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« on: February 03, 2013, 12:38:51 AM »

I was just thinking that it might be nice to have a thread dedicated to general discussion of gaming, especially related to gaming news and the likes; stuff that wouldn't really merit it's own thread, and is a bit more gaming-related that stuff we might throw in the off-topic thread. Tongue

In this case, try to keep it topical, bringing opinion, discussion and new information/news etc. to the table. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 01:17:48 AM »

To start things off, I thought I might throw up this article from our good friends over at IndieStatik:
ProtEAs: Electronic Arts reveal their plan to take Proteus down.
The cast:
-Proteus, an explorative, experiential art-game that has been selling like hot-cakes;
-Electronic Arts (EA), a large-scale game publisher which has for some time been a by-word for stupid. (note: impartiality not guaranteed. Tongue )
-(various videogame consumers)

The story goes a little like this:
<Proteus Hey, I'm a game where you walk around on a colourful island, gently interacting with things, gentle ambient music being awesome all the while!
<Consumer_1> Hey Proteus, you're pretty sweet!
<Consumer_2> Yeah, that music is smooth. Smiley
<Consumer_3> I don't see what all the fuss is about. I mean, there's not even a goal. >_>
<Consumer_4> OMG THOSE CRABS ARE SO KAWAII! *\^_^/*
<Consumer_5> ^Dafuq that guy on? o.O
<Consumer_3> What crabs? All I saw were coloured blobs ._.
<Proteus> Heh, didn't know I'd be so popular! Cheesy <3
<Consumer_77> I AM BUYING THIS FOR ALL MY FRIENDS! :-]
*Consumer_77 throws munnie $$$
<EA> Ooh shinies! Cheesy
*Proteus catches munnie $$$
<EA> :O
<EA> Didn't see THAT coming... >_>
<RandomObserver> Hey EA, aren't you into Art Games 'n' such stuffs?
<EA> ...
<EA> Oh, yeah!
<EA> Arts is my middle name! Cheesy
<EA> ...or something like that :3
<EA> Didn't even know people would throw munnie at art, tho :S
<Consumer_128613> lolderp! xD
<EA> EVERONE STOP IV AN IDEA!  Grin
<People> Yeh?
<EA> Gonna maek a game. :3
<People> Yeh?
<EA> Gonna be called ProtEAs. :3
<EA> Gonna make a zombie version 2! ^_^
<People> o.O
<OtherPeople> >_<
<EA> It'll be called ProZeas.
<EA> geddit!!!! xD
<World> STAHP! ;~;

...and I'm tired.
If you're still reading by this point, then it should be fairly obvious that it's satire, pure and simple, playing out what might possibly happen if the likes of EA were ever to attempt such a reformation, and dive into the world of games that aren't 'bout shooting thangs.

Discuss? Tongue
(note: feel free to keep it light-hearted on this one. It's not for realz, after all. ^_^ )

This is what I spend my time doing when I don't have a working computer. :[
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 04:10:43 AM »

Well, this article somehow reminded me of this - Play4Real, the ultimate fake humorous/ trolling news resource for gaming industry.

"Where gaming journalism levels up"

- Upcoming new XBox will dedicate 80% of processing power to Kinect 2
- Riots breakout in South Korea after foreigners win local StarCraft tournament
- Bronies reveal future pony mod library spanning hundreds of games
- Next Xbox will have 15-second Ad play each time a game is loaded
- Capcom accidentally reveals they have cancelled 8 Mega Man games in the past year
- Study: most people only pretend to have fun with Kinect

Like this articles? Get a load of them!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 10:28:05 AM »

The Valve employees have been walking around in Half Life 3 t-shirts lately. They love trolling.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 09:02:00 AM »

Soooo what are you guys/gals opinions on the WarZ controversy?
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 09:43:22 AM »

All right, then I would also like to talk about Portal and Portal 2.
So... who else thinking Valve half-changed the game after Kim left? Who else thinking Portal was the story and Portal 2 was the show?
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 03:10:29 PM »

On a somewhat related note, I preferred Portal to Portal 2, but not because of the story, because of the gameplay. I didn't have much fun with the open segments. (not elaborating, for spoilers sake)
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 03:19:58 PM »

Portal looks too hard
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 03:57:00 PM »

Portal looks too hard
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 05:07:02 AM »

I felt the opposite, like Portal was almost a tech demo with some story attached. Portal 2 has much more story imbedded, background on characters and Aperture itself, much longer, (depending on your head for puzzles) and there's actually a character arc which you don't really see in the original.

In more general news, I'm really glad indie gaming has become so popular, but I wish the big studios would take a hint and start working outside their comfort zones, forget about Kinects and 3D gimmicks and start thinking how to make something original from the ground up. Practically nothing in the mainstream market interests me at all anymore, unless it's from 10 years ago. Especially re-make/boot/imagining/plagiarism like emo-Devil May Cry. (haven't played, might be good, I'll never know)
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 08:49:03 AM »

I was playing Black Ops 2 the other day and I have gotten horrible since I started No-Life-ing Tf2 LP
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 02:34:10 PM »

This is what I mean by nextgen video games:

VoxelFarm engine

Learn more about this engine at procworld.blogspot.com

(I knew procedural generation is the future of video games, but I couldn't imagine this future is so close)
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 03:07:48 PM »

OMG! MINECRAFT WITH AAA GRAPHICS!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 03:14:57 PM »

It's more then just a nextgen Minecraft. This guy made software capable to generate houses, castles or even fantastic cities out of scripts. And this thing is amazing.

Awesome screenshot #1
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Awesome screenshot #5
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 05:34:18 PM »

I WANT TO BUY IT NOW! It doesn't look voxel based at all!
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