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  1. A very long article/interview about the cancelled game Warcraft Adventures. I never heard about this, and found it quite interesting. Is it because I had my head in a bucket? I mean it is blizzard and all ...
  2. Frozen Synapse

    aXbsSLeINhg Anyone plaything the beta here? While I found the prize a bit steep (without having tried it) - I haven't had this much fun since super mario land --- or perhaps Incubation would be a better comparison ...:tup:
  3. Frozen Synapse

    Anyone playing in there can throw me a challenge, my nick is Abekonge ... After the first 5-6 games that I lost totally I began to win -- maybe seven games in a row. Then I found out that you can "prototype" the enemy's movements in the planning phase which gives you a lot of possibilities for visualizing the weak points of your plans -- and then I started loosing again - I probably need to rethink my initial strategy and get my men to work more together ....
  4. Frozen Synapse

    Yeah I say its worth it. And yes I got super mario land when it got out - or as close as not to matter ... 1988 1989? when did it come out anyhow? (too lazy to wikipee it) Well FS is very fun - and one of very very few online competition games I actually enjoy ... the feeling when you first win a match is really really worth it ...
  5. Limbo

    IT looks so scary! I'm really impressed again ...
  6. Just saw this: Anyone played it? It looks nice in a retro sort'o'way...
  7. Tales of Monkey Island

    jaa okay. So he was involved with special edtion, and tell tales' thingie - that explains it, so no Thrik - I wasn't aware of that. Nothing to see, move along ...
  8. Tales of Monkey Island

    I might be daft, but what is all this hinting at: Is there something obvious I have missed? In the comments there seem to be a lot of badly disguised hints of something monkey-related with Ron Gilbert in it ... ??
  9. Fallout 3

    Oh, and Wrestle - I'm curious as to how little killing you can do to get out of the vault? I imagine a lot of sneaking might do it - I'm not sure you can talk you way out of many of the encounters....
  10. Fallout 3

  11. Fallout 3

    I'm about 14 hours in, and so far I really really like it! I am big fan of the originals - and having followed the sometimes hillarious sometimes depressing way of discussion over at No Mutants Allowed - I was rather sceptical. But minor details aside - I'm overwhelmingly very happy with Bethesda's execution. Sure some things could be better - but the athmosphere and the execution - I cannot imagine a better fallout-sequel being made at this point. There is no way Interplay could have done something comparable to this. So several thumbs up from me. Also - as discussed above - having talks with friend also playing it is very very cool - as it highlights how different you can go about this game.
  12. (see page 3) WTF
  13. Brütal Legend without publisher !!

    Ahh ok, this everyone just didn't include me then. Anyway it sounds as if it is going to be ok.
  14. I agree somewhat with the 'heavy rain was horrible', on the other hand I clearly remember this video - despite it being amongst tons of other videos I watched on the net since that was released. Whatever it was - it seems to me it at least was memorable... (maybe its just the uncanny valley - to even reach the uncanny valley should be regarded as an accomplishment - they should use that to make a horror game, where everyone is human .. but .. not .. quite ... dum dum duuuum .....)
  15. Zero Punctuation

    New one up. Guitar Hero III. And it is seriously funny, flossing himself to death and all....
  16. Wheel of Time

    which is exactly what I meant. Or that I am a third person playing a game that pretends to be first person of some other guy/girl which is the second person. Thus third person. Indeed
  17. Wheel of Time

    yargh. It doesn't really contain any spoilers as it is set sort of 1000 years before the events in the books. Great game - I enjoyed it immensely. Also the multiplayer was immensely fun - as it becomes very very tactical with all the crazy "weapons" - freezing someone and blowing them up afterwards - all time favourite. Also the motherfucker weapon that kills you instantly (but its hard to hit someone - is effing great). One of the few third person shooters I actually finished - which says a lot I think (since I have started many)...
  18. Zero Punctuation

    new one up about EA's Medal of Honor Airborne.
  19. Double Fine

    I am the only one reminded of SCUM... who gave name to this system anyhow? It also seems at least sid meier has used a similar system for ages - always making prototypes, always playing during development...etc
  20. The Movie "Children of Men"

    No - I was mostly being "funny" - the point was that the men-are-brutal was supposed to be sexist (as it is always men saying something about women who are called sexists. My point being that women are sexist just as much as men, hell - sometimes women calling men sexist is an act of sexism...) So just a pointless post for shits and giggles....
  21. The Movie "Children of Men"

    That is so sexist....
  22. The Movie "Children of Men"

    I agree totally with everything you say. Best movie I saw in a long time (don't know about the halflife part though - but haven't played hl2)... Its the best dystopian description at how current xenophobic tendencies could work out in the future - plus it isn't hollywood as such - so it handles themes which easily could become nauseous in a hollywood production.
  23. Finally upgraded Windows

    true - but even without the nsa thing - I still think my arguments stands...
  24. Blog-engines?

    Anyone here can recommend any free blog-engines out there?
  25. Finally upgraded Windows

    But this is not only about user experience. Sure its a part of the equation - but many of the problems with vista is of a more etheral nature which doesn't necessarily have anything to do with user experience. You may have the nicest user experience while continously being raped in the arse by transnational companies feeding their own compulsive control-syndromes. Again - many of the problems with vista are relating to principles - such as privacy rights etc. So that's why we should indeed listen to people speculating about the consequences - these things might not at all be obvious from any user-experience. example: recently a couple of lines of code were discovered in windows NT by crazy coders going through the programming line by line. This code was a backdoor into the computer - its name was obviously NSA-something or other. This function is probably also in Xp - just as yet undiscovered. So when microsoft outrightly states that they want to control and know all that you use your computer for - our privacy is indeed fucked.