Archive for July, 2010
To give you an example of just how awesome their game engine is, here is an example:
Mario SES Recreation (Beta)
As you can see this is definitely a game and it does not require any plugins whatsoever. It is instantly cross-platform and it works on most browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari). You should totally check out their site. (Also a little sidenote, The game doesn’t work with Google reader so I don’t know if it will work with other rss feed sites/programs.) To see the game work go to the actual site please.)
Hey everyone I just got StarCraft 2 at Best Buy yesterday. I thought it would be a good idea to write a game review of Starcraft 2 and share that with you on my website, and provide with you an overview of basic game play for the single player and multiplayer modes.
Basically what they’ve done with StarCraft 2 is taken what made the original StarCraft good and improved upon it. StarCraft 2 has better graphics, better campaign storyline, and better units. I can’t really say much about the game play tactics yet as I haven’t got to playing multi-player yet, but I will get to that soon and update this post when I do.
So first off, the pros. The Starcraft 2 graphics look great! Everything in the game looks finely polished and high quality. Provided that you have the hardware to back up the games graphics. Personally I have played it on 2 computers now. My crappy computer, and my Dad’s high-end editing computer with 8 Gig’s of RAM, an Intel i7 Processor, and a screamin’ fast video card. On my computer the graphics don’t amount to that much with low-poly models and low quality textures. It however doesn’t interfere too much with the gameplay. However for a full experience with this game, I suggest a at least decent gaming computer. (And definitely not an outdated graphics card like mine =P)
They’ve definitely made some huge changes to the way they handle campaigns.They now have cuts-cenes! Yes, actual cut-scenes! Also, The cut-scene graphics look amazing. (With the right hardware as explained previously)
Case and Point:
Another thing about the cut-scenes some of them are controllable by point and click areas like the bar. This added an interesting game dynamic as well as a break from all of the action. A nice feature that I noticed was a jukebox with changeable music that plays in the background even if you activate a cut-scene in the bar. Inside of the bar there is also proof that the people at Blizzard at least have some since of humor because a funny music video plays in the background sometimes. I think it is the song that is playing that controls when it happens.
Here is a photo(Notice the section marked News):
The new addition of cut-scenes adds a whole different level of storyline and plot as we can now really see the characters emotions and focus on the cut-scene rather than playing the game. It is definitely a good direction for StarCraft 2. I haven’t played much of the campaign yet but so far I am really enjoying watching the story unfold rather than just playing certain storyline based maps like last time.
Well if you haven’t heard of Sintel you should definitely check it out. It is an open movie project that is run by Durian and they are nearing the end of their production.
Recently they have had some issues with their download site for their posters of the original 4k renders. Their server is back up but due to all the traffic the download is quite slow. So I thought it would be a good idea to offer a different download option on my site. Here is the link: files.calebpond.com/posters-sintel.zip
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As you can see the world that the people at Durian have created looks simply amazing! Well I hope you found interesting if not at least vaguely useful.
If you would like to share this post with your friends then here is a j.mp link: http://j.mp/sintel
Well first off, sorry I haven’t been posting much but I’ve been quite busy with a sleepover and work and stuff but I will soon be adding lots of useful and interesting pages.
Now for the good stuff. If you haven’t read my previous post about me hopefully getting my Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Backlit Keyboard then you should probably read it first.
I talked about my awesome new keyboard but I wasn’t able to get it until now. I just went to fry’s yesterday and bought it and I love it! The backlit keys are so nice for typing in the dark =)
Anyways, just wanted to let everyone know about my awesome keyboard. lol =)
Well I have “officially” created another program that I am happy with showing everyone. It is called the Guess Your Number Game. Basically you think of a number between 1 and 100 and the program guesses your number based on hints that you provide. (e.g. Higher or Lower)
#The Guess Your Number Game #This Game simply guesses a number that you think of #inbetween 1 and 100 using "Higher" or "Lower" hints. import random print(""" Welcome to the Guess Your Number Game! In this game you will think of a number between 1 and 100. The computer will then guess what the number is. If the computer's guess is lower then the number you gave, then type L into the console. If the computer's guess is higher then the number you gave, then type H into the console. If the computer's guess is correct then type Y into the console. """) Min = 1 Max = 100 Input = " " input("\nPress the enter key if you have thought of your number.") while Input.lower() != "y": Guess = random.randint(Min,Max) print("\nI have guessed", Guess) Input = input("Is the number Higher or Lower or did I guess correctly? ") if Input.lower() == "h": Min = Guess + 1 if Input.lower() == "l": Max = Guess - 1 print("\nI have guessed correctly. Your Number is " + str(Guess) + ", Good Game.") input("\nPress the Enter Key to Exit.")
(Update: here is the exe download link)
(Note: Just extract the files into a folder and run the program)
Don’t expect much. I’m new to this =) =P