30 November 2009

Exclusive Pandaren Brewmaster Figure Now On Sale

from: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/news/?d=2009-11#251000

Capturing the spirit (and spirits) of Chen Stormstout, the Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Action Figure is a limited-edition, premium-sculpted piece that stands at a colossal 8 inches and features Chen's signature bamboo bo staff and brewmaster's keg. The Pandaren Brewmaster Action Figure is available in limited quantities and can be ordered exclusively through the online Blizzard Store. Head over there today to order one for the budding Brewmaster in your life.

28 November 2009

Bioware: Dragon Age Origins

Bioware: Dragon Age Origins.
Baldur's Gate + Fallout?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonAge




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23 November 2009

The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier.
Base Defense.
Fancy Starship Troopers?

Like: Upgrade element
Dislike: Difficulty.  Unforgiving difficulty.  Who likes replaying from stage 1 just because the game allows you 0 mistakes and only let you know near the end?  Especially after completing 3/4 of the game?  Never allow yourself to lose a tower.  Never.  Hit the reload button.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/7thelf/the-last-frontier
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22 November 2009

Painting using paintball markers

Painting using paintball markers.
Start watching from 3'10.

link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBvOnFfqaM

WCA 2009 update: TD

Updates from Chak:

1st round: Win 8, lose 1, draw 1
2nd round: lost to pps syndrome, pps headhunters and east siders.

Good showing, guys.
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Starcraft 2: Nuggets

Starcraft 2: Single Player Storytelling.
some nuggets from Blizzard, probably to offset unhappiness over delays.

Single Player Storytelling: http://starcraft2.com/features/gameplay/singleplayer.xml

Overview of stuffs: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/news/?d=2009-11#181700
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19 November 2009

Ultimate Assassin 2

Ultimate Assassin 2.
Commandos clone.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/mastermax/ultimate-assassin-2
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Dragon Boy

Dragon Boy.
Diablo clone.

Like: Interesting enough to be fun.
Dislike: Level grinding
Bug: Gold disappears despite that game was saved.

play: http://onemorelevel.com/game/dragon_boy
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18 November 2009

Drifting Afternoon

Drifting Afternoon.
Platformer.

Joran: cute.  You control a kitten, jumping on jumps.  No annoying trick jumps.  Just, jump!

review: http://jayisgames.com/archives/2009/11/drifting_afternoon.php
play: http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/drift.htm
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16 November 2009

Facebook Game: Restaurant City revisited

Facebook Game: Restaurant City revisited.
prev: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/05/facebook-game-bad-design-decisions.html

After slamming the game for all the bad design decisions in May 09, the game has shown marked improvements.
Game points must be earned online, thus encouraging players to leave the game running by itself for hours and hours.
Game points can now be earned offline.  Popularity can't.

Toilets get dirty after every 3 uses, forcing you to clean it every 2-3 minutes if you have a small restaurant and do not have an array of toilets.  Forcing you to babysit your game.
Toilets can now be cleaned by players' interactions.

 Newer stuffs:
Plates can be cleared by players' interactions.

Summary:
Joran: The designers have finally realised that forcing players to micro-mange their staff is NOT fun.  The game is now actually somewhat fun.  Is it too little, too late, however?
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10 November 2009

Starcraft 2: The release date bet, 3; Beta is Delayed Till 2010

Starcraft 2: The release date bet, 3; Beta is Delayed Till 2010.
prev: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/search?q=The+release+date+bet

Guess I'm winning, Chak.
read more: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/blizzard-starcraft-warcraft-zugzug,9029.html#xtor=RSS-181

Joran bet: Feb 2011
Chak bet: May 2010
The trophy: The game itself
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Super Sloth Bomber

Super Sloth Bomber.

Bomb the critters.
http://armorgames.com/play/4793/super-sloth-bomber
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09 November 2009

Darkness - The Cage

Darkness - The Cage.
Puzzle platformer.

Joran:
You got to get out but everything is.. white.
You only survival tools: your jumping ability and a paintball gun.

play: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/515878
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08 November 2009

Battalion: Ghosts

Battalion: Ghosts.
Strategy game.
Battalion-series

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/urbansquall/battalion-ghosts
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Red Storm

Red Storm.
Another wipeout-the-whole-base-with-a-giant-robot game.

Likes: smooth and fun enough
Dislikes: unclear penalties on death

play: http://www.bubblebox.com/play/action/1565.htm

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06 November 2009

Demolition City 2

Demolition City 2.
Knock down the castle style game.
If you liked the original..

play: http://onemorelevel.com/game/demolition_city_2

Full Moon

Full Moon.
Puzzle.
Help the rabbit get the carrot in each screen.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/bontegames/full-moon
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04 November 2009

Palisade Guardian 2 - Modern Combat

 Palisade Guardian 2 - Modern Combat.
Defense game.
Joran: Didn't really like the original, giving this a chance.

Dislike: Weapons too easily maxed out.  No new enemies.

http://armorgames.com/play/4622/palisade-guardian-2-modern-combat
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02 November 2009

StarCraft II Battle Report 4

StarCraft II Battle Report 4.
Joran: Looks like Terran players are winning at the moment..

http://starcraft2.com/features/battlereports/4.xml