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Game Development Integrity

Game Development Integrity

Arma 2 DayZ Mod (facebook page) recently ran a post regarding Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall regarding his personal feelings at the moment on DayZ and the industry as a whole. I know I have been very quiet lately. So this will be really all I’ll say for the moment. I’ve been pretty depressed about the whole situation. From a personal standpoint, this whole “saga” of the development made me seriously question if I wanted to be involved in the industry and I gave serious thought to cutting my losses and not being involved in the project. At my Army Discharge medical [...]

December 20, 2012 J.J. Costello Impressions 0

Days of Dawn – 19 days to go

Days of Dawn – 19 days to go

As promised, we’re keeping in touch with the ambitious RPG-project “Days of Dawn” by Bumblebee which is currently campaigning on kickstarter.  There are still 19 days left to back this project and the developers kept busy during the last days bringing you updates and some stuff to look at – let’s take a look: They’ve published some more details about the emotional magic system which we excitedly anticipate … apparently the emotional state of a character will influence their ability to cast spells and which ones. “The group is walking through creepy, dark ruins where monsters could jump at them [...]

December 13, 2012 geekycatlady Varia 0

How Much Damage Can One Guy Do?

How Much Damage Can One Guy Do?

First of all, let me just say, this is not about pointing fingers or discussing how wrong the whole system is, it’s just something to think about. A few weeks ago multiplayer-only RTS/FPS-mix “Natural Selection 2” was released. Following the first part that was a modding project the game is certainly not triple A but has a solid fan base. Therefore shortly after the release, some reviews followed. Overall it received solid but not stellar scores. A little discussion hit the interwebz as Gamespot published their review that gave the game a 6.0 out of 10. Fans and the community [...]

November 27, 2012 Tyler Duden Impressions 0

DayZ Base Building

DayZ Base Building

daimyo21 has made the impossible possible- and I just jizzed my pants. These new base building features have been implemented on the DayZ Server US023, and look amazing! Will any of these features be integrated into the standalone when it comes out? Who know…. Features: -Custom Base Building with NO Mods required (custom removal functions) -600+ Vehicles including bicycles, boats etc. -Care packages (like heli crashes) -Tons of bug/dupe fixes by Ashfor and some small additions by Daimyo -Active Development -Active Admins Like many of the DayZ community, I have been waiting for a server with massively increased vehicle counts that could depict the true apocalypse feel [...]

October 24, 2012 J.J. Costello Varia 0

Confessions of a Zombie Game (Man)Whore

Confessions of a Zombie Game (Man)Whore

IT’S TRUE. I’ve been unfaithful.  I vowed, I pledged I swore an oath to be a devote follower, nay, convert, but it has all become unraveled.  This is my confession, the confession of a zombie game (man)whore. It all started innocently enough back in May, how was I to know it would blossom and grow into a full-grown relationship? The countless hours waiting to connect, the black loading screen…it almost brings a tear to my eye now upon reflection. But DayZ changed me.  I was deep in the thralls of Battlefield 3, playing on a regular basis, it was quick instantaneous and addictive. But one [...]

October 22, 2012 J.J. Costello Impressions 0

Steam’s Big Picture

Steam’s Big Picture

Steam’s Big Picture is a television interface, which allows you to bring your social profile and library of steam games with you to the ol’ boob tube.  It comes with an integrated web browser which you can optimize for game pad controllers or the traditional mouse and keyboard. This is a bold move for steam, but not an unexpected one.  It’s been no secret that Gabe Newell from steam has given consoles an expiration date. What do you think? Is this the official “death of the console”? Interested in taking Steam’s Big Picture out for a test drive? Well you [...]

September 26, 2012 J.J. Costello Impressions 0

Help ARMA Devs

Help ARMA Devs

Two Bohemia Interactive, a.s. employees, were arrested on the Greek island of Lemnos last Sunday, and much speculation about what happened has circulated online. It’s been rumoured that they entered restricted military areas or gathered photographic references of military bases in order to improve the visual fidelity of Arma 3, a PC game currently under development by our company. Far in advance of any formal charges – only hours after they were detained by the local police – many media outlets immediately suggested spying and, only one day later, specifically referenced Arma 3. Facing up to 20 years in prison, [...]

September 17, 2012 J.J. Costello Varia 1

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Alright, so it’s not very often that the government (any of them) do some pretty awesome things. This is an exception! The FEMA and CDC have released a blog post listing down what to do in case of a Zombie Apocalypse. Yup, you read that correctly. Some claim it’s a waste of taxpayers’ money, I say it’s a proof that these people are human with a sense of humour. Let’s be honest, who actually reads regular disaster emergency action plans? This one though, is nice and funny and actually worth reading. Learning should be fun, and people will remember things [...]

September 12, 2012 Manny Uncategorized 0