2010 May

May 31, 2010

Back from vacation!

Hap­pi­ly and sad­ly I am back from vaca­tion.  I went to Flori­da for a week and got some good R&R.  I must say it was nice to get away for awhile but I am now back and will start get­ting some more con­tent up for you guys!

May 21, 2010

Draconian DRM: Are Consoles Next?

Any­one who has spent time on gam­ing forums has prob­a­bly lis­tened to PC gamers com­plain about Intru­sive DRM.  The DRM can do any­thing from installing a root kit behind the scenes to pre­vent you from copy­ing or installing more then a cert­ian num­ber times to requir­ing you to have a con­stant inter­net con­nec­tion to play even the sin­gle play­er com­po­nent of the game. Xbox, PS3 and Wii own­ers have tra­di­tion­al­ly not had to deal with DRM.  Con­sole titles rarely even make you enter any­thing to play the game you just put the disc in and play.  This, how­ev­er, appears to be chang­ing.  Pub­lish­ers have always been dis­pleased with the used game mar­ket.  When you pur­chase a used game 100% of the prof­it goes to the sell­er (Gamestop, Gamers, Ebgames, etc) where­as if you are to buy the game new theRead more…

May 18, 2010

BFG Exiting Graphics Card Market

After 8 years of pro­duc­ing graph­ics cards BFG announced today that it will be exit­ing the graph­ics card mar­ket.   The com­pa­ny stat­ed that it will con­tin­ue sell­ing it’s line of pow­er sup­plies, note­books and gam­ing com­put­ers.  “After eight years of pro­vid­ing inno­v­a­tive, high-qual­i­­ty graph­ics cards to the mar­ket, we regret to say that this cat­e­go­ry is no longer prof­itable for us, although we will con­tin­ue to eval­u­ate it going for­ward”, said John Slevin, chair­man of BFG Tech­nolo­gies. “We will con­tin­ue to pro­vide our award-win­n­ing pow­er sup­plies and gam­ing sys­tems, and are work­ing on a few new prod­ucts as well. I’d like to stress that we will con­tin­ue to pro­vide RMA sup­port for our cur­rent graph­ics card war­ran­ty hold­ers, as well as for all of our oth­er prod­ucts such as pow­er sup­plies, PCs and note­books.” UPDATE: BFG has said that theyRead more…

May 17, 2010

MW2 Resurgence DLC $15… Again…

You would think after the whole ordeal involv­ing Activi­sion’s last map­pack that they would of have learned to at least try to not to want to scam their cus­tomers out of a ton of mon­ey.   You, how­ev­er, would be wrong.  Activi­sion’s lat­est DLC will not only be $15 dol­lars but it will fol­low the exact same deal as the last one.  It will have three new maps and two old ones. The new map pack will con­tain the fol­low­ing new maps: Vacant: Which is a Russ­ian Office Com­plex from CoD4 Strike:  Is a urban town sur­round­ed by hotels.  Anoth­er map from COD4 Car­ni­val: Which is an aban­doned car­ni­val area.  It has a fer­ris wheel, fun­house and oth­er ran­dom attrac­tions. Fuel: A “sniper haven” based in and around an oil refin­ery. Trail­er Park: Close com­bat The DLC is slat­ed toRead more…

May 14, 2010

Dead Space 2 Reconfirmed for PC

There has been a lot of con­tro­ver­sy involv­ing Dead Space 2.  Ear­li­er in the year it was announced that Dead Space 2 would not be com­ing to PC.  Then on May 12th on the off­i­cal Dead Space 2 twit­ter it was announced that Dead Space 2 would again be com­ing to the PC. While it isn’t ter­ri­bly shock­ing that EA has decid­ed to go back on it’s deci­sion to pub­lish the game to PC it is sur­pris­ing to find out that they are work­ing on a Mobile/Handheld ver­sion of the game.  While this does­n’t tell us what plat­form it’s going to it is inter­est­ing none the less.  Per­haps PSP Go, Iphone, Ipad, Droid?  We will keep you updat­ed as we get more info. EA has promised that Dead Space 2 will be among the line­up of games they show off at E3Read more…

May 13, 2010

The Longest Journey

I’ve played a good num­ber of adven­ture games.  I’ve played through all of the Myst, Sybe­ria and Schizm series just to name a few.  I man­aged how­ev­er to nev­er play this jemo of a game called “The Longest Jour­ney”.  To give you all a heads up this game is old by all stan­dards.  Released in 2000 the game sports a max res­o­lu­tion of 800 x 600 and that is not change­able.  This isn’t to say the game looks bad because it does­n’t for the most part but you will noticed it on the 3d ren­dered char­ac­ters.  I am cur­rent­ly play­ing on a 28″ mon­i­tor so when I first start­ed the game I about gagged but after play­ing awhile I tend­ed not to notice the bad graph­ics.  I did look around the net for a graph­ics mod for the game and I couldRead more…

May 11, 2010

Anonymous donated $3333.33 pushing Humble Indie Over $1,000,000

Wolf­fire is cur­rent­ly hold­ing a char­i­ty fundrais­er where you can get any 5 indie games for what­ev­er you want to pay.  The fundrais­er was a sev­en day event where the devel­op­er Wolf­fire would allow you to get any 5 games for any price you want to pay.  The games includ­ed World of Goo, Aquar­ia, Gish, Lugaru, and Penum­bra.  The Hum­ble Indie fundrais­er is sched­uled to end in just over 3 days from now.  Today an anony­mous donor donat­ed over $3000 dol­lars to the Hum­ble Indie fundrais­ing cam­paign.  This is an extreme act of kind­ness and we at TheGamers­Blog would like to thank who­ev­er that indi­vid­ual is for their gen­eros­i­ty.  We think this real­ly goes to show how com­pas­sion­ate gamers can be when they are giv­en a good cause.  One inter­est­ing thing to note is the donor donat­ed 3333.33 dol­lars which could be tak­en as a ref­er­ence to Mario Broth­ers where ifRead more…

May 11, 2010

Project Natal Confirmed for October Release

Microsoft con­firmed this week that Project Natal is com­ing in Octo­ber.  While they did not give an exact date they did say that it will be launch­ing “some­time dur­ing Octo­ber”.  It will be inter­est­ing to see how this device pans out as it’s expect­ed to use 20% of the Xbox’s pro­cess­ing pow­er and on a sys­tem that is already out­dat­ed and being pushed to the max on most major titles it will be inter­est­ing to see if there are lag or game slow­down issues asso­ci­at­ed with the device.  We will keep you informed as we get more details.  TheGamers­Blog’s staff wants to know how many of you plan to pur­chase this device and what you guys think will come of it.

May 10, 2010

Adventure Games: A Dying Breed?

Yes­ter­day I had the joy to sit down and play The Longest Jour­ney by fun­com games.  While the game is dat­ed and old by almost every stan­dard I find myself unable to step away form the game.  I start­ed the game ear­ly in the morn­ing and before I knew it the sun was set­ting.  Why would a game that’s over 10 years old with dat­ed graph­ics hold our atten­tion so much?  Adven­ture, sto­ry and amaz­ing voice act­ing all help con­tribute to the amaz­ing world which is “The Longest Jour­ney”.  This got me to think­ing how­ev­er, when was the last time the gam­ing world saw a good adven­ture game?  Are adven­ture games a thing of the past? The last time the world saw an adven­ture game of any impor­tance was Myst 5: End Of Ages.  Since then there has­n’t been a sin­gleRead more…

May 6, 2010

Steam Deal: Civ IV Complete Collection $10

Our friends at steam have yet anoth­er amaz­ing deal where you can get the entire Civ­i­liza­tion IV col­lec­tion for 10 dol­lars.  This include the full ver­sion of Civ­i­liza­tion IV and all of it’s expan­sions which include Col­o­niza­tion, War­lords and Beyond the Sword.  Head on over to steam to par­tic­i­pate in this great deal!

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