Once upon a time I made a blog about video games. And this is what's left of it (mostly tweets).

24 February

To be honest, I did consider there might be a bit of a risk when I set up my PC with drives that had been running in my NAS for years.

“That’s weird, I can’t find any google result for images failing to load in West of Loathing.”

reboots

“Oh, the drive I install all my games on has disappeared.”

23 February

I guess it’s time to buy Titanfall 2 and forget forever that it’s hidden away in the Origin client wait now that you mention it I’ve already done exactly that at the last sale haven’t I. (Narrator: He had.)

I’m not a fan of how hyper-feminized Aya’s walk animation is, but I can’t say it’s better when the game suddenly forgets she’s not Bayek

I figured AC:Origins’ exploration mode would be a nice replacement for Euro Truck Simulator as a podcast-listening game, but it insists on playing voiceover reminders while I walk around.

I’ve refrained from posting illustrations from Assassin’s Creed Origins’ guided tours because, well, that’s not photography - but I can’t get over this one. It looks like a felt-tip illustration for a webcomic. From three thousand years ago.

Ancient Egypt is so beautifully peaceful without enemy behaviors. Every open-world game should provide a similar mode, regardless of educational value.

And yes I’m obsessed with that animation.

Looks like Aya doesn’t have Bayek’s sweet little animation putting out his hand and caressing the tall grass while walking slowly. She never knew how to stop and smell the roses, did she.

22 February

Alexandria is so pretty in the light chosen for the interactive tours that I’m beginning to wonder if the realism of progressive day-night cycles is worth the loss in eye candy.

It’s pretty nice to walk around Alexandria without hearing the soldiers’ angry barks every thirty seconds.

21 February

@mtrc:

games media: i mean yeah he’s racist but do creative directors really influence games that much?

also games media: kojima personally kisses every pixel before adding it to death stranding. miyazaki invented the game over screen. phil fish willed fez into being by staring at a pc.

17 February

Three days ago I followed a tip to switch my Mac and iPhone to grayscale in order to improve productivity by removing the shiny colors distracting my silly monkey brain.

It totally works! Twitter and Reddit feel less exciting — so instead I spent the day driving trucks on my PC.

16 February

I bounced off of Spintires: MudRunner at release because too many annoyances hadn’t been fixed, but got back to it last night, finished two areas and all challenges and had to force myself to stop playing today — so I guess I’m not sorry I preordered it after all.

15 February

Wow, ordering Steam wishlists was already a pain in the ass, they had to go and make each entry five times as tall as it was.

I want a multiplayer version of Six Match to exist — two players or more on the same screen, having to choose between cooperating or messing with each other — but the game’s mechanics are a little too specific to be copied.

14 February

The funny thing is that, until the PS3 remaster came out, anytime someone said SotC’s controls were terrible I thought they were insane. The only thing I remembered was how clever it was to have a dedicated “grab” button.

I bought Shadow of the Colossus on PS3 and gave up before the first fight because I didn’t have the patience to deal with the controls. The PS4 graphics are nice enough that I pushed through two colossi but I’m not sure I’ll ever care to start the game again 😞

@michelmcbride:

This is a map from Marathon called 5-D Space. All of those overlapping corridors exist on the same plane, and there are no scripting tricks to toggle the intersections—the renderer just makes it work. This is the only thing that makes me want to write a 3D engine from scratch

@AntonHand:

Weird thought: Is there any way to know if any given online game has a crypto miner embedded in it?

12 February

@GameAnim:

Haha - they actually did it! They used mocap for the monsters in World.

11 February

Goddamn puns. I hate puns. Why do I put myself through this.

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