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The Witcher videogame history

Found this interesting documentary on YT, that every Witcher fan should see. They go back to the pre-CD Projekt attempt to make a Witcher videogame, how did it fail, and the evolution of The Witcher 1.

Trying 0 A.D.

This is the game that hurt my wrist again! Lately, free games are killing open source games. Nobody cares about source code and compiling when you can get all the free games you want in your phone. I have to admit that I haven't been paying attention to open source scene since a couple of years.

0 A.D. was on my wishlist since long time ago, but I always delayed it, waiting for a better AI. Playing an RTS against a weak AI is one of the worse experiences a gamer can have. Also, I'm playing about 2-3 games per year, plus  the occasional DOTA, or Warzone or Freeciv match. Writing and programing are eating most of my free time.

But last week I decided that I had waited enough, and downloaded the latest alpha. To my surprise, the AI is good enough most of the time to beat me if I'm not quick enough. Not only AI is decent and poses a real threat, graphics are great, even commercial quality, and when you get used to game philosophy, you can have lot of fun. Seems that the money…

Dodging the hurricane, again

Seems the hurricane missed us again, although it hit really hard the center of the country. Here we just had some rain and long power cuts, the last mostly because one power station was out of service and some wires were damaged by wind.

So, even when I had three free days, I could not work in nothing important. But, I managed to bring back my dormant wrist problem, trying to play. Seems that I won't be able to play games that requires mouse in a long time. Which means that I need a controller. Or quit playing forever.