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!