Friday, 2 March 2007

Gaming's Good News

Two great bits of news concerning gaming today. First of all, STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl has gone gold. I've been waiting for this damn game for four years now, and it'll be a relief to finally play it. I'm just not going to expect miracles. I've already had a dabble in the recent multiplayer beta, and it chugged like mad on the DX9 renderer on my shuttle. The DX8 version of the engine was super smooth, though. I'm just worried how much detail will be lost without the dynamic lighting effects offered by the DX9 renderer. I'll be buying the game regardless, simply to support GSC and original game concepts in general.

The second piece of news is that Worms is out on Live Arcade next wednesday. God yes. I used to be pretty damn good at the original Worms on the Amiga, and I'm looking forward to getting back in the saddle with some old-school 2D wormy action.

In other news, I'm still plugging away at Zelda. Just finished the fifth dungeon (Ice Mansion thingy), and I'm well on my way to the next. Also, my Wii sports fitness age is resting at a respectable 26. Damn that baseball though. Damn it to hell!

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