Duke Nukem Forever is a game that is famous not for being a good game but for not actually coming out. For anyone that is unfamiliar with it’s history it was announced over fifteen years before it was actually released. During those fifteen years it became a long running joke and won numerous awards for being a legendary piece of vaporware. After ruining a studio and changing developers it was finally released last year to poor reviews. During Steams annual holiday sale I thought it might be worth at least five bucks and a few drinks so I picked it up. Thanks a lot Gaben.
During the long development time this game went through a lot of things have changed in the first person shooter world.
Games now have more developed stories, some games have “new” mechanics like cover systems and role playing elements while the gamers that played Duke Nukem 3d have grown up. Continue reading
Terraria is a hard game to describe. It shares some elements with Minecraft but where Minecraft is a building tool with a bit of a game thrown in Terraria is a game with a bit of a building tool thrown in. It is a side scrolling platform adventure role playing city builder. So what sets it apart from all those other SSPARPCB games and how does that help us find the right drink?
The 2 main areas of this game are crafting and adventuring.
While adventuring your character will explore a variety of biomes. These biomes for the most part consist of fairly unpleasant conditions although there are some nice relaxing floating islands. From jungles with jungle bats, jungle grass and jungle slimes to hell with hellstones, hellforges and hellbats your adventurer will dig in every kind of environment imaginable. All while in the dark.
Crafting is what sets this game apart from Dig Dug or Ghosts and Goblins. Every tree that is chopped down will yield wood for building torches. Continue reading
The Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail. An easy to make drink it is still one of the most popular cocktails around. It was first concocted in colonial times in tropic British territories where it was used to combat the heat of the day. Tonic water also contains quinine which was used to fight Malaria until World War II. Plus it glows under a blacklight! There is no real set ratio of ingredients in the Gin & Tonic…some bars drown the gin in the tonic water but I think a 1:1 ratio is best. If you don’t want to taste the Gin why have a gin and tonic?
- 2 oz Gin
- 2 oz Tonic Water
- 1 Lime Wedge
Place your ice in a highball glass then pour in the Gin. Follow this with your Tonic Water. You can squeeze a bit of lime juice in if you would like. Gently stir then garnish with the lime wedge. Now you are ready to beat the tropical heat in style.
Sonic Generations is the latest in a very long line of Sonic the Hedgehog games. An extremely long line of games. The Wikipedia page that lists all the Sonic games is longer than the Declaration of Independence. As someone who has not played any Sonic games for a long time it came of something of a shock how far the series has strayed since it’s roots.
The game itself seems to be dealing with something of an identity crisis. It consists of some really outstanding 2d levels that follow the New Super Mario Bros approach but then follows these terrific levels with garbage. All of the levels are throwbacks to previous sonic games. In addition to jumping on robots in a variety of locales the game features a skateboarding section, a go-kart level, a…vampire lady bat or something and a werewolf? What the shit. Continue reading