Category Archives: Gaming

Vacation

Finally, the full week of vacations in a long, long time… Most of the projects I’m working are set in motion, with particular attention to FEUP’s Linux Project.

So since I’m not going anywhere this week, what will I do? Well, I still have some achivements of Left4Dead to complete, and have to start paying more attention to Team Fortress 2.

On another note, how cool was this? Pretty amazing…

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Escape from City 17

Opened Steam this past weekend to find out the dudes at Valve we’re psyched about these small movies made with an extremely small budget ($500). Escape from City 17, from what I can gather, takes place at the same time as Half-Life 2: Episode 1. It’s really worth a look:

Playstation 3

Today, when I went to have lunch with some friends, I tried a Playstation 3 for the first time.  It’s quite a piece of hardware. Very big but with a great design. The menu interfaces are sleek and clean, better than the Wii’s. The two demos that came available in that kiosk were all racing games (a rally one and a F1 one). They were quite nice, although there was no 1080p as the Bravia that comes with the kiosk only has 720p capability. So the BluRay demo also was a little disappointing.

My take: € 600 is too much… € 400 is a nice price for a console with all those features. I will probably buy one this Christmas the price gets lowered.