On (usually) Wednesdays I spend my time looking for a digital buffet of gaming goodies – I post them here on the Humpday Bump.
The Humpday Bump was moved to Thursday this week as I spent yesterday celebrating the 4th of July by eating processed meat while watching things explode – yes, yes we Americans know how classy we are.
This week’s bump features a parody of Valve’s Meet the Heavy video made with the new Source Filmmaker. This isn’t the only video either, since Valve included the actual Meet the Heavy file with SFM everyone who has access to the beta can mess around, changing the original however they like.
It’s strange to see that some parts of the video have been left untouched while others are entirely different, but I think that This will most likely becoming a thing, as I’m sure everyone who receives access to the beta will spend some time messing around with this particular video. I smell a top ten list coming…
Blizzard has finally admitted that there’s pretty much nothing to do in Diablo 3’s end-game. Some of you are probably asking “what end-game?” Last week I wrote about how Blizzard increased Diablo 3 drop rates in an effort to increase player retention. I mentioned that problem wasn’t with item drops, and so did everyone else, and now Blizzard seems to have reached the same conclusion. They promise to make some changes in the next big patch, let’s see if they can keep Diablo 3 from their first flop, relatively. - Source: Kotaku
I might as well put this here. The industrious people over at The Games Day Podcast have figured out a way to make Diablo 3 fun in the meantime, at least fun for them. They’ve decided to play what they are calling Hardcore Roulette, and even though it sounds pornographic it’s pretty much the most PG Diablo 3 video I’ve ever seen. Every hour they randomly choose three of over 60 additional rules to make the game more difficult. In their most recent video they couldn’t use rare items, weapons, or skill runes. That’s dedication.
It looks like Yves Behar is preparing to release a $99 Android powered console called Ouya according to The Verge. It’s going to be developer friendly and is “built to be hacked” as it comes included with a dev kit. They also claim that all games on the console will be free-to-play which lowers the entrance fee even further. I’m not sure if this can compete with the next-gen Xbox or Playstation, but it can definitely compete with their online services if they aren’t careful. - Via: Venture Beat
I’ve said before that I’m not a Starcraft player as I’m apparently incapable of balancing my micro with any sort of macro. Perhaps if I was able to build my own customized Starcraft controller from scratch like this guy did I would give the game another shot. I dare say he put more thought into the design of his own controller than most companies do into the ones we all use. - Source: Reddit
It’s been a while since Minecraft has done anything news worthy in my opinion. Now, however, they have announced the merging of single and multiplayer in their upcoming 1.3 patch due out August 1st. This is important because of why they are doing it. In an effort to make it easier to mod the game, Mojang has decided to merge the two game modes together so the community doesn’t need to do all of the work twice. This may not be the most groundbreaking news every, but it’s an awfully respectful decision from Mojang which always seems to put its customers first.