Friday, February 17, 2012

Interesting and informative video about Megatextures

If you want to know more about Mega-textures, check out this
video!

Gaming Links of the Week

It was recently announced that "Tactical Intervention" (from the co-creator of Counter-Strike) will be released this year, and that a closed beta will take place in March. The below RPS article gives more information on it and includes a link to a trailer video on You Tube. I'm maintaining some hope for it despite the general consensus that it looks bad. It could be a fun game - it's not even finished yet!

Rock Paper Shotgun: Tactical Intervention Pokes Its Head From Cover


Next up is more of a website than an article, but if you haven't been following Counter-Strike:GO you can get caught up on it here:

Counterstrikego.com

As anyone familiar with the CS community would reasonably expect, opinions and reactions to what we know so far about CS:GO span the whole spectrum, with plenty of highly negative reactions. The CS community generally does not like change. They have been playing the same CS for years and years. They know the game inside and out. It makes sense that they would resist the change brought on by a whole new version of the game. However, if you are not a die-hard CS fan, I encourage you to keep an eye on this game. A new CS could be great for people new to the franchise, as well as the more casual existing CS players.

Valve has said the game will include both a casual as well as hardcore mode (with laddering system and skill based matchmaking).


Screenshots of new Sonic The Hedgehog game released!


/r/gamedeals
Great place to find daily sales on video games

I check this subreddit daily -- If you check it only once a day, try to do so around 10:30 AM as this gives time for the Steam sales to be posted, as well as all the others which generally publish their sales a little earlier than Steam.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fortress Forever

Fortress Forever is a mod which brings gameplay from Team Fortress Classic onto the source engine. While it has been out for several years, I only today read enough about it to install it and give it a shot.

Here's a video showing some of the game in action:

After installing, I found 23 servers online but none with any players. Seeing as how it is 4 AM, I am hoping there might be players online during other times of the day. We'll see.

In the meantime, I created a side-by-side comparison of the classes in FF vs how they appear in TF2. Sorry about the quick MS paint job.
Click for image --> FF vs TF2 character comparison

Friday, May 20, 2011

TF2 Replays

I've been diggin' the new TF2 Replay feature. You can see my random (and of varying degrees of quality) TF2 replays on my Youtube channel! Link is below
http://www.youtube.com/user/jajajabalsy

Monday, October 12, 2009

Here's an idea

If all you talk to me about each day is the weather (and you are not a meteorologist) MAYBE, just maybe... you will bore the hell out of me, and I will stop talking to you. Just saying.