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STALKER Clear Sky – More Like a Rainy Day

Posted in PC Games with tags , , , , on October 9, 2008 by insignificantgamer

I have been anticipating this game for months now, and finally got my chance to put my sweaty little palms on it. Great! I load up the game for the first time and start playing. The first thing you’ll notice is how fantastic the graphics are on high settings, the bushes look so real, so much texture to everything its great. The sounds are stunning in 5.1 surround sound thanks to proper EAX support.

You’ll start off in a Clear Sky camp (Clear Sky is one of the factions that you can work for) and quickly make your way to the swamp area where you slowly take over objectives. And thats when the cloud comes in to rain on your day and damn does it pour. My game crashed 2 hours in and did so constitantly. Thats when I  frantically rushed to the internet to get the latest patch. Great! I thought, game is patched and ready to go. Nope, your saved game will be incompatible and you will be forced to start over again. Long story short, even after patching the game up it is still so buggy that you’ll want to write it off as a loss.

So that being said, I’ll make a humble recommendation to you: Give this game a few months for the developer to fix the bugs with more patches. In the meantime, go play Shadow of Chernobyl if you haven’t already then come back to this one if you like what you see in the first game.

This is one franchise that does deserve a second chance… just not now.

45 PC Games to Play – Release Dates

Posted in Other Games, PC Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2008 by insignificantgamer

Well, the number games that will be released in the year or so will be heavy-duty to say the least, personally I feel that these are the games to watch out for. Can I play them all? No. Will I try? Absolutely! Most of the release dates are tentative, and are subject to change. The ones that are TBA are to be annouced and should come early 2009. Which ones are you looking forward to playing? (add a comment to the post below)

Turok 04/17/08
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures 05/20/08
Mass Effect 05/30/08
Devil May Cry 4 06/02/08
Race Driver Grid 06/03/08
Brothers in Arms 06/05/08
Alone in the Dark 06/26/08
Heist 07/01/08
Space Siege 08/05/08
Highlander 08/07/08
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames 08/17/08
Saints Row 2 08/28/08
Tom Clancy’s End War 09/02/08
Storm of War: Battle of Britain 09/02/08
Borderlands 09/03/08
Shell Shock 2: Blood Trails 09/03/08
Far Cry 2 09/04/08
Tiberium 09/04/08
Spore 09/07/08
Legendary 09/09/08
Hawx 09/09/08
Prototype 09/18/08
Just Cause 2 09/18/08
Splinter Cell: Conviction 10/02/08
Project Origin 10/03/08
Fallout 3 10/07/08
Aliens Colonial Marines 10/09/08
Left 4 Dead 10/14/08
Dead Space 10/29/08
WOW: Wrath of the Lich King 11/03/08
Tomb Raider: Underworld 11/05/08
Rogue Warrior 11/10/08
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 11/11/08
Empire Total War 11/11/08
Huxley 11/25/08
Starcraft II 12/03/08
Stalker: Clear Sky TBA
The Crossing TBA
Alan Wake TBA
Interstellar Marines TBA
Project Offset TBA
Theseis TBA
Sims 3 TBA
Mirrors Edge TBA
They TBA
That pretty much sums up the games for the next year, and those are the only ones that we know about. Happy PC gaming! Or happy console gaming, whatever your ‘thing’ is!