Showing posts from March, 2010

Yep, it is as I have foreseen ...

Assassin's Creed II owns my soul . As I've been telling Annette: this is the most fun I've had with a game since Metal Gear Solid 3 , and I was obsessed with that game! --------- S P O I L E R --------- I think I'm making pretty good time in AC2; Ezio's arrived in Venice with Leonardo, and I had to save this brutally ungrateful chick. So far, I've acquired four of the six assassin's seal and completed the renovations at the villa (which means I have money to burn). I've been able to buy the best armour and weapons that I could get at this point in the game. The only time I was actually stuck was during the Altaïr sequence. I was at it for nearly an hour before giving up and looking for answers on Youtube (what?!). Fortunately, that was the only time I got frustrated, although looking for the assassin's seal in Forli had me cursing quite a bit. Other than a few hiccups, I've been amazed with this game. It looks superb, the

Digital Painter 2 available for pre-order

And guess who's one of the artists? I admit I completely forgot about the book until I saw ArtSquared 's tweet this morning. Anyway, I wrote a tutorial which was published in the first Digital Painters book, and I wanted to write another one for the latest release, but I kept postponing it until there was little time left and I still had to do some last-minute stuff for the paintings I wanted to submit for publishing. Also, I've been talking about writing tutorials for ages now, but I will post several here. To start with, I'll be posting the edited version of the tutorial I wrote for the first Digital Painters book. I hope that will help me get over my tutorial-writing nerves :p UPDATE 2012: Sadly ArtSquared and Rage Publishing have closed up shop.