Monday, 22 July 2013

Random Ramblings #3

Its back! Join me for some more Random Ramblings!

Steam Summer Sale

That picture pretty much describes every Steam sale for me. Valve just knows how to make money out of us PC gamers. This sale has been pretty good for me so far. I picked up some games I've been meaning to get like Dishonored's DLC, Civilization V and FTL.

Saints Row IV

Looks like this years "most controversial Australian release award" has to go to Saints Row IV. First of all it was banned, despite the R18+ rating now being a thing here in Aus. Then a "Low Violence" version made its way onto Steam for preorder in Australia. Finally it seems Deep Silver Volition want some more money, as they have already announced the first DLC pack for the game... which isn't even out yet. Really Volition? I mean sure it's not day one DLC, but is day 45 DLC any better?

Homeworld Remakes

Hear that? That's the sound of thousands of Homeworld fanboys all screaming in delight. Gearbox software recently announced that they would be remaking Relic classics Homeworld and Homeworld 2 in HD. HW2 has been one of my favorite games for years and if the number of modders still working on the game is anything to go by, it's a community favorite too.

However, it's not all roses and exploding ships. Gearbox, who are responsible for the hit Borderlands series, were also involved with the colossal failures Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem Forever. For a fan of Homeworld, it's scary to hear that a franchise you love is being taken over by someone who has butchered other loved franchises in the past. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Eve Online

Not a whole lot of news from me about Eve at the moment. The Alliance Tournament is going on now, and RvB won their match. That's really all I care about from the tournament at this stage.

There was a funny post on the forums where someone tried to call out Malcanis for telling someone they are bad. Malcanis was telling someone to stop whining about being caught out by the very well known Market Trading scam. A little lesson for you. When you are playing a game that uses a marketing tagline of "Be the villain" then trying to white knight for someone probably won't go down particularly well with the community. Then to cap off an already funny thread, Frying Doom dropped in to add his trademark skewed logic to the discussion about the whitepaper. That's right. Doom is back. Missed you buddy, and don't disappear for so long next time.

And that's all the news and random comments I have at the moment. As always folks.


EDIT: Just as a small aside, you should all totally go and watch the Alliance Tournament at

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