Category: Games

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Approved

This is pretty exciting news for me. I have always been a big fan of the original Resident Evil games (not so much the new ones). The Gamecube remake of Resident Evil 1 was amazing. However, I never understood why they felt the need to “remaster” the Gamecube version of Resident Evil 1 last year when the Gamecube version still holds up in my opinion.

Now it looks like they are finally going to give the same treatment to Resident Evil 2!

It probably wont be around until late next year at the earliest. But I still need to finish Code Veronica HD, and we have the Resident Evil 0 HD release to look forward to as well.

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Doom 4 Actually Looks OK

Doom 4 was in development at id Software for years before the studio decided to scrap what they had and start over. This had a lot of Doom fans, my self included, worried. However it looks like it might actually turn out alright. While Doom 3 was a slower paced action horror game, Doom 4 goes back to its roots to be a fast and frenetic shooter. Personally I would have preferred more of the Doom 3 style of game, but I will admit that I am likely in the minority here. Still, what they put together looks like a pretty fun old school experience. As long as the level design is creative, the guns feel fun to shoot, and it provides a good challenge I think they will have a new game worthy of the Doom title.

The beginning of the demo they showed at E3 had me a little worried. The player speed was there, but they were only fighting a few enemies at a time. Compare that to the old games where they often threw you in a room with a dozen or more enemies at a time. It just looked too easy to me. However the second half of the demo picked up the pace considerably and got me interested again. It looked like it would actually be challenging on higher difficulty settings, and the presenter would have died in the demo if the health was allowed to go below 10.

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Imagine: Star Citizen

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A brand new trailer and Arena Commander 1.0 is here! Today’s release marks the most significant update to Arena Commander yet, adding both the long-awaited lobby system and more than tripling the number of flyable ships. Every variant of the Aurora, Mustang, 300 and Hornet are now flyable, as are the base models of the Cutlass and the Avenger. If you’ve been waiting to fly one of Star Citizen’s single-seaters, there’s a good chance your ship has come in today!

There was also a $20 Anniversary Starter Pack up today that included the full game and basic starter ship. Unfortunately that has already sold out if you were looking to get in at that price. There is always the $35 pack if you want to buy now and get in on the Arena Commander module and future modules as they become available.

This game is going to make me buy an Oculus Rift once it comes out. Hopefully my PC is ready.

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Happy 10th Birthday Half-Life 2

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Today is Half-Life 2’s 10th birthday. For those keeping track, that’s 10 years of Half-Life 3 not getting made. Both Half-Life and Half-Life 2 were genre defining games that have left lasting impacts on the industry. PC Gamer has a nice article up on the legacy of Half-Life 2. Below is a video about the lasting impact of the original Half-Life. If you are one of the few people that never played either of these games, you owe it to yourself to finally check them out.