category: gaming

24
SEP
2008

14 Hours Till…

Posted by Shane

(2pm-5pm) I will officially have Internet access. This will be nice since I will be able to catch up on the things that I missed in the past few weeks and I will then be able to post of pictures of my new apartment. For those people *cough* Battlestar Forum *cough* that saw my old place pictures, these will blow you out of the water.

Update: Internet arrived at 3pm. I was online at 3:10pm. Simple.

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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28
JUL
2008

Left 4 Dead: Preview

Posted by Shane

One of the games I am most anticipated to play is Left 4 Dead.

Left 4 Dead Gameplay

Left 4 Dead Gameplay

A quick description of Left 4 Dead from Wikipedia:

Left 4 Dead is played in first person perspective, with full visualization of the player character’s body. Up to four players take control of the four main characters of the game, “The Survivors”, who play through the levels fighting off the Infected, which are humans who have been infected with a mutated form of rabies.

I have been following any news I can get on this game as I really want to beta test this game. *hint* *hint* The game comes out in Nov. 2008. I plan on getting in deep with this game as I already been working on a map idea that takes us through our Nation’s Capitol as the survivors have to rescue a number of VIPs in the remaining area that have yet to be evacuated by the Marines. It’s still in the early planing stages and I can only do so much on paper. Once the SDK is released, I plan on taking my ideas from paper to reality.

Check out the official website and the major primary fan site that has everything to do with the game.