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Friday, March 30, 2012

Total War currently not coming to consoles.
Although there has been hard work to get the Total War series to the mobile platforms, We won't have any Total War game on consoles this generation of consoles.

The reason is that the current generation consoles are not powerful enough for a Total War game to show in all its glory. Once the new generation of console arrive, Creative Assembly will certainly make the transition to the consoles.

"The technical limitations of this generation are really the only thing holding us back."

Friday, March 23, 2012

CS:GO Italy gameplay

Here's some gameplay footage in the classic CS map, cs_italy
There are some things that old (, and, heck, even new) Counter Strike players are going to miss.
Here's what they should fix in my opinion

-The new buying menu, this makes the game look like it's a console port.

-Pavarotti. WHERE IS HE. It was the map's 'signature'. Even if lots of people dislike Opera. The 'ambient' music sucks.

-The huge info popup just to tell us if we'd switched firing modes. It's obnoxious.

-You faster than the previous games. This might not be a bad thing, but when looking down a sniper's scope it's way too fast.

 Got something else? Let me know with a comment, you can comment anonymously if you don't have a blogger account. :)

I'm sure most of this can be fixed with mods. Maybe even in the final version of the game.

It's not all bad, though. The maps in general are much more detailed and the new guns seem interesting.

Maybe I should stop talking and play 1.6 or CSS.

Yeah, I'll go do that.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Info on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

A lot has been anounced during a press tour for the new World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria., the new extension of the famous MMO. 

With an eleventh character slot included, we can expect nine heroics of level 90 and three raids with fourteen bosses have been announced.

There are also a new arena and two new battlegrounds, while the number of zones was increased to seven. There are no new race models announced, but there is already told that Warlocks will get the largest number of adjustments in terms of their class. The Tiller-faction will be able to run their own farm.

The map.

Go here for more info

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Winners BAFTA Video Game Awards 2012 announced

Today the winners of the British Academy Video Games Awards were announced.

Strikingly, among other popular titles, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were given no price, when Portal 2 got three, including awards for best game.
Battlefield 3 won the coveted Audience Award.  

  • Best story: Portal 2
  • Best original music: LA Noire 
  • Best audio use: Battlefield 3 
  • Best design: Portal 2 
  • Best Technical Innovation: Little Big Planet 2 
  • Best Strategy Game: Total War: Shogun 2 
  • Best handheld game: Peggle HD 
  • Audience GAME: Battlefield 3 
  • Best Action Game: Batman: Arkham City 
  • Best browser based game: Monster Mind 
  • Best artistic achievement: Rayman Origins 
  • BAFTA Special Award: Markus "Notch" Persson 
  • Best sports game: Kinect Sports Season 2
  • Best online multiplayer: Battlefield 3
  • Best debut: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet 
  • Best family game: LittleBigPlanet 2 
  • Best voice actor: Mark Hamill as The Joker in Batman: Arkham City 
  • Best Game: Portal 2

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Valve console: Valve Controller?

Gabe Newell already once said in an interview that Valve also wanted to make hardware, but it wasn't sure if that would ever happen, He said that they definitely wanted to do that someday.

Here's a patent that's been applied in may 2011.The patent is held by three employees of Valve.

Special to the controller is that it is "modular". You could plug in different devices. A traditional joystick, a touch pad, a trackball or a microphone, for example.

 It also seems that had filed a patent four months earlier for a controller with biofeedback. Perhaps that technology could be used in one of those devices.

It is also a patent in the name of three people and the controller consists of three parts. If we look at Valve's experience with the number 3, we might now decide that this controller will never appear?

Saturday, March 3, 2012