Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks then you should already know and have played with the new feature that Valve added to Portal 2, the Perpetual Testing Initiative! Ever since they announced this awesome news, I have been wanting to get my hands on it. So, on May 8th they finally released it to the public. It is awesome!
I recorded my first time on it and uploaded it to YouTube for all to see!
The map isn’t brilliant, but its not bad for 25 minutes of work. If I was to do that in Hammer, then it would have taken perhaps a couple of hours to do! So there it is. It’s now out in the wild and people have been mapping like crazy fools over the past 2 days. As I write this, there have been 28,641 maps made.
If you haven’t jumped on the Portal band wagon, then I suggest you do it right now. For the next 12 hours Portal 2 will be £5.09, then will go back up to its usual price of £14.99. If you’[re real smart, then you will also spend an extra £3.40 and get both Portal 1 and 2 together!
If you’re one of those people who need to buy the game on a physical disk, then head on over to Amazon and buy it for £16.00 and free delivery if you live in the UK.
I got an email from Apple this morning, telling me that I have been charged £2.99 for an in-app purchase made on the Ant Smasher Free Game on my iPod. I felt that this is very odd as I would not have purchased the ad remover!
Recently I updated the apps on my iPod, and when you do this, your store account stays active for around 15 minutes after inputting your password. This is because Apple don’t want to you to put in your password every time you download an app.
When launching Ant Smasher Free Game on my iPod, for some reason it is asking me to input my store password; this generally happens when you are trying to purchase something. In this particular case, I am not!
As you can see from the video above, it is asking for my password, when I press cancel, it takes me to a video and then asks me if I am sure about making my in app purchase. Something is definitely wrong here. I have contacted Apple and they have agreed to give me my £2.99 back, but it doesn’t look like they will be taking the matter any further with the app developer, which means they will be getting loads of money from everyone illegitimately!
Have you had any problems like this with your iPhone / iPod / iPad? If so, what happened, and how did you resolve it?
I have been ill for the past week or so, so I haven’t got around to writing about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive yet. I finally took a nice long look at the intro trailer that Valve released a while ago.
I have to say that I am very disappointed with Valve on this one. If you knew me before my Call of Duty days, you would have known that I was a hardcore Counter-Strike fan since around November 1999 when my friend introduced it to me.
The future of gaming, where is it? What will it be? Some believe it will all be in the cloud with such services as OnLive or purely consoles with their clunky controllers. I hope that it will be with the consoles.
If you know me, you know I’m a die-hard PC gamer. I will not pledge my allegiance to the console even if my life depended on it. However, the console has one thing that a PC does not, dedicated hardware. If that was implemented for the PC gaming world, it would change the course of gaming history.
Many game companies out there, will agree that the problem with developing games for the PC industry is the hardware that powers the devices that we use to game on! Each and every PC out there is completely different. The developers have to code to an API, usually DirectX, which in turn controls the hardware, but what if this was removed? What if PC gaming hardware was standardised?
If you don’t keep yourself up to date with the deals on Steam, then you’re pretty darn silly. Right now, they have a cracker of a deal. Far Cry 2: Fortunes Edition for £2.50 for today only!
I have been wanting to play this game for a long time now, and because it’s only £2.50 I am now able to buy it with out paying stupid amounts of money for it! I snapped up this deal, will you? Head on over to the Steam store and purchase this game now!
The trailer has only been out for a couple of days now and already people are calling for the game to be banned as they feel that a scene from the trailer depicts real events which happened in the July 7th London bombings. Don’t these people understand that it’s a damn game? Not to mention, it’s aimed at adults only which will most likely mean it will be tagged with an 18 rating, so shouldn’t be sold to anyone under age!
What I find quite comical about their outrage is the fact that they have completely missed the fact that it’s a game, based on a fictional world war 3 scenario, which was started by the Russians! Please, someone, slap these stupid people! It’s a fucking game, not real life!
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