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X-Com Diary – Arms Dealing for Fun and Profit

As you may recall from last time, we had just finished our first engagement with the aliens and defeated them without losing a man, pretty good going I think. This week I’m going to talk to you about loot, research and manufacturing for profit. Don’t worry though, we’ll also be taking on another battle. First off, loot: Every time you win an engagement on the battlescape, your operatives loot the area for resources, weapons, alien technology, basically anything they can get their hands on. Most of this can be researched or sold, to varying degrees of usefulness.  Here’s a quick…

Horror needs to mature

I’ve never completed FEAR. Well, that’s an understatement to say the least. I’ve never got further than about forty minutes into it. The opening level had me nearly sobbing at my keyboard after the hundredth time something jumped right in my face; ultimately rendering me physically unable to press the ‘W’ key for fear that I might die of shock. And I nearly did die once – that bit in DOOM 3 where a demon bursts out from under some stairs. God. Of course by ‘nearly dying’ I actually mean “letting out a girly scream followed by a pathetic whimper”…