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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Apple Brings (Magic) Multitouch to the Computer - Gadgetwise Blog -

Apple Brings (Magic) Multitouch to the Computer - Gadgetwise Blog -

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roland Zarate Reviews "Legacy" for Late to the Game

Roland Zarate takes a look at the old PC game "Legacy".  Here's a snippit:

"Horror is a genre that shines on the format of video games. Nothing will immerse you in the awful goings-on of a story more than being in control of whether your character lives or dies. It works so well that you can find horror elements in many of the major franchises. Games like Halo, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead and Half-Life are a major force in the video game world and I'd argue that that's due, in part, to how well the designer evokes the feeling of fear. Fear is just easier to create within the interactive nature of games; it's fun, it's safe, and the fear is personal."

It's worth a look.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The top 10 video games of the past decade -

The top 10 video games of the past decade -

And now 10 more games to add to my list...

Late to the Game

I've started a new blog recently called "Late to the Game", a blog considering older "classic" games from a critical perspective. I'm working on numerous reviews thus far, however, a special preview about my frustration with Batman: Arkham Asylum is up. Surprisingly, I'm not enjoying it so far.

On paper I should love this game. Largely considered one of the best licensed games, Arkham Asylum comes from a who’s who of Batman pedigree. Character designs by Jim lee, written by Batman comic and animation alumnus Paul Dini (perhaps my favorite), and most importantly voiced by the same actors of the animated series - Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin, and Mark Hamill's delightfully energetic demented Joker. And it’s Batman!

Please jump in and tell me your thoughts, recommendations, and the like.