Playing Ice Hockey. As usual and even in games, the fights are the best about it!
Videogames where at least at the beginning of this generation dominated by the Big Studios and their “Triple A” titles: But with the Marketplaces on both Playstation and Xbox, Independent Developers had their chance to shine. And they did. So here is a small preview for Independent Games to be launched for the Playstation 4 and the XBOX one. I’m interested in all of them so there you go:
Generally nice artwork, Dungeon Crawling, Looting, with maybe a clever application for the Kinect.
Crazy Plattforming Action in a Burlesque Setting. Love the Concept.
Nobody knows anything concrete about this game but hey, this picture above and the trailer tell you that you have to play this bad boy!
DON’T STARVE (PS4)
Well yeah, Monsters and stuff and burn down forrests and a lovely design.
It’s Metal Slug. Which is one of the best Games ever. This seems like it has more platforming in it. So I can’t wait.
RAY’S THE DEAD (PS4)
Nothing more to add then: I have to play this NOW!
What do you think? Independent Games do look like the Games you have to play on the new systems almost before the Triple A titles.
As I am getting old, i try to share my memories of my electronic and digital past with you. First thing that came to my mind was my first mobile phone ever. It was in the glorious year of 1996 when i first got it. Before i had a pager. It was a Sony Ericsson GA 628.
Here are some Specs:
Network: GSM 900 (2G)
Standby Time: 83h
What is mindboggling about this phone is that it would stay charged for several weeks, and connection NEVER dropped out. And of course you could even customize the faceplate of it. Take this Nintendo!
What was your first Cellphone?
Photo Credit: http://www.extragsm.com
The 2013 Edition of E3 brought clarity on what to expect for the long overdue next generation of Videogame Platforms. If you’re a hardcore Gamer, for shure you’ll have to buy both Consoles the XBOX One and the Playstation 4 as the exclusives look promising on both platforms. But what about the important stuff – the Games? I’ll share my Hype or Die list with you on what you should look out for.
1. Destiny (XBOX)
2. Watch Dogs (PS4)
3. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
4. Galak-Z (PS3)
5. Puppeteer (XBOX ONE)
6. Quantum Break (XBOX ONE)
7. The Order (PS4)
8. Transistor (PS4)
9. Mercenary Kings (PS4)
10. Below (XBOX ONE)
Edit: Just saw a Gameplay-Trailer of The Division. It gave me a slight Gameboner. So it would probably take first place right now. Check the Trailer
And then of course i also disliked some of the things:
1. Project Spark (BOOOOORING)
2. Call of Dutty (Same Same)
3. Ryse (Call of Duty with Swords)
5. Some of the Presenters:
5.1. Marketing Clone Girl Ashton
5.2. The Bungie Bonnie
6. Bum Master Chief
And that’s it with my E3 coverage. Which games stood out for you? What will you buy?
Bungie, the creator of the best videogame series ever – according to my list anyway – is working on a new Videogame which they call Destiny.
Very little is known up until now, but im sure, the upcoming E3 will reveal actual gameplay and more details. So let’s look into what we know already and as i learned in my education, pictures work better than text, first some pictures from bungie.net.
As communicated, we can expect that the game will be some sort of an action role playing game with heavy first person shooting involved. It is located in a mythic science fiction open world setting and is supposed to be “alive” whatever this actually means. According to Bungie it will be that you are always online and that events possibly coincide with real world happenings – even if it is just weather oder day- and nighttime changes and of course updates about the games happenings within apps and / or social media.
The Post-Apocalyptic World according to the pictures looks incredible. Like, really incredible. Cannot wait to shoot fools in it. You’ll be able to play as one of 3 classes (Hunters, Warlocks, Titans), divided up into 3 races (Humans, Awoken, Exo) in which all of them will have certain ability trees and special skills.
It will be released on the xbox one and playstation 4 and also on the old systems 360 and PS3. Probably in 2013 but most likely in 2014.
We’ve waited forever for this announcement. We were playing games for almost 8 years on this system which actually means: playing games on over 10 year old hardware. 10 years ago there was no facebook, no smartphones and there where still dragons in our forests. And now it is revealed, it’s here:
- 8 Core CPU / 32MB ESRAM
- 8GB System Memory (But only DDR3, compared to the PS4′s GDDR5
- Blu-Ray Drive
- USB 3.0
- 500 GB Harddrive
- 1080p / 4K
Specs look good, but goddammit the event. Are you f*in kidding me? I haven’t felt so disconnected with Videogame Culture since forever. Short summary for all of you below. If you don’t have time for it, i put a Management-Summary First:
- If you are into games, buy a PC.
well if that was not enough for you… a bit more if you have the stomach for it.
- Halo Soap Opera
- Fantasy Football
- CoD Exclusive
- Sports Games
Hugely disappointing if you ask me. But hey, what can i do, i’ll buy it day one. lol. But it will take a while until i’m over corporate speech bullshit like this: “xbox will become the next watercooler”
Are you f*in kidding me?
Just a quick interlude from myself. I recently rediscovered my fascination for Rube-Goldberg machines. The almighty Wikipedia says the following about them:
A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).
Yes. Love it. So I’d like to share one of the best examples i found with you:
The Lego Great Ball Contraption.
Share your Goldberg Machines with me, i’m excited to see some of your favorites.
Just a quick interlude on the Memetics Blog – Gear related this time. I recently got seriously back into Sound, both listening and creating. I love to create musical pieces in Ableton Live and play around with my newly acquired Machinedrum and the Machine Mikro. And i got back to listening to music again. And by listening i really mean just listening, no reading, not as a backgroind noise-wall, not disturbed by a second screen but really just listening to the music.
As i do not consider myself very good at discovering the best tunes i rely on tips and recommendations from my friends. And luckily they have it down to bring some amazing music to my life. (Bonobo – Mount Kimbie – Pev & Kowton – Peverelist – DJ Koze. just to name some of the tunes rotating digitally at the moment)
Most of my listening is during my daily commute and for years i did not invest in better headphones (Well once i bought some Dr. Dre Beats because of Marketing Hype for for way too much money and was deeply disappointed in both build and more importantly sound quality) and always relied on some ultracheap Philips earbuds. Sure these produce horrible sound and you can’t hear jack sh*t when there is some noise around you.
So I decided to step my game up and invest in some Headphones which are worthy of the effort musicians put into their pieces and will give me the opportunity to actually hear what they composed. So i bought 2 pairs. One for daily commute and one for listening and creating at home.
I did my research online for about 2 weeks and decided to go for the AKG Q701′s at Home. I won’t go into the technical stuff because i do not care. A good video if you wan’t to learn more is this one. And although this guy is reviewing the K702′s the reaction he has when experiencing music through them surely is a representation of what i felt.
For the daily commute part i wen’t with Quincy again. The model this time: AKG Q460. Yes i love the Neon-Green cable and yes it played some part in why i bought this one but hey, what can i do. They were recommended to me by a friend and they truly improved the way i listen to podcasts or music during commuting. They are small enough to carry around without a hassle, they shield my ears from civilization noise and boost bass and highs just enough so you truly hear what is going on in your player.
Long story short: If you wan’t to change the way how you experience music: invest in some seriously good headphones. I’d recommend these two pairs any day to people with similar requirements as i have.