Well a week down playing PS2 and Arma2:PR. What have I learned so far you say.....I learned that PS2 has a long way to go still and really only is fun when you have TG folks in it, and even then, those times are a little tough. I have learned that PS2 will still be amazing if we apply the right tactics to it. Im thinking that your going to have to play this game sort of like a board game of Risk or something similar. But still it is fun to be able to boot up and run a couple of missions or sorties
Completed the final major edit of the manuscript today with a bag of ice on my right foot. Small injury which hopefully will not stop me from running a marathon with my wife this Sunday in Toronto.
Four years of work comes to a close (almost -- lots of noddley work during the final edit/layout production stage), but the heavy lifting is all but done now.
I'll spend the next two weeks doing a final literature search for relevant articles published this year and formatting
Where no person has ever gone before.....Silly ad-libbed line from Cpt. Kirk of the Star-ship Enterprise!
Yes, I have played my first real heavy hitting round of PlanetSide 2 last night. I must say that this game has some outstanding potential here. We were able to transition from Mechanized squad to an infantry squad to a Mechanized Infantry squad seamlessly. What really strikes me is the scale of this game. I have never played the first addition of PS, so everything to me
A great article from the Guardian on the current business model trends is the video gaming industry.
the gaming world has found itself teetering at the edge of a financial cliff. In the first eight months of this year retail sales of video games plummeted 20 percent in the United States. That followed a lackluster performance in 2011, when sales fell 8 percent. An analysis on the Web site Gamasutra this year said it was possible that 2012 would be the worst year for retail video game
I am a big fan of simulations with sandbox/dynamic mission structure and I found a new favorite TG ArmA Bravo server vets were keeping as a secret. It is a dynamic mission called Patrol OPS MSO.
My initial impressions and questions are here
Info on MSO is here
Info on Patrol Ops is here
It is amazing to see the features we were dreaming years ago becoming a part of our game, thanks to the hardwork of truly fantastic scripters/programmers/mission
Updated 10-08-2012 at 04:50 AM by John CANavar