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

2 August 2014

4 August

RT @PocketGamer: Groundbreaking FPS BioShock is coming to iOS this year. See the first screens and video inside [pocketgamer.co.uk]

6 August

I think I hate pretty much everything about Road Not Taken. Except the cute design, of course.

7 August

“Casey Hudson leaves BioWare”

How far along was Mass Effect 4’s story before he left? Asking for a friend.

Godus looks very pretty on an iPad Air. It also looks pointless and the compulsory sign-in appears to be completely broken so screw that.

8 August

Touch Racing 2 for iPad is hardly the game of the year, but has the cleverest control scheme for controlling RC vehicles. And good physics.

Though a bit fiddly, Godus makes such obvious sense on iPad that it’s clear releasing it on the PC at all was basically a Kickstarter con.

9 August

I don’t know why I’m still playing Godus on iPad but I do know this: Sir Peter Molyneux has 100% turned to the dark side of the Force.

10 August

An actual Populous successor made with that tech would have been awesome, and a commercial success, and… it would surely have earned much less money than Godus will end up making.

12 August

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

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!”

13 August

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.

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.

14 August

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.

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.

18 August

22 August

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.

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.

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