24 August

Pour une fois que j’avais une idée de jeu iOS dont je pouvais faire les règles, les graphismes, et l’app… je ne sais pas faire le serveur.

23 August

RT @Izual_: Sinon, Dishonored à 3,74€ sur Steam et gratos ce week-end, si vous ne l’essayez pas je vous tabasse. Bien cordialement.

22 August

18 August

16 August

Realized after the fact that Godus had turned me into an unwitting genocidal monster. I would have loved if an actual game had done that.

15 August

A new gameplay video for Far Cry 4 shows you “fighting alongside a mythical white tiger in the spiritual world of Shangri-La” so… I think the meme would say “your argument is invalid.”

It’s still not going to be a preorder for me, though, because I’m terribly worried about the writing, what with the narrative director shitting on the previous game’s story only to introduce an effete-but-totally-heterosexual sociopathic villain ripped right out of 1970s cinema. But I’ll have my Amazon order ready as soon as the reviews come out.

By the way, Far Cry 3’s writer, Jeffrey Yohalem, is interviewed in this month’s Gay Times (to promote Child of Light). There isn’t much of note in the article; I’m just always happy to verify that my gaydar is properly calibrated. Also, I found out he’s responsible for the… uh, affective tension? between Ezio and Da Vinci, which makes me like him even more.

14 August

13 August

Even when “clarifying” whether Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed exclusivity, Phil Spencer still muddies the waters — note how he liberally mixes usages of “the game” vs. “the franchise” so that you can’t quite tell if a version of Rise is gonna come out on PlayStation, or just ulterior games in the franchise.

I guess he wouldn’t need to be purposefully obscure if Microsoft did have perpetual exclusivity on Rise of the Tomb Raider itself, but… damn, fuck PR speak, and fuck Microsoft for making me parse announcements like a lawyer.

I don’t play scary games, but that “P. T.” thing is really well done, and has lovely visuals (as simple as the setting may be). You shouldn’t expect me to buy the game it’s teasing, though.

Also, I feel like I got stuck on a bug after I died, blocking any further progression, but… it would be hard to tell, wouldn’t it. No matter — the idea that a bug forced me to quit suits me just fine, thanks.

12 August

I don’t get it. For Tomb Raider to be excusive to the Xbox One, Microsoft must have paid roughly as much as the game would have earned on PS4 and PC, right? (In part directly to Square Enix’s bank account, in part as a marketing commitment.) I can’t imagine the game will ever be enough of a system seller to justify the investment — especially when half the fan base will profoundly resent everyone involved.

This reeks of a panic move. “We need exclusives! Our IPs are waning and we don’t have any new ones coming! SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!”

I am rather horrified by how quickly my brain relearned all the Minesweeper patterns — even though I hadn’t played in a decade.

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