What’s in My Backlog Right Now?

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Having just finished my second run through Mass Effect 2, I’m left pondering over what game I should be playing next.

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
  2. Darksiders (PC)
  3. Shadows of the Damned (PS3)
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360)
  5. Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (PC)
  6. Ico & The Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Seven games if you break it down. Seven games that I’ve purchased recently or have upcoming sequels.

The most obvious answer is to start Darksiders because of Darksiders 2 later this year, but I have Skyrim here and cannot let it stay unfinished like Fallout: New Vegas. To avoid this situation in the future, I’m just going to stop buying Bethesda published role playing games. These games cannot keep my attention.

What should I play next then? I haven’t touched the PlayStation 3 in awhile, so maybe it’s Shadows of the Damned? I hear it’s funny and I wouldn’t mind more funny in my gaming right now.

Bethesda Softwork’s History

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I feel bad for not watching more of All Your History are Belong to Us. It’s essentially an “internet show” about the history of video games and the companies behind them. It’s well made, interesting and easy to watch.

I just keep forgetting about it!

The latest history lesson is about Bethesda Softworks. I’m not the biggest Bethesda fan, but this five part biography of them is helping winning me over.

Bethesda Part 1: The Open World

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Wet, Dirt 2 & Mini Ninjas PS3 Demo Impressions

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This week’s North American PlayStation Network store update was tame. So tame that I decided to take a peek in the European store for new content. To my surprise, stashed away in the Euro store were four demos and a plethora of trailers from Gamescom 2009. I spent time with three of the four demos including Wet, Dirt 2 and some game called Mini Ninjas.

I didn’t plan on buying any of these games this year (or ever, in some cases) and after trying out the demos, my stance remains relatively the same. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t entertained with what I tried.

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id Software Sold To ZeniMax Media? What?

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id_softwareThis was quite the surprise when I saw via the Twitter feeds.

id Software (Doom, Quake) was sold to ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda (Fallout 3, Oblivion). My immediate reaction was “Why now?”. I suspected economic pressure and was part way there.

“Things aren’t really going to be different in terms of what’s going on at id,” Hollenshead said. “We’re not going to change the kinds of games we make…. It allows us to accelerate the growth of our internal studios, so we can focus on making all of our internal games as opposed to working with external partners where there has been a step down in quality… There will be more, better games from id. So if you’re a fan of the company, then it is all upside and all things to look forward to.”

Thanks, Todd Hollenshead. Now where in the world is RAGE at?

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