Memoirs of a Gamegod
Saturday, October 01, 2005
  Get The Beam Out of Your Eye First
If Anybody should be laying low right now, it's the catholics. If I was a catholic, I wouldn't be cracking on anyone for anything.

Instead I find this

This time SONY has gone too far?

While I admit, it's not in the best taste and I wouldn't go there myself. I don't think it should be this particular Christian-cult religion that should be speaking out given what they have been up to lately.

The outcry might be taken more seriously if it was done by a religious faction with a little more credibility, say the branch davidians for example.

Why don't you guys clean up your own act, then come back and be down on us gamers.
Friday, August 26, 2005
  Trip To Mom's
I'm off to my mom's to care for her for a few days. I'll be loading for bear on the platform games and should catch up nicely.

I hope to try my new LOTR game and a couple others I've barely gotten to scratch.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
  Tail Gunner
I doubt anyone will remember the old Vector graphic arcade game Tail Gunner but us geezers and fans of early arcade retro. But it was a game I spent a lot of time with and enjoyed. It was one of those games that went home with you in your imagination, while you were riding home in the back seat you could look back and defend yourself against the car following you.

It's probably unintentional but there is a great nod to Tail Gunner in the shooter I'm working on now, Pariah. There is a point where you have to shoot down incoming rockets to keep the ship your on from being destroyed.

It felt familar as I began, and once 3 rockets started coming at me at once, I recognized the pattern right away. I was playing a modern twist of an old favorite.

Some gamers are jaded and yawn "I've seen it all before" And call a game average. But not me.
I guess I have far too much experience to see a game as average, while others say it's all too familiar, I say it's like coming home.

That little scene was almost enough to make Pariah worth the price of admission. But add to that really decent elements inspired by other games, like a C&C Renegade, (or Halo if your too young or bent on the kiddie rides) and it had a Unreal 2 feel to me as well, and that is an all time favorite game of mine. I love how even getting yourself healed can be a real challenge. No running over boxes and whoosh your all better here. No...your a doctor, and you have to use the tool to make yourself well (physician, heal thyself) It's tough when you have a few baddies chasing you down to punch that last bit of life out of you "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not John Rambo!" oh...wait...yeah.. I'm him to here aren't I?

Love the story. Kin to Area 51 but has a more urgent feel to it.

The mini games, if you will, don't seem seperate and apart from the main game or the plot like some are when if you don't walk up and grab the big guns, the hordes don't jump out at you.

Pariah is a good mix and balance. Most of all FUN! From the story to the walk down memory lane, this game is fun.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I was jinking my template around and guess what? I deleted my whole darn blog! 2 years of posts down the tube because SOMEbody (namely me) didn't bother to back up or archive stuff.

Reminds me of when I had a level 77 Assassin in Diablo 2 and my hard drive died *sob*

Oh well, guess I'll just have to start anew.

I am a voice of reason against the money making bashing of gamers promoted by charlatins such as The National Institute on Media and the Family and shysters like Jack Thompson. I defend the right of anyone whether child or adult to play the games that speak to them. I owe gaming my life. This is my story. 29 years of gaming, and I haven't killed anyone yet.

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