Tom Clancy’s EndWar

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Last year I got an Amazon.co.uk gift certificate from my company (I think it was for Christmas). After I found out that I can only redeem it on Amazon.co.uk and not on Amazon.de I left it for a while. Now I ordered a DVD for my wife and Tom Clancy’s EndWar for me ๐Ÿ˜€ The game arrived yesterday so it will be the first game on my new AMD Phenom II machine. I’m very curious and will post more soon. The voice recognition in the game must be very cool. I know, I know… I post about real military hardware and games lately. Sorry about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

More Info about the game: http://endwargame.us.ubi.com/

Edit: I had only a few hours to test but the voice recognition is really a lot of fun! The focus on one unit is something new for me but you can just call other units via voice and let the engage in combat. Nice!

US Army investing in “Games for Training” program

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Computer Based Learning software or game? Maybe they will get better graphics now ๐Ÿ˜€ 50 million dollars should be enough to get a nice gaming rack together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The screenshot is from a “game” the US military is using at the moment. It’s called DARWARS Ambush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARWARS

http://www.bbn.com/technology/immersive_learning_technologies/darwars_ambush

Source: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/US-Army-50-Millionen-Dollar-fuer-modernes-Videospiel-Training–/meldung/119342

Free Zak McKracken point & click Adventure game

Original Zak McKracken game cover

Original Zak McKracken game cover (1988)

Finally I found some time to try out the free community driven Zak McKracken successor… and yea, the feeling is BACK !!! The good old feeling from the great LucasArts (former Lucasfilm) Adventure games from the 80’s & 90’s. Just if you wonder.. the guys who created the game worked for about 7 years on the game. Ok, this is not the usual development time but I know this from level design (that I do as a hobby). If you don’t work on something full time the development time gets really long. I worked like 2 years on Natterbase (RtCW) and also on Adlerhorst (W:ET). Between that I decided to make a small simple map called Sky Temple (JK:JA) and it also took me like 4-5 months so I guess 7 years for a non commercial project like Zak2:btas are totally normal.

Download Zak2:btas (btw it’s 2GB :D) here: http://www.zak2.org/ – You won’t regret it ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Euro value game and a lot of fun

Today I bought “Brothers In Arms:Road To Hill 30” for 7 Euro and hell, it’s great fun! Very dense atmosphere…