Thursday, August 21, 2008

Demo Impressions: The Force Unleashed


I took some time out of my hectic morning to download the demo for The Force Unleashed and tinker with it a little bit. My first impressions were that it is a very good looking game; the cutscene before the demo level looked really good. Picking up stuff and flinging it around was a lot of fun even though I don't yet have the hang of moving objects around in 3d space. I keep wrecking what I'm holding by bashing it into the environment.

The only thing I am worried about is that the game is nothing more than force pushing targets to bits. I can imagine that there will be some force based puzzles for certain but would it really be worth the $60? The embedded video is just gameplay from Gamespot and not the demo.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Op-ed: Women in Games: Who Cares?

Excellent piece about the "fascination" with women in games. She makes the point that her gender shouldn't matter very well when she asks her peers "How does it feel to be a man in games"!

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As John Madden would say, 'Boom!' His NFL game turns 20

One of the pioneers of modern video gaming, Madden football has become a cultural phenomenon that has taught casual fans how the game of football is played.

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