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It’s like chess, but way more addictive!

Posted in games, reviews, The good stuff with tags , , , on April 11, 2008 by neoarcade

Subject: Supreme Commander

Recently I’ve been playing Supreme Commander. So as the rule goes -write about what you know.

What’s the story?

Supreme Commander won’t win prizes for story. Big prizes that is- I’m surprised it hasn’t won small one. There are three races: the United Earth Federation (or ‘UEF’ otherwise know as the Americans); the Cybran Nation (oppressed -robot- minority); and the Aeon Illuminate (religious fanaticists). All of these factions are more or less standard-ish, but in SC there all in space. Which in my books goes up at least 10 fold! I know, I’m a hopeless nerd!

So back to the story- you’ve three races and they’re all knocking several shades of snot out of each other.

Since there’s three races which funnily enough all descend from the same time era where the human race was at it’s hight of Culture, Peace and other things.

It there any fun?

So enough of story. Here comes the addiction. The maps are huge! You’re allowed to have a stupid amount of units! And maneuvering is simple and effective!

I think on the box THQ should have used the description of “It’s like chess, but way more addictive!”. I know it sounds quite sad to be using that image -since chess is definitely not the most popular game- still.

I would consider myself a strategy gamer -although not adverse to some COD4- but SC is delicious! A complete gorge for the strategist!

It’s not all praise. SC lacks unit formation. A simple function within strategy games. I don’t see why this is missing.

Final Word?

I’m going to finish it off!

And here’s some youtube videos in case your bored of reading.

Always nice to be seen.

Posted in blogs, Shout out, The good stuff with tags , , on April 5, 2008 by neoarcade

The people at Student Bloggers thought my blog was good enough to have as part of their featured blogs. Although I’m sure it was there to fill up the space! =) But I felt that it deserved a blog post on my behalf. Sharing the blogging love as they say!

All thanks to Kelly Sutton! And the power of Twitter!

Don’t you just love it when a song gets stuck in your head?!

Posted in Music, The good stuff, Web with tags , on March 13, 2008 by neoarcade

Jonathan Coulton is a brilliant artist that releases his stuff under creative commons.

Just listen to those lyrics! Is it to much to ask from artists to write intelligent songs? I mean, come on! A “song” about a fucking umbrella is top of the charts for weeks. Whole Weeks!

And please tell me where it’s written that 4 out of 5 songs released have to be about love. I know the “teen market” is big, but please take a page out of Mr. Coulton’s book. There’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of intelligences. I looking at you Sean Ward!