4. January, 2013
Sony found a new way to harass customers: They filed a patent for a technology that prevents playing second-hand games.
In a nutshell, the “game playing system” checks whether someone else already played the game on a different system and if so, it refuses to start the game.
Great, isn’t it?
With ideas like that, Sony will surely overcome it’s financial issues, soon – by going bankrupt even faster.
Need more reasons not to buy Sony?
19. December, 2010
Good games are rare today. Most games feel like DOOM clones with better graphics. Fun if you have the reflexes of a 10-year old … and the intellectual horizon. Makes me wonder why a lot of them have an “adults only” sticker or must not be sold to minors … Most of them don’t run on Linux (or need a remove-the-f***ing DRM patch – so playing the game I just bought is illegal).
But there are exceptions and The Humble Indie Bundle #2 is one of them. Five of them. Even though I don’t like all of them. So four of them. Three … I didn’t play Revenge of the Titans, yet.
Braid. An insane jump’n’run with time travel and non-repeating puzzles. I think more than enough has been said about this game.
Cortex Command is a 3D shoot-em-up, the graphics are coarse, I fought more with the controls than with the game plus it’s a game for 10-year olds. ‘Nuff said.
Machinarium. Wow. Beautiful graphics, sad story, clever and demanding puzzles. The only flaw: It uses flash. It’s not really a flaw of the game – there simply isn’t a better cross-platform framework than Flash. Sad, isn’t it?
Osmos brings slow motion back. No need to rush things. Some levels take a long time to complete. A little push here, wait, a tiny push there, … atmo sound. Great to relax.
And best of all, you set the price and the split. With freedom comes responsibility 🙂