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Hating the trend: Valve does not develop for the PS3

Ok, late for the party, again... Lately I have seen a lot of posts blaming Valve for not developing for the PS3. I dont own a "next-gen" console, so this time around I will be trying to make a couple of points or two down the road of this m...

 
 
 

The Jack Thompson rant in Podcastle under a glass

yes, because I dont even need a magnifier glass to see the problems in logic in his rant about why he is all in for videogames and the industry of videogames. this is what i was thinking while listening to the podcastle interview of JT, m...

 
 
 

Portal 2 is going to be a triumph

So I heard back in February that a sequel to Portal was on the mind of Valve (allmighty Valve here). I can only begin to explain in my bad english how good Portal is, I cant do it right (dont blame me, despu�s de todo la mayor�a solo habla ...

 
 
 

Pharmacology for gamers: part 3

Yes boys and girls, let�s try to get over my last post and get back to business (I got a lot of heat from my last post). I have been a bit busy, very busy actually, haven�t played anything in days� So I won�t go into something too complicat...

 
 
 

Obama has something to say about videogames...

Im not an american so I dont care a lot for the presidential elections since I wont be voting. But I dont like this guy, he is like a communist, and I cant stop thinking that a socialist US president wouldnt be good for a country that I li...

 
 
 

ESA numbers and facts about gamers

This report of course is nothing short of "obvious". Captain Obvious could come here and I would not be suprised. But this ESA report is what we were saying all along to the guys like Foxtoid: gaming is not kid-stuff. Kids that played vi...

 
 
 

The McCain blue steel look

I know it has nothing to do with videogames, but still... Im studying like a fu//ing maniac and I cant stop to play... I cant even play with my dick or my ds... lame. I cant even play with both my ds and my dick in the bathroom at the same ...

 
 
 

On the phone...

So, yeah, we all know that somethimes our other half doesnt hold the same interest as us for videogames. Thats my experience in the subject, non-gamers girlfriends and non-gamers friends that are females. My phone call with my gf. GF: w...

 
 
 

Starcraft 2: the 3d balance

In my daily search for interesting articles I found this one, about Starcraft 2, called "less 3d and more 2d". I quote from the article: This is interesting, the whole thing is interesting. My first thought about Starcraft 2 was "how t...

 
 
 

Pharmacology for gamers, part 2

Prepare yourself!! Brace for impact and prey for those souls who are going to be slaughtered in your search for owning newbs. Even those on your own team are going suffer the effects of this very powerful adrenergic agonist (stimulant) of...

 
 
 

Looking into Starcraft 2 videos and screenshots

Something is obvious, is 3d� I mean, is a 3d RTS. Strange, 3d not always works well in a RTS, sometimes is there, you know it: the developers spended a lot of money in the 3d engine so they know it� but you don�t use it that much (sometimes...

 
 
 

Pharmacology for gamers, part 1

I wont lie to you people, I study medicine so I dont have too much time to play videogames lately. Actually I got nothing... nada, zip, no jodan. So I was thinking, "man, if I dont come up with some subject to blog today Im going to die of...

 
 
 

News flash: Gamespot is hiring

Yeah, so, we saw this coming, didnt we? The last three months they were doing some house cleaning in Gamespot headquarters. I know it, you know it and for sure Gertsmann knows it. So now is like back to business... but hey! They need peopl...

 
 
 

Where I have been?

Maybe, some of you, hopefully will have noted my abscence. The absence of grammar mistakes (not from an english spoken country so dont start commenting bugging me about it). Life is hard folks, we all know this. Girlfriends tend to take a ...

 
 
 

Extreme nonsense, Lost Planet for the PC

The Lost Planet for the PC late, very late install... Yes, Lost Planey Extreme Condition is a known title with mixed reviews. I have to say the truth, I certainly would not be giving it a chance if it were not by the fact that the little b...

 
 
 

I'am a pirate...

I have to admit that I'am a pirate, I'm not thrilled by the idea of beign a danger to the gaming market. I know how much damage my actions do in the industry. So please, don't come here to post how much you hate me. I will explain why I'...

 
 
 

Reviews are hard: Microsoft Flight Simulator X

I havent heard a lot about Microsoft Flight Simulator X here on Dtoid. Actually I dont recall reading anything about it here. Maybe it is because we cant say that MFSX is a "game" (you guessed guys, is a flight simulator, you play it on th...

 
 
 

Why Velt isnt playing videogames

Is a long story my dear friends. When all hell breaks loose at the office, usually people bring the office problems home. That doesnt help to the general mood of the family, you start wondering that if you go and play a videogame you are no...

 
 
 
 

No gaming time, life sucks

Or sometimes you have to suck the life... Is terrible, yet it happens, with hell breaking loose in Control Room (IT department in the company I work for in a part-time mode now full-time mode), I have no time for games. When I get home ...

 
 
 

Assassin's Creed is not helping PC gaming

Lets take a look at the amazingly huge and out of scale requirements for the upcoming Assassin's Creed for the PC. Here is the full Assassin's Creed PC requirements: # Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athl...

 
 
 

WoW has 10 million minions

In another blow to the worlds economy and productivity, Blizzard MMORPG has 10 million active users now. Of course WoW in China is big. And plans are in motion to launch the game in Russia (cold = gaming ??) "Blizzard noted that the term s...

 
 
 

Run to the hills...

Yes, 2007 was a success, but 2008 is turning up to be pretty fucked up... at least financialy... While the US economy is driving everyone else insane. I feel that some gaming numbers and figures were in the menu. Atari stocks lost 11%, t...

 
 
 

Alex Navarro abandons the gamespot boat

Alex Navarro is the last guy leaving gamespot.com I remember having commented a couple of weeks ago that I saw him in a video on the Jeff Gertsmann blog, at the time I thought "this guy is next to leave gamespot". The guy is a friend o...

 
 
 

Oficial podcast from Blizzard

Blizzard is growing to be something like the Apple of videogames, it has Microsoft (aka the other big company named Activision), but it does not compete directly with it. They made cool stuff, and have a very big installed user base. So a...

 
 
 

Gaming is like sex for me... kind of...

It make me hungry... hungry like the wolf. Really, after 45 minutes playing Rainbow Six Vegas (was on my "to play" list), I need a snack. Well Im not fat so I can have something to it... That�s all, move along.

 
 
 

Bill Gates doesnt play on XBox Live

Bill Gates about Xbox: "Xbox live, which was immensely risky, we hadn't been in the hardware business. We even had a hiccup in terms of ahhhhh... me not downloading curve... on that one reliability issue we ran into it. But Xbox alone has ...

 
 
 

CEA: "U.S. Videogame industry growth slowing"

Because I like the ecnomic side of things... http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN0526213620080106 This is the main line of the article: "Overall U.S. industry sales are seen rising to $17.9 billion in 2008, up 13 percent from an es...

 
 
 

The Witcher, first impressions

I like RPG games that are fast and rewarding. For example, I tried to play Oblivion, but it was like: "you are here, the guy you need to talk is on the other city--insert 20 minutes of walk here--get there, grab side quests, then go back ...

 
 
 

Late Again: Gertsmann got a blog

And it is called "Jeff Gertsmann is still alive" Maybe this is news for like, 2 guys in the corner of the blog that browse the site while waiting for the videos in youporn to load. But Jeff Gertsmann has a blog as I have recently found out....

 
 

About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
 
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