Wednesday, July 27, 2005

GameTruth Update

This week we have a new Photoshop Tutorial called Electrocluster. Also I have a feature about GameTap and on demand gaming, MasTequila also has a new feature talking about the infamous Hot Coffee Mod for Grand Theft Auto: SA. We will be gone this weekend at Defcon, so expect some cool stories, pictures and updates when we return. Feel free to email me if you are going to be there too.

-GLIM

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

GameTruth Update

Well there is a new update available on GameTruth, with a new photoshop tutorial. Also this will probably be the second to last post before we head to Vegas for Defcon. I am not going to risk my laptop while we are there but I will have tons of details when I get back.

-GLIM

Friday, July 08, 2005

Sports - Virtual vs. Real

TerraNova has an interesting post up about a publicity stunt done by a minor league baseball team. Essentially, the first 2 innings of the game were played on an Xbox and the last 7 on the field. It is an interesting idea and has certainly caused some controversy. I posted my thoughts in the comments and you should too.

-GLIM

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

GameTruth Update

There is an update available on GameTruth. A new feature is up on Character Creation and why it is so important. Also there is a new photoshop tutorial called Fine Lines.

-GLIM

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Monopoly Live in the UK

You have 24 hours... or so the headline goes on top of Monopolylive.co.uk. This interesting twist on an old board game allows players to play monopoly in real world London. Real live cabs are given Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and are tracked during a 24 hours period. In the game you pick a cab and join 5 other players. If another player's cab stops at your property (you are given 15m euro to buy properties) they pay you rent, if your cab stops at a property that you do not own you must pay rent. The game ends after 24 hours. This is an awesome look at where gaming is going. This cross between reality and virtual is just plain cool.

I am putting a house up on Wimbledon.

-GLIM

Monday, June 20, 2005

The ARES project and MAME

We spent some time this weekend working on ARES and it is very close to being finished. Unfortunately we cracked the Lexan we are using as the table top while we were trying to cut it. Once we figure that out we just need to stain it and it will be done. For those of you that don't know, ARES is a project we started last year to create a 4 player Many Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) coffee table. We designed it and redesigned it many times and finally settled on 4 controller boxes, 3 LCD monitors and a shuttle PC. We hope to have the entire project done this summer; more info about ARES can be found on GameTruth.

Now that we are closing in on the finish line for the hardware aspect we need to work on getting the shuttle PC setup to play the thousands of games that are available. We are currently trying out a few different options, including some live cds, and we will let you know how it works out.

-GLIM

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

World of Warcraft and an Update

Well the land of Azeroth has been gaining visitors at a steady rate since fall. World of Warcraft has now hit 2 million paying subscribers, and it has plans for 4 more international releases in the future. I was lucky enough to beta test the game and I also have played it on and off since launch and it is unlike any MMORPG I have ever played. The world has drastically changed since launch and the newest updates have been in the PVP department. While it is not the best PVP game out there the video game wizards over at Blizzard have put together a nice package. I would recommend this game to anyone that enjoys MMORPGs.

I have also updated GameTruth with a new photoshop tutorial on making cosmic wallpapers.

-GLIM