May
16
2019
5

So, how’s Rage 2?

I haven’t gotten it — I was going to say ‘yet,’ but my kids are getting to the age where I get a little worried about playing some things around them, and Rage 2 might just qualify as ‘some things.’ It’s also eighty bucks, which is much more of a thing at the moment, seeing as I spent quite a lot of family money for this spiffy new computer and everything. But I figure somebody reading this had to have ordered a copy, so: how is it?

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May
15
2019
3

City of Heroes has an unsanctioned server. For now.

Via Do-Gooder Press, here’s the website with the details. I never actually played City of Heroes, so I don’t know how big a deal this is. Or how permanent it’s going to be, either. It may be that the owners of the IP will have it yanked, post-haste; it may also be that the owners won’t care, or are keeping in mind that this way they’ll have a seed colony for whatever superhero-themed MMO they might want to make later. You downloads your source code and you takes your chances.

Moe Lane

PS: I’d probably do a blaster of some sort. With maybe some tech, or stealth. Nothing too overpowered.

May
10
2019
3

The Predator: Hunting Grounds multiplayer PS4 trailer.

…How is it that they’ve never made this game before?

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May
03
2019
4

I hope none of you bought into Star Citizen…

…because this doesn’t sound very good.

 The company [Chris] Roberts cofounded, Cloud Imperium Games, has raised $288 million to bring the PC game [Star Citizen] to life along with its companion, an offline single-player action game called Squadron 42. Of this haul, $242 million has been contributed by about 1.1 million fans, who have either bought digital toys like the Kraken or given cash online. Excluding cryptocurrencies, that makes Star Citizen far and away the biggest crowdfunded project ever. 

Rough playable modes—alphas, not betas—are used to raise hopes and illustrate work being done. And Roberts has enticed gamers with a steady stream of hype, including promising a vast, playable universe with “100 star systems.” But most of the money is gone, and the game is still far from finished. At the end of 2017, for example, Roberts was down to just $14 million in the bank. He has since raised more money. Those 100 star systems? He has not completed a single one. So far he has two mostly finished planets, nine moons and an asteroid. 

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Apr
27
2019
6

My kid’s now complaining about the lack of more Spider-Man DLC!

…I’m so proud. Now he gets to learn about such an integral part of the gaming experience; to wit, the way that you can’t find out what the schedule for new DLC is, whether they’re doing any to begin with, and how most companies manage to shrink their DLC schedules down to the bare minimum or beyond whenever your back is turned. And then there are the sites that lie about DLC! Just so that you’ll click. And almost start a story about new Spider-Man DLC, until you realize that it’s just a recycled story from last year.

Or so I imagine.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m trying to make time to actually play the damn game, yes. And the Uncharted games, although those I might as well wrap up and give my kid them for his birthday. Lord knows he’s burned his way through Spider-Man.

Apr
22
2019
2

Shockingly*, Cyberpunk 2077 will be different than the demo.

Good news is, CD Projekt Red is apparently using the right role models for Cyberpunk 2077:

The developers drew inspiration from past titles, including Vampire Bloodlines, The Elder Scrolls, and Deus Ex. Tomaszkiewicz considers Vampire Bloodlines the “perfect example of a first person game and RPG,” and of course The Elder Scrolls is hugely popular. Cyberpunk 2077 will be less fantasy than The Elder Scrolls, though.


“In short, both Vampire Bloodlines and Deus Ex are my two greatest inspirations,” Tomaszkiewicz says.

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Apr
12
2019
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It’s Spring Break!

Shockingly, my children have things that they want to do besides sit in the house and play video games. Like, go outside and walk around looking for Pokemon on Pokemon Go. …And God bless Niantic for that. Hell, I’m walking more now.

Gonna be a weird week or so, though. We’re trying to filter all of our little jaunts through the Pokemon lens, you see. Fortunately, there are a LOT of Pokestops and gyms out there*. Handy! And impressive market saturation, too.

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Apr
12
2019
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My kid approves of Stage Builder coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

I mean, he perked right up and started half-shouting about this: “Roughly one month ago, data miners found some code suggesting that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was getting the Stage Builder mode added. This addition would most likely be part of the 3.0 update that will bring Joker into the fight. Well, now it looks like Nintendo has accidentally leaked that Stage Builder is in fact coming to the game.” My eldest told me that this means right what it says on the label: with it, he’ll be able to design his own stages for Super Smash Bros fights.

Also, he already knew about the rumor, which surprises me. I don’t know why it should, though. He’s clearly more invested in this game than I am.

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