All good, but I came across a post on Reddit, by one of the mods, stating that deleted posts could still be read. That the last posted edit was cached away for reference by whomever was empowered to view them.
Not really an issue, but the aim of deleting posts is to erm delete them, so I have taken it on as a mission to either find a script that will edit over a post, then delete it, or build one of my own.
Also there are a heap of sites available where I can request help, and this will be a great chance to get au fe with them… StackExchange, I am thinking of you.
Insert: Turns out I didn’t need to put my coding skills to the test, my google-fu came through
Here’s the new delete script: Reddit Secure Delete
I’ve been looking through the games I’ve mentioned here, and there are not that many that I would say don’t play… except maybe for Journey, but others from what I’ve read on Metacritic would hold this opinion as sacrilegious.
I’m going to try and find a game I can not enjoy & criticise… remembered I wasn’t that keen on Fifa 13 either, but I think that is football and sports games as a whole… or maybe just ES Sports games
I’ve picked up Metro – Last Light today on the PS3
I think I started a PC version a year ago??? I’ll have to look it up, remember not been too impressed. Although that could have been due to the lack of joypad
(Here it is Metr0 2033)
It has decent ratings on Metacritic (82%), but then again so does every newly released title… off to play!
There seems to be references about a missile hit on the enemies known as the Dark Ones, not sure if this is from the conclusion of a previous game, Metro 2033 perhaps? or just a plot device.
It plays like any other FPS, with a couple of nice touches.
I like the gas masks, that it seems like I’m going to have to change the filters every 10 minutes, and that you have to wipe the glass when it gets dirty. This is also similar to your torch, the light dims when it is ready for a recharge.
The scenery looks impressive, but the human animation average, the mouth movement voice sync poor.
I am not sure how I feel about all the characters being Russian, but speaking English… would I have liked the voice acting to be in Russian with sub titles, I’m not sure?
The sprites seem to glitch in and out at a distance, while in the open World, but I’m finding it very atmospheric, heightened by the audio effects.
I can’t help drawing similarities to Fallout 3, but this time in Russia, rather than the US mainland.
I’m enjoying the humour from the characters, the Nazis reminding me of Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards. I like having Nazi enemies, I never mind shooting them, like zombies, they’re the guilt free option.
The knife executions are quite gory, and the learning curve is paced and balanced. The stealth option works well, your watch telling you when you’re hidden, a nod to Splinter Cell. So the option is there to go in quiet, or with guns blazing.
This choice is facilitated by the weapon attachments; each gun you find on a deceased enemy is set up a little different. Want to snipe out Reich members, go for a low light sights with a silencer, prefer to shoot it out a red dot might be more your style. This is if you choose a gun, guns for show, knives for a pro, silent and certainly deadly.
At the end of the 80′s, as a teenager RPG’s had just started to be released on consoles… or more importantly for me, on the ones I owned. I’d been reading the Fighting Fantasy books of Stephen Jackson and Ian Livingston from when they were first available, now I had the opportunity to role play without a dice, pencil, and eraser!
The titles that are most prominent in my memory:
Rating: – Areas could be used differently down the line, the store influenced game play
Wonder Boy III The Dragons Trap 1989
The 2D masterpiece, and 3rd wonder Boy installment…let’s see a pre-teen have the patience to play that to completion today, with its pixel perferfect jump and hit requirements
What’s more you changed into different were-creatures:
a fire breathing Lizard-Man
agile wall climbing Mouse-Man,
a tough as Lion-Man
Together with weapon and shield (was it armour too) upgrades. This certainly had a role-play element to it, although it was quite linear. A password save feature meant it was a much extended game than many about at the time.
Rating: – The forerunner of Elder Scrolls radiant quests, conclusion bigger than single actions
Ultima IV 1990
The year after I picked up this classic, IIRC I paid a small fortune for it back then, but I certainly got many hours out of it.
My memories of the game are vague: I remember a large fold out map, being asked questions at the beginning that set my class, Bard I think. I kept a note book of locations and conversations… this game was so huge, compared to anything I’d seen before, it changed my expectations of games from then on.
The challenges were more less obvious than previous titles, and the origins from D&D of the game device are evident.
I don’t think I ever completed it, but the cover of the game impressed me deeply, I’ll cover that another time
Rating: – The scale was scaled. Pokemon (never played it) would never have been if this hadn’t been
And my intro to Final Fantasy… kinda, Final Fantasy Legend ’89… this exceeded my expectations in many ways, an epic RPG on an handheld!
But due to my severely limited cash, and wanting to keep up with new releases, I think I turned over this cartridge before I reached the ‘top’, for some other novel title.
I’d never heard of FF back then, remember the days before the web? No many of you probably don’t
All that was known of games was from monthly overpriced, domestically focussed game magazines, and school yard myths and gossip.
Rating: – A line in the sand, modern day FF would never have occurred without the boundary breaking combat, spells, and scale. The map and plot tracking could have worked better, but in today’s games it does
Rings of Power 1991
the days when EA were looked upon as cool, with the bigger than other non EA Mega Drive (I was in the UK) cartridges, where the games actually saved! Saved to the cartridge!
This title changed everything again, the gorgeous 3D graphics, it felt like an open World to explore. This was another game where I kept a notebook to keep track of what was where… this makes me appreciate the mission log in Skyrim so much more
Here’s a much better summary than I can remember from another kiwi: jennymeinecke.blogspot
Anyway, back then in gaming the tunes weren’t so sweet, or maybe if they were, they became irritable and repetitive when applied to the timely scale of a massive RPG.
Intro Zeppelin, here’s one of their famous tunes that took me through the hours, and listening to it today brings back those sprites. Anyone else have tunes that bring back memories of games? Rating: – I love the composition, but I think their popularity suppressed the thinking beyond what they’d already achieved.
Last Saturday the sites twitter feed was suspended, I’m quite gutted about this, as it was my personal update of what was happening in the World regarding the topics I enjoy reading about, i.e. games and techno toys.
So as this option has disappeared for now, I’ve been more reliant on the RSS news feeds on the top tab. I’ve played with dumping the content into posts on the site, but I don’t feel it necessary to save every one of them, however I am thinking about a better way to show them… maybe a summary in a grid format.
Check out the feeds, and tell me of any great sources I’m missing
W00t, just after posting this I received an update that our account has been relinquished from suspension Gamer Geek News is back in the social media feed again!
I’ve had this domain name for a couple of years.
I only use the space to blog and play with web technology, I am not reliant on search traffic, I make nada from it, so I fancy a change. Something that’s more me.
Available options I’m considering:
www.MasterYoshi.com – who doesn’t love Yoshi?
www.FinalBossBattle.com – the end in nigh
www.BlankaFanClub.com – Blanka’s my Friday night special
www.DuckDuckTurn.com – PunchPunchKick has gone
www.DojoCasino.com – It’s all in the mind, my favourite so far
www.NiceAndFriendly.com – Parappa’s rule number one
www.GamerGeek.co – My Mrs likes this one
www.RisingDragonPunch.com – Bit too similar to SRK