mann vs. Machine.” Read up on it here. I’ve wanted some kind of campaign or […]
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Engineers solve…

There’s a lot of great work out there since the Source Filmmaker tool has become freely available, after a limited availability beta period. Here’s another one with especially high production value:
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Full Circle

Remember those documentaries from Valve Software that say that the Team Fortress 2 art style was inspired by popular Hollywood animated movies? And remember how there was a clear resemblance between that art style and The Incredibles? Well, it looks like things have come full circle now that Valve’s Source Filmmaker beta is out in [...]
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Pyromania

Over on the Team Fortress 2 website, something called ”Pyromania” is in full swing. They’ve got some new items, a new level, and so on. But what we really wanted to see was the new Meet the Pyro video, am I right? After years of waiting, we are finally given the last of the 9 character [...] Continue reading

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Wishes for E3 2012

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, when the gaming world holds its breath to learn the latest big announcements from game companies the world over, is almost upon us once again. Every year, people wait to see what kind of hidden treasures are coming from the likes of Activision, Microsoft, Naughty Dog, Sony, and Nintendo. And [...] Continue reading

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Shifting Focus

For this, the blog’s 200th post, I wanted to share some ideas that I have been pondering recently. Long time readers of the blog will recall an article I wrote about how the challenges presented in games are a core component of the design and to a large extent, “define the gameplay…”. In that article, [...] Continue reading

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Custom Cards

There’s another page under the Other Projects listing on this site! It’s for a project a friend and I created a while back called Custom Cards for Windows Phone 7. Basically, it allows you to enter your own “flash cards” with questions and answers as text or sound, or both. It’s pretty widely useful for memorizing vocabulary for [...] Continue reading

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Fez – Release Date!

Fez, the much anticipated 2D/3D puzzle platformer by Polytron Corporation, has just had its official release date announced by the developers, by way of a somewhat ridiculous flashing .gif on a post on their site.  According to the announcement, the game will hit XBox Live Arcade on April 13, 2012 (a Friday the 13th, incidentally) and [...] Continue reading

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Mods To Watch: Quake Never Died

What’s that you say? Quake is over 15 years old? Of course it is, and that’s given developers plenty of time to update and improve on one of the most classic and mod-friendly games around… and improve it they have. DarkPlaces for Quake DarkPlaces is the premiere Quake modification of today, with changes to the game [...] Continue reading

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Snapshot Interview with Pixabyte

The boys over at Retro Affect have posted an article about an interview their own David Carrigg did with Pixabyte, about Retro Affect’s upcoming game, Snapshot. Among other things, David talks about some design decisions, planned platforms, and hints at a release date for the game. You can view the entire article and interview in embedded [...] Continue reading

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More Alan Wake Media

… is usually a good thing. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is an upcoming XBLA title that takes place in the universe created in the original Alan Wake by Remedy Studios. The new game is set to release on XBox Live on February 22. The video below provides a few more interesting details for fans that are [...] Continue reading

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Big Things for TF2 in 2012

Woah, woah, hold everything. The team behind Valve’s online shooter Team Fortress 2 has posted a most interesting update on the TF2 blog, including some fascinating details about their plans for 2012. This includes a secret TF2 project, the new Steam Workshop Blog, and the Second Annual Saxxy Awards. Those are all well and good, but [...] Continue reading

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The Humble Bundle for Android

… and Linux and Mac and Windows. Once again, the Humble Indie Bundle guys are back with The Humble Bundle for Android. While the title clues us in on the availability of the games, through the bundle, for Android, the bundle also includes versions of the game for Linux, Mac and Windows. The games in [...] Continue reading

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The Humble Indie Bundle #4

Just a quick post today to let everyone know about the Humble Indie Bundle #4. As you may already know, the Humble Indie Bundle occasionally brings a collection of popular independent games at a pay-what-you-want price. This time, the bundle includes Jamestown, Bit.Trip Runner, Super Meat Boy, Shank, and NightSky HD. They have also included [...] Continue reading

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Trailer

UPDATE: Newer trailer posted. Fans the Internet over, myself included, have been watching for and speculating about the next Alan Wake game, keeping our ears out for every piece of news from the creators we could find. Not long ago, we saw a teaser trailer that let us know a new game was on the [...] Continue reading

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Woah

This was too good not to share – the A-Team music really puts this video over the top. Thanks to BurnZeZ for pointing this out. Leave your reactions in the comments!
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a first-person shooter for PC, XBox360, and PS3 by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games that continues the globe-trotting, high-intensity, world war action, beginning immediately after the events of its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2. It is also the subject of a continuous stream of biased reviews and comments all [...] Continue reading

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Messin’ with Skyrim

I found this pretty funny, and I hope you do too. I’ll just leave it here for your viewing enjoyment…

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