New Operation Flashpoint 2 screens look super tasty

July 3, 2008

I’m sayin’ wow about these.  Looky HERE.

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Keyboard & Mouse setup for PC gaming with a TV?

July 1, 2008

A few weeks ago, I set up a gaming PC for my kids, so they don’t wreck my 360 when playing LEGO Indiana Jones and the upcoming LEGO Batman.  I have it hooked up to a 36″ LCD TV in one of our living rooms.  I’m using Pinnacle Gaming Profiler to allow a 360 gamepad to control windows, launch programs, and control emulators.  There’s just one problem though – I want to play some of my games on it now and then, and they just are not the same when using a gamepad.

Do any of you guys do any “couch” PC gaming?  If so, how do you set up your mouse and keyboard?


Hey… Over here!

June 27, 2008

Well howdy!

I just wanted to give a quick update on the state of the podcast.  Martin and I are currently busy as all hell, and when we are not busy, we are mountain biking.  So while we are not dead (the good news), we are most definitely on a temporary hiatus (the not-so-good news).

In gaming news, I love the crap out of BFBC so far (but I have hardly had the chance to play it), and I’m a tester in the closed beta for EndWar.  When I actually have time to play it, I’ll give my impressions.

Also, I got an email this week, asking me for help using the RealDamage mod I wrote for Soldier of Fortune 2 waaaaaaaaay back.  I guess that means there are still people playing SoF2…


Great New Battlefield Bad Company News, Video

April 29, 2008

First off, unless you have been living under a rock, you’re already aware that all the DLC for BFBC will be free.  Secondly, there will be a download pack available shortly after release that adds the conquest gametype.  Another huge plus.

And third, there’s a great new video out which shows just how much depth there really is to the game.  Aside from a few minor gripes, I love the beta.  Cant wait for release…

The video: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52405


Episode 15: Beer, Battlefield, Boss Battles, and um… Brainbow Bsix

April 20, 2008

tgpartr6v2tunes3.gifMartin and I have beer, talk Battlefield, Vegas2, and the news. About halfway through, Martin says something that truly pisses me off. Which then also truly pisses him off. Just give it a listen, and the album art to the right will make better sense.

Also, Hammer Pants are mentioned.

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Huge thanks to Sporky for a great Vegas 2 review (and a new mic!), and to Garfunkle a.k.a “The Scottish Meatshield” for his tips. Also, many thanks to our growing contingent of iTunes reviewers, and all the forum contributors.

My beer was Stille Nacht. Not a bad brew.


World In Conflict added to the Tactical Game Guide

April 11, 2008

Blackguard Spork is at it again, this time with a writeup on World In Conflict in the Tactical Game Guide. Go read it HERE. Now!


Battlefield Bad Company weapons are all free now

April 10, 2008

You squawked, DICE listened. All weapons will be included in both the standard and gold editions, but the standard edition players will need to unlock the “extra” weapons through gameplay. Still a bit f’ed up, if you ask me, because gold edition buyers will, in effect, be buying gameplay unlocks. That seems like something that could greatly affect the overall flavor of the game. Whatever. It’s just a game…

and a really fun one at that.

–UPDATE–

Luke Plunket has a great writeup on why this is a hollow victory over at Kotaku. I mostly agree, but I think he’s missing the fact that the outcry from the small-but-loud actually was listened to. That’s a victory in and of itself. Read it HERE.