Posts Tagged ‘Garry’s Mod’

Garry’s Mod + Kinect = Dancing DOG

This is what gaming was building up to.

In a list of inevitable, but glorious things, someone figuring out how to get Kinect working with Garry’s Mod appeared near the top. And Bit-Tech brings us wonderful news of its happening. The program allows the user to manipulate objects within Source, taking advantage of the engine’s physics. Which primarily involves kicking boxes. And better still, innovator John Boiles has made a truly brilliant video to prove it. It’s below. Watch this.

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I’ve Got Great Big Rocketship


But just how big? Well, I’m glad you asked, because CCP have released a bunch of videos showing off the 3D hangars from Eve Online, which I’ve posted below. They’ve done it by race, so you get the full spaceship-porn effect of the various visual themes. What you don’t really get is the sense of scale for these things, so I’ve posted a Garry’s Mod video in which some bloke has dropped scale models of the Eve ships into the G-Mod sandbox. It really does give you a sense of the enormity of the really large Eve ships that you see in the hangar videos, as they disappear off into the Source engine clouds. (Header image from Eve comparison chart.)
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Garry’s Mod Sells More Copies Than Few

At least I'm not having sex with a man. Again.

Reading Qt3 I was pleased to hear news about Garry’s Mod. It’s been on Steam for two years. And it’s sold… well, take it away, Garry…

The popularity took me and Valve by surprise. As soon as it went on sale the steam servers were temporary knocked out, due to the demand. On the first day it sold 5,729 copies. Wowzer. I kind of expected that it would sell a big number of copies for the first day, then sell very few after that. I was kind of wrong, because over the next 2 years it went on to sell 312,541 copies. Which has totally knocked my socks off.

Gosh. 312,541! Sock-removing success indeed. And success born of a reasonable ten-dollar price and feeding into gamers’ endless desire to move G-man into homosexual trysts for comedy screenshots is the best kind of success. Still available, if you want to be 313,542 or similar. And here’s some things people have made in G-mod from their front page alone. Flying gnomes, etc!
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