On Wednesdays I spend my time looking for a digital buffet of gaming goodies – I post them here on the Humpday Bump.
Today’s bump features a pretty explosive mod for Valve’s popular class based shooter Team Fortress 2. It takes the old school gameplay and sound from the classic combat puzzle game Bomberman, inserting them into TF2. Take a look at some of the gameplay after the jump.
- I don’t remember how old I was when I first played Bomberman, but it was a long time ago. It’s nice to see, however, that the gameplay translates fairly well into the first person perspective. Thanks to Lefonna and Mecha the Slag players can now spend some time blowing their friends to pieces with a mod that combines the old school and the new. Too bad all my old Bomberman friends are all too old and married to play with me anymore – just kidding, I never had any Bomberman friends. – Source: PC Gamer
- Gamasutra has put together a list of 5 major takeaways from GDC. As one would expect, they list is all about players and how they interact with new mediums such as mobile games or free to play models. I’m looking forward to next year’s top 5 lists that will most likely be about the resurgence of top 5 lists.
- Ever wanted to know what happens to your brain when playing video games? Well Online Universities has a cute little infographic for you to ponder. My favorite is about the concept of ‘video game brain’ that claims parts of a player’s Frontal Lobe become underused in frequent gamers. The frontal Lobe isn’t important? Right? If this is the case, I’m pretty sure portions of my brain have gone unused since my grandmother bought me a Nintendo in 1988.
- Notch had some interesting things to say during his digital fireside chat at GDC (see the digital fireplace in the picture?). Most notably is that he plays Minecraft more than codes it. I love Minecraft and all, but I could have told you that, the only thing they add more than content are bugs. Ouch, low blow.
- Valve is adding a puzzle maker for the vastly popular Portal 2 franchise, and it’s about damn time! Valve has always done their best to add modding tools for the community and I for one can’t wait to be trolled with puzzles that are nearly impossible.