The team over at Unknown Worlds have released a nice video showing off the next map to hit the beta. The new map is called Docking, and it looks very interesting. Docking utilizes an art set that has not yet been seen in NS2 maps, giving it a distinctive style compared to the other industrial looking maps.
So I got my new drive to replace my old one. Now begins the long process of reinstalling a lot of games. Most of my games are on Steam, which means I have to wait for each one to download. Thanks to Steam Remote Downloads, I can actually download games on my home PC while I am away at work. I only need to check in on their progress every once in a while to start new downloads as the previous ones finish up. It is a pretty awesome feature that works surprisingly well. Thanks to Valve for making what would otherwise be a pain relatively easy.
Maybe I can finally play some Max Payne 3 this week.
Highlights include… well nothing really. Maybe Lego City Undercover? Otherwise it was just tacked on touch screen controls in games like Batman Arkham City & ZombiU, a demo reel for upcoming games including software already out on other platforms such as Mass Effect 3 and Ninja Gaiden, and more boring Nintendo novelties like Wii Fit 2. Its basically more of the same non-core stuff that made me not care at all about the Wii in the first place. Only the hardware is now good enough to run current generation console games and has a touch screen on the controller so you can play Scribblenauts.
Of course there were also new Mario and Pikmin games. I guess that’s a positive if you are not sick to death of side scrolling Mario games after nearly 30 years. No Zelda or Metroid games.
So Nintendo has finally caught up with 8 year old hardware just in time to get stomped out again next year when new consoles come out. The sad thing is I have no doubt this will work out well for them. I expect strong sales.