Contribute to Brutal Doom on Patreon

Sgt_Mark_IV, creator of the well known Brutal Doom is now on Patreon, the crowd funding platform.

Click here learn more and contribute: Sgt_Mark_IV is creating Doom Mods, Youtube Videos.

Brutal Doom is a very popular mod for  the classic Doom. The Facebook page for the project has almost 35,000 likes. Hopefully, a decent number of people are going to pledge and help Sgt_Mark_IV develop the mod even further and maybe, allow him to make a living out of Brutal Doom.

Good luck to him!

Empires Apart – Pre-Alpha Gameplay and Q&A

If you’re interested to know more about this upcoming game, check out Resonance22’s early impressions of the game.

Empires Apart is an upcoming medieval RTS that borrows from and builds upon the classic Age of Empires II formula. This video shows early development pre-alpha footage so everything is still subject to change. Release date is estimated to be late 2017.

Cossacks: Back to War

I played a few games of the first Cossacks during the past week, as I discovered they’re developing a new one set to be released in 2016. Surprisingly, the game still looks and feels pretty good, even for a 2D RTS from 15 years ago. Last time I played was something like 5 years ago.

The 2D graphics are still fairly good looking and the UI, while really simple, still works great. It’s easy to control your army and have them do whatever you want. I like to fight huge battles and micromanage my armies to victory. 🙂

I also like the fact that we’re usually dealing with whole armies of units here, without a lot of unit-level-micromanagement. That was pretty rare back then and it still works great, even according to today’s standards.

I’m kinda bummed the AI isn’t better, but don’t get me wrong here, it’s a game I adore. I’m just unable to play more than a few random maps note and then, because of the AI’s inability to challenge the player in any legitimate way. They keep doing pretty much the same things in every single game.

All in all, Cossacks was and still is a good game, despite its few shortcomings. It’s a classic every RTS fan gotta try. 🙂

Cossacks 3 is Coming

I’m excited about this new upcoming game, especially since I found out it’s pretty much a remake of the first one… Can’t get any better! It’s scheduled for a 2016 release, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

http://www.cossacks3.com/

The graphics, units and buildings are all the same, except everything is now in 3D. It looks gorgeous! Let’s hope the game mechanics will be just as good.

I registered to be part of the beta test phase. I was able to point out in the registration form that I used to play the first Cossacks, so they’ll hopefully select me. 🙂

More info on the beta:
http://www.cossacks3.com/index.php?lang=en&tab=post&id=65

The Legend of Zelda: 1st Quest

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Last weekend, I beat the Legend of Zelda’s 1st quest on the NES. Last time I made it through the whole 9 levels was about 15 years ago. I still remembered pretty much everything, it’s like I never stopped playing at all.

I had to play using Zelda Classic, the open source PC remake because I didn’t repair my NES yet.

My USB NES controller is super cheap, so the D-PAD isn’t always as responsive as an original controller. 🙁  That’s why I’ll wait until I repair my NES to beat the extra challenging 2nd quest.

To be continued!