new patch for Flock!
that's now automatically available via Steam
the flocking platformer. The new version adds a new campaign, level editor
tweaks, and a new creature to flock; a bunny, which comes with burrowing
tunnels, and of course, a giant carrot.
Urquhart Interview on GameBanshee
talks with the Obsidian Entertainment CEO
about the past, present and future. They talk about his days at Interplay, a
little on the KOTOR series, Neverwinter Nights 2, Bethesda's Fallout 3, and
more. Along the way he reveals they are developing an unannounced project:
We have been working on another title for the last four months that we
can't talk about yet. It's going really well though and the team is really
excited. It's using our own internal engine so we are really able to do things
our way based upon everything we've learned about making RPGs in the past ten to
fifteen years. Don't take that as a silent slam on Unreal - it's not. Our
engine, like Unreal, is a tool and different jobs can be done better with tools
that are made for them. There are things that our engine may never do as well as
Unreal, but likewise there are things that our engine will do that will be
better than Unreal.
The MMO Gamer's
Star Wars: The Old Republic Q&A
chats with James Ohlen and Daniel Erickson
of BioWare about Star Wars: The Old Republic
. The extensive conversation
follows the E3 presentation for the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG, covering a wide
range of topics like heroic storytelling, progress on internal alpha testing,
branching conversations, the inclusion of some signature BioWare role-playing,
combat, creating story endpoints, and more.
I think the insight I sought into the birdfeeder owner versus squirrel conflict
has finally struck. I always understood this to be the homeowner declaring war
on the squirrels, but it is now becoming apparent to me that it is the reverse.
I got tired of watching the squirrels sit in a tree emptying the feeder, so I
trimmed the branch tip that afforded this access. I was feeling pretty proud of
what I assumed was a quick victory over the squirrels, since after that I did
not see any of them on the feeder. That was before MrsBlue informed me that they
had chewed a hole through the top of the bin where I was storing the bag of bird
feed, and they were now stealing it right from the source. As I said, I get it
now, it's the squirrels who have declared war on me, rather than vice versa.