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Heaven 4.0 screenshot, featuring the dragon statue

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

It was just this past week that I realized that since I upgraded my video card, I don't think I had ran the Heaven benchmark. I was reading something (what specifically I forget), when I saw another news posting. It said that the Heaven 4.0 was released.

Freelancer screenshot, shooting at an enemy ship


If you listen to my podcast at all lately, I have dropped certain hints to my gaming habits. Sometimes what I am playing, sometimes what's coming. What's coming in the long term is Star Citizen. Like Hawken, it seems that in this day of gaming revolution, long old forgotten PC genres are being randomly revived at an astounding pace.

THQ (Toy Headquarters), 1990-2013

This week, one of the game publishers of the good old days went under. THQ has been in bankruptcy, and its property has been auctioned away, piece by piece. Although none of its games of the past few years interested me enough to buy them (aside from that Humble Bundle), I really liked Supreme Commander and STALKER. I'm sad to see a once great publisher of PC exclusives and a proliferater of gaming originality go under.

Hawken screenshot

Hawken Beta

Last week, I go to The Escapist and see that I have a message. Their publisher's club had a special deal that you could get a Hawken closed beta key. Because this is one of the games I was sort of interested in, I jumped on it.

Hardware Upgrades, 2012

So after going along with what I had, I figured that I would upgrade a few things. I have new toys!

Death Rally (from 2012) screenshot

Death Rally (2012)

At the beginning of this month (3rd or so), I saw the new Death Rally on Steam. For less than $10. Picked it up right away.

Crysis 2 screenshot

Crysis 2

During Steam's epic summer sale, I picked up Crysis 2 (it's back on Steam, yay).