Good, Bad, Ugly: Bastion
The best place to pigeonhole Bastion would be as an action RPG. But don’t be expecting a Diablo or Torchlight! It’s more than a little different. I was planning to play it on the 360. Then Steam had a sale where Bastion was a couple of dollars. My plans changed. As always, this sale-bought game lingered unplayed for a while. Recently I got around to playing through it. Metacritic...
Silent Hunter 5 -- Impressions
Silent Hunter 5 could’ve been an amazing, genre-defining game. But Ubisoft messed that up. They bundled the game with stupid DRM and released it unfinished, with little intention to fix it post-release. There, I said it, it feels good to get that out of the way. I feel really sorry for the developers at Ubisoft Romania who were on-track, I think, to have bettered even the legendary Silent...
Making a Unique-Voiced Follower in Skyrim - Part 9
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Extras Are you sure you wouldn’t rather explore, say, a nice tavern? In part 8 of the guide, your follower learnt how to make remarks upon entering and exiting combat by adding topics to the Detection tab. Now we’re going to move on to the Misc tab. While there’s all sorts of different...
Good, Bad, Ugly: Mass Effect 2
I liked the original Mass Effect, so when the price was right I bought Mass Effect 2 (both for the 360). ME2 sat on my shelf for a while, but then came the furore over Mass Effect 3’s ending. I’ve shielded myself from details of ME3’s ending, but I don’t want to miss out on being disappointed/angry at the trilogy’s ending, so I started working my way towards it. ...
Making a Unique-Voiced Follower in Skyrim - Part 8
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Extras By Ysmir, you won’t leave here alive! In part 7 of the guide we taught your follower to vocalise in combat, such as when they attack or are attacked. Now we’re going to move to something similar and teach your follower to say things when she enters and exits combat. This will be a...
Good, Bad, Ugly: Hitman 2 Silent Assassin
Some time ago, I bought several Hitman games cheap in a Steam sale. Hitman: Blood Money absolutely blew me away and is one of my all-time favourite games. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin — one of Blood Money’s ancestors in the series — did not impress me nearly as much. Metacritic gives Hitman 2 an 87. After the jump, my thoughts on the game. [[MORE]] The Hitman series’...
Good, Bad, Ugly: Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid is an isometric zombie survival game. While it isn’t finished, a “lifetime license” is available which lets you play pre-release versions. I got stuck into version 0.2.0q. After the jump, my thoughts on the game. [[MORE]] Before I get into the traditional Good, Bad and Ugly I’m going to tell you an anecdote of my most recent play-through in Project...
How To: Run Your Own Private DayZ Server
Edit: Since this article was originally written, Kronzky has removed the DayZ single player mission from his site. The best information I’ve been able to find as to why that happened is here and here. The instructions in the article below rely on you being able to find a copy of Kronzky’s DayZ single player mission. Since the file isn’t available from Kronky’s site anymore...
Making a Unique-Voiced Follower in Skyrim - Part 7
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Extras Hhyyaarargghhhh! Rrrraaaaarrggghhhh! Nnyyyaarrgghh! In part 6 of the guide we restored all follower functionality to your follower. Now it’s time to start adding the extra stuff. In this part we teach your follower how to vocalise in combat. Read on for part 7 of the guide. [[MORE]] The...
Atheism vs Agnosticism
see, i have a little problem with atheism. now don’t get me wrong i am not religious, i consider myself agnostic. but here’s the thing…how can you prove that something doesn’t exist, if you cant prove that it does? what im trying to say is that basically atheists say that there is no god mainly because you cant prove that he exists, so, how can you prove that he does not exist? honestly, to...