When MMOs were really getting big, I spent more time playing text-based MUDs, and continue to play them even to this day. Far more time was spent on them back then, however, so I was very glad to see that a browser-based text game is in development, Gemini Station. Gemini Station takes place on the titular space station, where players get mixed up into the political affairs of our star system and play the role of pilots/cargo pilots. It reminded me of a great deal of Wing Commander: Privateer in that way, but with a bit more complexity to it. I will say that Gemini Station starts pretty slow, and if you don’t take the time to read as many things as possible, you can, unfortunately, make the game much slower; that’s what I did. You start the game off with a ship, and a bit of money and the way to make more money the most reliable way is by buying cargo on a planet and selling it on a separate planet. What I did, is I bought the canisters of gas on Jupiter, without taking the … [Read more...] about Gemini Station Preview – Text Games Are Still Alive
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The past few weeks have been witness to some very cool, action-packed and adventurous video games with great game-play, story line and amazingly cool weapons. If you aren’t busy playing online games with a Genting casino promo code, we would ask you to take a look at these. Which Platforms Did We Take Look At? The most recent platforms to release some of them are PS4, Xbox, PC and of course Nintendo 3DS. The first choice, for us, would be Anthem-E3, The Best Action Game Winner. With superb graphics, it will take you to the world of adventure and mystery. Based on the movie Anthem 2018, it is a game to play, enjoy and flaunt your flair. It helps you to choose your mission and your own antagonists. The focus here is precision. The second one is Death end request coming for the PlayStation 4. It is a trademark of Idea Factory International. Here the world is infested by bugs and the dead-end request. This one is dark. The look of the menu and text boxes is awesome and has a … [Read more...] about What’s New in Video Games?
Playing to Win, available in its entirety for free online. It’s a fascinating read from the perspective of a highly competitive gamer. His disclaimer at the beginning is entirely apt—most people who don’t already have a handle on playing competitively probably won’t believe that he’s right, or will get angry at his writing. Some of it seems calculated to enrage; he doesn’t really pull any punches, and throws a few that may not be strictly necessary. I was initially enraged upon reading it. Sirlin starts by calling any player who doesn’t play to win a “scrub”, a choice of term that seems hyper-elitist and calculated to alienate, and I’m still not convinced that it isn’t. The fact that he’s largely not wrong in the rest of the book only furthered my anger, because I was left without a lot to rail against. In retrospect, some time later, Playing to Win put me in mind of one of my college professors, who taught game … [Read more...] about Playing to Win and Tyrannosauruses (Ugly Truths in Gaming)
Trove launched last Thursday and a lot of people are curious whether this game is any good. I will try to give you an impression of the game, but will try to keep it short(ish). There is a quite simple reason for this: This is the 4th time that I’m writing down my impressions of Trove. The first time was in July 2014, when Trove was still in alpha. The second time was during closed beta in October 2014. The third time was during open beta in February 2015. You may also notice quite a lot of similarities between this post here and the one from February. I had tried to write a new impression piece, but found that so many things from the post in February still hold true that I decided to rework this blog post and bring it up-to-date instead of writing everything again. An additional note: An online game’s launch is usually accompanied by queue times etc. when a lot of people want to play the game at the same time. I will not write about this here, though, as I’m certain … [Read more...] about Post-launch Impressions: Is Trove a good game?
So, here’s the deal. Cryptic released a massive update for the Star Trek Online beta that went live a few days ago which made many improvements and fixed a few known issues. I was fortunate not to have experienced too many bugs myself, and it seems my biggest beef with the game (the fact our scanners were virtually useless during exploration missions) has been addressed. With my pre-order in and the Early Start Program to begin in less than a week on January 29th, I’ve taken my hands off the beta for the time being. Meanwhile, I set off window-shopping for a MMO I can play casually concurrently with my other game that I play casually (which right now happens to be Lord of the Rings Online) in order to help kill the time. You know, just browsing. That’s when a game called Allods Online caught my eye in the form of a closed beta key giveaway on Massively. Given that my propensity to resist beta key giveaways is near non-existent and the fact that 9 out of 10 comments I … [Read more...] about Allods Online: Pretty Good Game…and Free to Play