category: gaming

15
OCT
2008

World of Goo

Posted by Shane

A neat 2D game called World of Goo was released on Steam recently. While my gaming time has gone down, I was surfing the Steam news to see what was going on. I saw something called World of Goo. So I watched the trailier and everything. I checked out to see if there was a demo on their website, and there was so I download it. Now after playing the demo I am hooked!

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08
OCT
2008

VAB Tribes 2

Posted by Shane

As of November 1, 2008, Sierra, the game publisher for Tribes 2, will be officially shutting down the master servers for this great game. Though I used to play this all the time (Now it’s mostly Team Fortress 2) this is a sad day to see such a great game being thrown into vaporware.

There is an upside. A number of developers from within the Tribes community gave created an interesting mod using the Enemy Territory – Quake Wars engine. So far the results of there madness is pretty good. It looks like a combination of Tribes 2 and Tribes 1 mixed together. What was the original intention of Tribes Vengeance, but that’s a WHOLE other issue. Another issue that might come up is the source code to Tribes 2. There might be a slight possibility that the source code will be released when the game is officially dumped off the records making us developers to work on an alternative master server and maybe even fix Tribes 2 itself.

19
AUG
2008

TF2 Heavy Update, A+

Posted by Shane

As I talked about earlier in my postings, the latest class to be “updated’ was the heavy class. Over the past week or so they been updating the heavy update site each day (minus the weekend) for the 6 different major changes they made to the game.

This heavy update also makes it almost not fun to play spy since everyone will play heavy for the first few days, but in the mean time as spy I will be able to stab a whole bunch of heavies. Below is what they released and my review on everything.

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09
AUG
2008

Star Trek Online

Posted by Shane

I am not a big fan of Massive Multi-player Online (MMO) games minus the one I want to develop for Dangerous Waters, but the Star Trek Online MMO is one that I been following since 2002. Since then it has gone from being developed to the company who won the license becoming dissolved to develop and soon release.

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03
AUG
2008

Spy Awards

Posted by Shane

On a related note to Team Fortress 2 gaming, I checked out my stats today on the server I play on, and I noticed I had gotten every spy award for the day (August 2, 2008) plus points captured. Below is a screen shot of the same link above.

I am l33t Spy

I am l33t Spy

w00t to me!

I play a game called Dangerous Waters, which is a naval simulation game. You can command a Perry-class frigate, Seawolf-class submarine, or a Russian Akula class submarine. The main object of the game (if you are playing another person) is to hunt them down before they do the same to you.

There is one problem with the game. One of them details with the number of people that play the game. There are not many — even with the game being released on Steam. Another problem with the game is that it hasn’t been updated or even touched by theĀ  makers of the game for years and for now it doesn’t even look like there might be any new versions out there.

I bring this up because there is a huge potential to make a new version of this game in a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) game and nothing is being down about it. Wouldn’t this be cool to be in a “sub” or a “ship” and sail around the globe with friends looking for enemy patrols. I been thinking about creating such a game, but I have yet to find a engine that could support under-water rendering. I have tons of ideas on how to do such a game and it be really neat to find people who share my ideas with and write the game together.

02
AUG
2008

Team Fortress 2

Posted by Shane
The Logo for Team Fortress 2

The Logo for Team Fortress 2

One of the games I been playing a lot of is a game by Valve called Team Fortress 2 (Check out their blog here.) This game is one of the most well thought out games and updated game out there. Since Valve uses their Steam software to keep the game up-to-date it also allows them to update the game play itself to everyone who plays it keeping the game fresh.

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