Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

EA learns from Spore DRM fiasco?!

EA is going full blown for the Steam distribution. There is allegedly no third party DRM on any of the games distributed this way (no SecuROM). They will apparently even be sending out patches allowing people to free up installation slots.

Talking To Pirates

This game developer posted an open question asking why people pirated his games. He got loads of responses and he’s summed them up. Not only is he posting his findings, he’s also going to do something about it. I really hope it works out for him, as what he’s doing looks like a shining example […]

The Web as an MMORG

Who needs to buy an extensive game client like WoW, Conan, or install huge things like Second Life, when the internet function you use most, namely http, port 80 or the www – whatever you like to call the internets – can BE the game, populated by thousands of denizens either playing a game or […]

Table Football XXL, the largest Foosball table in the world

Attention Foosball players: Here’s the largest table football game in the world. In fact, Table Football XXL is so huge, two entire soccer teams — 22 players — could face off with it, settling their challenges without ever setting foos on a real field. This monster was built by Amsterdam brewer Amstel, a stunt that […]

TrackMania

Nations Forever is now out – it’s an insanely cool, free racing game with loads of tracks and online play!

Wrath of the Lich King is in alpha

We had some hints that this would happen soon and now WoW Insider has confirmed through anonymous sources that the next expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is in closed alpha status, and that various players are being invited to check it out, under a strict NDA. Alpha is part of the software release life […]

Space Combat Sims

OK So everyone knows that when playing the legacy of games such as Wing Commander, Privateer and Descent: Freespace, we don’t want too much in the way of realism. There are some great real simulators for space which are tedious and take too much time. If you really want to fly the space shuttle, great. […]

Shocking Tanks

Shocking Tanks is a game where you remote control a tank and try to shoot the other tank(s) using a lasergun mounted on your tank. If you get shot, the controller electric shocks you.

Multiverse MMOG

Multiverse is a Second Life competitor, in that it allows the users to define the online experience. But not only that, you get to build your own MMOG / Virtual World very easily and allow players to play them, hosted on the Multiverse servers. The business model is simple: there are plenty of e-commerce tools […]

Space Sims

It’s been a long while since I’ve last played X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Elite, Wing Commander, Privateer, Freespace et al. and I’ve missed the genre. After a little hunting around I’ve found two space sims which look very worth exploring (Allthough, unfortunately, none is multiplayer as far as I can see…): X3: Reunion is a huge, […]

Brain Game Controller

This Emotiv Systems controller claims to read facial expressions and brain patterns. With some training it can allow you to visualise the actions you want to take and externalise them on the computer. It’s a prototype, but release is planned for 2008, as well as an API for game designers.

The Ultimate War Sim

This is a great take on what should be in the coming RTS games to make it more realistic. Very funny and actually, I’d love this kind of game!

Need a new desk for gaming?

This looks like it’ll handle it. Only $500,-. Ouch

Modern Day Jousting

A blow by blow account of jousting by people who joust today. Oddly enough they haven’t changed the armour technology at all – I guess they want to be true to the spirit, but lighter and heavier duty armour (maybe Kevlar) sounds like a plan to me.

Rocket Jumping Zen

These guys have raised rocket jumping to a new art form – the blast of the rocket launcher in Quake 3 propels the avatar skywards. It’s a truly awesome display of the fundaments of snooker being used in a complex fashion in a computer game and seriosly worth a look for the effort these guys […]

Top 100 selling games since 2000

This list is very exhaustive and well researched and contains a whole load of shockers!

Galactic Civilisation II

Galciv2 is an extremely moddable turn based galactic conquest game. It looks attractive, has a huge user base, has no copy protection, is affordable and frequently releases updates. It now has an expansion pack in the works, you can preorder. Not bad!

Print your WoW Character

In 3D! First you convert the character to VRML and then feed it into the printer. These guys have 2 links to people who will do the printing for you.

Remote Control Golfball

Wouldn’t it be lovely if your putting average would be perfect, nobody loves his short game, so maybe a remote control golfball could help? http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.do?productCode=REMGOL#

MMORPG with deer

In The Endless Forest, a free MMORPG, you play a deer. You can sniff and snort, but not chat to others. You don’t have a name, but a pictogram. You can watch the deities (the programmers) do events in a glade. You can wander about and do deer stuff. There is no competition, no pain […]

More sex in games!

Damn, I remember that space invader clone where you had to shoot tits and condoms using your sperm quivering penis. Apparently sex in games looks better now, and game developers want more of it. Me too!

Life of a pro gamer

For real this guy is making six figures every year since 2000!

Blizzard is using WoW to spy on your PC

Agreeing to the new Terms of Service (which we all did without actually looking at them) for World of Warcraft now gives Blizzard permission to use their program “Warden” to search your harddrive and send any information they find and want back to them. That’s going a bit far for an anti-cheating system… the ToS […]

Video Game Commercials

The TV ads people make to promote their products – these can get a bit strange at times, especially the Japanese ones…

 
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