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In the Dark

I did have a post lined up, but part way through started thinking I wasn’t so dedicated to the point after all.  So instead I’ve decided to spend the time crossing another game off my Guilty Games list, Penumbra Overture, and post up a few screenshots.  Hold me…

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Travelling Adventures

Sometimes the best adventures, are the ones we create ourselves.

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I recently bought Mass Effect, from Steam’s last Weekend Deal.  I’ve been wanting to buy this for a while now, and I did think about it when EA finally released their activation limit-free version to UK residents.  But I also wanted Mirror’s Edge at the same time, the discount was only 10% and I had been wanting to play Mirror’s Edge more, so I decided to get that one and wait for the Christmas holiday sales to get Mass Effect.  Fortunately I haven’t had to wait that long for this better deal to arrive.

masseffect01So far I’ve been having a lot of fun, it’s been a while since I’ve played a good RPG.  It feels familiar, there is much in common with the KOTOR games, but there are quite a few subtleties that make the experience different.  It’s one of these I want to write about today, with a more general gaming focus. Continue Reading »

Sorry it’s taken me this long to get back to the project, I had a good idea for a post but it didn’t work out and it sort of stalled everything.

Java

lp6-01Writing software for multiple platforms can be very difficult, partly down to the knowledge required, but mostly due to the extra time that’s needed.  So anything that makes the process easier, or in this case eliminates the problem, is a good thing.  Java is a software development platform that uses an extra layer of programming between the program and the computer.  This means that once the middle layer has a native version for an operating system (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, etc.) all software programmed in Java will work in that system.  It’s not Continue Reading »

Complete Evil

ec01Yeesssss!  I’ve finally done it. Continue Reading »

planetstorm01For today’s post (or yesterday’s…) I thought I’d write a little about a mod I have recently encountered.

Angels Fall First – Planetstorm is a futuristic space\land battle multiplayer mod for Unreal Tournament III.  I haven’t had much chance to play it yet, just messing around offline with bots trying to learn the mechanics, so I don’t have much information on how it plays.  But I still think it’s worth a post simply for the ideas.  Several years ago, back when UT2004 was released I had an idea for a mod that was quite similar to this, so when I first read about it I was excited. Continue Reading »

sailing01It’s been over a month since I last posted about Wurm Online, and I’ve got some screenshots to use up, so here is an update on how life in our little hamlet is progressing. Continue Reading »