Archive for the ‘Gaming’ category

Berserkon Kickstarter

November 23, 2012

Berserkon by Kevin Mickelson — Kickstarter.
Berserkon is a gaming convention for the Northland, and it needs your help to be real!

Amazing News for Dorkness Rising Fans!

July 1, 2012

The Mask of Death by Zombie Orpheus — Kickstarter.

 

A good friend of mine, GameMaster Kevin, has written the Official Mask of Death module for Pathfinder!

You can guarantee your copy by getting in on the Kickstarter campaign, at the link above.

Its running until July 12th, so you have some time yet. They’ve already more than doubled their original funding goal, so stretch goals are sure to follow!

Skyrim 1.6 Brings Much Sought Feature

June 11, 2012

The most recent update to Skyrim, which deployed on Friday for Xbox players in English territories, has added a feature that players have been asking for since 2006, mounted combat!

You can now make both ranged and melee attacks while mounted. This change comes with a slew of bug fixes, all of which you can read about by clicking the link above.

Ma’iq the Crafty?

May 3, 2012

The Elder Scrolls Online

 

Thats right, you are not misreading that hyper link. I can only assume this is legit, because I’m looking at my calender and its not April 1st, and this is Game Informer’s website.

Slated for release in 2013, I imagine ESO will rock the gaming world much like every Elder Scrolls title since Morrowind has done.

The article states that there will be 3 player factions (hopefully that does not preclude the existence of player-made guilds) vying for control of Tamriel and White Gold Tower. The over-arcing plot involves Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and the King of Rape. He is purported to have created the first vampire by raping a Nedic virgin. That is one badass dude, and a nice change from the constant presence of Mehrunes Dagon.

With this, Survarium, and the Pathfinder MMO, I’ll be going to work just to feed my soon to be MMO addiction.

For those who know the meaning of the post’s title, +25 Internets.

Thanks to Felicia Day for sharing on Facebook.

STALKER News

April 30, 2012

Although it seems many on the internet have already heard, I have recently learned that GSC Games has closed its doors and shutdown the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Project.

The developers, however, did not wish to see their life’s work gone to waste and have established Vostok Studios and are making a new game modeled after S.T.A.L.K.E.R., called Survarium.

I don’t know why they are not using the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name, but I suspect it is a legal issue. They intend to share much with the community, and have established a YouTube channel where they are showing development diaries. I’ve embedded the first below. The video is in Russian with English subtitles (poorly translated, but quite intelligible).

For those who do not wish to watch the video, here is a basic summary.

When the company went under many of the developers decided to try and save the game. They had to abandon the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name if they wanted investors. They decided to go for some kind of free 2 play model mmo  shooter. The concept would be something like “the Zone has consumed the world,” but obviously not literally, due to above mentioned legal issues. The devs felt that leaving the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name behind would free them from the existing canon and allow them to explore more ideas.

Personally, I’m pretty bummed. Although S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in this form is probably better than no S.T.A.L.K.E.R. at all, I’d still prefer my good old single player experience. I actually had an idea like this once, and interested to see what they do with it. They really want player feedback, so if you have some constructive ideas you’d like to share, please go to their website here.

STALKER 2 Teaser

April 9, 2012

The Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook Page has posted a teaser!

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Animations

In the video we can see they have far more detailed and varied animations for both the Bloodsucker and Stalkers.

I am a little sad to see that the characteristically large feet and chests of the characters has been replaced by more realistic ones.

Perhaps that will allow the series to appeal to a wider audience? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

The RPG Pavilion Minecraft Arena – YouTube

March 23, 2012

I show you the Pavilion’s Minecraft server Arena! Check it out. I sound very different in my head.