Friday, 24 September 2010

Halo Reach video on BBC 'Click'

The BBC has quite a good technology program in my opinion, and it´s called 'Click'. I watch it every Sunday if I can. There´s a cool video on the site for Halo Reach. Just a shame it´s not made to run native in Linux, once again. I like First Person Shooters anyway, and enjoyed watching it, even though I´m not even really a Halo fan.

More of the Thief universe and the DarkMod, a modification for DooM 3 that allows to build Thief-style fan missions. More on that later. It will still be a while until Thief4 is out, or whatever it will be called then. Just hope they're going to take the time to make it a decent one, not a rush job like Thief 3 Deadly Shadows was and in a sense Thief 2 The Metal Age as well, although infinitely better. It begs the question though whether the industry can still come up with decent game play and an innovative story in this day and age, or if ever more realistic look and eye candy take up too many resources, together with the fact that most are now done for consoles and the PC at the same time, forcing a common denominator. Perhaps the golden age of gaming is behind us. I loved Fallout 3 and this year's version of Alien vs Predator, but at least the last one was a rehash with better graphics, and while being a great game with some improvements on the 1999 one, the older one also felt better in some ways, particularly faster.

So I'm expecting a mixed picture for the future, with most games not worth it for the oldtimer, and some gems.
It's better for the kids, they will not have the feeling, yet, that they've played it all before, only in a different setting and a couple new weapons and features.

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