Inspired by Tears for Fears

Anyone else would be expected to show their sorrow. But you are a summoner. You are Spira’s hope.

That Fat Chocobo sold me on FFXIV.

Tags updated and such, also looking for a better designed review page. Thats pretty much the reason why I haven’t posted any more reviews since November of last year.


Firaxis is taking Civilization to the stars

Announced yesterday, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is a fully fledged game that tasks players to colonise an alien planet. It is set after “The Great Mistake”, an event hundreds of years into the future that makes Earth no longer inhabitable to humans. After fleeing the planet, players will get the opportunity to rebuild humanity in their own image, to either repeat the mistakes of the past or steer humanity in a new direction and thrive.

"Every time it’s a different story, a different imaginary tale about who humanity grew up to be over the next 5,000 years on this strange, alien planet. [It’s about] starting from a place of safety and taking a journey that’s both dangerous and invigorating into a strange new future and the revelation of wonder along the way. Friends and enemies start to take on a whole new meaning when your enemy has transformed itself into a robot. What does that mean for your civilization? How could you ever get along? That sort of thing: putting interesting decisions like that in front of the player, all the way through the game."

Like previous games, you’ll choose a nationality, but with a revamped title there comes new features to tweak the balance of your game. Your choice of spaceship, cargo, and inhabitants all have an effect of how your new civilisation will turn out, and your mind will have to open up to all the new possibilities that the future could bring with a new and more intertwined tech web.

In broad terms, there are three different affinities your people could follow. Will you choose the harmony affinity and adapt to your new world, choose the supremacy affinity and take control of both nature and your own humanity, or look towards the past with the purity affinity and try to rebuild the glory days? Whatever you choose, Beyond Earth is taking Civilization to a new era. Instead of following history, you will make it.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is due for release in the autumn for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.


Forget Gamer Grub. If you really want to make sure you’re getting the precious nutrients you require to demolish your enemies, you better get a bowlful of Pwnmeal Oatmeal.

Okay, it doesn’t actually exist, as the ridiculous promotional video makes obvious, but it’s not that far off from other food products marketed at gamers. It’s a funny gag perpetrated by Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin, who went as far as to advertise the fake product at PAX East.

If you couldn’t make it the show and see it for yourself, make sure you head to the official Pwnmeal website and read up on the different, delicious flavors like MOBAnana Bread and Cinnamon K/D Ratioatmeal.

"It’s a fucking bullshit forklift simulator for assholes…it’s a fucking tragedy!"
- Jeff Gerstmann Setting the Record Straight in Regards to Shenmue  (via gbzombiepie)

Fuck every other gaming website out there, Gamespot, IGN, Roosterfeet or whatever the fuck its called.

Giant Bomb is where its at fools.


so yeah if you weren’t watching that giantbomb pax panel it ended with a jeff gerstmann/dave lang pax east royal rumble promo

followed by lang getting a bottle smashed over his head, ECW chants, outright brawling, and a run-in by a shirtless masked jeff green

this fucking website, man

a house divided.

I’m about 6 hours into FFX (PS3). Some impressions:

+ UI has been significantly improved from the original.
+ Graphics are fairly impressive. I’m playing on a PS3, but the visual upgrades are still very dramatic compared to the original game.
+ Everything is fast and snappy.
+ Game’s still fun!

- Why on earth didn’t they include a Skip Cutscene option? Jesus.
- Voice acting is awful.
- Tidus is more annoying than I remember. I guess I’ve gotten too old to stomach characters like him.

Transistor coming out May 20, that’s sooner then I expected.