Looks pretty cool, eh.
Games spun off movies are notoriously rubbish. But this looks pretty damn fine.
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The Fallout 4 trailer is out. And it looks teh AWSM.
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It's taken a few months, but the last of the equipment destroyed by the Storm Gods has been replaced by the insurer and installed. So I now have a new working Sony Bravia hooked up to a new Xbox One. The television is a bit of a wonder, and not because it's a 3-D model; there's almost no 3-D content to play on it.
No, I'm just amazed by how much lighter it is than my previous model of Bravia. Probably about half the weight. The high-definition screen is actually high definition too, unlike the bullshit pretend hi def in the earlier model. That's not always a good thing though. With so much TV and even movie content now being shot on video, there is a sort of flat, harsh reality that can get in the way of suspending your disbelief. Example? Sets really look like sets and if the make-up hasn't been properly applied to the actors it can be horribly distracting.
Still, great TV set.
I haven't had a lot of chance to play the Xbox. Nothing unusual there. I was kind of disappointed to learn it was not backwards compatible with all of my 360 discs. I managed to get about 30 bucks trade in for them at EB Games. I restarted my play-through of GTA V on the new machine and was suitably impressed with the work that Rockstar had done to upgrade the game for the new console. It looks gorgeous and plays beautifully.
Lucky thing I hadn't played much of it on my 360, because I couldn't find that many great titles to play on the Xbox One. It's been out for a while now and I would have expected a much deeper library of games. Maybe this partly explains the collapse in revenue for the XBox reported in Wired this morning. If lightning had not destroyed my old box I doubt I would've forked over good folding money for a new console with such thin selection of titles to play.
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Lovecraftian horror vs the robopocalypse. I so want to write the novel that I'm seriously thinking of asking the game devs for permission.
For now it's just a Kickstarter. But by the slithering tentacles of Cthulhu this game needs to be made and this book needs to be written.
UPDATED. Tragedy! The Kickstarter has been cancelled. Oh woe be unto all who wanted only to see giant robots battle giant hell squids from hell.
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I'm forever bemused at the talent of some fuckers lurking around on this blog. One of them, Leigh Harris, from Flat Earth Games, gave me a heads up about the migration of their iPad hit, Towncraft, to both bigger and smaller screens in the apple grove.
Seriously, how do people do this stuff?