Friday, June 24, 2011

Team Fortress 2 - Free To Play

Today Valve released Team Fortess 2 as a free to play game!
Anyone can get Steam and download the game for free.

For more information check this link:

If you ask me why...
I think it's because Electronic Arts starting a new service called "Origin" which will compete with Steam.
Steam tries to improve their reputation in order to keep people using their service.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Amulets and Armor Character Editor v0.2

v0.3 released!

So, I fixed the critical bug with v0.1.
Same thing, but working good!

Change log:
Fix for a critical bug

Edit name
Edit password
Edit money on you character
Edit money in your bank

your saved files found in:
...\Amulets and Armor\S0000000\


Friday, June 10, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever - First Look

First of all I must say I'm disappointed.
After I viewed the 2001 trailer and the recent trailer I was expecting fast paced hardcore action game.
Well, by videos I've seen on YouTube it isn't. it is far, far away from being such a thing.

First of all is the health system, it's a god mode.
Your EGO (health) regenerates after a short while, and when it runs empty you go on a red bar that seems to never end, and it regenerates too.
I've seen players on youtube getting raped and not dying, being blasted by bosses, being shot by multiple enemies and simply regenerate.
Back when I played Duke Nukem 3D it was enough to meet a pigman after you carelessly jump into a corner to make you look for medkit.

This also bring another issue I have with this game, the AI.
It seems way to easy to fight. I was expecting some badass enemies that are capable to rip you to pieces unless you have the guts to charge at them. They are stationary targets. This is not the challenge I was hoping for.

And what's with the babes bullshit? they took it way too far then what it was meant to be by making it the main idea.
They targeted some 13 years old kids? I was expecting strippers and hookers but not "Hey! These are my babes!". Come on it's an immature joke.
Also in Duken Nukem Forever, Duke's punchlines sucks, seriously.

Also do not mistake, the original Duke Nukem games were made by 3D Realms. 3D Realms staff was fired back in 2007 for taking their time on Duke Nukem Forever.
Although this game carries the Duke Nukem's title, it wasn't made with the same spirit.
The original goal of 3D Realms was to make games for adults, do what they want to see in their games as adults.
When Gearbox (the developers of Duke Nukem Forever) tried to understand what it means they got it wrong.
It isn't about "saving babes" like they did. If you look back in Duke Nukem 3D it was about paying strippers to show their boobs, and then blowing them up for the lulz.

The only thing that is good about this game is the graphics, and graphics without good gameplay is worthless.
This game is almost casual by my terms, it's noob friendly with this god mode regeneration thing, this is not Duke Nukem.
If you want to play a real Duke Nukem game get Duke Nukem 3D.

And for compression here's a video of the 2001 trailer, looks fantastically awesome.
The original Duke Nukem theme, the original development team (3D Realms), the real stuff:

The Duke Nukem Forever 2011 trailer, looks good:

And Duke Nukem Forever gameplay video, dude getting raped several times, boring gameplay. After all, it's harder to die then getting killed so there is no thrill in the battles:

America's Army 3.1 Released!

After long waiting, the update many of the America's Army 3 players were waiting for was released at 9.6.2011.

If you ask me America's Army 3 had lack of content.
Before the update it had only 5 maps - Ally, Bridge, Impact, Ranch, and Pipeline.
And this updates includes 2 new maps - ShantyTown and Stronghold.
It will be great improvement for the game.

Here's the article on America's Army's site:

If you haven't played yet America's Army 3, I would recommend you to try it.
And if you do here's a tip:
Don't give up! America's Army 3 is a difficult game, specially for beginners.
And take your time to aim, you will miss every single bullet unless you aim properly!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Amulets and Armor Character Editor v0.1

v0.2 Released!

It's been a while science I released any program.
I made a character save editor for the game "Amulets and Armor".
I did it mainly for learning to use windows forms, and refresh my knowledge with file editing.

v0.1 includes:
Edit name
Edit password
Edit money on you character
Edit money in your bank

your saved files found in:
...\Amulets and Armor\S0000000\


I hope you'll enjoy it!