Category Archives: Games

My progress in Assassin’s Creed

So last night I played some more Assassin’s Creed. First I remembered I could climb stuff so I ran around and practised fleeing from guards. Then I did the pickpocketing mission again and it was, in fact, ridiculously easy. I guess I forgot to press LT the first time. I then immediately failed the next […]

Quick opinions of some games I’ve been playing

I’ve played a couple of new games this weekend. Well, new. New to me. Here are my impressions based on about an hour or two per game: Zuma. Nice, if a bit low-res. Lots of interesting feedback and risk-reward aspects. Move the mouse away from the center and you can be more precise, but it […]

Spore is coming to the Mac

I realize this may not interest a lot of people, but I am glad to read that Spore will be released for the Mac. Oh, and Call of Duty 4, but I’ll just play that on an Xbox 360 if I’ll play it at all. (Maybe I really should give one of them new-fangled World […]

On Team Fortress 2 and Portal

Let’s get the most important fact out of the way first: I don’t have the Orange Box yet. Regardless, here are some Team Fortress 2- and Portal-related items you might find interesting. Rock Paper Shotgun has an interview with Erik Wolpaw, who is currently working at Valve and who was the writer of Portal. I […]

Phase, a music game for the iPod

Phase is a music-based game from Harmonix for the iPod (to be precise: any iPod that plays video). The gameplay video shows a limited selection of songs, but apparently you can use any song on your iPod. Which means they must be analyzing the song in real-time… Well, if Vib Ribbon could do it on […]

Brütal Legend, the next game from Double Fine Productions

Double Fine Productions’ next game has been announced. It’s called Brütal Legend, and it’s an action game set in a heavy metal world (hence the umlaut). So you get a little Guitar Hero vibe, a little Tenacious D influence (since the main character is based on Jack Black), plus a good helping of Tim Schafer […]

Braid is coming to Xbox Live Arcade

Braid, one of the more interesting indie games I’ve noticed in the last few years, is coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Which means I will be able to play it, seeing as I don’t own a PC. There’s a lot more I could say about Braid and indie games. And perhaps one day I will. […]

Mass Effect to include sex scene

(I don’t consider the content of this post to contain spoilers, but if you like your gaming experiences pristine, better look away now.) According to Eurogamer Mass Effect is to include a sex scene. From the BBFC rating: The single sex scene is brief and undetailed, although there is breast nudity in one version of […]

An official (?) Super Mario World level that plays itself

Here is a level from Super Mario World that you can finish by simply not touching the controller. Setting this up must have been an immense effort – it’s breathtaking. The Only Mario Level That Plays Itself – Watch more free videos (Via Boing Boing.)

Bioshock’s copy protection

Here is a pretty detailed look at the copy protection mechanism that comes with the PC version of Bioshock. It is uglier than I expected: I didn’t know games were using limited activations these days. That kind of changes the whole idea of ‘buying a game’ – the impact on renting and reselling games is […]