June 29, 2010
Shadow of the Colossus Remake! Colossal!
Several retailers have listed HD remakes of popular ICO games including Shadow of the Colossus(SOTC). This is a very intersting development as SOTC is one of my favorite games of all time. The collection is due out next June according to Amazon France. While this isn’t an offical confirmation of the HD release the president of SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida stated at E3 that SCE Worldwide Studios would be releasing HD versions of several of it’s popular Playstation2 games. We will keep you updated as we find more information!
June 25, 2010
Steam Offering More Insane Deals
Right now Steam is running it’s Independence day special. You can get games from almost every publishers at highly discounted rates. Some of the games include Bioshock II $14.99, The Witcher: Directors Cut $6.99, Counter-Strike: Source $6.99 and many many others. I’m glad to see that Steam is helping to fight against piracy by offering so many great deals. Steam is also offering specials on not only the games but publish packs. Right now you can get the THQ complete pack which includes all of the Dawn of War series, Company of Heros series, Stalker, Metro 2033, and several others for only $50? I have bought several games already at these low prices. Steam tends to hurt my bank book quite often. I suspect that over the next few days that they are going to have even more amazing specials. Read more…
June 20, 2010
Eve Online: The Most In Depth Online Universe Ever?
We have been playing EVE online for over two months now and the game just keeps getting better. On the surface the games looks like your standard sci-fi MMO fare. However, once you start to play the game you soon realize this couldn’t be further from the truth. I should point out that eve is not meant for everyone. Eve has many facets of play within in. You can focus completely on combat, construction, economy, mining, planetary mining, research, etc. There are so many things to do within the game. The thing that really sets eve apart from the rest of the herd is how it progresses the player. Most MMO style games have the grind formula. The player has to kill a mouse 5000 times to increases his characters level so he can increase his characters stats so heRead more…
June 9, 2010
Battleground Europe 1.31 Graphics Rehaul Released
After almost two years in development the team at Cornered Rat software has released the much anticipated 1.31 release for Battleground Europe. Battleground Europe (World War II Online) has been running on the Unity I graphics engine since it’s release. The engine features no physics and is over 11 years old. The engine has been heavily modified over the years to add some more appealing graphics but that could only take the game so far. The new graphics update features the addition of physics, weather and updated capture mechanics for towns. The update also features updated models and textures for buildings, vehicles, and infantry and helps everything to look more realistic. The game has a whole new feel to it that is quite refreshing. You can read the full list of updates here. I’ve played Battleground Europe ever since itRead more…
June 6, 2010
Supreme Commander 2 for 10.99 on Steam
During this weekend on Steam you can pick up Supreme Commander 2 for for 10.99. This is the follow up sequel to Supreme Commander which was an amazing game itself. If you are interested head on over to steam and pick it up there.
June 3, 2010
The Linux Project
I am currently in the process of learning how to setup a linux box to do everything from hosting to playing games to hosting files, DHCP, DNS and SAMBA. I am currently documenting everything I am doing within our forums. While this is not related to gaming directly I think those of you who game and are in the IT field will enjoy this. For those of you who have been looking for a good tutorial on a simple linux box this should be an interesting read for you. In this project I am going to be attempting the following things: build a dns server (bind or named) build a sql/apache server build a gateway/router server (iptables) compile a kernel to include all drivers into the kernel compile a kernel to exclude drivers (build and use kernel modules instead) buildRead more…
June 2, 2010
Valve Has a Surpise for Us?
Valve sent a rather odd email to Toms Hardware the other day. It announced that it would be ditching it’s big Portal 2 announcement at this years E3 event. Instead it plans to announce something much bigger. The mysterious email they received is here: “Dear Subject Name Here, Aperture Science is pleased to inform you that we have partnered with Valve to announce the gala CANCELLATION of the June 14 Portal 2 event at the Regal Theater. The event will be replaced by a surprise. And even though the cancellation of the event certainly counts as a surprise, we are pleased to further announce that the cancellation of the event is not THE surprise. However, per International treaties regarding the definition of the word “surprise”, of which both Aperture Science and Valve are signatories, the time, date and content ofRead more…
June 1, 2010
StarCraft II Beta Extended Until June 7th
While July 27th may feel like an enternity away there is some good news for die hard StarCraft fans that have been dreading the end of the StarCraft II beta. Blizzard announced yesterday that it would be extending the beta for StarCraft II until June 7th. The game will be taken down and be made unavailable for some time as they go into the final phase of testing. During this downtime blizzard will be making final hardware and software tweaks. The beta will be put back up two weeks prior to the release. The offical statement follows below: “We previously announced that the first phase of the StarCraft II beta test would be coming to a close in all regions on Monday, May 31. In order to prepare for the final phase of beta testing, we plan to extend theRead more…