Tag: Games

Retro gaming: Amiga Memories-[draft1]

My first Computer was an Amiga 600 and it was one hell of a machine for its time.  This was around the time of consoles like the SNES and SEGA megadrive which my friends had.

The specs: 7Mhz!
The Amiga 600, also known as the A600, is a home computer that was introduced at the CeBIT show in March 1992. The A600 is Commodore International’s final model based on the Motorola 68000 CPU and the ECS chipset. Wikipedia

Release date: March 1992; 25 years ago
Memory: 1 MB (80 ns access time); (6 MB Maximum, more with unofficial expansions)
Date introduced: March 1992
Manufacturer: Commodore International
Successor: Amiga 1200
CPU: Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz 7.09 MHz (PAL)
Predecessors: Amiga 500, Amiga 500 Plus

 

Emulators:
An emulator is the software you need to run to create a virtual Amiga on your PC/MAC/Linux etc.  You need this software, its free and the most popular two ive found are below;
Games! Shows me the games!
Ive found a few sites where downloading Amiga Games or “Roms” below;

Battlefield 1 – Epic Music – Zajdi Zadj- Dawn of A New Time

Battlefield 1 came out last November and its a great game, i havnt had time to play it till this weekend.

I was playing the “War Stories” and there was a piece of music that really stuck in my head, its an incredible piece of music.  The hairs on my neck were standing and this tune is incredible.

I need to do more research to see if DICE or its a folk song, either way its amazing.

This song deserves a really great video tbh.

Aliens: Colonial Marines-PC Mods

Can the game that Gearbox Hyped outta the sky be fixed on the PC? Well maybe sure it might look a little better but we nothing like the Demo’s Mr Randy Pitchford showed us.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Can Look Good – SweetFX vs Vanilla


http://steamcommunity.com/app/49540/discussions/0/846945411130207968/
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122198-PC-Gamers-Pretty-Up-Aliens-Colonial-Marines
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127541833#25938
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127541833#25938

Modders Give Gearbox’s Aliens Some Colonic Irrigation

The Walking Dead-Best Game of the Last 5 Years

I love games, however ive kept hearing about the game called “The Walking Dead”. Ive never seen the show of the same name but ive read so many good reviews about the game.

From the very start of the game its clear that this is an interactive-movie-game, but thats not a bad thing in this case when you have such amazing voice talent and animation.

The people at Telltail games have done such an amazing job its hard to think that their not one of the triple AAA studios who churn out this kinda stuff without a thought.

The ending and events in the game are so amazing and that’s just incredable to think that this is a game. Im ashamed and embarresed to admit that the ending had me in tears and that is how good this game is.

Bioshock 2 PC Version Plagued with problems

Bioshock 2 has been a real dispointment for me, the huge problems with Games For Windows Live causing crashes when you start the game. This has ruined the game for me.  Spent more time trying to fix the game than play it.

Thats not to say that its a bad game but on the PC is just not the game it should be, too many problems with Games For Windows Live and loading problems make it not work playing.

  • The long long long load times.
  • Crap support and rubbish patches.
  • The graphics look dated or something not as good as you would expect for the PC Version.
  • Complete waste of money and time.
  • Games for Windows Live keeps crashing the game very common issue

A quick visit to the steam forums and youll see the nightmare this game is get it for the Xbox or PS3 cause the PC Version is a terrable waste of time and money.

The Best of 2009

Its time to make one of those “Best of Year” lists you always see around this time of year and havng never made one before im going to list my favorite things of 2009.

With all sorts of things included from album,Artist,Song and movie etc. At the moment im just listing possable choices;

 

 

Best Film:

  • District 9
  • Public Enemies
  • Star Trek
  • In the Loop

Best PC Game:

  • Empire Total War
  • Arma 2
  • Dragons Age:Origins
  • Call of Duty  MW2
  • Anno 1404 – Dawn of Discovery
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Console Game:

  • Assasins Creed 2
  • Fifa 10
  • Dragons Age:Origins
  • Call of Duty  MW2
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC’s
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Album:

  • Doves:Kingdom of Rust

Best Artist:

  • Doves

Best Concert/ Live Performance

  • Doves- GMEX, Manchester, 18 Dec
  • The Pixies – Dublin Oylmpia 2 oct

Best Song:

  • Doves – Winterhill / Kingdom of Rust
  • Chicane – Poppiholla
  • Paul Van Dyk – home
  • John O’Callaghan Ft. Sarah Howells – Find Yourself

Best TV Show:

  • The Unit
  • Lost
  • Prison Break
  • 24
  • Mad Men

Best Comedy:

  • The Thick of it
  • The Office
  • Family Guy
  • South Park
  • The Simpsons