1066

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

In 1066, a game that is based on historical elements of said year, you’ll take control of the English, Viking and the Norman army in fighting their respective battles. Each have their own strength and weaknesses in the form of unique units and attributes. Battles unfold in landscape view with lanes separating units into different flanks, while a corresponding grid-based minimap is used for navigation and issuing commands to individual units. Aside from employing precise and vivid animation, the game also makes good use of storytelling and sounds to recreate the imagery of combat in those turbulent times. You may find that the reliance on certain mini-games to facilitate combat, archery and taunting to be repetitive and lame, so perhaps that it something that the creators could take into consideration when they’re doing a sequel.

The Oatmeal

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Yay! Comics!

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Aviary

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Adobe’s Creative Suite is where it’s at if you want to get serious about any sort of professional work in the multimedia field. For this reason, and perhaps a few others (such as piracy or greed, whichever comes first), one would find that the prohibitive cost of entry as dictated by Adobe is forcing many to look for alternatives. The Aviary suite of web-based applications is hoping to change that, at least for small-time or amateur artists, by making its offerings widely accessible and free of charge. Users of the service are able to create, edit, enhance images and audio in relative depth, employing several features found in commercial products (layer editing comes to mind). Ease of use, coupled with unrivaled accessibility, is sure to make this a crowd favorite once more apps start to take off.

What is this?

November 27, 2010 Leave a comment

I was expecting something along the lines of Terminator, but instead, what I’ve got was a nonsensical mash-up of clips featuring a delusional Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Virtual Ambience

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s a neat little gadget courtesy of Transonix Studios that will have you immersed in the sounds of nature. It’s aptly named Virtual Ambience (yes, I know it’s typo, perhaps for dramatic effect) and packs an impressive selection of natural sounds and presets that you can play from the comfort of your own PC. While this wouldn’t spare you the trouble of going to the Amazon jungle–it’s still not the real deal–the fact that the program output sound in ways as to simulate distance and location makes for at least an believable experience. It’ll produce a perfect background listening session while you jot about your daily routine, for it is is sure to calm to spirits with its surreal and nigh-accurate presentation of the tranquility of nature.

The Maze

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Despite what its name may have you think, The Maze is actually a prank that’s quite famous over the net. The premise of this pretentious game is simple, you guide a dot with the mouse cursor into the exit point of a maze, avoid touching the walls or else you’ll start all over again. Difficulty wise, most people will find it to be challenging at about mid-way through level three. The catch, of course, is that the fourth and final level is designed so that it is impossible to pass. This will lead to a prank at the end just as the player is trying to guide the dot to the finishing spot. I won’t tell you what this pranks consists of, that’s something saved for yourself or those you’re trying to prank.

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He-Man says hey

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment