24 December 2012

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, complete version for USD $2.99

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, complete version for USD $2.99.
Joran: It's a good offer.  Argh.. >_<

previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.sg/search?q=alpha+centauri

offer on Good O' Games: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/sid_meiers_alpha_centauri
















08 December 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BrHlQUXFzfw

04 December 2012

Planetside 2 Angry Review

Planetside 2 Angry Review.
Angry Joe's review of Planetside 2.

Joran: I do not want to add my comments, as this is someone else's review.  I just feel I enjoyed his style.
The picture on the right are players' attempt to stack Galaxy(s) on top of each other.  Pretty amusing to see players doing such silly things.  That's what fun is about, right?

video linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DT-PWfIQOE&feature=g-all

28 November 2012

The Hobbit: Dwarf Combat Training

The Hobbit: Dwarf Combat Training
Arcade-Fighting.

Joran: A pretty sluggish Virtual-Fighter-like game, on my Dual Core 2.7 GHZ.  I'll try again on another setup tonight.


25 November 2012

Parkour / Free Runner vs. Paintball's best Team Dynasty

Parkour / Free Runner vs. Paintball's best Team Dynasty

Joran: A staged match between a stuntman/free-runner vs Team Dynasty.  Purpose was to promote Guerrilla Air, a paintball manufacturer.




video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IbuLsrlbToE



22 November 2012

Soulcaster

Soulcaster.
Tower Defense game?

Like: ??
Dislikes: Walking with mouse, deploy and wait.

link: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/606067







Joran: There's something I don't like about this that I can't put the finger on.  It is a TD game that requires you to walk around?  And an imprecise movement at that.  Still, it's weird enough to warrant a see-through.


13 November 2012

QMX NCC 1701 Refit Artisan Model

QMX NCC 1701 Refit Artisan Model.
alerted byStar Trek Community on Google+
sold by: QMX online










Video uploaded by Darfyn1 on Oct 3, 2011
video linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9MUMSyj51QE



Excerpts:
Design features include:
•Decorated VIP lounge complete with crew members .
•Botanical garden with foliage and people .
•Illuminated cargo/landing bay , including shuttles and work bees .
•An individually numbered, brass dedication plaque on a mirrored base .

Custom-built electronics in the QMx Enterprise Refit control a complex lighting system that sports a total of 130 LEDs , including:
•Blue LEDs for warp-engine illumination .
•Warm white LEDs for interiors .
•An active deflector dish that ramps up to an amber glow and brightens to blue when warp engines are engaged .
•Firing photon torpedoes that flash red and white .


Kickstarter project: Tom vs Bruce: Postcard

Kickstarter project: Tom vs Bruce: Postcard.
previously: Tom vs. Bruce

This postcard took a very long time in arriving.  Bruce said in an update on 17 Sep 2012 that the postcards were mailed (Update #20).











The chop on the stamp reads 4 Oct 2012.  I received it sometime before 22 Oct 2012.
















The postcard reads,
"Hi <Joran>!
Thanks so much for supporting Tom vs Bruce.  We truly do appreciate it.  Hope you enjoy the card."
-Bruce

"You rock for supporting us, <Joran>.  Hope all is well out in Singapore"
-Tom
"P.s. Root for Tpam(?) Tom!"


Joran:
Haha, sorry Tom, I'm Bruce's guy.
Go, Bruce!  Pause him to his death.

12 November 2012

Robotech RPG: VR-041 Saber Cyclone

Robotech RPG: VR-041 Saber Cyclone.

This would be the cyclone I'd choose.
link: http://www.kent.net/robotech/mecha/ref/saber.shtml

27 October 2012

The Recipe for Good AI

The Recipe for Good AI

  • Brutal?
  • Transparent?
  • Achieving simple goals?


read more: http://jonshaferondesign.com/2012/09/10/the-recipe-for-good-ai/#more-385
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Seventh Sense - Lone Wolf

Seventh Sense - Lone Wolf.
Quote:
Joe Dever has most generously offered to allow some of his books to be published on the internet thereafter to be downloaded free-of-charge. Rob Adams, Paul Bonner, Gary Chalk, Melvyn Grant, Richard Hook, Peter Andrew Jones, Cyril Julien, Peter Lyon, Peter Parr, Graham Round, and Brian Williams have also generously offered similar permission for their contributions to the world of Magnamund. Project Aon is a volunteer group of fans dedicated to publishing these works.

Project Aon provides an installer, which allows you to download the books, for play.
Features include saving and collection of book covers.

link: http://www.projectaon.org/en/Main/Home


Alerted by: http://playthisthing.com/seventh-sense
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Dwarf Fortress

Dwarf Fortress.
Open-ended world building.

Joran: Create a thriving community, starting with 7 dwarfs.  There is no ending, so any fortress will fail eventually.  Their slogan is: "Losing is fun".
Wiki link here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Fortress#cite_note-gamasutra-2

Features...:
ASCII graphics;
A rich world generation;
History of your world recorded as lore;
Flooding;
Moods;
Dwarfs digging too deep;
Perma-death



And wow.  Look at the royal chambers that a player have designed.



Deadly Neighbours 2

Deadly Neighbours 2.
Tactical.

Like: Customisation
Dislike: Imbalanced towards flame starters

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/nerdook/deadly-neighbors-2





25 October 2012

Chryssalid

Chryssalid.
Fear.  On two legs.

link: http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Chryssalid


Robot Chicken : Le Wrath di Khan

Robot Chicken : Le Wrath di Khan
Theatrical style condensation of the movie - "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iauuuhpSfRQ&feature=g-vrec

bit Dungeon

bit Dungeon
Dungeon crawler; Zelda clone

Like: one mouse does all
Dislikes: Perma-death till stage 4 (I died at 3); combat is a click fest

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/KintoGames/bit-dungeon






They Took Our Candy

They Took Our Candy.
Side scroller.

Like: Team customisation
Dislikes: No documentation; powers not easily understood

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Rachid1984/they-took-our-candy



18 October 2012

Shadow Tag

Shadow Tag.
Er... platformer?

Joran: You are locked out of your house.  Find your car keys and escape before the children catches you.
Like: Creepy children.

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/shadow-tag/


03 October 2012

Link spamming in the comments page is not welcomed

Link spamming in the comments page is not welcomed.
Enough said.

30 September 2012

Deep Sleep

Deep Sleep. Escape game.

Like: Atmospheric
Dislike: Some real-time sequence

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/deep-sleep/

04 September 2012

Knightmare Tower

Knightmare Tower.
Launch game.

Likes: More interactive; lots of quests

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/knightmare-tower/




02 September 2012

The Last Story

The Last Story.
JRPG.

Joran: The visuals look good, and I like how the combat is real time and weak monsters are dealt with in 1-2 blows.  
But I can't believe it.  This is under WII??!!  O_o

text review: http://asia.gamespot.com/the-last-story/reviews/the-last-story-review-6351134/

video review: http://asia.gamespot.com/the-last-story/videos/the-last-story-video-review-6353227/

Star Trek - Gamescon 2012 Trailer

Star Trek - Gamescon 2012 Trailer.

source of video link: http://www.startrekgame.com/videos


source of news: http://www.avault.com/news/star-trek-sneak-peek-unveiled/

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01 September 2012

The Haunting of Magnolia Manor

The Haunting of Magnolia Manor.

Like: Drawing
Dislike: hit or miss sometimes; can't get past door placement at stage 26.

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/the-haunting-of-magnolia-manor/


Cargo Bridge 2

Cargo Bridge 2.
Physics game.
previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.sg/2009/05/cargo-bridge.html

Dislikes: clunky interface; no big improvement

play: http://jayisgames.com/games/cargo-bridge-2/


28 August 2012

Tomb Raider: Crossroads: Trailer

Tomb Raider: Crossroads: Trailer.

video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_-QGlwRqc&feature=player_embedded

Joran: Apparently, after a controversy brewed upon the attempted rape scene, the developers shyed away and call it something else.  That loses my respect for Crystal Dynamics altogether.

There's a nice opinion piece here that you may want to read: http://www.knickledger.com/2012/06/new-tomb-raider-laras-controversial-attempted-rape-scene-makes-for-significant-empowering-moment/
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27 August 2012

Tom vs. Bruce Update #19

Tom vs. Bruce Update #19.

Since the content of the update was sent privately to backers, I shall not share it except for this photo showing the stack of postcards.
Frankly, I'm quite disappointed that it's taking so long.
While the postcards will be greatly appreciated, what I want are the articles, to be out, *now*.


26 August 2012

Slept 16 hours...

Slept 16 hours...

I slept 10 hrs last night,
then 6 more hrs in the PM.

If I sleep anymore, I think I'll puke.
I think I can play UFO: Alien Invasion for a very long time tonight ;)

08 August 2012

UFO: After something

UFO: After something.
Successor to XCom: Enemy Unknown.
previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.sg/2009/09/x-com-ufo-defense-remember-this-old.html



Was reading this up on Gamespot.
Poor guy hard to play through 3 versions of it, from year 2003, 2006, 2007.

1. UFO: Aftermath (Score 6.4)
http://asia.gamespot.com/ufo-aftermath/reviews/ufo-aftermath-review-6076993/?page=3

2. UFO: Aftershock (Score 4.0)
http://asia.gamespot.com/ufo-aftershock/reviews/ufo-aftershock-review-6142007/?page=2

3. UFO: Afterlight (Score 6.5)
http://asia.gamespot.com/ufo-afterlight/reviews/ufo-afterlight-review-6172759/

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06 August 2012

Project 6014 (Star Control 2/UQM Fan Sequel) Trailer 1

Project 6014 (Star Control 2/UQM Fan Sequel) Trailer 1,
Fan made mode sequel of Star Control 2.
previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.sg/search?q=star+control+2

Joran: Note that this is a fan made sequel to Star Control 2
You can check out the game here: http://code.google.com/p/project6014/
Disclaimer: I did not check it out.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQBQYi88AAI&feature=player_embedded

Malicious link detected in RSS link

Malicious link detected in RSS link.

Google has prompted me to a malicious link in one of my RSS list.  I have removed it.
Thankfully, free screening services are around.
I will check my links more often.
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Diablo 3 trade scam fix to be implemented in patch 1.0.4, says Blizzard

Diablo 3 trade scam fix to be implemented in patch 1.0.4, says Blizzard

source: http://www.examiner.com/article/diablo-3-trade-scam-fix-to-be-implemented-patch-1-0-4-says-blizzard

excerpt:

Much of the Diablo 3 fan base has become acknowledged by recent reports of users losing items in the process of trading in Diablo 3, through scams. This has escalated into a topic that many community members have become outraged about, as Blizzard has never seemed to acknowledge the fact that this is becoming a widespread issue.
Finally, Blizzard has come forward with a statement on the issue. In response to a thread on the Battle.net forums, community manager, Lylirra, has processed the following statement:
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02 August 2012

Strike Force Heroes

Strike Force Heroes.
Arena-platformer-shooter.

Likes: Cartoon; different weapon characteristics (duh)

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/JuiceTin/strike-force-heroes




01 August 2012

Steam download via mobile tethering: No danger of bursting my data plan

Steam download via mobile tethering: No danger of bursting my data plan

Joran: ZzzZzzZzz...
I get 3-100 KB/s in the day, 100-200 KB/s in the night.  This is horrible.


24 July 2012

Zombotron 2

Zombotron 2.
Platformer.

Joran: more destructible terrain!
Though it's more of the same, it's still as fun.
Too bad about the hero from Zombotron 1 though...

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/AntKarlov/zombotron-2