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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

DS Homebrew: Colors!

Painting done in Colors! by Mattias Snygg
Colors! is a homebrew made by Jens Andersson from our office, and it's the best painting homebrew I've ever seen for the DS. It even feature pressure sensitivity.

Colors!
Colors! Gallery

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mirror's Edge, less shooting, more running

"The latest issue of Edge has the scoop on DICE's upcoming first-person action...jumping...thing, Mirror's Edge. First up, it's not a shooter. Instead, influenced heavily by parkour, they're calling it a first-person action adventure. Huge levels will allow you the same kind of free-form exploration and athletic tomfoolery as a game like Tony Hawks or even Crackdown, but with much finer control. Don't think the lumbering cops of Crackdown, think Prince of Persia.

But in first-person. Instead of your character being just a floating camera, like most other FPS games, your whole body is an object in Mirror's Edge. Your legs, arms and torso are visible, allowing you to judge your leaps, handholds and shimmys. Your body will also behave accurately - if you're running at full-speed you'll be able to see your feet taking larger steps and your arms pumping, and this will affect your momentum.

Other bits revealed: you'll play a "runner", member of an overground resistance movement fighting against an oppressive government (over- because the man controls the streets, see). It's coming to PS3, 360 and PC. Guns will play only a minor role. You'll be encouraged to run, not fight. And Edge, having played some early code, feel the simulation of a real, human weight to your character's movements "feels vividly realised in a way that firstperson games commonly don't". All of which sounds pretty great, so let's you and me keep an eye on this one.

Leap of Faith - Edge 178"
Mirror's Edge Sounds Pretty Great
Mirror's Edge being a cyberpunk parkour game?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harvey Smith talks a little bit about Deus Ex

I didn't want to put Area 51 in Deus Ex! I didn't find it that interesting. In fact, initially it was a moonbase. You were going to use the rocket to get to the international space-station (which in our fiction was just sagging and falling apart and barely held together), and from there you were going to use a shuttle to get to a luxury space-station which was going to be like the Titanic.
Deus Ex - the ending that never was

Friday, July 20, 2007

Nogg-aholic the Movie - 300 000 views

Wow, people are still watching my old movie I made almost 2 years ago, and it's still ranked number 1 on Warcraftmovies. I've said this before, but when I made it, I never imagined it would become soo popular, and looking back at it now, there's alot of things I would've liked to done differently.

Nogg-aholic the Movie
Now playing at Birdie big screen
The week after, and cold coffee in the cup
Nogg-aholic the Movie - 100k Downloads

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Stephen King's 1408

Actually, it's only based on a short novel by Stephen King. But still, this horror movie is the best I've seen since Shutter, and if you didn't like that one, don't worry, this isn't anything like it anyway.

I didn't post any youtube trailers for you, since I consider they contain a small amount of spoilers, and it might be better just to sit down and watch this movie without any preconceptions.

1408
Shutter
Die Hard 4.0 is awsome!
Dopefish's Latest Movie Recommendations

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Force Unleashed - E3 2007 Interview

Call of Duty 4 - E3 2007 Footage



Junction Point Studios acquired by... Disney?

"Warren Spector's unique talents as a leading creative force in the world of video games, his knowledge and passion for Disney, and his legacy of story telling and character development adds a unique creative dimension to our portfolio"
Disney swoops for Spector's Junction Point Studios

Fallout 3 is a bloody mess!

Fallout 3 First Looks
Fallout 3 Teaser, today?

OpenArena 0.7.0 released (free Quake 3)

Significant Changes:
  • 10 new player models
  • 26 new maps
  • ce1m7, oa_bases3, dm4ish, dm6ish, and cbctf1 also had several changes
  • Bloom (activated by r_bloom 1)
  • New announcer voice
  • New gibs
  • Quake's DM maps converted, from dm1 to dm7
  • uses ioquake3 revision 1107
  • more menu graphics, i.e. the player model button is actually there!
  • lots of other stuff like redone sounds and textures
OpenArena
Filefront Download

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Cooking skill +5

Starting out easy with schnitzel and spinach (quick and tasty)

Chicken, bananas, bacon, whipped cream mixed
with chili sauce, and Bulgur (like couscous but better)

Meatballs, bacon, onions and sweet potatoes with brown sauce

Spaghetti, minced meat, paprika, corn, onions, jalapeños,
chili & paprika creamé fraich

Falukorv, mini onions, paprika, ox broth cube,
tabasco, tomato purée with spaghetti

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky coming 1st half of 2008

(Screen taken from the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R.)

E3: New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game revealed - first details

Mass Effect for November :'(

Oh right, Assassin's Creed isn't the only title I thought would come out in September that actually turned out to be a November release. Mass Effect follows the same pattern and moves into the depths of winter instead, with a scheduled November release. I thought E3 was supposed to come with good news?

Mass Effect coming to 360 in November

Assassin's Creed - Live Demonstration E3 2007


Assassin's Creed Developer Diary: Art Direction

Too Human E3 2007 Trailer

Killzone 2 E3 Comparison

Killzone 2 E3 2007 Trailer

Killzone 2 E3 2005 Trailer

Nah, I'm not being nice now. The game actually looks good and its likely it was mostly Sony's fault that the 2005 trailer got the belief of being in engine.

Mass Effect E3 2007 Trailer

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Army of Two '1UP Preview'

1UP: Army of Two Cover Story

Legendary: The Box 'Debut' trailer

Spark Unlimited's Legendary: The Box To Be Published By Gamecock Media Group In Spring 2008

Cockpit, Austin, Texas - July 9, 2007 - Spark Unlimited today announced that Gamecock Media Group will publish their new gaming intellectual property, Legendary: The Box. Set to release in Spring 2008 on PC and next-generation platforms, Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society.

"Like most developers, we've always had a dream game that we've secretly been working on," said Craig Allen, CEO of Spark Unlimited. "We've made a name for ourselves with World War II first-person shooters, but Legendary: The Box is our labor of love. It's a thrill to work with Gamecock; they want to see the game completed exactly as we envision it."

"If there is one genre that needs a shot in the arm, it's the first-person shooter," said Harry Miller, Head of Development of Gamecock Media Group. "Spark's Legendary: The Box is going to be a classic, in terms of story, game-play and technology. I'm inspired by where they're taking the genre."

Legendary: The Box tells the story of Charles Deckard, an art thief who is duped into stealing Pandora's Box. When he opens the box, he releases hordes of beasts thought to be fictional - such as werewolves and gryphons - into an unprepared modern world. A full scale war between man and myth begins, and it is quickly complicated by the actions of powerful secret societies. As the person responsible for releasing this terror, Deckard's unwittingly become the only person capable of containing it once more and saving civilization from being destroyed by the terrifying creatures of the box.

Please visit www.legendarythebox.com for more info.

Haze 'Developer Diary' 2

Haze
Haze wants to achieve player discomfort
Release dates from Ubisoft