Posted on 15 October, 2011 by dkpatriarch
EB Expo 2011
Diary of a wimpy gamer:- Part 1
©2011 David Hilton
The inaugural EB Expo, Australia’s closest thing to E3, begins with what they have termed a “Grand Opening Spectacular” in a few hours.
Being awake early was not my plan for facing what will undoubtedly be a barrage on the senses, even if it is from stimuli that I’m excited to see.
Unfortunately the famous Gold Coast on Australia’s beachy Eastern edge is not living up to its sunny sexy reputation.
Our boys in Queensland give their thoughts – what’s your view?
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Posted on 7 October, 2011 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road DLC Review
A Narrative Masterpiece
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
Fallout 3 set an unusually high standard in the world of post-release downloadable content.
Its successor, Fallout: New Vegas, has been walking a fine line between very good and very bad when confronted with this topic.
All of that has changed, though, with Lonesome Road, the fourth and final downloadable content for the title.
It’s a tough journey, and only few have lived to tell the tale of the adventures that lie beyond.
Are you prepared to walk the Lonesome Road?
So what’s along the Lonesome road . . .
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Posted on 26 September, 2011 by dkpatriarch
The Ruins of RAGE
Can Post-Apocalypse landscapes be beautiful?
©2011 Nicholas Capozzoli
I’ve been paying a lot of attention lately to the design of the environments in Rage.
For the most part, what’s been shown of the game seems to exhibit the type of post-apocalyptic stylings that we’ve come to expect from such games, a la Fallout 3, Borderlands, Resistance, Gears of War and the like.
That’s not always considered a positive thing. A bit dreary and brown colored, one might think, and more of the same.
Myself though, I couldn’t be more excited. I’m actually quite a sucker for just that sort of aesthetic. The rustier, the better, I always say.
Why all the ‘Rage’?…..
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Posted on 11 August, 2011 by exterminat
A Testament To The Legacy of id
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
QuakeCon 2011 has come and gone, and I’m still recuperating.
Hauling two rigs on a small cart for at least half of a mile does not go well with your arms and shoulders, especially when you have to go up three tiny yet momentous stairs.
In the first days of the event, I was darting around as Press; one event within that series was a behind-closed-doors press appointment (even though the doors were very open) for id Software‘s RAGE, their first title in seven years.
Thanks to the kind folks at Bethesda, there is no embargo on what I experienced; what you’ll see here is only the honest, realistic truth regarding what id Software has been working on. Is it worth the wait?
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