So Many Games Pt 2

12 01 2011

As explained in the previous post, I want more games than I can count and will forget things if I don’t write them down somewhere. I’m aware of how stupid that is, but I’m also aware of how empty this blog is. Here are some games that are coming out in the coming year, but not all of the games that are coming out in 2011. Just the ones I want to play.

  • Deus Ex human Revolution
  • Portal 2
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Crysis 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Bulletstorm
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Little Big Planet 2
  • Killzone 3
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Infamous 2
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse
  • The Last Guardian
  • Ico & Shadow of The ColossusCollection
  • Shogun 2 : Total War
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • From Dust
  • Mass Effect 3

I’m ignoring rumours and things that may not be coming out this year, as this list is already scarily big. There are also plenty of indie games on the PC which I can’t remember right now, but will get excited about when they eventually come out.


So Many Games Pt 1

12 01 2011

There’s a  crazy amount of games coming out that I want to get, and there’s plenty already out that I haven’t yet played. I need to write a list somewhere so I don’t forget anything, and as I’m all out of ideas for things to write (yes, I only had one idea), I may as well put it here. I’ll start with games that are available now:

  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Motorstorm: Pacific rift
  • Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
  • Heavy Rain
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • 3D Dot Game Heroes
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • Fifa 11
  • Modnation Racers
  • God of War Collection
  • God of War 3
  • Resistance 2
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Skate 3
  • Vanquish
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
  • MineCraft
  • StarCraft 2
  • The Sims 3
  • Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 2 – Chaos Rising
  • F1 2010
  • Lego Star Wars

That’s a far bigger list than I am comfortable with, although it is nice to see just how many PS3 exclusives I want. I’ll put up the future games that I want soon, and eventually I may talk about why I want these games.

The tears of Wu Zetian made my year

1 01 2011

Previously, the Civilization series has been one that I’ve admired but never enjoyed. I could understand why people loved it, the scale and ambition of the games was always amazing. But it always felt dull, and if you’ve made a game about taking over the world dull you’ve done something wrong.

Civilization V changed all of this by making the game simple, and fun. This meant I could actually get through the dull years with swords and outdoor toilets, and get to the proper bits. The bits with nukes and giant death robots. And if a game lets you nuke Berlin, you have to nuke Berlin. Not nuking Berlin would be a waste.

In my current game, it’s 1980 and the English Empire spans 4 continents. The entirety of Africa belongs to me, as does Australia. I’ve colonized half of Canada, and the majority of Western Europe. The chances if me not winning are minuscule, but I don’t really care about that anyway. I just want to own the world. The only Civs that could possibly hinder me and France and Greece, and they’re too busy fighting each other to pose a real threat.

This means that I’ve got all the time I want to hoover up smaller nations in preparation for bollocking Napoleon. And while at first this makes me feel guilty, the videos shown when Civilizations fall are such a treat. I got the shivers when Ramesses pointed his walking stick at me. When Beijing fell, and Wu Zetian was trying her best to not get all weepy, I knew that I had to take a photograph. Now I have a gallery of cross dictators. What do you do with a gallery of upset world leaders? Make bad jokes about them.

And thanks to that charming russian lady, I don’t even have to plan my next attack.


Everything begins somewhere.

1 01 2011

I feel that it must be rude to start a blog without a clear idea of what I’m going to write. But that’s what I’ve done and now it’s time to work it out as I go along.

An introduction seems a good thing to write first, as writing it last would be silly. My name is Duncan and I am not 100% sane. I think I’m going to be using this place as a sort of diary, or perhaps I’ll just rant about football and videogames.