ArmA 2 In Game Footage Looks Amazing

June 16, 2009

This is video taken from a mission created with the ingame mission editor.  It doesn’t look like a particularly fun mission, but it shows the way the game really lets you feel like you are part of a much larger conflict.  I’m really impressed.  I don’t think my PC is up to the task though, as I’m running an older dual 3.2 ghz with a Nvidia 9800GT.  I think that meets the minimums, but a game like this lives and dies by it’s ability to immerse the player, so 20 frames per second aint gonna cut it.  We’ll see what people have to say about ArmA 2 performance once it’s out next week.


New Operation Flashpoint 2 screens look super tasty

July 3, 2008

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


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?


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.