Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Ze Brush!

Or ZBrush, to be exact.

Pixologic's remarkable 3D modeling tool isn't suited to games (at least, not until our computers can handle millions of polygons per object), but the ability to freely sculpt without the need to keep track of vertices and quads is an artist's dream.

Plus, it's a LOT cleaner to work with than clay.

From Models

Thursday, September 10, 2009

When Alcohol and Classic Gaming Collide

I've been a fan of the Wii Virtual Console since day one, but one thing that always irked me was the lack of some of the more beloved N64 classics, such as Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon, Banjo Kazooie, and of course, Mario Party. So, with the help of my newly purchased hard drive, I recently set out to download the full collection of Nintendo 64 roms and emulators.

It was with Logitech game pads in hand and a lot of free time last evening that my roommates and I set out to relive the glory days of Mario Party, but it was by turning it into a drinking game that we had a real event on our hands.

Game Rules
-Every time Toad speaks: Everyone drinks
-Every turn: Lowest dice roll drinks
-If lowest dice roll is tied: Both players drink twice
-After a minigame: Losers drink
-When a player gets a star: Everyone else takes two drinks
-When a player encounters bowser: Take a drink
-When a player lands on a Bowser tile: Finish the drink
-At the end of the game: Winner finishes their drink

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Nick Woll grew up in the Florida Keys, and is furthering himself in the fields of writing, software development, and web design. You can contact him at nwoll27 at gmail dot com.