Tuesday, November 28, 2006

You know when you are "Old Guard"....

...when you don't get any leaflets at the Gameplay 2006 exibition.

Well this weekend it was HCC 2006 time again. In the Netherlands this is/was the biggest computer event for the ordinary person. In former days (a couple of years back) it was huge.
But now every year it becomes smaller, the reason is that prices for companies is going up. Also the entrance fees are also exceeding normal levels (20 euro's for HCC and the Gameplay event).

Anyway, I consider myself a reasonable gamer, perhaps even Above Average (Elite rulez).
With the Battlefield game series as my main waste of time. But that doesn't matter, as at the Gameplay event I didn't get any leaflets from the booth girls. I clearly wasn't part of the target audience. All those poor kids did get them, but then they should, because then you've got something to read while waiting in a huge queue just to take a look at the new Playstation 3.

But I did get my new headphone set, but because of the very loud music it was very hard to actually buy it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Java flashes back!

Just saw a report about Java's F3 scripting language, impressive technology. I'm also wondering if there will be an easy to install plugin, just like Flash.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

No need for speed?

Just played with a new game Need for Speed Carbon. Of course the movie cuts are great, the graphics are good, well perhaps I am getting spoiled? But general I think this game is another example of spicing up a ordinary racing game with a lot of useless stuff.
I don't care about painting my front spoiler, mainly because I never see it.

Instead, this game should concentrate on good racing capabilities, which it doesn't. The races in the GTA games are much better, and in those games the racing is just a small part of the game.

In the old days I enjoyed a lot playing the Testdrive games for the Amiga. In fact except for the graphics there hasn't been much of a change compared with NFS.

A much better racing game is the free(!) Trackmania Nations. In this game the behaviour of the racing cars are more realistic compared to NSF. And because other peoples are designing custom racing tracks there are lot of different tracks to race on. This game brings back the simple old days in which the games where more focused on gameplay, rather than nice movie-cuts and pointless graphical features.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A good start of the day...

The Daily WTF is certainly a good start. It's good to see that the types of bugs will never change.
They are just getting an other name.

Of course the ultimate challenge is to never show up in this list.