DayZ is the first game in a very long time that makes me wish I had a new Mac/PC to run it on.
It’s a concept mod for a game, but a concept that is proving so damn popular that it’s now getting more and more support. Not bad for an alfa mod.
These 2 articles were where I first heard of the game, and they really set the tone:
DayZ – Part One
DayZ – Part Two

In a nutshell, you land on a beach with some minimal kit, and you must survive. Survive fellow players roaming the land trying to kill you, survive zombies, and survive period. And when you die you lose everything and have to restart from scratch back on the beach. Now that adds pressure.

Tron: Legacy, the iOS game

“Thank you for playing. The servers supporting Light Cycle Multiplayer are no longer in service. This update removes the multiplayer option and optimizes the single player experience. We apologize for the inconvenience. The fight for the ultimate GRID Game champion continues. Good luck program.”

Oh the irony, thank you Disney for ditching all support for this game and turning it from multi player online into single player offline. And that for a game about a virtual world on a server that’s cut off from the web (until the very end of the film anyway).

Some nice synchronicity going on there.

Back to Stormwind

At the end of the day, Ogrimmar just isn't my thing. Stormwind ftw!

Warlock & Paladin

Darkmoon Faire

Ahead of you, down the path
A majestic, magical faire
Ignore the darkened, eerie woods
Ignore the eyes that blink and stare
Fun & games & wondrous sights!
Music & Fireworks to light up the night!
Do not stop! You’re nearly there!
Behold, my friend: The Darkmoon Faire!

Warcraft Christmas sales ripoff

Can someone please explain why European ‘sales’ for World of Warcraft are over twice as expensive as the American equivalent? Bit of a ripoff there. Thanks Blizzard.

American Warcraft Christmas Sales!

European Warcraft Christmas Sales?

World of Warcraft – Starter Edition

Starter Edition? More like the Don’t Start Edition:

  • Can’t use the Auction House for buying or selling.
  • Can’t trade items.
  • Can’t send or receive mail using the mailbox.
  • 10G gold cap.
  • Level 20 cap.
  • Can only pick races from the original Warcraft and the Burning Crusade expansion.
  • Can’t start a group party.
  • Can’t start or join a guild.
  • Can’t start a duel.
  • A profession cap of 100. This is for professions like skinning and leatherworking. All the supporting professions like First Aid and Cooking seem uncapped, although you will eventually run into the 10G cap when you want to upgrade them all the way.
  • Can’t whisper anyone unless they’re in your friend list and you’re in theirs.
  • Can’t use trade or general chat or any of the others.

Oddly enough it also makes this Free to Play version of Warcraft more interesting.
In the past, if you knew what you were doing it was dead easy to make enough gold right from the start to buy the best items, gear and what not. Now you actually have to work for it, and grind for the items as you can no longer buy them outright. I like.
My character name? Ontsa. Oh not this shit again.

Nintendo on mobile gaming and selling downloadable content

“But what we’re unwilling to do is sell a piece of a game upfront and, if you will, force a consumer to buy more later.”
Thank you Nintendo. Read the rest here.

Freecol – Open Source Colonization remake

Now here’s a game I’d actually play. An Open Source remake of the ’94 Microprose classic Colonization. Runs on any OS and it looks like it’s work in progress (v0.10, although with open source that could also mean it’s pretty feature complete already), but quite beautiful. Give it a try.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.