On a whim, I decided to change the shield in Zelda: Twilight Princess.
The resolution was upped from 128x128 to 512x512, which is perfectly suitable given the size of the object.
The frame of the shield was left untouched, I don’t really know how to do a decent worn metal look.
So it’s just the Triforce, Loftwing and blue background.
Basically, it’s closer to what you see in Skyward Sword.
The funny thing about a 3D Zelda game is that you spend quite a lot of your time looking at the shield on Link’s back, so it’s a simple change with a big impact.
Last night I had 3 friends over for our monthly pizza and gaming get together.
ie, Mario Kart 64 Night.
This time, however, I streamed the whole thing on my Twitch channel and this is the result.
I apologise for the rough editing, or rather the basic lack of editing at all.
This is a championship across every track in the game.
1st = 3 points
2nd = 2 points
3rd = 1 point
4th = 0 points
Despite a promising start for moi, things quickly turned dark, with the video featuring some of my/Toad’s greatest misfortunes in my history of Mario Kart.
The first of three variations on the Hyrule Overworld theme present in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS.
This is used during the games opening, before Link gains use of a sword and when Hyrule is still seemingly at peace.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Livestream
Yes, tonight I’m going to launch my first public livestream.
From the beginning and seeing how far we get before I lose my mojo. :P
Starts at 9PM GMT (4PM EST).
I’ll try to be interesting, talking about my personal history of Zelda, the N64, etc. You’ll learn a bit more about me, and maybe some things about the games development history.
After all, Ocarina of Time was the first Zelda game I actually owned myself.
Link (no pun intended) to follow!
On a day where Youtube will be dominated by Xbox One unboxing videos, I instead take a very quick look at the contents of the CE version of the game which in the UK is exclusive to GAME.
Sorry for the poor lighting and sound quality, this was done a bit ad hoc for the sake of the chest.
Natural light is at a real premium at this time of year in the UK!
Some pics from the opening of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
The PC version of course, recently released a startling 3 years after its console incarnation.
The sequel isn’t far off.
The flightsim setup, yoke version.
New, smaller chair that might be less comfy, but far more practical.
Main thing is that before the throttles were fixed to a cardboard box, but now it’s a small glass coffee table that’s better in every way.
Best thing is that this can all be set up or put away in just a few minutes.
Two quick screenshots from the ‘Classic’ mode of Codemasters F1 2013 which was released today.
Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell, post race.
If you want to enjoy the classic mode, you’d better like Ferrari, Williams and Lotus because that’s all you’re getting. Due to (apparent) legal issues, there is no classic 80’s and 90’s McLaren cars and also no Ayrton Senna (though some of his cars are present, so it’s possible there might be helmet mods).
The game looks nice enough, though I was perhaps expecting a bit more given that the 2013 season has 2 less cars on the grid after the Spanish HRT team went bankrupt last year.
Honestly though, apart from the rather limited classic mode, this is as close as a Codemasters F1 game has come to being a barebones annual update of new cars, 2013 driver lineup and 2013 rule changes.
The Young Driver’s Test at the start of the game is practically a copy-paste from 2012.
Still, the mods are already trickling out to improve it.
Viva la PC version!
If you’re going to drive the Lancia Stratos HF in DiRT 3, modded to have the Alitalia livery, then you might as well do it around the Michigan stages when it’s wet.
Rear-wheel drive and all that.
Lancia Delta HF Integrale
Video of the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 on the Kenya Trail Blazer course in DiRT 3 for the PC.
This is with the “Any Car, Any Track” mod.
Normally you wouldn’t be able to drive anything other than the dedicated Trail Blazer cars on this track, which is longer than the standard rally ones.
It’s a new BrySkyeGaming video!
The Lancia Delta S4 in DiRT3 for the PC, complete with Martini Racing livery thanks to modding!
The most absurd car to ever participate in the World Rally Championship, it combined both supercharging and turbocharging to create this 500hp beast that could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in only 2 second… on loose gravel.
Ultimately the car was so powerful that it was near impossible to master, taking the lives of driver and co-driver that came closest, contributing to the WRC Group B category being banned.
This is G-ZBJB, British Airways’ first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner via Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.
I actually saw this actual aircraft flying overhead at about 3000ft on a test flight to Newcastle prior to it’s first commercial flight. I had no idea it was visiting my local airport that day, nor that BA even had any due to be delivered so soon after the type entered service in the UK with Thomson.
So that was a bit of a surprise and so unexpected that it took me a while to identify it.
It was a true case of having eliminated the impossible and finding whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
First screenshot from #Skyrim in a while.
Knows-No-Bounds with companion Anum-La, the Swamp Knight.
Anum-La is part of a rather large mod for Skyrim called Interesting NPCs.
Info on the mod can be found here: http://3dnpc.com/
And more specific information about Anum-La is here. http://3dnpc.com/anum-la/
She’s one of the mods more elaborate additions, classed as a “Super Follower”, with her own unique dialogue for a number of locations and default quests, as well as 4 quests of her own that expand her character.