Posts Tagged ‘bees’

Wot I Think: Arma 3′s Campaign

By Craig Pearson on March 28th, 2014.

It's not too baaaaaad

I’ve played Arma 3 for about 70 hours. At least 20 of those hours involved me loading up the editor, planting a helicopter and pilot on the map, and just flying all over the island. Altis is a breathtaking creation. I can’t get over the fact that it exists. Bohemia’s main duty since October has been to create a single-player campaign that uses their remarkable creation and engine, and the final part of The East Wind series of episodes was released a short while ago. I’ve played it and completed, and here’s Wot I Think.

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Important News: Bees Cast Shadows In Arma 3

By Craig Pearson on May 2nd, 2013.

BEE!
“But Craig”, you’re probably saying to your monitor. “I totes remember insects casting shadows in Arma 2. Like seriously.” To that I say: “That’s cool. Let’s talk.”

This was supposed to be a post about the wonders of Arma 3′s new screenshot mode, splendidly named the Splendid Camera. It still is. Splendid Camera, I shall always call it by its full name, is one of those additions that shows you how deeply into the community’s den that Bohemia are willing to burrow to make people happy. In this case it’s a function that’s specifically designed to allow players to fly around the game, slow time, remove the HUD, and even change exposure and focus settings, just so they can take nice screenshots. That is how I discovered that both Arma 2 and Arma 3 had insects that cast shadows.
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Minecraft 1.9 Pre-Released, Again

By Jim Rossignol on October 6th, 2011.

Minecraft's new baby horse animal.
For a while there I thought I was living the month backwards, but actually Mojang have released a third iteration of the 1.9 pre-release of Minecraft, which you can get HERE, should you care to. It contains an enchantment table, baby animals that grow up into big animals, and some other crafting-related rubbish. Meanwhile I have been playing Minecraft again! I should probably write about it in a continuation of the late Quinns’ Mine The Gap, only I would call it Mined The Gap, which seems like the correct variant spelling for that particular series pun name.

Anyway, having played it for a while, I think that Minecraft needs bees. And I also think that NPCs should occasionally capture you and make you be Nic Cage in The Wicker Man, the Best Bits of which you can see below in a YouTube video I have posted because a) it is irrelevant to this news article, and b) I will never get tired of pretending it’s the actual trailer for the film. Hooray!
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