Hey guys and girls I'm on the road to Cali right now staying outside Fresno for the night. I hope all of you are well and playing games like bastards. I just drank three warm beers and now I'm thinking of playing a game on my vita. Traffic has been heavy and the roads have been tough but we are surviving, so far.
I played a bit of Rogue Galaxy today, remotely on the Vita through the PS4 on my home network. Worked really good! Rogue Galaxy looks fine as hell too. Those PS2 cel-shaded games have aged really well. It looks like a modern game almost. It's really fun too. I'm excited to really delve into it. I forced myself to take a break today to play games and rest. Gonna do the same thing on Sunday.
Am the only one who was blown away by the Inifnite Warfare trailer? Honestly, as it started I was like, ok sure. But then the seamless transitions between flight and combat, and the grappling hook and outerspace combat, and all the little details all added up to me being impressed. In fact, when I watched the trailer at first, I got distracted at the end and didn't see which game it was, and it was only later when I asked Pixlbit's Jesse Miller which game it was that he told me it was Call of Duty and I was like "What????" I mean, let's be straight: the predominance of sci fi shooters is a little out of control. But I watched the trailed and was really transported into that action. Like I said to Jesse, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Played me some more Grandia. It's such a well put together game with great production. It's easy to look at the dated graphics and go "Ew!" but when you play it there's so many nice nuances and such a great attitude, that it's just great. Personally, I like PSONE graphics -- it's my favorite system of all time, and I like the look. I know some people think it's blasted ugly, but man, I think it's beautiful.
Elite Dangerous has been patched to prevent rogue NPCs developing their own hybrid superweapons. To be clear, these weren't weapons they were crafting from recipes—the AI was building entirely new WMDs beyond the scope of Elite's weapon tables. "It appears that the unusual weapons attacks were caused by some form of networking issue which allowed the NPC AI to merge weapon stats and abilities," writes head of community Zac Antonaci, "meaning that all new and never before seen (sometimes devastating) weapons were created, such as a rail gun with the fire rate of a pulse laser."
One of my pet peeves is when people freak out when other people like and praise something they do not. I find this pretty common on the twittersphere and elsewhere regarding games and the industry. Some people take it so personally that other people's tastes are different than theirs. Mostly I chalk it up to immaturity -- that mindset where the world has to revolve around YOU. So you don't like walking simulators. Other people do. And that's okay! These same people are often incredulous when someone dislikes something they care about and throw a big fit, as though their opinion is encased in diamonds. A word of advice: Get Fucked. What's great about America is we are free to like or dislike what we want. Just chill, man.
I keep on fantasizing about taking a break from writing and playing Witcher 3 or Project Cars, both of which I bought cheap on PSN a while ago. Honestly, I with the two were one game. Then there would be no hesitation.
I've been working so hard on my publishing, and doing well, I haven't had time for anything else. However, that doesn't mean there isn't a part of my brain that is constantly saying: "OVERWATCH! DOOM! OVERWATCH! DOOM!" I want to buy one of these but I'm worried it will get neglected. The other thing is, I feel like Overwatch is a PC game, so I can play with a mouse, but my computer just overheats these days. Grrr.