Continuing from the previous article where I discussed Games for Windows LIVE, the focus now shifts to the Games for Windows branding scheme, Windows Vista and DirectX 10 as well as brief mention of the upcoming release of Windows 7 and DirectX 11 and how it could impact the future of the platform.
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At E3 2006 Microsoft announced what they called “a new PC gaming initiative” under the moniker “Games for Windows”. Among the ambitious plans outlined at the press conference were a unified brand for PC games, Games for Windows LIVE, the release of Windows Vista and the DirectX 10 API.
This two-part series will take a look at the plans laid out at E3 2006, how they’ve been implemented so far and how they’ve generally been received by the gaming community. Part one examines the LIVE service and part two will focus on the GFW brand, Vista and DirectX 10.
Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. Released in 1999 for Microsoft Windows and Sony Playstation the game received mostly positive reviews from critics, although none of them were fawning over it. It was simply a good strategy title for the time, and one of the first RTS games I had played back in a time when I was new to the PC as a gaming platform. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t much of a commercial success, hence the lack of a sequel and the fact that the developer was shut down only a year after Warzone released.
Here’s my second list some of the better free games floating around the interwebs. This might be the last installment as well, as I’m considering just featuring a single game in each post from now on rather than a small collection of them. That way I’ll be able to space it out more, and possibly give a longer write up on each game.
Well, enough of that. On to the list!
There are times in life when the price of something does not directly relate to its quality. I’ve bought many games that were developed by big companies with huge budgets, yet they somehow managed to disappoint. That’s why I’ve decided to compile a list of free games that prove you don’t always have to spend a lot, or in this case anything at all for a quality gaming experience.
If you couldn’t figure it out by the title alone, this is one of those “You know what really grinds my gears?!” articles/opinion pieces/rants. If you agree with my thoughts on the matter you’re bound to be amused and feel compelled to say “It’s funny ’cause it’s true!”, and those of you who disagree will obviously feel the overwhelming urge to flame me into oblivion.
Anybody that plays online games has no doubt run into their fair share of idiots. From the infamous foul mouthed 12-year old to the teenage stoner that laughs at everything and thinks blasting Mc. Hammer and Family Guy clips over his Microphone is hilarious. Their stupidity ranges from constantly blurting curse words and racial slurs to team killing and just generally being nothing but a giant black hole that sucks all fun out of the game.