Thursday, December 31, 2009

The 11th hour

A contract extension that has been in preparation for 6 months, for which the deadline was the 31st of December 2009 has now finally been finalised on December 31st 2009 at 23:44 o'clock CET.

Unbelievable. Some company executives should be slapped left and right around the clock.

On the positive side (at least I hope that it'll be positive), this means 2 more years of work en los Estados Unidos.

Happy new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 Comic / Cosplay

I found this MW2 Cosplay photo-set on fourzerotwo's blog. (He works at Infinity Ward) Here's an article about the recreation of Ghost of MW2.
He also has some information about an upcoming MW2 comic that will, apparently, be a 6-part-series. Part 1 came out on November 11th and this looks like a collection of all 6 parts, coming out in July 2010. Also found this.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Work and live in Japan

Found this nice article on Kotaku about working/living in Japan, more specifically in the gaming industry.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

GTA (and other) fanart

Came across Patrick Brown's gallery on DeviantArt, awesome stuff:

Monday, July 13, 2009

Street Fighter

I recently bought a Madcatz SF4 TE fightstick. (Haven't opened the package yet, though, as we're having visitors staying at our place for a few days.) The package of the stick is already a piece of art itself. The stick is supposed to be pretty much the best one can get (Sanwa Denshi stick and buttons), so I'm eager to try it with SF4 and HDR.

I've been reading a lot on the Shoryuken forums lately, it's a great place for all kinds of Street Fighter related information.

Here's an info page I found about switching from playing with a pad to a stick.

This coming week-end, the yearly Evo tournament will take place in Las Vegas. Here's a nice article about it, telling a bit about its history.

Also, here's a play-in-your-browser-version of Street Fighter 2 CE.

Update: Daigo won the SF4 tournament, as many expected. Pics & article, more.

Update 2: Nice panorama picture of the Evo-room, Flickr photostream of Evo Championship Series and Vids, Kicks and Pix from the Capcom Unity Blog.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The making of Monkey Island

Great "making of story" by Ron Gilbert about The Secret of Monkey Island.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Change OSX Leopard Dock appearance

I find the 3D Dock in Leopard annoying, one can't see well which programs are running because the white spot fades in with the clear background. With this command the 3D Dock can be switched back to 2D:

Open the "Terminal" Application and type this:

defaults write no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ToDo List: Games

Folgende Spiele liegen zuhause und warten darauf, gespielt zu werden:

Fallout 3 (eingeschweißt)
God of War 2 (hab's mir in den USA nochmal geholt, PAL Version hatte ich mal angefangen und einige Stunden gespielt, jedoch nicht zu Ende)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (angefangen, aber nicht besonders weit)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (angefangen, aber nicht besonders weit)
Mirror's Edge (etwa zur Hälfte durch, schätz ich mal)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (nur kurz angespielt)
Shadow of the Collossus (eingeschweißt)
Final Fantasy XII (ca. 10 Stunden gespielt)

1993 - A visit to id software

A Visit to id Software from john romero on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I knew that RAM was cheap, but not *that* cheap. 4 GB (2x2) for 50 $.

MacBook Pro RAM FAQ: here and here

Antwerp Diamond Heist

Wired published this article in their current issue ("The untold story of the world's biggest diamond heist"). The story sounds like a real-life Ocean's eleven. Leonardo Notarbartolo was released from prison last week.
Here's the website of the article's author, Joshua Davis.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009


This seems to be the website for a game in its concept-phase. The website hasn't changed for a long time (a year or two since I came across it), so I don't know if this project is still being pursued or has been canned.

The game's visual style reminded me of Flashback, Another World and Heart of Darkness. The Wikipedia pages for these games were quite an interesting read.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is out for the PS3 and 360. It's a great game, I've almost finished it. The co-op feature is absolutely fantastic, it's been a long time since I've had so much fun playing with a buddy (who's on the other side of the planet).

House turned into skateboarding park

Ramp House for skateboarding

Recent movies

Taken - Great!

Doomsday - Booh!

The Net 2.0 - Double-Booh!