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this totally caught me by surprised, and instantly perked my interest all the way up.. because i saw the word, Singapore, in the title of the original article.

Carneyvale: Showtime … i’ve never heard anything about this game.. but being showcased on Gamasutra.. must mean something good about it regardless. It’s another indie game, with what seems to be a fairly small, core team of Singaporean developers. It’s developed with XNA (a fairly new application from Microsoft targetted for Indie developers), and appears to incorporate a physics system in the game.. any game with phsyics simulation always promises some kind of fun :D

Ima try to check this game out soon. I also look forward to one day, collaborating with a team of Singaporeans on a given game project.. Singapore is still a new face to the Game Industry, but by no means should you underestimate them either. Being new, means higher demand for talent, means getting selected to be on the team will be a little easier, since there’s still not enough to compete with.

This is another great inspiring article for me personally. It shows me what obstacles they encountered developing a game like this one..and i too can learn from them.  Being a Singaporean myself, and seeing that the country’s name has now broken onto huge top game industry sites like Gamasutra, is really very motivating for me as an aspiring game artist/developer..and of course, gives me a sense of pride to have been Singaporean (i recently gave up my citizenship of the country due to a decision forced upon me by the Singapore government, but my roots is still all Singaporean).

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I don’t know much about this game at all, but i just so happen to stumble upon the video review for this title, and boy… it looks soo awesome, from an artist’s point of view.

Early in the video, the narrator says the game has been under development since it’s E3 2005 show..and it looks to me all these years of work, paid off, especially visually. Kudos to the art team that worked on this game.

Lighting is great, effects are great, textures..gosh. Modeling, those environments look massive…there’s sooo much extra detail you wouldnt notice unless you actually took the time to look.

Can’t say much about how the game really plays out, but i would say judging from this video alone, this is one game to look at for inspiration..it’s up there with the Gears of War and Crysis specs.

And this is currently a PS3-only title too, hinting that the Xbox360 is too weak to support all this beauty ? Can’t and won’t say much about that either.

Enjoy the video.

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Yess. Another spectacular game is finally here for the PC.. the “greatest gaming platform” for the greatest gaming experience ever. Burnout: Paradise is, not to say an all new release..being so successful on the console market with great critics about this game, and i think the in-game videos already prove how much fun this game can be. Burnout Paradise has been out for the XBox 360 and PS3 console platforms for a year or so already, and have since already recieved a great deal of game updates/expansions..showing just how dedicated Criterion Games (possible studio for future career? ;) ) is to their fans. It’s not often you get this much additional content/gameplay updates in just a span of one year..so thumbs up to Criterion for the undying dedication to their franchise.

This will, as many know, be Burnout’s debut on the PC. I’ve previously played the PSP versions of this game, prior to Paradise (Burnout: Dominator, Burnout: Legends), and have always wondered why the heck isn’t this game on the pc yet? Hardware limitations? clearly not, if a puny psp is able to run the game this well, then a pc could any time too. (yes the psp burnouts also had, in my opinion, one of the best graphics for any racing game, even the newer Need For Speed Underground PSP/Midnight Club: LA PSP graphics sucked in comparison to Dominator, the textures in NFS:Ug PSP felt too undercut for the system’s capabilities).

Well finally, it’s here. And this is gonna be another of those games that will highlight the PC as the premium gaming platform choice.

Burnout Paradise The Ultimate Box will be officially released on the 6th of Febuary, 2009. Anxious fans can opt to pre-purchase this game, and as a reward, recieve the full game, 3 days in advance to the rest of the world.

There’s plenty more to say about Burnout Paradise, but i’ll save that for later on, when i get some of my own in-game videos of me playing it, and you’ll get to see what it looks like on the pc and compare any differences it has with the console versions.

‘Til then, read more ’bout this game at Criterion Games. Have fun.
Enjoy the preview video below :)

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