CVG reports that Cryptic may unveil a Star Trek MMO on July 27. Which is nice in its own right, but which I’m only commenting on as that’s my birthday. My brain is on holiday so I’m not going to figure it out, but it may actually be unveiled on July 28. Either way, there’s a countdown on the Cryptic website.
The game Limbo of the Lost has been pulled because of graphical similarities to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Well, they’re not so much similarities as copy and paste jobs. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this Gamespot article. How dozy do you have to be to copy one of the most popular games of recent years and expect to get away with it.
* Sorry, the headline was so perfect I couldn’t help stealing it.
It’s on the way, though development hasn’t progressed very far.
CVG has screenshots up of Far Cry 2. It’s a veeeeeeeeery pretty game, but as fans of the Doom series will tell you, looks are a different thing from playability.
The co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, Gary Gygax, has died aged 69. He had been ill for some time.
Although I never played the pen-and-paper games, one of my earliest enduring memories of computer games is Eye of the Beholder, which was based on the D&D ruleset. Beyond the Beholder, Gygax’s creation (although he had little to do with D&D after 1985) gave rise to one of my favourites, Neverwinter Nights.
One might argue that, without Gygax and Don Kaye, modern fantasy gaming may never have emerged. Their work certainly fired my imagination, and will do so for many years to come.