Here is a great look at the setup of Ubisoft Toronto as well as their staff party. For those eager to see what programming AAA titles in Canada would feel like, have a look.
In today’s modern age of gaming developers will often base their creations on real people. In the past it was jarring to see an “actor” pop up as a video game character, especially if they were were relatively well known. Can you imagine the nightmare of plopping in Super Mario 4 and seeing a CG version of Danny Devito hurling fireballs from his swollen quasi-dwarven finger tips?
Many of you know the name Parry Gripp, but for those that don’t I’m here to educate you. In the mid 1990s I remember wandering into an awful record store in the middle of ghetto in Tampa. After digging through the “Punk” section one band caught my eye, Nerf Herder. I must admit I bought the CD simply for the name. Nerf Herder is what one very famous Princess of Alderan calls one very suave Corellian smuggler in a moment of anger.
Jade Raymond managing director of Ubisoft Montreal is heading up production on the next game in the Splinter Cell series.
Games have been amazing this year. Developers are finally figuring out how to push this generation’s consoles to their limit. There have been so many amazing titles this year, that many gamers like myself were forced to skip well reviewed games in order to have a bit a of a life outside of gaming (just a bit.. sigh). So why is 2011 going to destroy you? Here is a list month by month of some of the games on the horizon. Sit back, relax, and get your I-Vs ready.
Zombies – A lot of you are “over the zombie thing”. Well this game is all about zombies. Horse zombies, Mexican zombies, nunn zombies, dog zombies, fat zombies, kid zombies, grizzly bear zombies and maybe even sasquatch zombies. If you hate zombies, you may hate this game.
What are you thankful for this holiday season? As I write this my family is sitting in the living room enjoying the misadventures of Scott Pilgrim as he battles to win Ramona’s heart. Hopefully watching Scott Pilgrim on Thanksgiving becomes a new family tradition.
Why I won’t be returning: In all honesty it felt like sitting down with an old girlfriend for a cup of coffee. You sit across from each other and and have that moment when you slowly realize why you’re not still together. All of her quirks and faults that you once found endearing are now just annoying as hell. You may always love aspects of her, but you now fully realize her time is totally up… just like WOW.
I quit playing WOW ages ago, but something I read recently sparked my interest. For one week everyone that had a WOW account at some point can come back to the game for FREE. That’s right, no WOW subscription fee for an entire week. Why are they doing this you ask? Well, Blizzard is blowing up the world. When the servers go up today, Deathwing the dragon will have decimated Azeroth. The World of Warcraft will never be the same.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how to get avatars functioning correctly on the site. Well here is an easy answer for you, Gravatars.
I hopped on Gears with my good friend Derek who is also a Gears fanatic. Let’s just say he knows how to wield his lancer…. Of all my friends that play Gears, Derek is also the most capable player. I figured he and I would be able to handle anything those ladies at EPIC could throw at us. We were vets, like Marcus and Dom.
After using my Google detective skills (I used to work for a private eye… really) I discovered that Alison was in town to promote an indi film by the name of Montana Amazon. After clicking around a few more moments I was able to snatch up tickets to the Sunday showing of Montana Amazon at the Orlando film festival , only a few miles from my house.