Back to the Borderlands

I guess I’ve been too busy to blog. My day job has hit a busy period, and it’s been using up most of my mental energy. And when I do have time to goof off, I’ve been filling it by playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The original Borderlands was kind of a half-assed project build around […]

A Brief Message to Valve Software

Dear Valve Software Executives, I have been following with great anticipation your three-part series of excited announcements this week. Your Linux-based operating system, cleverly called SteamOS, sure sounds fascinating, although I personally don’t want to “bring the Steam experience…into the living-room” because my wife is watching TV in there. For the same reason, I also […]

Hail to the King, Baby!

After one final delay (see Gearbox studio head Randy Pitchford’s gracious apology), the long, long, long awaited video game Duke Nukem Forever (a.k.a. “The Chinese Democracy of video games”) is scheduled to ship on June 14, and it’s already gone gold in pre-orders. Check out the latest trailer: I think I actually prefer this older […]

Born to Rock the World

In a rather amazing development in the video gaming world, Gearbox Software has announced that they are going to finish the long-awaited video game Duke Nukem Forever. I think Duke Nukem was the first big modern 3D shooter avatar. Up until the release of Duke Nukem 3D, you mostly played first-person shooters as your silent self. […]

Little Big Planet

Little Big Planet is a pretty cool looking new videogame for the Playstation 3 from Media Molecule. Here’s an explanation of the game by its inventors, which shows how multiple players can cooperate to build their own game environment. You can watch the developers explain a level they built as they play through it or, […]

Activision Promo

Hey kids, check out this preview of the cutting edge of video games…25 years ago. Update: That was considered realism back then. Now go here and click on “Media” to see what Activision’s been up to lately.

SimCity: New Orleans

Someone has a little too much time on their hands: Screenshot (Safe for work, but it plays music.) (Hat Tip: Pete Guither)