Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Wheel of Time: A Memory of Light

Over two decades in the making, The Wheel of Time finally sees its end. A book series so long that the original author died before completing it. So long that the cover artist too passed away before finishing the final piece. But finally, it ends.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Deus Ex Redux

In the end, I was unable to resist the urge and found myself playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution again. And then -- even after the farce I had with The Missing Link -- Steam achievements lured me to finish the game yet again. At least this time nothing went wrong and I got all the achievs.

Tyrian 2000

So I installed Tyrian 2000 (and played it through again) to see how it was and how it compares to Jamestown -- was it as good as I recalled.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

11 years is a very long time in video game graphics. It would have been stupid to not use the available technology in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, though. But as they did, the prequel to Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War looks way better and the world more advanced than in the first game. Somewhat dubious in a cyberpunk themed game series, I feel.

Top 1 Movie of 2012

I don't know what I had with movies last year, but way too often during one I was just waiting for it to end. There was one exceptional exception, although I might have given it the fourth star partly because there were so few movies I found entertaining.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Best of YouTube 2012

Last year, I grew even more picky of what I watch on YouTube. Most of the videos in my subscriptions go unwatched these days.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Neverwinter Nights

After Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal, BioWare's next Dungeons & Dragons title was Neverwinter Nights, released in 2002. The company developed a new 3D engine for the game, called Aurora, which unfortunately -- unlike the Infinity Engine -- has not endured the test of time very well.