I’m still kind of bummed about the whole LucasArts closure story. Disney decided to close LucasArts and license its games franchise to third party companies. With the closing of LucasArts some good memories are becoming even more than what they already are: memories. Ofcourse LucasArts has not been what it was in the nineties for many years, but the fond memories of Day of the Tentacle are not easily forgotten.
I was rather young when I was playing this game. Point-and-click adventure games, and the lack of localization, made it a little bit difficult for me to play this game. But Day of the Tenacle stole my heart when I pushed over an audio speaker on the second floor, turned on the stereo, and made a sandwich fall on thr ground from the ceiling of the first floor. I thought that stuff was AMAZING!
Goodbye LucasArts! You will be missed…
We’ve been running our Youtube channel Zoomin.TV Games for more than a year now. We are approaching 300.000 subscribers and 100 million video views. The basis of this success is our own secret recipe, but even a successful recipe needs to be updated regularly. That’s why we started looking for a new show. With the release of Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm fresh in our memory, and our lack of competitive SC2 skills, I’ve decided to look for a host capable of teaching us the basics of competitive Starcraft 2 gaming. We’ve found Tara Babcock (Her channel) to be an excellent host with skills and knowledge that fits our image. She really knows stuff many starting Starcraft players need to learn to make a fist in the world of competitive SC2. Thankfully, she will teach us! Starting from Tuesday April 9th 2013 on Zoomin.TV Games. You can find us on Youtube!
Ten years ago I’ve organized the World Cyber Games, twice. I’ve been involved in the Electronic Sports League in The Netherlands and in the Electronic Sports World Cup. I’ve seen my fair share of competitive gaming. But I’ve never seen gamers swear this much and act in such an immature way as the guys in this video by Eurogamer. Eurogamer filmed this during the Call of Duty Championship. Of course there’s a big pile of money waiting at the finish line, but this was the European qualification for the world final. I’ve seen finals in which individuals were competing over 40.000 or 100.000 dollars. Believe me those guys were motivated to win it. They played Warcraft III, Halo, Project Gotham Racing, Unreal Tournament 2K4. They were nervous, tense, emotional, but NEVER have I seen a bunch of guys act like the way these Call of Duty players do. Back in the day the Counter-Strike teams always caused the most ‘controversy’, and apparently Call of Duty has taken that spot when it comes to console competitions.
In the beginning of this month we visited the Indie Game Concert in Hilversum. Two hours long an orchestra played familiar and less familiar music. We were there to watch, listen and record everything. After the audio montage and our video montage, the videos are finally online. Credits to the videos are all mentioned in the desciption. I’ve embedded one video here; you can click the other two at the end of the video.
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With the Playstation 4 revealed we now also know some of the specifications of the new game console. How much more powerful will the PS4 be in comparison to its predecessor? I’ve made a simple table which compares some of the main specs of both consoles. As comparison I used the PS3 Super Slim, because that’s the newest model of the six year old Sony home computer.
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