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Maybe A Laugh Track and Tower Defense Are Just What Gears of War 3 Needed [E3 2011]
Gears of War's developers certainly didn't invent "Horde Mode." But Epic Games, creator of Gears, is lucky in that every other game developer who copies their popular multiplayer mode gives the studio credit for it when showing off their own take on Horde. More »
e3_2011  cliff_bleszinski  E3  Epic_Games  Gears_Of_War_3  Impressions  Microsoft  Original  Preview  Top  Xbox_360  Xbox_Live  from google
june 2011 by nluken
Shogun 2 Total War: The Difference A Decade Makes [E3]
Artists from The Creative Assembly have spent more than a year learning ancient Japanese ink brush and wood block techniques, just to create transition art for Shogun 2: Total War. Imagine the work going into the actual game. More »
E3  E3_2010  Impressions  Original  PC  Sega  Shogun_2:_total_war  Strategy  The_Creative_Assembly  Top  War  from google
june 2010 by nluken
I Am A Master of Picross 3D, At Least The Tutorial Part [Gdc]
I may have liked Tetrisphere, but I am not a man who believes the puzzle games, like Mario games, can be as good in three dimensions as they are in two. More »
Gdc  Ds  Game_Developers_Conference  Gdc_10  Impressions  Original  Picross_3d  from google
march 2010 by nluken
Analyzing The Fallout: New Vegas Trailer [Class Participation]
The Fallout: New Vegas trailer has gone live, a release date announced, and fans are excited about getting back into the post-apocalyptic world later this year. Does the trailer hold clues about what we can expect in the game?

I've been over the trailer with a fine-toothed comb, picking out choice bits in the hope of finding some meaning in it all. I used a little of my own knowledge, a heaping helping of The Vault Fallout Wiki (thanks guys!), and now it's up to you. Check out what I've singled out, and then add your own thoughts and speculation. Go crazy with it.

The Scary Cowboy

Does the scary cowboy mean something, or is it simply tossed in to make the player afraid of cowboys? Having been taking small doses of cowboy at regular intervals over the past 36 years, I am immune.

The Body

Does one more dead body buried under the sands outside of Vegas make a difference? Is this someone in particular, or just an example of mobster violence being alive and well in New Vegas? In the original Fallout, NPC Tycho said that his father used to tell him about Vegas, reminiscing about a fat mobster who lived there, making reference to Fat Freddy, a character from Wasteland, an ancestor of the Fallout series. Oh great, it's a Mafia clone! I kid.

The City of Lights

References in previous Fallout titles suggest that Vegas had been largely rebuilt after the Great War, which would explain all of the buildings and lights. Vegas isn't the type of city to let a little apocalypse keep it down.

The Figure

Who is this guy supposed to be? Just a random wanderer, or is he something more? He reminds me a bit of the description of the NPC Tycho from Fallout, who was described as "a man in dusty leather armor with a trenchcoat and gas mask." Of course, Fallout's final art for Tycho looks completely different. Perhaps it's just a random desert ranger?

The Flag

If he is indeed a desert ranger, he's a desert ranger that's been to California, as he is holding (or standing next to) the flag of the New California Republic. Is there a war going on? An invasion? Considering the state of most cities following the Great War, a restored city like New Vegas would be a tasty target for conquest.

And Then Came The Glow

Those don't look like the eyes of the figure glowing. It actually looks like something being reflected off of his mask. What's red and glowing and heading towards New Vegas?

77? In A Row?

What's the signifigance of 77 in the Fallout universe? As far as I can tell, the only reference to the number is Vault 77, the Vault storied in the Penny Arcade companion comic for Fallout 3, which consisted solely of one man and several puppets. Perhaps it's a reference to that? Note that the figure also has a single 7 on his helmet. 777? Jackpot? Note - Now that I look over it again, it looks like an A7, seen clearly when he turns his head. Whoops.
Class_Participation  Bethesda  Fallout:_new_vegas  Obsidian  Original  Speculation  Top  from google
february 2010 by nluken

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