Was manche Leute für ihr “Hobby” tun

September 10th, 2008 | Category: Amüsant,Games

Ich muss euch etwas gestehen. Ich spiele seit dem Wochenende World of Warcraft. Ja. Wirklich. Allerdings gebe ich keinen Cent (ok außer Stromkosten) dafür aus. Wie das? Abwarten, Geschichte folgt.

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Penny Arcade Adventure

May 22nd, 2008 | Category: Games,Weltgeschehen


Today I had the pleasure to play the Penny Arcade Adventure On the Rain-Slick: Precipice of Darkness.
I got through it in about 6 hours (with half an hour break) what is of course quite fast but there will be more episodes of the game.
I guess some of you already know Penny Arcade from the webcomic which focuses mainly on video games, the video game industry, and gamer sub-culture.
“The strip regularly features the two authors’ cartoon alter egos, Tycho Brahe and Jonathan Gabriel (“Gabe”), who represent Holkins and Krahulik respectively. Holkins and Krahulik have explained that the characters were not originally meant to represent them, thus they are not caricatures. The two characters spend much of their time playing and commenting on computer and video games, forming the basis of the humor in the strip. Another theme, albeit less common, is the use of conflicts between the two in real life. The strip also sometimes refers to other Internet subcultures, and often features in-jokes that are explained by the news posts accompanying each comic, usually written by Holkins.”
So after 10 years of doing comics the guys presented their first game. As I already mentioned It will be in episodes (dunno how many) and you have to pay $19,95 for Windows, Mac or Linux version. I am totally glad that a game is sold from the first day on as linux-version! Usually you have to use wine or wait until somebody adapts it. So I hope that the next episodes will be released for linux as well.
The character of the game is a bit gloomy but nevertheless funny. It’s quite difficult to describe. Also there are comic-passages but the game itself is a 3D-rpg. The principle itself is not really innovative but the story is so damn funny. Things appear you’d never thought of (no I will not spoil details). So if you want to know more about the game you can download a demo-version and then buy the full game. For more information and trailers click here, here and here.
By the way… I guess I should mention that famous Ron Gilbert took part creating the Penny Arcade game. And yes: You should know him. *g*

So, have fun with your new game. I hope you’ll all buy it.

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