Wednesday, June 14, 2017

E3 2017

E3 2017 is almost finished and the best stuff from E3 is Original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility. And even better Phil Spencer wants to bring Xbox emulation and Xbox Game Pass to PC too. Phil Spencer has talked openly in an interview about bringing original Xbox games and Game Pass to PC. They're not announced for PC yet, but the big boss wants to make it happen. The original OG Xbox, is a little bit easier to emulate, because that was an x86 chip. More info Pcgamer
I hope we can see this old Xbox games in future: Project Gotham Racing, Ninja Gaiden Black, Bruce Lee Quest of the Dragon,  Burnout Revenge.

Here is some interesting upcoming games from E3:
 Age of Empires Definitive Edition
 Assassin’s Creed Origins
 Call of Duty: WWII 
 Forza Motorsport 7 
 Middle-earth: Shadow of War
 Star Wars: Battlefront II
 Skull & Bones
 The Crew 2
 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Friday, June 9, 2017

GOG summer sales games

GOG is running summer sale don't miss best deals for all the good old games at reduced price up to 80% off for some games. To bad SCS truck games are not at GOG yet they should add their old games there too. Only ETS2 is available at Ea Origin. GOG is the best digital download distributor for games in the world because they don't force people use bg program they have as optional and all games are DRM free at GOG! Here is some games i recommend at GOG: Commandos, Dracula Trilogy, Outlast, SWAT 4, Sanitarium.
       

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cars film render stages

Here is some 3D render images from first Cara film. Creation stage begins with 2D drawing and then 3D artist make the mesh and so on... Pixar have done great job on animations it take a lot of time and work. Every car have it's unique personalities...

Stage 1: Wireframe
Stage 1: Wireframe

Stage 2: Render without texture
Stage 2: Render without texture

Stage 3: Render with no color
Stage 3: Render with no color

Stage 4: Test render with reflection
Stage 4: Test render with reflection

Stage 5: Final render finish
Stage 5: Final render finish

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Disny Pixlar Cars

Disney Pixar Cars

A new movie Cars 3  by Disney Pixar is coming soon. First “Cars” film grossed millions at the worldwide box office in 2006 and was nominated for an Academy Award. later “Cars 2” film hauled more millions five years later, and became the first Pixar film not to be nominated for an Oscar. It is nice to see that they have used old tow car from 70's. Looks like the good old rubber duck Mack-RS700L truck from Convoy 1978 film almost. Maybe film makers one day can make a similar film for trucks too. The Cars film have already a new red Mack truck but it's only for transport. With the power of 3D animation everything is possible.

Here is the old rusty tow truck from cars film looks like from 70's.
old tow truck



Friday, March 17, 2017

On the Road - Truck Simulation Early Access


Early Access Version - On the Road - Truck Simulation
On the Road – the realistic truck simulator for the PC by the German developer Toxtronyx is currently in an advanced stage of development You can find Early Access at Steam too. Use the Early Access phase to tell them about your wishes and ideas,More info see publisher website http://www.aerosoft.com

Remember ToxSick Labs made the first commercial addon for TML Studios’ City Bus simulator 2010. Developers ToxSick Labs (Toxtronyx). New Trailer see here

"NOTE: This Steam Early Access game is currently not a finished game and may or may not change significantly over the course of development.  " On The Road on Steam

Monday, January 2, 2017

Air pollution

Air pollution

Reports and news say that Oslo and several other Norwegian cities have suffered from serious air pollution. Also Berlin in Germany and several French cities have been hit by severe air pollution

Air pollution affects both health and the environment. They can make people sick and shorten life expectancy. They also contribute to plant damage, corrosion, pollution, eutrophication, acidification and climate change.

This is really serious even China have large air pollution and it just about time every where get like this. Everything we do have consequence. The world is like a sinking ship doomed to fail and got badly corrupted.


Beijing air on a 2005-day after rain (left) and a smoggy day 2015 (right). Source Wiki
Beijing air

Monday, November 7, 2016

Left 4 Dead Dam It map by Turtle Rock Studios

The best selling and popular "Left 4 Dead" 4player Co-op game was developed by Turtle Rock Studios. Many years have passed and there is no official info from Valve if they want make new L4D3 game also Valve own the IP license to L4D games it's up to Valve if they want make a sequel but they don't do it.
Official Left 4 Dead Blog here is still up and alive.

Turtle Rock Studios made a campaign that was never finished, along with a couple survival maps that never shipped. Dam It stitches Dead Air and Blood Harvest together. Now you can download this map. You can find more info at pcgamer.com or  here.  Notice it has some bugs but still playable and there is some missing textures. "It's gray box, and some code features are missing, but it's playable from beginning to end," he wrote. "It also includes two standalone survival maps that never shipped."

Download: Install info: unzip .vpk file and copy to Left 4 Dead 'addons' folder. It will show up under Menu Extra addons.
Dam It map for L4D1 is 144MB
http://www.gamemaps.com/details/17529
Dam It map for L4D2 port:
http://www.gamemaps.com/details/17533

There was many map mods you could download for L4D games in the good old days at this mod websites but they are closed:
www.l4dmaps.com  Closed have moved to gamemaps.com
www.l4dmods.com  Closed

One last thing a new car simulator game "City Car Driving" have been released at steam it have got some good reviews see it here