Twenty years ago tonight, id Software uploaded Doom
to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completely changed the video gaming industry. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty
on Dec 9, 2013 -
is a fast-paced, lo-fi FPS that serves as a reminder of the difference between modern duck-and-cover and DOOM-era FPSs. Its quality is unexpected for a game that was created as an extra treat for supporters of a Kickstarter, and a testament to its iterative design
. It is the brainchild of Vlambeer
, a 2-person studio that releases games with old-school sensibilities. [more inside]
posted by ersatz
on Mar 13, 2013 -
Ten years ago
Valve released Half Life
, to the delight of gamers, modders
and people who hate cut scenes. Marc Laidlaw, writer for Valve, talks
about the genesis of scientist
turned crowbar wielding survivor, Gordon Freeman. Somehow avoided playing it in all these years? You can buy it
on Steam for less than a dollar until midnight November 21st.
posted by Artw
on Nov 20, 2008 -
Tarkovsky's Stalker coming as video game in 2003.
I always wondered how long it would take for a more artistically-informed bunch to come to the $18B/year video game market (bigger than Hollywood). Will our generation have its video-game counterparts to Faulkner and Fitzgerald? A David Foster Wallace or Don Delillo authored game? Are there other video games that can stand up as "Art?"
posted by minnesotaj
on Dec 3, 2002 -
If you've ever wanted your first-person shooter to feel a little less
may be just what you need. The blueprint
versions are nice, but for my money you can't beat sketchy
Quake. Unfortunately, the NPR in the name stands for Non-Photorealistic Rendering, not that other NPR
, so don't expect Robert Siegel or Linda Wertheimer skins any time soon. (via haddock.org
posted by jjg
on May 17, 2001 -
the most popular networked first person shooter in the world, went gold today. If you have Half-life this mod is well worth the download.
posted by capt.crackpipe
on Nov 9, 2000 -