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February 14, 2011 by kyogre12
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is doing an exhibit on the art of video games (if you hadn't picked that up from the title ). The exhibit starts in March, but starting today you can vote on which games will be included. They divided video game history into five eras, seperated each era by platform, divided each platform into four genres, and there are three nominations for each genre for each platform (it will make more sense when you look at it, trust me).

The eras go from basically the...
September 26, 2010 by kyogre12
It's not exactly a PC game, but this seems like the best place on these forums to put this

Note: This is intended to be a discussion about the game, not about how PC's are better than consoles or about how Halo sucks (if you think it sucks and have a valid reason, that's fine, go ahead and say it, but please, no "Master chief is teh gay and suxorz and stuff!!!1!1!").

So anyway, with that out of the way, here are my thoughts on Reach.

Graphics: Quite simply, I was amazed at how good Reac...
June 20, 2010 by kyogre12
As if you didn't have enough reasons to hate him already, Bobby Kotick (the CEO of Activision for those who don't know) wants to turn Call of Duty into a subsciption game. Of course, it could be said that they already are, what with the $15 map packs. The worst part is, I'm sure people will eat it up.

Source: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/101503-Kotick-Wants-Call-of-Duty-Subscriptions-Tomorrow
June 17, 2010 by kyogre12
This thread is basically my outline of what I thought about this year's E3, who I though the "winner" was, and what games I'm looking forward to. I'll just preface this by saying that I'm sure there are plenty of people who will disagree with but, but I thought I would share anyway

So, going somewhat in order, I'll start with Microsoft. I wasn't very impressed, although they do know how to put on a show. Kinect, while certianly more technically advanced that the Wii, I think is doomed to fail...
May 22, 2010 by kyogre12
After Supreme Commander 2, I didn't have high hopes for Kings and Castles, but whatever hopes I did have just go crushed. In the most recent video blog (linked above, but here it is again http://gaspowered.com/kingsandcastles/video-blog-15/), Cris Taylor said K&C will be using Steam for their DRM.

While he never explicitly said whether it will be using Steamworks, or just be distributed on Steam, I think it can probably be safely assumed based off of SC2 that K&C will be using St...
November 28, 2009 by kyogre12
With the end of the decade approaching, I've been seeing a lot of "Top _____ of the Decade" lists popping up. So I thought I would make my own, but instead of them just being based off of my own (very biased ) opinions, it should be everybody's opinions. So for the next 3ish weeks, everybody will be able to nominate whatever games they think are the best of the decade. I will put them all into a list here, and at the end of the 3 weeks, everyone will get to vote on what they think are the best....
October 28, 2009 by kyogre12
As some of you may know, a couple weeks ago my laptop's graphics card gave out on me. A couple days ago, I finally got it back from being repaired, and it is now working good as new with Windows 7 freshly installed. But when I was trying to figure out what my problem was, I restored it back to factory conditions in a vain attempt to fix it. Obviously it didn't work, and I lost all my programs, etc

So now that I have it back, I have been going through the long process of reinstalling ever...
August 18, 2009 by kyogre12
In a further effort to prove that I have no life (if my Elemental Twitter updates left you with any doubt ) I have decided to create a countdown to the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) 2009.

If you're like me, you have many reasons to look forward to PAX, namely Elemental, the Elemental beta, and info about the Sins: Diplomacy expansion.

Unfortunately, the forums don't seem to allow you to put a countdown in like a picture, so I have the next best thing, a link to an online countdown created by me...
August 5, 2009 by kyogre12
I know it's been out for a couple months, but I missed it when it was on TV, and only recently saw it, thanks to Netflix.

So, what did you think of Caprica? Personally, I didn't really like it. It just wasn't as good as BSG. Even the special effects weren't as good. When they showed the Greystones' house/mansion, it just looked terrible. The Cylon effect, though, were pretty good.

And the begining was very unexpected (kids, don't watch it, at least not with your parents ) I think they co...
June 30, 2009 by kyogre12
So last week my family and I went on a "vacation" to vist my grandparents. Unfortunetly, instead of being relaxing (as vacations usually are) it was pretty much one week of suffering.

My grandparents live in Massachusetts, while I live in Colorado, so naturally, my family decided to fly. Because they live very close to the Connecticut border, it is better to fly into Hartford, CT, rather than Boston, etc. Of course, there are no direct flights out of DIA (Denver International Airpor...