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Earlier this month, gamers growled on message boards on the supposed death of DirectX. Microsoft soon released a clarification, saying that DirectX is not dead, though Microsoft’s wording left some people miffed.
This is as good a time as any to describe what DirectX is, why it came to be, and why you should care.
Ever get those times after either accomplishing something really awesome or having an exhausting day at work where you want to just sit down, kick your feet up, and play a game that only requires you to do some serious arcade-style shooting? Yeah, I do too. I finally got a chance to do just that today, and I decided to see what kind of new kids were on the block in the Windows 8 App Store.
I was immediately attracted to Violet Storm, which seemed very similar to Asteroids at first glance. In a nutshell, Violet Storm is a free, neon-styled, space shoot em’ up but with more action and power up capabilities when compared to Asteroids. Let’s just say that you could easily lose a few hours playing with this jewel.
Well, it’s been great talking about these wonderful games that I got to play at the Eurogamer Expo, but it’s time to end. There have been so many fantastic games on show that honestly I think my wallet is going to be rather thin by the end of the next couple of months.
Last, but not least, we’ve still got a couple more games to get through. Hit the break to get started.
Welcome back, it’s part four of Appstorm’s Eurogamer Expo roundup. The next two games will probably hold a special place in my heart.
I still remember fondly back in the late 90s when one day my dad once came home with two games: Theme Hospital and Simcity 2000. They were my world, and I still love them to this day. Now, more than a decade later, another two games are trying to steal my heart: Prison Architect and Simcity.
Hit the break to find out more about these wonderful games.
As the resident gamer on the Envato network, I tend to play a lot of games. Not just in number but also in time spent.
For example, my Steam profile will show that I’ve spent over 1850 hours in just Team Fortress 2 over the past few years! Yes, I know it’s a lot but before you start judging, keep in mind that this is over four and a half years.
Today, I’d like to know how much time you’ve spent on your favorite game. I know the answer is going to be skewed towards online FPSs and MMORPGs but I’d still like to see how much everyone else is playing. I personally know a guy who spent about 400 hours on Skyrim so I’m very prepared for surprises!
So vote away and as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts – simply post a comment below!