Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Gaming News and Links

Just as a note, both Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3) and Zach & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) are getting generally excellent reviews. On platforms that have a dearth of AAA content, getting an outstanding game for both in the same week is unprecedented.

Based on the e-mail I'm receiving on the Hellgate demo, you guys are as mixed on it as everyone else. It's running about 60/40 "meh" to "yeah." I think it's historically been a bad sign for high-profile games when the demo generates such a conflicted reaction.

Jamie Carlson sent me a link to an article over at The Independent Gaming Source titled "50 Really Good Indie Games." There are some real gems in the list, and you can check it out here.

Speaking of indie games, Dwarf Fortress is ever closer to a new release--Tarn is now indicating that it is still on track for the end of October. If you've never played this game, and you have a hard time grasping why it's so interesting, just go read the dev log. Just reading about what's being worked on is more interesting than the vast majority of the games I play.

From The Escapist, an article about the classic tale of Fansy the Famous Bard, and it's hilarious. Don't forget to click on the link in the second paragraph--lot's of funny stuff there, too. Read it all here.

Lastly, if you haven't played Portal yet, STOP READING NOW. If you have, though, and you want to know more about the infamous song, Jonathan Coulton has a post on his MySpace page that is full of detail. Thanks to everyone who sent this in (Derek Mirdala was first), and you can read it here.

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