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Marc "AlabasterSlim" Sutherland
November 7th 2009 @ 2:01 am EST
There are times I miss being in University. Those were truly halcyon days, when I could spend hours, days even, in front of the monitor playing games. I used to play so much of Tribes and Neverwinter Nights that I'd dream about them. Tribes and Neverwinter Nights, those were my games, those were my bread and butter. Needless to say I was single and I wasn't going out of my way to change the situation, what with these two games taking up most of my time.

I bring this up because two days ago Shattered Horizon was released, and it's a beautiful game that is reminding me a lot of Tribes. The gameplay is different, you're in space instead of on a planet, meaning a complete zero-gravity environment, but that mind bending 3rd dimension that was so prevalent in Tribes comes to life again in Shattered Horizon.



What I loved most about Tribes, what a lot of people loved, was that it put an emphasis on the vertical more than any other shooter prior. No longer could you concentrate solely on what was infront or behind you, you had to be aware of what was above and below as well. Shattered Horizon takes that to an extreme. With no gravity enemies can be anywhere, and many times I find myself spinning in all directions trying to find out where enemy fire is coming from - it's great fun! Too much fun actually.

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Dragon Age is released today. A lot of people have been waiting a long time for this time. I remember when this game was first announced during E3 2004; it was supposed to be a spiritual sequel of sorts to Neverwinter Nights, a game I spent way too many hours playing.



The game has evolved and changed from what was announced 5 years ago; however, it's a Bioware product, and that means it's guaranteed to be one of the best games of the year and probably one of my favorite games I've ever played. That might seem like high praise for a game I haven't played and know next to nothing about, but the Bioware pedigree hasn't steered me wrong so far.

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By UK_John
in Now Available - X Superbox on 2010-10-16
This is all well and good, but why has no media asked
the question: "What about the fans that diligently
went out and bought each X-game when they were
released?" I am one of them, as why shouldn't I ...


By RandomEngy
in OnLive - It Actually Works on 2010-10-12
I was in the beta. Everything felt off and
non-responsive. Though I have not checked them out
since they've released, since even if it got rid of
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By AlabasterSlim
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
Updated the original post with that video. I dunno, I
think it was in poor taste personally. But if you
don't have any money for advertise I guess you do what
you need to do.


By Scott
in GOG Closure a Hoax - Chance to Promote Baldur's Gate on 2010-09-22
I actually liked the publicity stunt. I watched the
live video of them this morning in their cult robes.
I think they realized the only way to get the
attention of the entire gaming community was to...


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
Guess it's just a publicity stunt after-all. Pretty
lame though.


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
http://www.gog.com/ They posted an update, the movie
in the link shows a game they didn't have before
"Baldurs Gate Complete Edition"


By AlabasterSlim
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-21
I'd be surprised to see it get a client, unless that
client is optional. One of the selling points of GOG
that they kept going on about was that you didn't need
a client. I'd be even more surprise...


By Xan
in GOG.com Shuts Down on 2010-09-20
From various sources it seems to be a bad publicity
stunt. http://polygamia.pl/Polygamia/1,107162,8397342
,GOG_sie_zamyka__Raczej_nie.html?bo=1 "Warning, date
of conference it’s most likely Wed...


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