Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Photics.com. Are you having a good day off? I’m using this time to work on the site. But before I dive heavily into XNA game development, I thought that I’d share with you the spoils of Christmas! Plenty of businesses depends heavily on holiday sales. A good shopping / spending season is a way to judge the strength of the economy. I know that I spent WAY more than I usually do.
I went to great trouble to score a Wii. Nintendo’s new console is quite coveted for this holiday season. After many MANY hours of play, and after careful reflection upon my experiences with this new system, I have compiled my thoughts on the Wii. No aspect of the Wii was neglected. From installing the Wii, to playing virtual console games, the details are meticulously covered. If you’ve been wondering if a Wii is the right console for you, this special edition of Photics might help you decide. Download The Photics Wii Review in PDF Format.
There must be obvious side effects with consuming tremendous amounts of Dwarven Ale – and then dying. Tank is afflicted with Resurrection Sickness. This is not the usual 15% death penalty. Tank is experiencing something more intense. While Tank’s body might have been resurrected, his mind didn’t make it all the way back. In a special three-page edition, Episode #35 of Lost In Ascalon illustrates the situation. See if you can keep up with the mistaken Guild Wars references. Meanwhile, Photics is still searching for Gwen. In such a delicate world, can our hero afford the time necessary to verify Tank’s claim?
Good RPGs often have a similar storyline twist. Early on in the game, you’ll meet a likeable – and female – character. Then, something tragic happens. Your lady friend will die. Final Fantasy VII, Phantasy Star 2 and Guild Wars: Prophecies, they share that common storyline – or do they? I’m still not convinced that Gwen is dead.
After a brief hiatus, the Photics electronic magazine returns. With the release of Guild Wars: Nightfall, Issue #32 could only be one thing – THE ULTIMATE GUILD WARS: NIGHTFALL REVIEW! Nightfall is critiqued and contents of the collector’s edition is exposed. What is a Varesh Mini Pet? What’s in the Black Bag? Is the third chapter of Guild Wars good or is it bad? Find out in the Fall 2006 issue of Photics – The Guild Wars Edition.