Thursday, 28 February 2013

Arma 3: Alpha next week, pre-order access.

Read the details here.

Salem Open beta (or release?)

Salem, the successor to super sandbox mmo haven and hearth, is now in open beta!

Check the press release and cool new trailer embedded below. But since salem beta has been a commercial beta with no more wipes for a while what's the difference between this an the actual release? Well the only real difference is the game is not yet feature complete, but when has a mmo ever released feature complete?

My brief opinion:

This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence, No lie. But its very niche. You'll get over the graphics, and probably end up liking them. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further. Its such a unique game everyone should at least try it.

Friday, 22 February 2013

DayZ Blog: Mo Cap Video

"This week the format is a bit different, we got behind the scenes and follow Rocket and Matt as they visit the Mocap studio at Bohemia Interactive, and work with the team to develop the new zombie animations for DayZ Standalone."

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Arma 3 will be steam exclusive

They have pretty fair and honest reasons why. Personally I don't mind steam, but still prefer to install games outside of steam if I can.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Thoughts on new consoles

Yes "new gen" consoles will be behind current gen pc in terms of specs. However we really aren't getting as much out of our pc's as we could be because the current console gen is so far behind.

How many pc only games are trying to push gfx, there's not enough money in it. Last game I felt really push boundaries was Crysis 1 in 2008. Crytek have sinced moved on to consoles and graphics haven't really got much better than 2008's crysis imo. That's 5 years our processing power has massively increased, but our games have barely improved. Because of consoles, not current pc hardware.

I guess planetside 2 pushed boundaries, but more to do with scale than visuals. BF3 looks pretty fucking amazing. Imagine how it would look if it wasn't limited to also working on 8 year old hardware (xbox360).

TLDR; you should be excited about new consoles cause they wont hold pc gaming back as much.