Friday, 27 December 2013

Deep Down

I'm just putting this here because its medieval-ish and looks fantastic. but basically this is a upcoming ps4 game, looks fair bit like dark souls but better graphics and maybe more "casual" but I don't speak japanese to be fair.

I'm sick to death of typical fantasy games, but I do like the dark souls flavour of real historic tech mixed with the absurd dark fantasy, which this game seems to be emulating. Lets hope this comes to PC if its actually good.

Monday, 9 December 2013

No Man's Sky

Alot of people rating starbound atm, I like the concept of that game but haven't been a fan of platformers (especially 2d ones) since I was 10. But THIS, this looks fucking interesting;

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Life is Feudal crowd-funding campaign started

I didn't post this immediately because I was depressed by it. This game was top of my hype list, even after trying out the alpha out. The game has so much potential, but they are asking for 200,000 euros in order to make it happen. Its not that it's impossible, but it's just not practical for a game barely anyone has heard of.

The crowd-funding page is here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/life-is-feudal

Rather brilliantly bizzare meet the developers video here:

Monday, 28 October 2013

Rome 2 Insane Difficulty - My first ever mod

Never done modding before, decided to have a try. didn't expect to get anywhere, at first what I wanted to mod seemed impossible but eventually I managed to figure out a work around. pretty proud of myself that its working now, but I haven't played it enough to know how well balanced it is.

so please check it out, if you dare (its called insane difficulty)

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=189859000


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Why I'm enjoying the new nomad factions in Rome 2

While everyone has been hating on the new nomadic factions, I have actually been enjoying them. Because no matter your complaints they have one huge thing going for them: they are actually challenging on legendary. Let me explain why.

Friday, 25 October 2013

New and amazing Life is Feudal Video

The promo video for LiF I was supposed to be in is here! Now you can see why I am so hyped for this game...

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Replaying Darksouls


Tried to make it to the next bonfire, only had a slither of health, thought I had made it but the slight fall damage killed me. I literally died on the bonfire and got knocked off a ledge on my way back so I lost those 20k souls too.

Its an abusive relationship but I do fucking love this game.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Mele Battlegrounds: New blog video

Here is the original post:
Today a little something about Stronghold - the gamemode we're planning to release to you by xmas. Just a disclaimer what's all placeholders in that video:


  • The human model
  • The terrain
  • The Wall model
  • The Wall texture
  • The Animation
  • The Sky
  • The Voice Actor
  • Monday, 7 October 2013

    I played some Life is Feudal alpha

    Don't think there is an NDA but do bear in mind this is early alpha. But still I remain impressed & hyped after playing around in this very limited alpha build.



    You can check out all my screenshots with descriptions here;
    http://imgur.com/a/azE1Z

    We are testing to help film a promotional video, for a crowd funding campaign. So there's that to look forward to.

    Friday, 27 September 2013

    Tuesday, 24 September 2013

    Embers of Caerus Update

    I'm curious what the combat demo of this game will look like, since I'm not quite sure I buy into the hype for this game. But it could turn out great, will have to wait and see.



    Sunday, 22 September 2013

    Project Reality 2 (Cryengine)




    So the project reality 2 (stand alone) is being made on cryengine 3. We actually already found out about it,  but now its been announced officially and lots more screenshots posted! I'm very excited about what they will make but it will probably not be finished until 2015.

    http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f380-project-reality-news/124409-project-reality-2-game-announced.html





    Friday, 30 August 2013

    Unity photo-realistic characters NSFW

    Gotta admit this video was kind of amazing. They are photo realistic in game models made from body scans, they aren't animated but they are 3d models so could be. So are we going to see better graphics for less development? I fucking hope so.


    Multi-Sky 3D Scan Tools (mono) from Lee Perry-Smith on Vimeo.

    Wednesday, 28 August 2013

    Friday, 16 August 2013

    AoE2 mod becomes official expansion

    So new "official" expansion for AoE 2 HD is a port of excellent mod Forgotten Empires, now called "The Forgotten". No surprises we knew they were working together already. Full announcement here

    I like that modders are getting a cut for their awesome work, but aoe2hd was already a bad cash grab port. half of the "features" of aoe2hd were already available for free in the FE mod, so they have just decided to try and charge us once again for content already available for free.

    Infact if it wasn't for FE getting me back into aoe2, I highly doubt I would have bought aoe2hd. Or maybe I would have and less disapointed with it (lol).

    Ive sunk a few hundred hours in aoe2hd multiplayer, phenomenal how such an ancient game is still imo way the best RTS out there. But I doubt I will be picking this up.

    You can get the mod free here http://www.forgottenempires.net/


    What do you think of free mods becoming paid DLC/content? I'm generally in support, I bought and enjoyed warband's Napoleonic Wars. And think most the best games out there are mods, therefore modders deserve some finicial recognition and breakthroughs. Tho I do understand why so many fans get uber pissed about it.

    Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Life Is Feudal explains everything you could want to know.

    A shit ton of extremely in depth and informative pages on upcoming uber sandbox mmo, Life is Feudal, have been posted on their site here: http://lifeisfeudal.com/mmorpgsandLiF/.

    I posted some old videos of this game already and it still number 1 on my hype list, for good reason. There are plans for more testing and a video/crowd funding promo of Life if Feudal later this year, but we'll see if deadlines are met as they are a very small team.

    2012 Alpha testing

    Albion Online in Alpha Testing.

    So I've noticed I recognise pretty much all the guilds mentioned for albion online's alpha testing from darkfall. They have completely different game directions but both are heavily inspired from Ultimna Online so I guess it kind of makes sense.

    Theres an interview with sinister about the Alpha here

    http://albiononline.com/alpha-test-15-wrap-up/


    Tuesday, 6 August 2013

    War of the Vikings

    So they are making a sequel of sorts to war of the roses called war of the vikings. Does look kind of cool, I love me some dark age setting. You can sign up for alpha here



    Already some screenshots here:
    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egjd45emlgg/war-of-the-vikings/

    Does so far seem like a reskin without cav. Those are some pretty epic assets tho.

    Thursday, 1 August 2013

    Project Reality 1.0 Is finally here!

    Version 1.0 is releasing on friday, ive been waiting a long time...

    I got into it after playing BF3 despite the massive gfx downgrade because the gameplay is simply insanely better. 1.0 is going to improve/change alot, the big things for me is new bullet deviation and 100 player servers.

    Trailer & link;


    http://www.realitymod.com/forum/f380-project-reality-news/121780-project-reality-bf2-v1-0-preload-trailer.html

    Friday, 12 July 2013

    New video for Gloria Victis

    Gloria Victis failed to reach its kickstarter goal last year, but its development has been continued  in some form. Which im glad for because, as you can see in the new alpha gameplay video, it looks like it could be a very fun and interesting game. We are definitely getting close to my dream of m&b combat in an mmo!

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    PR 1.0 open beta is over

    So ive been in poland for past week for the open'er festival and missed out on the PR 1.0 open beta weekend. Hopefully this means full release is soon though! you can check out a ton of good gameplay over here

    Watch live video from realitymod on TwitchTV

    Sunday, 16 June 2013

    cRPG: push it to the middle!

    This is what cRPG mod for warband looks like with cinematic mod in a 90+ player strategus battle. Corny music was a bit of an in joke for the battle, sorry.

    How do you define sandbox mmo? cowsex.


    After playing haven & hearth, a game where taming animals and breeding them is an important part of advancing in the game, I feel no other mmo deserves the title sandbox unless it has animations such as:

    Wednesday, 12 June 2013

    PR 1.0 Beta: COOP Gameplay

    Its difficult for a PR virgin to understand why I am looking forward more to a mod release for the outdated BF2 engine than for the upcoming BF4. Hopefully this new gameplay video might explain things a little;



    But really what is BF4 but a map pack compared to BF3 PC anyway? I enjoyed BF3 alot, but only to a point where I was not interested in more maps & guns. BF4 brings 64 players to console, but little else other than return of commander to PC. PR 1.0 will be 128 player, and while graphically dated have vastly superior tactical depth and realistic gameplay.

    Melee Tech Test #1

    Ive played alot too much of crpg, a mod for warband multiplayer which you frankly should have heard of if you own that game. And why the hell wouldn't you own that game?

    Well the team behind that very popular & awesome mod are making their own game and game engine, they got some crowd investment from the community, and recently posted first footage of their tech.
    • This is not yet how the final game will look, it's just an impression of a current state of the visual engine
    This video is unlisted since they've barely started development and don't to show the game off yet. But hey not many people read my blog anyway ;)


    The original post and all disclaimers are here http://forum.meleegaming.com/melee-announcements/dev-blog-4/

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Haven & Hearth world 7!

    Made a new char on hnh few days ago, fun/nostalgic relearning the game. coincidently world 7 just got announced! which will make it alot more fun and exciting as a new player since right now half the map is claimed.

    http://www.havenandhearth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31215

    So now we know why there hasn't been salem updates! ;) but if you like salem and haven't played hnh you should try it out in world 7. imo both games have advantages and disadvantages vs each other, neither is really overall better.


    Sunday, 5 May 2013

    Darkfall: Taking a ship & tourney pvp

    Not a l33t pvp video, just some fun footage of taking a ship and alliance organised pvp tourney.


    Thursday, 25 April 2013

    Darkfall now on Steam

    Check it out, buy it. http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/227400/

    I've been hitting this game shamefully hard since release. Here is a screenshot I took earlier


    Thursday, 18 April 2013

    Darkfall Unholy Wars released! I made a noob pvp video

    It actually finally released, not on steam just yet tho.

    I turned on fraps halfway through a funny noob fight we had, enjoy:




    Wednesday, 3 April 2013

    Darkfall Unholy Wars releasing 16/03!

    In a bold move aventurine has announced unholy wars will be released in less than 2 weeks. The NDA hasn't been lifted yet, but this thing isn't nearly content complete yet. They are strangely going to fix wobble a week before release but there are other issues besides incompletion.

    So i'm fairly sure darkfall 2 will go the way of darkfall 1, I highly doubt the population will last long post release. So my advice ironically is to buy this non-complete game because it will be most fun at release, and once the EU server population dwindles it just wont be fun anymore. And you'll never get that true darkfall experience again.


    Wednesday, 6 March 2013

    How to get huge battles in TLD


    Here is my video of a siege in TLD with battlesize on 300:



    If you have more than 3+ gig of ram go ahead and definitely do this to your mount and blade exe:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112556

    It will stop crashes even with much larger size battles. Get battle sizer here:

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/mb-battle-sizer/downloads/mb-battle-sizer


    Monday, 4 March 2013

    The Last Days 3.23



    A new version of The Last Days mod is out. This is a lord of the rings mod for the original mount and blade (not warband), which took years to make. It plays completely differently to your usual m&b singleplayer, I would rate it one of the best single-player games I've ever played!

    Its even easier to install now:

    Download m&b here, you'll want the enhanced version:
    http://www.moddb.com/games/mount-blade/downloads/mountblade-1011-fall-2009-enhanced-version

    Download TLD 3.23 here:
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-last-days/downloads/the-last-days-of-the-third-age-323

    Install M&B, install TLD on top. simple. It may be more dated than warband in animations and stuff, but the gameplay is completely overhauled. If you are at all a lord of the rings fan you MUST try this game!




    Saturday, 2 March 2013

    Project Reality: 1.0 beta test video

    Looks pretty schweet. new player models, animations, guns, sounds, blood spray. 


    Thursday, 28 February 2013

    Arma 3: Alpha next week, pre-order access.

    Read the details here.




    Salem Open beta (or release?)

    Salem, the successor to super sandbox mmo haven and hearth, is now in open beta!

    Check the press release and cool new trailer embedded below. But since salem beta has been a commercial beta with no more wipes for a while what's the difference between this an the actual release? Well the only real difference is the game is not yet feature complete, but when has a mmo ever released feature complete?


    My brief opinion:

    This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence, No lie. But its very niche. You'll get over the graphics, and probably end up liking them. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further. Its such a unique game everyone should at least try it.

    Friday, 22 February 2013

    DayZ Blog: Mo Cap Video

    "This week the format is a bit different, we got behind the scenes and follow Rocket and Matt as they visit the Mocap studio at Bohemia Interactive, and work with the team to develop the new zombie animations for DayZ Standalone."

    Thursday, 21 February 2013

    Arma 3 will be steam exclusive

    They have pretty fair and honest reasons why. Personally I don't mind steam, but still prefer to install games outside of steam if I can.

    http://www.bistudio.com/english/company/developers-blog/356-arma3-steam-dev-blog


    Saturday, 16 February 2013

    Thoughts on new consoles


    Yes "new gen" consoles will be behind current gen pc in terms of specs. However we really aren't getting as much out of our pc's as we could be because the current console gen is so far behind.

    How many pc only games are trying to push gfx, there's not enough money in it. Last game I felt really push boundaries was Crysis 1 in 2008. Crytek have sinced moved on to consoles and graphics haven't really got much better than 2008's crysis imo. That's 5 years our processing power has massively increased, but our games have barely improved. Because of consoles, not current pc hardware.

    I guess planetside 2 pushed boundaries, but more to do with scale than visuals. BF3 looks pretty fucking amazing. Imagine how it would look if it wasn't limited to also working on 8 year old hardware (xbox360).

    TLDR; you should be excited about new consoles cause they wont hold pc gaming back as much.