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Jan. 11th, 2016


Matt Hamlin

David Bowie Top 10 Appearances in Video Games - Dies Aged 69



Yesterday David Bowie died after a 18 month fight with cancer. As part of a tribute to his life I have made a video covering David Bowie Top 10 Appearances in Video Games.

The full top 10 video can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/CNTuUjSuhPo

David Bowie is famously known as one of the most innovative artists of all time, who constantly remerged as alternative pop icons throughout his career. Each persona was a new person entirely and as a result he garnered a cult following like few have ever known. Following his death at age 69, he will be missed greatly.

David Bowie Top 10 (top ten) Appearances in Video Games are as follows.

Number 10. Dog meat, Fallout 4:
Using a mod you can give Dog Meat David Bowies infamous eyes. Interestingly both of David Bowies eyes are both actually blue, he did not have heterochromia. Because of this it gets number 10 on this Top 10 David Bowie Appearances in Video Games

Number 9. Zangoose, Pokemon series, generation 3 to present.:
Zangoose sounds a little bit too much like Ziggy to me. Here we have a Pokemon which seems to be at least somewhat inspired by our lightning bolt clad David Bowie. This one is definitely up for debate but is a fun comparison to make.

Number 8. Labyrinth: The Computer Game, LucasFilm
That’s right, there is a computer game based on the Labyrinth movie. I’m as stunned as you are. It was even developed by LucasFilm, who made the Monkey Island and Maniac mansion games. It had the LucasFilm brand of comedy, and hilariously made more money than the film it was based on. It is all worth it to see David Bowies Face in all its Commodore 64 glory.

Number 7. All those Dancing and Singing games
Not quite as targeted as The Beatles: Rock Band, Bowie instead saw a couple of his songs spread throughout a dozen or so games. These are games like Guitar Hero and Karaoke revolution where you get to pretend to be the man himself in front of all your adoring friends. Or you know, alone in your basement with your 12 cats, there is little else to add to this, its guitar hero but with David Bowie. Eh

Number 6. The Emperor of Palamecia, Final fantasy 2, Square Enix
The internet is a crazy place, there are hundreds of websites dedicated to unearthing video game characters that are based on David Bowie. I’ve tried to avoid these in this list since it’s been covered so well, but just look at him, its Jareth Dammit. To back up these claims, in one of its sequels, final fantasy 7, there is an enemy named Gighee, which can also be read as ‘Ziggy’. If you look at the character model you can see the iconic Ziggy forehead, it even has a guitar for a tail. There is also a song in Final Fantasy 7 called Stardust March which can be used if the character Ziggy is alive. Okay, now I am convinced Square Enix were fans, I really doubt the The Emperor of Palamecia thing was a coincidence.

Number 5. Dungeons of Dreadmor, BowieMancy, BlueHinter.
Dungeons of Dreadmor is a turn based RPG where you define a class by picking from a list of skills that you continuously upgrade throughout the game, y’no proficiency with swords, duel wielding weapons and such.
A mod of the game has been implemented by BlueHinter where one of the skills you can pick is ‘BowieMancy’ this leads to spells such as ‘Under Pressure’ which has various effects on enemies like ‘Rock n Roll suicide’ or Golden years’. Seriously it’s good. Its missing a suffragette city spell as far as I can see, but there are enough hits included to make it worth your while.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series to please subscribe for part 2 which will be uploaded tomorrow.

Thank you for watching my David Bowie Top 10 Appearances in Video Games - Dies Aged 69

Dec. 28th, 2015


Matt Hamlin

Fallout 4 Top 10 Worst Design Choices and Biggest Mistakes




Fallout 4 Top 10 Worst Design Choices and Biggest Mistakes.

We start with number 10. POWER ARMOR. So Why is the power armor in the Top 10 of the worst mistakes in Fallout 4?

I’d like to make it clear at the start I think the Power Armor is a great addition to Fallout 4, my issue with it lies purely in the way it was introduced to the player.

In Fallout 4 Power Armor you feel heavy, clunky, slow, huge, and powerful. This is emphasised well when fighting enemies like Deathclaws, you can be picked up and thrown around and you can feel your weight, the interaction works just like I always imaged it would and it is a very immersive experience.

The art style of the armor is also fantastic. The X-01 is my favourite by far, it looks dark and intimidating, showing that the Fallout style was amazing before Bethesda got involved. It reminds me that Black Isle Studios deserve a lot of credit for actually inventing the Fallout series in the first place.

This is why I have put the power armor at number 10 in this discussion. There are still a lot of positives to discuss. The main issue is as follows:

Most players know you can find and wear a full set of some of the games best power armor within 20 minutes of starting Fallout 4. The reason this is such a mistake is fairly clear. The purpose of RPGs like Fallout are to start you with a weak character with very few abilities, you then can craft and upgrade your character the more you play the game. This adds meaning to your achievements as you progress and unlock new items and upgrades for your character. The enjoyment revolves around watching your player grow from nothing. In this RPG you can very easily become one of the most powerful characters in the game within 20 minutes. This is made even worse by making you fight and kill one of the most daunting enemies in the game immediately after, the Deathclaw, who also gets no build up or anticipation, it just shows up.

It is disappointing because arguably one of the biggest gameplay alterations and improvements in the game is effectively given to you with no effort of your own. You haven’t earned this achievement, past the effort of earning the money to buy Fallout 4. It sours your later achievements because you have already pretty much reached the top, and other achievements are a lot less significant in comparison. It is important to note that the usefulness of your Power armor is reduced because it requires fusion cores, but these are not hugely rare and do not change the fact that the power armour can be used so early on.

There is more discussed in the video, but this is a taster. So please watch the video to enjoy the remained of the details on the Fallout 4 Top 10 Worst Design Choices and Biggest Mistakes

Nov. 18th, 2014


vinnipoo

Mountain Horror

Я наконец-то продрал глаза и слепил очередную фигурку для серии "Ядерные Пустоши"

Горный Ужос. 50 мм высотой, смола.
В комплект входят дополнительная голова и хвост. Ну вы поняли, да.

toy soldier, wargame  miniature by Brother Vinni

toy soldier, wargame  miniature by Brother Vinni

еще картинки...Collapse )

Aug. 4th, 2013


d_r_happiness

Фантастика ещё никогда не была такой доступной!

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Фантастика для народа!!!
Теперь произведения Александра Рыжкова можно абсолютно бесплатно закачать с "Google Play"!
Удобно и просто читать с планшета. Ещё и на шару. Сам качаю и всем рекомендую!

Apr. 7th, 2013


vinnipoo

Фигурка

Всем привет. Сделал очередную фигурку "по мотивам" Размер - 28 мм:

postapocalypse wargame miniatures by Brother Vinni

Apr. 4th, 2012


vinnipoo

Давно меня тут не было

Еще 2 персонажа. Их можно купить.

brother vinni postapoc miniature

brother vinni postapoc miniature

Jan. 28th, 2012


g_i_l_a_r

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205.28 КБ

Jan. 9th, 2012


g_i_l_a_r

вот такая глупость...

322.65 КБ

Dec. 17th, 2011


g_i_l_a_r

извините, ежели не в тему...

У кого есть рабочий Fallout New Wegas со всеми официальными аддонами, а именно, Сердца, Деньги, Блюз Старого Мира, Дороги и Арсенал, и без левых самопальных модов вроде ребаланса и HD-текстур? Очень нужно.

  • UPD: Спасибо за помощь, всё найдено и работает.
  • Dec. 11th, 2011


    vinnipoo

    Фигурки по Фоллауту

    Добрый день! Я скульптор, занимаюсь тем, что делаю и продаю солдатиков.
    Специально для любителей мира Фоллаут, я выпустил эксклюзивный набор фигурок по этой игре.
    Думаю, не ошибусь, если скажу что подобной вещи вы не найдете больше нигде. Поэтому - добро пожаловать!
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    с уважением, Игорь
    PS: да, это реклама.
    PPS: да, фигурки продаются.

    фоллаут фигурка

    + еще 3 персонажа..Collapse )

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