Gaming

arkham origins boxartVery excited about this! The new Arkham Origins Trailer has just been released!

A bit of background, the game’s main storyline is set several years before that of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and follows a younger and less refined Batman who becomes the target of assassins on Christmas Eve. We know that the game will feature Joker, Deathstroke, Anarky, Alberto Falcone, the Penguin, Bane, Deadshot, and probably a lot more! Plus we have Alfred and Robin (and I’m hoping Catwoman). And of course, Kevin Conroy is back for the voice of Batman!

Now, without much further ado:

Are you excited? 🙂

Gaming

After having played a bit of Metro: Last Light, I decided to give Reus a try. The first 40 minutes of gameplay of the Indie game Reus. I really liked the idea of a semi-Populous, semi-Black & White game in which you control your civilizations through wonders, gifts and other means. This is what it looks like:

Running on an i7 @ 2.66GHz, 12GB RAM and a GTX 580 @ 1920×1200, all details on high / very high. Recorded using DXtory.

About Reus

In Reus, you control powerful giants that help you shape the planet to your will. You can create mountains and oceans, forests and more. Enrich your planet with plants, minerals and animal life. There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. Provide for them and they may thrive. Give them too much, and their greed may gain the upper hand.

Developer: Abbey Games
Publisher: Abbey Games
Release Date: 16 May 2013

Reus is now available on Steam and Gog:
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222730/
Gog.com: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/reus

Gaming

Metro: Last Light logoAfter playing a bit of Metro: Last Ligt I decided to record some of the initial gameplay. This is the intro and training sequence of the game. Spoiler free (you should have played the first one though):

This is running smoothly on an i7 @ 2.66GHz, 12GB RAM and a GTX 580 @ 1920×1200, all details on high / very high, 4x AF. Recorded using DXtory.

About Metro: Last Light:

Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside — and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.

But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.

As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival — the last light in our darkest hour…

Developer: 4A Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
Release Date: 16 May 2013

Buy it on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/43160/