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Goat Simulator

Back in the day, I used to play a lot of SIM Ant, which is essentially an Ant Simulator.  An Ant Simulator where you can wage war against enemy ants and humans alike.

These days you can wage a similar virtual war… with Goats…

Presenting: Goat Simulator…

I am honestly not sure what to think considering the creator advises that you’re better of blowing your money elsewhere on his page.

The AGS BakeSale Bundle

More Adventure games than you can shake a stick at! (WTF does that even mean?!??)  The AGS Bake Sale has started today.  Yep, another Pay What You Want Bundle.  This one is a bit different than previous bundles, for starters, you get 14 games.  They are all Adventure Games made, presumably, with Adventure Game Studio (AGS).

You can find it by following this link: AGS Bake Sale

It contains the following 14 games, though, who knows if more will be added since that is a popular thing to do with this sort of deal.

9 Months In by Tzachs, Noavana, and gameboy

Abner The Amazing by poc301 and LocutusOfBored

Barn Runner: The Rich Dame Who Cut The Cheese by Ponch

Ben Chandler, Paranormal Investigator – In Search Of The Sweets Tin by Grundislav

Entrapment by Lightbulb Games

Escape The Barn by Cat

Falling Skyward by ThreeOhFour

Fragment by Kaputtnik and ThreeOhFour

Indiana Rodent and the Raiders Of The Lost Cheese by Crystal Shard Games

The Rail by Technocrat

RAM Ghost by Ghost

Red Volition by Richard Hofmeier

Retina by Dualnames

Zombie Attack by ShiverMeSideways

Saints Row III + Team Fortress 2 = KRAXITY FUNZ!

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Sometime today (I believe) a new DLC for Saints Row the Third drops.  In addition to this paid DLC, there are also a few new FREE DLCs coming to the game.  One, apparently adds CheapAssGamer’s Cheapy D to the game, somehow, not real sure how, but whatever.  The other, adds nine new Mascot Masks, of the Team Fortress 2 characters.

I’m honestly not sure if I should be excited over this or not, though I’m sure time will tell.  I’m not a huge fan of the Mascot heads, I prefer to keep my character a bit more respectable in design.  You know, like a suit.  More Mafia like if you will.

Still, it could still be fun if they aren’t TOO ridiculous looking.  Personally I’d be pretty excited if they did a cross over option like they did for Portal 2 that let me use my Team Fortress 2 hats on my character.

Anyway, to celebrate this occasion, I decided to play a bit last night using the kick ass Saxton Hale avatar available on the Saints Row 3 Website (for free).  Just a note to anyone wondering about downloadable avatars, if you want to keep your personal avatar, BE SURE TO UPLOAD IT FIRST.  Don’t worry about the rest of the world stealing it if you are worried about that sort of thing, it uploads as private by default.  Then, from the site, re-add it to your queue and you can go back to your normal self later. 

Anyway, here’s some fun screen shots of the mess.  The first thing I did as Satxon was climb as high as I could in my helicopter just so I could leap out into the city while screaming SAXTON HAAAALE!

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Unfortunately, the engine wouldn’t let me get a decent screen shot of this…

 

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2012-01-16_00022I just totally love how well this game integrates your custom avatar into the actual story (this is a cut scene with talking from both parties involved)

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Tropico 4: Modern Times Trailer

It looks like Tropico 4 is getting an expansion pack soon.  It’s notable that this si apparently an “Expansion Pack” and not just “DLC”.  I suppose the main difference is that it, in theory, adds more dynamics and changes to the game and not just “added bonus content”.

Tropico 4 is a game I rather enjoy but sadly, it’s a game that has gotten lost and pushed aside by so many other titles that were released after it.  I really want to get in and play more, but, you know, Saints Row 3, Skyrim, The Binding of Isaac, Trine 2, etc etc.

Anyway, here’s the trailer. My main dislike is that making things more “mordern” may make it feel more like a Simcity clone that the series really is.  Yeah, there is a city building aspect, but there is so much more to running the government in Tropico than building the city.

Star Sky Released on iOS

starskylogo A while ago I did a review of Star Sky, a kind of ambient atmosphere experience more than a true game.  One that was actually interactive, and kind of neat, not just a boring and odd tech demo.

I received a note from the game’s creator Mårten Jonsson that the game has been released on iOS.  Here’s are the highlights of the note:

Star Sky is a different kind of iOS game. It focuses on creating an atmosphere and being a relaxing, rather than being intense or having a 5-minute gameplay. It’s an artful experience that is meant to be reflected upon, and replayed several times. The iPhone and iPad are perfect vessels to deliver this kind of alternative game, and hopefully there will be even more like it in the future, beyond this and the others like it that exists.

The game on iTunes – http://itunes.apple.com/app/star-sky/id485382329?mt=8

The games official site – http://www.jm-j.com/starsky

Youtube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeKdth-BZjo

The game itself is pretty well suited to a touch sort of interface, as you mostly just walk and click things every once in a while.  It’s short, repeat play, nature is also the sort of thing that are ideal for the mobile platform.

Indie Royale 04 – The Christmas Bundle

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The Indie Games Bundle concept has been hitting full force this last few months.  The latest Indie Royale bundle is now available, the Christmas Bundle.  I’m not really sure what most of these games have to do with Christmas really but it’s a pretty decent set.  Also of note, the list is the usual four titles but the Blackwell Trilogy is in fact 3 games, so you’re getting 6 games.  Personally, dropping even the minimum for the Blackwell Trilogy Remastered is worth while, but probably not so much if Adventure games aren’t your thing.

The Bundle Includes:

  • The Blackwell Trilogy – Includes the first three games, The Blackwell Legacy, The Blackwell Unbound, and The Blackwell Convergence.  A series of Adventure Games.
  • Eets – A quirky puzzley platformish game.
  • Dino D-Day – A World War 2 shooter featuring Nazi Dinosaurs
  • The Oil Blue – An Oil drilling simulator game (I’m not real familiar with this title).

Lameazoid Game of the Day, Coming in 2012

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So back in February or so, I stared a sort of experiment with the Figure of the Day blog.  I started this blog for a couple of reasons.  I had wanted to start something similar for a while but the task of taking photos, offloading them, then compiling them into a blog post on a “daily” basis seemed a little daunting.  I had recently upgraded my phone and the camera in it is pretty decent.  Not as good as my SLR but probably at least as good as my little Point N Shoot.  I also found that WordPress has a fairly easy to use app for updating WordPress blogs.  This made the hassle of taking photos and offloading them to a PC out of the equation. 

It also forces me into the position of not taking elaborate posed photo sets in hopes of getting lots of cool shots for the blog.  I have Flickr for that, and I use those shots when I do full reviews.  Which brings up the secondary benefit of the phone managed daily blog.  Typing on the phone is not the greatest, which forces me to be succinct.  Figure of the Day is not, nor was it ever intended to be a daily review site.  I have long wrestled with the idea that I wanted to write something about every toy I own, but I don’t have the time to write a fill 500-1000 word review for them all.  Also, there just isn’t that much to say about them.  Reviewing Transformers was starting to get really repetitious and there is only so many ways to phrase the same points about Yet Another Optimus Prime.  I have over 500 Transformers.  Possibly even over 1000.  I have a pile of GI Joes, am even larger pile of Star Wars and a while mess of other miscellaneous crap.

So, Figure of the Day.  No long winded write ups, just a few quick points on what I like or don’t like about a figure, a few quick photos, there it is.

Here we are, almost a year later, and I’ve realized something.  I have the exact same problem with my Video Game collection.  I have been playing games for nearly 30 years of my 31 years of life across a wife variety of platforms and genres.  I could never get around to reviewing them all, and reviewing ancient PC games really serves no purpose anyway.  So instead, I’m starting a “Game of the Day” blog.

Unlike figure of the Day, I’m updating this one from a PC.  Basically, each day will be a new short entry about some game that I own.  Or, in the case of most PC games previous to 1995 or so, games I’ve played.  Most of the PC games from my childhood I no longer own and many of them were copies from friends and family anyway.  I’m going to start off initially by doing a run on some of the games I remember the most.  Games that really have shaped my overall interest in gaming and PCs.

The blog is not officially going yet, I’ve decided to wait for the new year on January first.  This will allow me to start building a buffer of entries since actually updating daily isn’t always feasible.  You can visit the page now however over at Lameazoid.com – Game of the Day.  The first entry is up there, partially for testing purposes.

Trine 2 Released!

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The first Trine is a lot of fun, and today marks the release of Trine 2 from Idie Game Developer Frozenbyte.  I’ve already got a review of the first Trine, and if Trine is at least as good as it’s predecessor it’s probably going to be a lot of fun.

I already had a copy on Pre Order, though i haven’t had a chance to actually play it yet myself.  Instead I’ll just throw out this trailer for it again.  I’m pretty stoked for this release though.  You can also check out more info on Frozenbyte’s website for Trine 2.

You can find Trine 2 on Steam here.  Or if you prefer, Gamersgate here.