I started out writing a review of the Beowulf movie – you know, the 2007 CGI one with the cockney Beowulf. Unfortunately it turned into a little bit of a rant, so you’ll have to wait till I’ve calmed down a tad for a coherent version of that. It did put me in mind of another discussion topic which I find intriguing: simulation vs game and the balance thereof. So I wrote most of that post too. But it’s another long one. What I really want to do though is just say hi, and that I’ve not forgotten about this site. Thanks for sticking around.
Apart from random observations on various gaming topics, I’ve been busy writing new games and that’s taken up the time I’d have otherwise been using for blogging. Mostly these are things I can’t discuss just yet, though their time will come soon enough.
I’d also like to do some more with recently released games like Tribes of Legend and DKH3: Ancient Grudge (which seems to have been rather missed by most folk). That’s a real shame as there is a mountain of gameplay in there. I have been doing some articles for Tribes, so there’s more coming from Foundry on that front. Not to mention their next Open Day, which should feature a new army for it.
I really do need to manufacture some time from somewhere as the site needs to include more FAQs and articles for both the games that are out plus at least two more which will see the light of day this year. Actually, make that three. One is Project Pandora: Grim Cargo, the second I’ve mentioned several timers before and will be out in the summer (I am told), and the third is currently still Most Secret, but should be out towards the end of the year.
As is always the way, various other projects have been postponed, cancelled or mutated into something completely different during their development. We’ll have to see where they settle. Perhaps a spring clean is in order to tidy up the files…