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

1 September 2015

3 September

RT @BiIIMurray: If video games have taught me anything, it’s that if you encounter enemies then you’re going the right way.

4 September

A Mad Max game with a huge desert, two settlements, half a dozen groups of roving bandits, and you have to find your way by the stars.

RT @LeReilly: La pub TV de Forza 6 est beaucoup trop cool. <3

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8 September

11 September

RT @iamleyeti: If the score is like this short preview… the next Assassin’s Creed might have the best music of all: [youtu.be]

GTA Online’s werewolf mode sounds so clever I’m beginning to consider rebuying GTAV on PS4. But without friends it’ll be much less fun.

I skipped all the articles which came out after the trailer, and totally missed that Pokemon Go was made by the same developers as Ingress. I’m suddenly very curious and/or interested.

RT @hodapp: Flight Control’s removal from the App Store stings more than most as if you were building a museum exhibit on iOS gaming it’d be a big part.

12 September

Went back to AC:Unity thinking, now that the story’s over, maybe I’ll appreciate it better. But I’d forgotten what a pain this game was to play.

Which is frustrating because, with Yohalem writing the story and Wintory the music, I’m not gonna not buy AC:Syndicate.

Grow Home’s grabbing mechanics are fantastic but I don’t think I can deal with the half-inverted controls for growing sprouts. WTF? (On PS4)

13 September

Went to give Ground Zeroes another try, and after hearing so much discussion of MGS5 I’m finally getting the hang of its systems — somewhat.

Oh, come on. I can’t filter my PS4’s library by whether the game is installed — and even demos I only played once are listed there.

14 September

Order for an Apple TV dev kit just went through. Now what kind of game can I whip out in a month — while I’m also swamped with client work?

15 September

16 September

I didn’t get The Witcher 3 because if I like the story I won’t be able to put it down until I’m done (and I’ve got things to do, places to be), but I think I’m quite safe with MGSV. So I finally gave in to the buzz and ordered it.

So it turns out Apple TV games will have access to fewer buttons on the remote than I thought (+/- are apparently reserved for volume control), and I love how the remote’s Menu button will pause the game while the Play/Pause button will end up displaying the game’s menu in most cases. (If you missed the news, while that wasn’t the case a week ago, current docs state that Apple TV games are required to be playable without a third-party gamepad. Even though Guitar Hero was announced at the keynote, so that’s a laugh.)

The way Apple always pays lip service to gaming then utterly fails to follow through is still infuriating.

Still, I’m speccing a great Apple TV game idea in my head right now, and I might just have the time to implement it before launch.

18 September

I got my first cannon! Look how cute it is!

21 September

I’m watching the last WWDC’s GameplayKit sessions and the segments about AI are putting me to sleep. So that’s encouraging.

RT @gabrielverdon: Amazing touch in the environment design here (The Witness trailer). Only noticed on 4th watch. @Jonathan_Blow [pic.twitter.com]

22 September

The prologue is incredibly annoying but that’s a damn nice character creator #PS4share

I don’t remember Red Dead’s horse precisely, but it was better, right? D-Horse feels like driving a vehicle, not guiding a living companion. Oh, solved by enabling “Radio Control” in the settings.

Bored with desert and jungle — can’t the next sprawling open-world game take place on an alien world?

23 September

RT @iamleyeti: Elegy:Explore dead civilizations, write about what you find, and share your stories with the world [dejobaan.com]

I like how MGSV avoids the big-map-of-icons trope by displaying side-ops as a good old list. I hope someone at Ubisoft is playing it.

Like, maybe I should never do VR for the same reason I should probably never do heroin.

24 September

RT @kylebrussell: Oculus Medium is dope. My first time I made a Fury Road-inspired sculpture in like 10 minutes [youtube.com]

27 September

It’s terribly distracting to have Jack Bauer go “whoa, whoa” every time I slow down my horse.

28 September

29 September

Yesterday MGSV’s realistic, immersive world was suddenly overtaken by shadow monsters, so last night I had a zombie-invasion nightmare, yay.

30 September

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