This Omnibus covers the last couple of weeks, thanks to both myself and Alec being away at the same time. I was off playing Russian games at KRI, the Moscow game developers conference, while Alec was packing his bags for Chicago. Just a holiday, as far as we know. Needless to say the other two didn’t even notice that it hadn’t been done… Anyway, here’s most of the last fortnight in Summary. (I missed out bits due to laziness.)
Features, Opinions & Interviews
Adventure guru Mike Stemmle gets interrogated by John.
Hark The Herald Gillen Sings: Glory To The Commodore Amiga. Or something.
How Would We Fix Sci-Fi MMOs?. With a hammer, right.
Dinner With Rod Humble. He’s making The Sims 3 you know.
This Gaming Life. The book that Jim wrote is out soon.
Is Hitman Blood Money a puzzle game? Maybe, who cares.
“Why Most Games Are Dumb.” He means the AI.
Kieron moans about TF2 unlocks.
The Making Of Trackmania. Trackmania!
How To Cause An Argument, about RTS games.
Mafia 2 screenshots.
Another GRID video. Less impressive this time.
Stalin Versus The Martians. Yes!
More Bloodymare videos. Gory!
WorldShift demo and stuff. Looks shiny.
More Zeno Clash madness.
Devil May Cry 4 has PC enhancements.
Iron Man trailer and mini-game. I-RON-MAN!
Clear Sky Tech Trailer. Disaster as beauty.
Russian RPGs ahoy. Not half bad lookin’.
More Russia stuff: ogres and stuff in Majesty 2.
Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway trailer. Macho.
That Deadspace Comic Thing. I quite like it.
Precursors. Boiling Point in space. Oh baby.
Semi-colon use in a game title. Wrongheaded.
Crimrcraft MMO. Looks shooty.
Free games and gaming frippery
Swarm Racer. Bee quick.
Exteel: Free Mecha MMO from NCSoft.
TypeRacer. How fast can you type?
Fog Fall, a lovely Flash adventure.
Gemstars. New puzzle game.
Cortex Command. Broken, but still good.
Go Doeo! Batshit whack-a-mole.
Noitu Love 2. Incredible pixel-art blastery.
Vin Diesel’s new game.
Nombz. Zombie game. Not great.
Quake Live Beta test. If you can get in.
Trackmania, free and new.
More Free Trials.
News and curios
Audio footage of presentations on various big EA games.
Eurogamer publish Gillen’s Fallout 3 musings.
More Two Worlds content online.
Gamasutra’s Top Underused Licenses. License to sell booze?
More on that bike game. Dev chat.
Comics and games, together again.
C&C 3 is an RTS game.
The Escapist publish Gillen’s Mucky Foot post mortem. Harrowing stuff.
Stardock’s Brad Wardell. Gillen interviews him for PC Gamer UK.
Games We’ll Never Know. For better, or worse?
Turning Point: the PC Gamer UK review. Still bad.
Sins comes out in Europe. Hurray.
Jim’s Dawn Of War II preview, oh look it’s gone.
Blizzard say no to Boll movie. Anyone surprised?
Meet The Scout. The TF2 vids continue.
Fallout 3 toys.
Diablo 3? Seems possible, unlikely.
The Sims sells 100 million.
Planescape Torment speedrun. Less than an hour.
The Witcher quest tool, and more.