Tag Archive | gaming

I can highly recommend the Point-and-Click Adventure “Deponia”.

It plays like the classic Lucas-Arts adventures and has a great story, very good and likeable characters. By far the best PaC adventure I have seen in years.

The first two episodes can be downloaded from Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/214340/

“Like” the Metro 2033 Facebook page and get the game for free.

A great promo for the upcoming “Metro: Last Light” – if you “Like” the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MetroVideoGame?sk=app_395840630491782 you will be given the first episode “Metro 2033” as a free download. If you haven’t played this game, it’s a superb survival-horror game where survivors of the nuclear holocaust struggle in a fight against mutants and human aggressors in the Moscow subway system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Xc2hhef-Nzo

SkyDrive will be on Xbox 360 today.

The three primary use cases are:

  1. Shared photos & videos. Share a meaningful event with your friends or family by viewing photos & videos on your TV, or view photos & videos others have shared with you through SkyDrive. Imagine being able to view cherished photos and videos shared by friends and family —like a musical performance, a kid’s birthday, or baby’s first steps—on your TV.
  2. Snap and see. For Windows Phone users, snap a picture and see it appear almost immediately in your camera roll on the big screen. This feels like magic! For example, you could take a quick snapshot of your child making a funny face, fire up the SkyDrive app on your Xbox, and view it right away on your 50” screen. Just make sure you’re using the same Microsoft account sign-in for both Xbox LIVE and your Windows Phone.
  3. Party slide show. Plan a great slide show to play in the background of a dinner party. For example, you could start a slide show of a recent trip for friends, or have holiday-themed photos and videos playing during a holiday party.

via: http://blogs.windows.com/skydrive/b/skydrive/archive/2012/12/11/skydrive-comes-to-xbox-360-photos-and-videos-on-your-tv.aspx

The new game rig is finally up and running.

It consists of two Alienware X51 systems, featuring the new Nvidia GTX 660 graphics cards and finally running only on SSD drives. Very nice performance.

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I also like the Microsoft Sidewinder keyboards which I used to replace the Logitech G15 & G19 keyboards.I wonder why they were never made with Swiss German keyboard layout. The mice are the highly configurable Cyborg R.A.T. Contagion models.

Thinking big: Microsoft transforms a country for Halo 4 launch

Via: http://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-transforms-a-country-for-halo-4-launch-31254978/

Microsoft changed the Principality of Liechtenstein to turn it into a real-life replica of the Halo universe for the launch of Halo 4 in early November. The Microsoft transformation lasted only a day as the landscapes of the countryside became the stage for an alternate universe inspired by the video game. Microsoft invited media and fans from 16 different countries to take part in the experience.

Full PC implementation of Unreal 3 Engine ported to Windows RT, available to developers

Great news for developers! Even before Windows RT is available, NVIDIA and Epic have teamed to port the full PC implementation of the Unreal Engine 3 to Windows RT (and Windows 8).

Developers can license the engine from Epic and will have a very easy job of making Unreal based games available on Windows RT. This is great news for gamers around the globe.

Check the video to see how nice the engine performs on a Tegra3 based Windows RT system.