Archive for February, 2012

  • Should video games become more and more like major motion pictures? Many AAA-game developers I have met seem to think so. While games like Modern Warfare and Battlefield owe their success to the fact that their games play out like movie-fare, sometimes…gameplay suffers as a result. Recently, at least one influential developer has spoken out against this trend. We discuss […]

    FBS 5: Game or Story?

    Should video games become more and more like major motion pictures? Many AAA-game developers I have met seem to think so. While games like Modern Warfare and Battlefield owe their success to the fact that their games play out like movie-fare, sometimes…gameplay suffers as a result. Recently, at least one influential developer has spoken out against this trend. We discuss […]

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  • Thought it would be interesting to check out PC gaming’s renaissance. Specifically, I wanted to quickly canvass all the interesting Free-to-Play (F2P) FPS games set to release soon.  The following titles are really close to being finished. Some are actually worth the wait! Blacklight: Retribution Blacklight: Retribution is a F2P FPS developed by Zombie Studios. It’s yet another in a […]

    What’s Coming up

    Thought it would be interesting to check out PC gaming’s renaissance. Specifically, I wanted to quickly canvass all the interesting Free-to-Play (F2P) FPS games set to release soon.  The following titles are really close to being finished. Some are actually worth the wait! Blacklight: Retribution Blacklight: Retribution is a F2P FPS developed by Zombie Studios. It’s yet another in a […]

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  • It was a bittersweet Tweet, not unexpected — to say the least. It went something like this: BM verabschiedet sich – zumindest vorerst! BM says “Goodbye”! I quickly clicked over to the BlackMonkeys.de site and looked for the inevitable end-times post. The impenetrable German prose tripped me up. I’d forgotten…I don’t speak German, so I Skyped Xiao and asked him […]

    BlackMonkeys on Hiatus

    It was a bittersweet Tweet, not unexpected — to say the least. It went something like this: BM verabschiedet sich – zumindest vorerst! BM says “Goodbye”! I quickly clicked over to the BlackMonkeys.de site and looked for the inevitable end-times post. The impenetrable German prose tripped me up. I’d forgotten…I don’t speak German, so I Skyped Xiao and asked him […]

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  • On February 2nd, Hi-rez Studios released patch 0.1.742.0 for its F2P sci-fi shooter Tribes: Ascend. This patch was rather significant and resulted in a significant server down-time. Given the number of changes being made in the game, Tribes’ developer felt it necessary to zero the playing field and reset all the items owned by players in the Beta. If you […]

    Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Version resets

    On February 2nd, Hi-rez Studios released patch 0.1.742.0 for its F2P sci-fi shooter Tribes: Ascend. This patch was rather significant and resulted in a significant server down-time. Given the number of changes being made in the game, Tribes’ developer felt it necessary to zero the playing field and reset all the items owned by players in the Beta. If you […]

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