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Sunday, Feb 17, 2013

  

Destiny Announced for Consoles

The Destiny Website now offers the promised first details about Bungie's upcoming mystery game. This will be a first-person shooter, but our hopes that Bungie's emancipation from Microsoft might lead them towards the light of the PC (the proper platform for FPS games) are dashed for the moment by word that this is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, promising: "Unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay, including story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities." This will be an online game, and there are previews on Wired.com (thanks Neutronbeam) and Kotaku outlining Bungie's ambitions for this project. Here's a trailer.

Half-Life Update Causing Mod Issues?

Steam forums and Mod DB have indications that a recent Half-Life update may have broken mod support in Valve's first-person shooter. This originates from the creators of the Cry of Fear mod, and there are a couple of threads about support for that mod, and according to their post, the problem seems to impact other mods, and a fix may be out of their hands: "We're not sure if we can release a hotfix for these problems, since it's a lot of changes made to the engine that causes it." Thanks Ant.

Steam Top 10

Here's the list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam this week:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
  2. Aliens: Colonial Marines
  3. Borderlands 2
  4. Torchlight II
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  6. Arma II: Combined Operations
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Impire
  9. Far Cry 3
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Out of the Blue

We went off to Brooklyn to get together with family this Sunday and had a lovely time. We were in the vicinity of our favorite deli, but decided to forego the opportunity to pick up some pastrami to bring home. That restraint seemed like a good idea at the time, but I'm already suffering with regrets. Better than suffering indigestion, I suppose, but now I would have liked to have risked it. Lesson learned for next time, I guess.

Learning Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Ricochet Kills 3: Level Pack.
Links: Computer Game Catalogs.
Stories: Modine Joins Bakshi’s Crowdsourced ‘Last Days Of Coney Island’. Thanks nin.
Science: Why do radiologists miss dancing gorillas? Thanks brother19.
Media: Doom - Pinky Demon Blocks the Exit - Photoshop Speed Art.
Can of Axe in Fireplace.
Changing Tires While Driving on Two Wheels.
Follow-up: EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson.



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