Category Archives: Games

Remembering: Portal

So.. Today beside studying microeconomics I re-played one of my favorite games – Portal. A first person interactive puzzle adventure game, Portal takes you to an abandoned facility where you play the role of a test-subject – guided by a robotic voice belonging to the facility’s villain GLaDOS. You solve a number of test in order to end up o a fire-course which you have to beat and escape – this taking you to the layer of GlaDOS – which you have to destroy.

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Something very interesting I found today was that someone has actually worked on a transcript of all the voice-lines used in the game. Not an easy thing to do if you ask me. You can read all the script following this linkPortal Game Script.

The game lasts about an hour and continues with a more detailed story in Portal 2. In Portal you learn about the functions of the Portal gun, prospects of momentum, you solve environmental puzzles and gain info about the facility’s history. Portal 2 features more puzzles and intriguing facts. Wanted to play Portal 2 therefore I started with the first game – which I think I played more than 20 times :))). #gamerproblems.

 

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Final Fantasy Game List

1805Since I started playing again the original Final Fantasy game – the first one to be and to open up the posibilities of the future games – I decided to write a list (more copying it from another website) of the Final Fantasy games, each with all their releases on different consoles.

I am currently playing the game on my tablet using a Game Boy Advance emulator. I tried the game with a NES emulator and with a PSP one – but my favorite is the release for the GBA – Final Fantasy I & II – Dawn of Souls.

I will write a review of the first game eventually, sometime later this month.

Game                                                                              Console                                       Release Date      Score

Games and other media in the BioShock series

Since I finished the first Bioshock game I wanted to post something related to all the media that is related to the Bioshock Universe.

Never tried patches but played the DLC for Bioshock Infinite. And I will try playing Bioshock 2 and the DLC for the single player – later today.

Pokemon TCG [Useful Links]

So this morning I woke up thinking about the good old Pokemon Trading Cards I used to collect when I was younger. There was Pokemon on TV, it was summer and me and all my friends were collecting these cards and these coins and even figurines.

MewtwoBaseSet10There were croissants with Pokemon stickers, chewing gum, sodas, envelopes with cards and Pikachu-shaped erasers – all these having something Pokemon-themed attached. But what I enjoyed most were the Trading Cards. Too bad I don’t have any of them anymore – only the base set which I printed myself at my job. Aaaaand – because I kinda obsessed with Pokemon – and I am not the only one out there [despite my age] I wanted to give you some useful links which can help you find info and images of the Pokemon Trading Card Packs.

And I am writing this post while listening to a Pokemon Podcast from The National Dex.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game (Japanese: ポケモンカードゲーム, Pokémon Card Game), often abbreviated as Pokémon TCG or just TCG, is a tabletop game that involves collecting, trading and playing with Pokémon themed playing cards. It has its own set of rules but uses many motifs and ideas derived from the video games. There are Pokémon cards for every species of Pokémon, as well as Trainer cards featuring characters, items and other themes of the franchise (each with a different use) and Energy cards to power various actions. The artwork for the cards is provided by numerous artists.

The Pokémon TCG is a popular and steady aspect of the Pokémon franchise and is played and enjoyed by many fans. 23.6 billion Pokémon Trading Card Game cards have been produced worldwide in 12 languages, and being sold in 74 countries and regions.[1] The game is part of the Play! Pokémon organized play along with the video game series and is also used in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

PokePlayer is maybe the best looking database on Pokemon TC

Pokemon Cards

Bulbapedia has some very well organized pages on the trading card decks

Pokemon Trading Cards – Bulbapedia

PokeGym is a forum filled with information and images and also scans of the TC

Trading Card Sets

pkmn cards [dot] com

TCG Set Listing

Other Links:

TCG Player

Pokellector

Pokebeach

Serebii

Pokemon Archive

Bioshock: 10 Years Anniversary

In August – 10 years ago, you were introduced to the wonder situated on the bottom of the ocean – a place where there would be no rules, no restrictions and no peace – Rapture. Bioshock was released.

This year – celebrating the 10th anniversary of the game, there has been released a special edition that includes all the Bioshock games and their DLCs along with a Big Daddy and Little Sister figurine – for a total of 200$.

The games Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite come remastered – the work of Blind Squirrel Games studio.

The figurine is 11-inch tall, emits light and sound, the drill of the Big Daddy is motorized, voices of the characters are from the original game, also the design comes from the original box-art of the first Bioshock game.

The release is limited-edition.

Age of Empires IV – Trailer

If you consider yourself a gamer – then you probably played at least one strategy game, and probably back in the days you had fun with Age of Empires. I personally enjoyed Age of Empires 2, played like hundreds of hours, and sometimes I still play it. And now the fourth installment in the series will be published by Microsoft Studios.

The game is currently developed by Relic Entertainment.

Also the previous games, Age of Empires, Age of Empires 2 and Age of Empires 3 are currently re-made and they will be published as Definitive Editions, which is a complete high-quality remaster of all the titles.