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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
One of the key elements in the game is not just a Tai Chi trainer for enthusiasts but a fully featured multiplayer game which will show people some of the philosophy behind Tai Chi training. Tai Chi is based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism and it is down to earth and can be applied in a variety of real world scenarios at work and at home. One of the central concepts of Tai Chi training which is familiar to the Chinese but is alien to most westerners is Chi. Chi means energy, it's like having a battery, you can charge it up or run it down. The players' store of Chi will be affected by three different variables in the game.