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2009/03/28

Wolf 3D for PS3 and Xbox 360

After all these years, id Software's classic first-person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, is going to be playable on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The reason for this is probably to promote Wolfenstein, the fourth game that is set to come out later this year, also to PS3, Xbox 360, as well as the PC, thank Atom. Think about what a slap in the face it would be if it didn’t, since Wolfenstein 3D’s first stop was the PC, back in 1992. 

Wolfenstein 3D was also open-sourced and released on the iPhone this week. 
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2009/03/27

PC Games Releasing Soon - Preorder Now

The Royal Marines Commando

Gravity

The Agency

Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust

Gun Metal

Nanny Mania

X³: Terran Conflict

Great Tree

Capitalism II


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On the Circuit:12 Rounds

Oh joy, today is the day that the movie 12 Rounds is released in the USA. It’s yet another movie with a WWE star in it, in this case, John Cena, with WWE producing it. We all remember The Marine, you know. It seems very few of these types of movies are actually any good, but you can trust the fans to go and see it.

The thing is that it's directed by Renny Harlin, who actually has some good movies under his belt, like Mindhunters and The Long Kiss Goodnight. The fact that there aren't any well known stars in it besides Cena probably means that it will be average at best though.

There are ads all over local TV that state that SA will get a chance to see 12 Rounds in about a week's time.


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Apocalypse Then: Soldier of Fortune

On this day, in 2000, Soldier of Fortune was released. It was noted for its excessive violence, and it was arguably the best in the series, as the sequel, Soldier of Fortune: Double Helix, was good but very buggy. Then of course there’s Soldier of Fortune: Payback, the third game, which was released last year and turned out to be some piece of junk cash-in title.
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2009/03/26

PC Games released: Peggle Nights

Peggle Nights
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Never Stop Nagging!


NAG magazine, previously known as New Age Gaming, has turned 11! I've been an avid reader of the mag since about January 1999.

Their website, http://nag.tidemedia.co.za/, has also received an overhaul as of late to celebrate the occasion.

Badger!


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More Chaos...Computers

The Parklands Chaos Computers branch is having a 1st birthday sale starting tomorrow. There are offers only available at Parklands, and there are offers for every other branch as well including discounts and some big price cuts on a time specific promotion. 

This deal starts on Friday the 27th at 09:00 and goes on until the 31st of March.

+ First ten customers get a free goodie bag.

+ First customer gets 100 tokens (explanation coming later).

+ Customer 2 to 11 gets 75 tokens.

+ Customer 12 to 22 gets 50 tokens.

+ Customer 23 to 50 gets 25 tokens.

+ Receive 50 tokens for every R500 spent.

+ Customers wearing a party hat get 10 tokens.

The point of the tokens it to collect as many as possible to increase your chances of winning the big prize, which is a Samsung 74 cm flat screen TV, a playstation 2, and 6 PS 2 games.


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Apocalypse Then: System Shock

On this day, in 1994, System Shock was released. Even though it was largely unnoticed due to interest in Doom and later Doom II: Hell on Earth, for it’s time it was quite innovative, with an RPG-like inventory and an intriguing storyline.

A sequel, System Shock 2, was released in 1999, and happens to be one of my favourite games of all time. There is talk of a System Shock 3, but so far there has been no news about it for some time, with some just dismissing it as another vapourware title.


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2009/03/25

Dark Mod update

There's more news about The Dark Mod lately, on lockpicking and AI models being able to sleep. They also plan to release a beta version possibly this year, or as soon as they can anyway. They will continue to work on The Dark Mod after the release of the beta to add a lot of the cool stuff that won't make it in time.
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Apocalypse Then: Black and White

Today, in 2001, Black& White was released. It was one of yet many games by the revered Lionhead Studios, with the quirky Peter Molyneux at its helm. And every game afterwards like Black & White: Creature Isle, Fable, Black &White 2, The Movies, and Fable 2 was also subject to a lot of hype.
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2009/03/24

Apocalypse Then: Overkill

30 years ago in 1979, on this day, the Motörhead album, Overkill, was released.

Probably the most notable tracks on the album were 'Damage Case' and 'Too Late, Too Late', which were both covered by Metallica along with other songs in 1998, on Garage Inc.


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PC Games Just Released!

Dark Sector

The Last Remnant

Monsters vs. Aliens

Death Track: Resurrection

Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey

Stormrise

BattleForge

Wheelman

Grand Ages: Rome

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It’s my Birthday!

Just on a personal note, I thought I’d just let everyone who happens to come across the blog know that today is my birthday.

Among the other gifts that I was so generously given, I got a new flash drive for all my music, and F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, as well as Mirror's Edge. I bought the games myself, but I thought, "Why not?"


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2009/03/23

PC Games that are coming out in March- Week 4

There are a number of games that are slated to come out this week on PC.

March 24, 2009 Dark Sector 
March 24, 2009 Death Track: Resurrection 
March 24, 2009 Fallout 3: The Pitt 
March 24, 2009 The Last Remnant 
March 24, 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens 
March 24, 2009 Stormrise 
March 24, 2009 Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees 
March 24, 2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate
March 24, 2009 Wheelman


Source: IGN


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The Collected Writings of James Newton

Today, the March issue of the carnival of video game bloggers, otherwise known as The Collected Writings of James Newton, is online. I submitted my article on 'Games and Violence' recently, and other than that, you’ll most likely come across some interesting articles and sites mentioned on there.

http://www.prosody.co.uk/

http://www.blogcarnival.com 
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Apocalypse Then: Far Cry

On this day, in 2004, Far Cry was released. 

Far Cry was considered by some to be the game of the year in 2004 due to its lush jungle environments, crisp graphics, intelligent AI, and scary atmosphere. It was released in the same year as Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 though, and so it had some tough competition. But it definitely left its mark with the CryEngine, the Far Cry expansions that followed for the Xbox, and of course the games that were made in the same spirit, like Crysis, Crysis: Warhead, and recently, Far Cry 2.

Sometime there should be a Far Cry movie coming out too. It's directed by Uwe Boll, though :(.


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2009/03/22

Apocalypse Then: Resident Evil and Risk II



On this day, in 1996, Resident Evil was released on Playstation and sparked off the whole Resident Evil series. The PC version cam about a while later. The sequel, Resident Evil 2, was released a day short of two years later, on March 21, 1998.

Risk II was also released today in 2000. I am an old fan of the board game, Risk, and so playing this was a good experience, although it could get bloody hard at times.


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