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Archive for September 2006

September 29th, 2006

HL2 Rube Goldberg fun

From the files of “too much time on their hands” comes this great video of someone making a Rube Goldberg device in the Half Life 2 engine. Delightful.
Can we say physics and exploding barrels are fun!?
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September 22nd, 2006

Farcry on a Wii

Following yesterday’s news of Nintendo looking to put M-rated games on their newest console comes the confirmation of Farcry flexing it’s muscles (and yours) on the Wii.
This just helps to reinforce that the console will no longer be the “kiddie” platform it’s predcessors have been. Mario may have to trade in the koopa shells for [...]

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September 21st, 2006

Bioshock trailer

Well we finally have some actual footage of the game. It’s not camera footage from a passerby at E3 or anything like that. This is footage Irrational themselves have released. And it’s good. It’s narrated by Ken Levine the Creative Director and basically you get a brief tour of the game. They have someone go [...]

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September 20th, 2006

A Gamers’ Manifesto

With Microsoft and Sony pushing more pretty pixels per square nanometer than you can squint at and Nintendo making you question your male sexuality as you swing that controller through the air like some insane asylum reject, this all begs the question, is this what gamers really want?
These guys have asked that question and put [...]

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September 19th, 2006

Half Life 2 Survivor Videos

Most of us have seen the HL2 Survivor game pod things they have over in Japan. Well Gametrailers has a few..heh..trailers…of the game in action. It’s interesting to see how they’ve changed it to make it more arcade friendly. First off you can see little neon green arrows showing you which way to go, and [...]

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September 19th, 2006

Yay Free!

Hey folks, I have to apologize for my lack of posts lately. I’ve been pretty slammed at work and that’s left little time to search for news and post about it. Plus there was the whole matter of me forgetting my login password. That’s always fun.
Anyways, to make up for my lack of posts I [...]

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September 13th, 2006

FEAR Extraction Point Demo

It’s here! ..Sorta. Atleast the demo is anyways. Been really looking foward to this expansion pack and I can’t wait to try out the new minigun. We’ve been playing FEAR Combat at work and that’s been a blast for us. Rather excited to get back into the storyline for some sweet fighting and spooky little [...]

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September 11th, 2006

CellFactor: Revolution

So most of us know about this game that was designed to show off the new PhysX Card from Ageia. The showcase was successful enough to warrant them making a full game out of it. Well 1up has an interview discussing just what kind of game is emerging from all of this.
From the read it’s [...]

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September 8th, 2006

BattleField 2142 Beta

Blue’s News has the dilly y0 today.
The Battlefield 2142 public beta period has been extended until Tuesday, September 12. In addition, due to the overwhelming response to the beta, DICE and EA have opened 10,000 new slots to the public.
The 10,000 new slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Friday, September 8th [...]

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September 6th, 2006

Aperture Science Portal Site

To help promote the game Portal, Valve has thrown up a site designed to give you a taste of what it would be like to be a test subject for Aperture Science.
In order for you to get started go ahead and type “Login” and then whatever for a username and then “Portal” for a password.
After [...]

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September 5th, 2006

Fall 2006

The FPS news scene has been a tad dry lately and a recent article over at IGN showing the up and coming games for the PC made me realize why. They only listed two FPS games for this fall. Battlefield 2142 and FEAR: Extraction Point.
They have a list for every major gaming platform and I [...]

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September 1st, 2006

Trailery Goodness

Steam Games has a couple of links on the right hand side to a couple of new trailers for our up and coming Team Fortress 2 and of course Episode 2 for Half Life 2. The TF2 one I’ve posted before but the HL2 one is relatively new. I’m stoked about each one as they [...]

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