Friday, December 21, 2007

Friday December 21, 2007

Hail and TGIF! Cold winter weather prevails on this penultimate Friday for 2007. The topic this week is games, and I'm going to give my top 5 PC games for the past year. This list is purely subjective and based on what games I had access to and played the most. In ascending order, my favorite games of 2007 were:

#5 Star Wars: Battlefront 2
A good mix of FPS action and the Star Wars universe. It also has a nice space combat component that adds some variety to the campaigns.

#4 Toribash
This is the only online game that I've really devoted much time to. I'm up to the green belt level and playing every chance I get.

#3 Dungeon Siege
It's not the most original concept for a PC game, but it is exceptionally well executed.

#2 Civilization III
Get Civ 3 if you want a deep turn-based strategy that will keep you playing for hours.

#1 Supreme Commander
2 words: insanely addictive. I literally have to limit my SC sessions lest I end up wasting more time than I have. The good news is that my addiction pretty much under control. The bad news is that the “Forged Alliance” sequel is out.

And that's my annual game roundup for 07. Keep watching this space for more of my weekly picks and pans.

The picture of the week was created using Bryce.
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The loops of the week are some angelic choir samples.

The song of the week is the “I Want You to Want Me” (the live Budokan version) by Cheap Trick: a bit of classic 70s pop/rock.

The book of the moment is Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter. Another bit of late 70s coolness, responsible for growing neurons even as it blew minds.

The PC game of the week is Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators. This game is huge in scale and time consuming but I've managed to stay alive thus far.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.
Bye for now!  

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