Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cyber War Zone not spared of the shock wave

We at BG are sure scene like above was repeated across the globe as the news of King of Pop's demise sinked in on that fated day. Readers are welcome to share their experience with us :)

BrickGamers 34 - Online Pirates

This may be something not all gamers may be aware of, but it's one of those things that goes on behind the scenes of gaming that's rather interesting to look at for it's another view of digital pirates.

First they attacked the offline gaming industry, now digital pirates are increasing on the online gaming industry as more MMORPG (and other types of genre) games begin mushrooming online for its sheer ease in not requiring a single-player (story-mode) development time, which can be years in the case of blockbuster games like the recent Fallout 3 (which BrickGamers still honour as our title bar!) - only to have it short-live its purpose.

Single-player games, like monolith operating systems (like Windows), are increasingly becoming tiresome to develop owning to its long creation time. As a result, online games take a load off the developers and allow the 'story' to be created by the gamers themselves, and this makes for a very lucrative piracy for the digital overlords. Which is why, don't be surprised when game developers have to come up with more and more exotic security barriers to protect their games.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Say hello to Luigi

Mamamia, it is the younger brother of Nintendo's official mascot Mario in large scale!
Credit to flickr user Dirk.

Source : Brothers Brick

Sunday, June 21, 2009

This is Prototype? Final will Rule the World!

Once in a while in the tidal waves of all new games (read: non-sequel) some rare new gem shine brighter than the rest and cause buzz in the gaming scene.

Prototype is one of such game. Combining sand box style game play, mass populated down town, fast paced action, cool abilities, won-ton destructions, government conspiracies and involvement of armies, the game is looking more exciting than some summer movie block busters. Couple with the ability hi jack military rides it is of little doubt people can it "Grand Theft Auto on steroids."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

XFX @ Computex Taipei 2009

Apparently we caught the attention of some gaming hardware makers, and why not, BrickGamers is all about Gaming via LEGO® Comics!

It's none other than XFX - NVIDIA's Premier Channel Partner, which has lately begun to make its rival ATI Graphics as well! Cue the NVIDIA Green and ATI Red!


Aside from being a good sense in the current tough times of economic downturn with the world financial crisis (because AMD's ATI Radeon graphic cards are value-for-money), having both NVIDIA and ATI graphic cards to offer does make XFX for one very balanced gaming hardware maker that caters to all sorts of gamers.

At the recent Computex 2009 computer and technology expo show, held in Taipei, Taiwan annually, XFX introduced a new product line to complement their gaming offerings - Power Supply Units, or PSUs.


We'll show more details about these new PSUs as well as the NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series and ATI Radeon HD4000 Series of graphic cards when we get more information from XFX.

Some highlights include the XFX Radeon HD4890 Black Edition graphic card, which comes with a copy of HAWX DirectX10.1 game, which is supported by Radeon HD3000 and HD4000 graphic cards, on Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate).

BrickGamers' LEGO® Jack will show more about Computex technology over on BrickTech.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Want to Stimulate your Life?

Sims 3

Yes, Sims 3 is out, and as usual, it has topped the selling charts as it did with Sims 2 and The Sims, which can only lead us to this simple logic...

If you're interested to read the technical details behind Sims 3, you can check out BrickTech, we did a post which talked about the Microsoft .NET Framework installation.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Trade wind with lag

Yeah in reality sniping you have issues of wind speed and stuff. While none of those elements are present on online game sniping but that does mean it will require less skill either...