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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Issue : Games : Black Mesa


Black Mesa Source is out. Ten years in the making. New coat of paint, new intelligence, you know the drill. I am procrastinating on playing it, although I don't have many reasons to. I see it as revisiting someone or going somewhere you have already been. You know it is going to look different, if only because time rules work like that. Like your room when you were a kid, you are bigger as an adult, so everything looks small. Or with the person, you are just going to have more to talk about later, because you both have seen and done more shit.

I am wondering if black mesa has anything new to talk about. I am sure it does. I heard it's not even done yet as well. Why release it half done after ten years? I am sure there is a very good reason for that as well. I am going to play it eventually, I am sad for valve, and it gives me stuff to shoot at until Borderlands 2 comes along.

Duke is out, Black Mesa is out, what is going on with vaporware these days? Poop or get off the pooper, I guess. As if there is a Half life to these sorts of things, and they come in threes. C'mon you gotta work with me here, who comes out of the gates swinging? Puns are a legitimate writing tool, and I choose to believe that.

The Protoculture Mixtape v. 105 Issue : People : Crab Heads

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Issue : Games : Sleepy Dogs


I like naps, and love hibernating, so I was looking forward to sleeping dogs. People told me it was good. I believed them. I played the whole thing. It was a game I played. That was most of it. It promised Hong Kong triad action, action and drama, and a bunch of other action stuff, and all of that was in there.

The girl that is in all of those Judd Apatow movies was promised to be in the game, and she was there, in a way. You could date her, it was awkward. But all the kings horses and all the kings men didn't make it feel any less like a Grand Theft Auto : Griswald vacation. Yeah I know, booo this man. Well stop it, it's true.

Why not just keep it true crime? Why lean so hard on the serviceable combat? To the point where the combat is the only service worth engaging in? Why not focus on the driving? Well, don't focus on the driving. Why not tighten up the graphics on level 3, like it was on the PC? All questions.

Don't mind me, this is just one of those getting back on the pommel horse posts (my break lasted through the Olympics and I have been wanting to say "pommel horse" this whole time. It didn't go well.). Damn, should have talked about Steam Kickstarter. Whatever, had nothing that Campster didn't say better, as usual. Ah well, another day I guess.

The Protoculture Mixtape v. 104 Issue : People : Ichabod

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