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

1 April 2016

Oh, there you go. I wouldn’t have hated the beginning of Bloodborne so much if the game had told me I should pick the cane.

If everyone’s asking consumers to buy a new console, you want to be the most powerful one. (That definitely helped PS4 in the first place.)

2 April

I’d really love to know more about the demographics of who the fuck pays to subscribe to Twitch streamers. The very idea boggles me.

4 April

Can’t deny that the most fun aspect of Bloodborne is getting stuck on scenery you can’t see while trying to dodge a boss.

5 April

6 April

@shen:

The tracking is THAT good. [pic.twitter.com]

I find Dirt Rally pretty terrible at expressing what the tires are doing. Needs more tire sounds, whether that would be realistic or not.

7 April

My Rise of the Tomb Raider game save (at 18%) triggers a crash to the Xbox’s home screen. Here’s to one less game I feel obligated to play that I don’t enjoy.

That Final Fantasy demo is awful, right? It’s certainly dispelled any curiosity, let alone interest, I could have for the game.

Disney Crossy Road is rather ugly — they should have dropped the voxel look altogether instead of this bastardization.

9 April

If the NYT Crossword app had any social functionality I’d get my friends hooked to the mini until they upgrade to a paid sub. Just saying.

12 April

“No Man’s Sky: 21 Minutes of New Gameplay”

Don’t like the survival. Hate “you’ll google where to find resources.”

I know game designers today feel obligated to incorporate the internet, but I want to forget all about the outside world while playing this.

And while designing your game you tend to forget that googling for answers will lead players to a lot of unpleasant posts.

14 April

I’m watching a Gears of War 4 video and, hey, I’d completely forgotten how much I’d enjoyed that series.

The sound of a Lancer about to run out of bullets <3

15 April

I love that the copilot’s barks take a calm “when we eventually get there” tone in Dirt Rally while you’re doing a U-turn after a spin.

I get the feeling that what the Dirt Rally team actually want to do is a Dakar sim — as a survival game.

Which is what Mad Max should have been, by the way.

@HoldbrooksMyth:

I’ve understood wealth too casually.

Millionaire.

1 million seconds = just over 11 days.

Billionaire.

1 billion seconds = nearly 32 years.

17 April

Until Dawn’s main reveals are a bit lame and clumsily delivered but I absolutely love everything else in this game.

Killed Gascoigne on the second try after finding out you need to roll into the attack. I wish the game made an effort to teach that stuff.

But I’m tempted to give up on Bloodborne and move to Dark Souls 3 because at least Souls doesn’t respawn you without health packs.

19 April

@austin_walker:

Sources have confirmed for us the specs of the upcoming “PS4.5,” which has the codename NEO: [giantbomb.com]

@justinofclark:

Basically,if the Neo results in a $250 PS4, and Sony keeps games running smooth on both models, this sounds like an Everybody Wins scenario.

20 April

Reading Saint-Exupéry’s autobiographical stories, imagining the game one could make — like Desert Bus, but with danger and suspense.

@Noddus_:

La folie : un joueur de KSP a publié 5 ans de constructions sur imgur.

88 images.

[imgur.com] [pic.twitter.com]

@TinyEclair:

My friend and I were pretending to mine In Dark Souls 3. Then we got invaded and he joined us. I love this game. [pic.twitter.com]

23 April

26 April

@VRFocus:

Get up on stage and entertain the crowd in Stage Presence, a new #VR title from tinyBuilds: [bit.ly] [pic.twitter.com]

The concept of playing Stage Presence online feels a lot to me like “if you die in the game, you die in real life.”

27 April

I never really got into Ingress, and the video makes it look more annoying than anything, but who knows.

“VReal: Twitch for VR, on Steroids”

Sounds awesome, but Twitch would have to screw up badly for anyone else to have a shot.

28 April

All I had to do was turn on my Xbox to download the Gears of War beta and somehow I missed any mention of it on the places I follow?

Am I getting old or did they make the roadie run spectacularly barftastic in the Gears 4 beta?

I’d forgotten about the “mechanical Apartheid” bullshit. Guess Eidos is sticking with it, huh.

@patrickklepek:

Dark Souls 3 is dealing with its cheating problem by punishing its biggest fans. It’s bullshit. [kotaku.com]

Are there any articles yet about why Dreadnought is interesting to play? Because I’m watching streams and, uh…

29 April

Ah, right, it’s about cooldowns. So Dreadnought is MMO combat in 3D? And here I thought MMO combat was meant to be tolerated, not emulated.

I’m gonna assume it’s a transitory bug that I can’t use non-Standard Hearthstone decks in the Naxxramas fights I had yet to complete?

30 April

@necrosofty:

Hello! Here’s in-game footage of 1666 Amsterdam, unreleased for Xbox 360 and PS3. [youtube.com]

Guess my Forza Horizon save was deleted to make some room, so it’s been downloading for ten minutes now. Fuck everything about the Xbox One.

In the 2010s, god help you if you’re in a bad mood and turn on your console to let off some steam.

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