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Everything in its right place

Friday, March 24, 2006 | 01:00 AM | by
A demo for Blazing Angels is now on Xbox Live. I downloaded it and gave it a spin, and I wasn't all that impressed. Don't get me wrong, the graphics and controls are superb. The subject matter was just a little... blah, for me. It might have just been the demo content. If anything was going to spark a fire in that game for me it would be the multiplayer. But without the element of player competition, the game seems like a fancy Crimson Skies... except without the fun. I'll reserve more judgement until I've played more of the full game.

Still playing Oblivion and working on my review. The game is amazing, but it is not without flaws. The game has a lot of problems, and it seems like a lot of common sense "expected" stuff has been left out. But there is so much wonderful stuff about the game as well. It's simply massive, so I'm taking my time with writing about it. I want to make sure I'm covering the game as well as possible. So I should be writing it this weekend, and then releasing it next week to mark the launch of Ctrl+Alt+Del's new video game coverage/review website. That will be fun.

We've got some new t-shirts that have gone on presale today. I'm not sure which, if any, will become permanant editions to our store. If you see something you like, you may want to grab them soon, just in case we don't stock it after the preorder phase.

Far Cry Instincts Predator is supposed to be released on Tuesday. I'll be perfectly honest with you, I never enjoyed the first Far Cry. I really don't know what the big deal was. I gave it a shot, and it just played like any old FPS to me. And how many of those do we have. Feel free to let me know if I'm just not catching what was supposed to make Far Cry so great, but the screens on the 360 don't look all that fantastic.

However next week won't be a total loss. We're supposed to be finally getting the King's Quest, Space Quest and Police Quest compilations. Hot shit.

And have you seen this bootlegged teaser of God of War 2 that someone recorded (against the rules) at the GDC? Wow. Kratos is all like "What? You need that wing for flying, bitch? Too bad".

I'm going to schedule a short GameDay on Saturday. From 4pm to 6pm EST I'll be playing the Savage demo. The demo is really limited, but we're only playing for a short time. I'm hoping this will give some people a chance to try out Savage and get pumped up for Savage 2. So grab the demo and I'll see you tomorrow afternoon.

Full Version of Savage

Saturday, March 25, 2006 | 02:19 AM | by

Ok, I'm cleaning up this post a little bit. I think some people were getting confused with all the links I was posting. I want to make sure everyone is using the same version of the game, to minimize problems with connecting this afternoon. I also want to address the "freeware/not freeware" issue.

Here is a link to the Windows game client, that already has the latest patch installed.

And here is a link to the latest version of the Savage Enhancement Pack, which fixes a lot of things.

I would never endorse or promote the piracy of any video game, especially one created by an independant developer like S2Games. They are no longer officially supporting Savage 1, instead focusing their energies on making Savage 2 bigger and better. I have spoken with someone at S2Games and gotten the "ok" for this.

If you have fun playing Savage with us this afternoon, you may want to think about heading over and preordering the sequel, which is currently in development.

At around 3:30-4pm I'll be posting the name of the server we're playing on.

Savage Gameday

Saturday, March 25, 2006 | 03:58 PM | by
Some members of the Savage community have put up a server for us to use. We'll just use that so you can keep playing together even after I stop.

Server name: CTRL ALT DEL Online Server
Password: ethan

It is a public server, though, so you may want to put CAD in front of your player name to identify yourself as a CAD reader.

Ok, we were getting too many veterans coming in an farming. We've password protected the server now.


Saturday, March 25, 2006 | 07:33 PM | by
Wow, another very successful GameDay. I'm becoming addicted.

That was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came out to play, and thanks to Valkyrie and Chiprel and gang for setting up a great server for us to play on, and for showing us noobs the ropes. I'm taking a break, but the server is still up and going strong, so you can still go play with CAD readers.

If you enjoyed playing Savage today, you may want to look into preordering Savage 2. It guarantees access into the beta test, and I can tell you right now, I'll definitely be organizing a Savage 2 beta test GameDay.