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Sunday, Aug 12, 2012

  

TF2 Comic Visits a Gray Area

NeoGAF sheds further light on recent hints that a Gray faction may be in the works for Team Fortress 2, Valve's teamplay shooter. They have uncovered a webcomic called Blood Brothers and other hints in what has turned out to be another of Valve's intricate ARGs. This offers pretty strong support for the theories that all this teasing related to a third robotic/cyborg faction for the game. There's an update on Kotaku where a reader explains how the squad from the valvearg.com chat cracked the puzzles they've found so far, and they link to this video collecting a the intricate series of hints about this Valve has issued over the past couple of years. Continue here to read the full story.

Indie Royale Gone Fishin' Bundle

The Indie Royale Website offers the "Gone Fishin' Bundle," their latest collection of bargain-priced indie games. The bundle includes SOL: Exodus, All Zombies Must Die!, Cubemen, SQUIDS, Platformance: Castle Pain, and Platformance: Temple Death. Those who pay a few extra bucks will also receive a chiptune album. This trailer has more on the new promotion.

Sleeping Dogs Footage

G4tv.com now offers a "guided tour video" for Sleeping Dogs, the open world action game that was once to be called True Crime: Hong Kong. Here's the description of the clip, which runs for an entire hour. Word is: "United Front Games senior producer Frank O'Connell takes us on a guided tour of the vibrant, and remarkably action-packed, streets of Hong Kong in our final pre-release look at Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs." Thanks nin.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling games for the week on their Steam service:

  1. Counter-Strike Glopal Offensive
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
  3. Arma II Combined Operations
  4. Borderlands 2
  5. Orcs Must Die! 2
  6. Counter-Strike Complete
  7. PAYDAY: The Heist
  8. Sleeping Dogs
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. Legends of Pegasus

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Kingston SSDNow V200 128gb SSD Desktop Upgrade Kit on Test Freaks.
  • Phiaton PS 20 Bluetooth Stereo Earphones on Legit Reviews.
  • Sony Xperia Ion Smartphone on t-break.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Manstovia has been quiet for a couple of weeks as the dog days of summer have left us a little too overheated for the effort, but MrsBlue was inspired to pick up a couple of steaks, so we're going to have ourselves a nice little feast this evening, which I am greatly looking forward to.

Festive Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Canopy.
Roads of Rome 3.
Science: MIT Develops Autonomous Robotic Earthworm.
Media: Olympic Commentators are Dicks.
The Only Cat Video I Will Ever Sift.
Pooch Figures It Out.



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