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As we draw closer to Christmas and projects decide to distrust the festive dollar, there’s still no shortage of intriguing crowdfunding attempts. In this week’s installment: slingshot through space in New Orbit, resurrect a dead ecosystem in Hey, Shu!, build your own damned Metroidvania in Below Kryll and invite Colonel Mustard to dinner, let him murder a bunch of people and defeat him in turn-based combat in Mansion Lord. We’ve also got the usual checkups on previously featured projects, including Festival of Magic.Read More »
The developers of Train Simulator have gone under a rebrand this week. They will no longer be known as Railsimulator.com, they will be going under the guise of Dovetail Games and will be expanding the games they work on.Read More »
After turning on Steam the other day, I took at look at the list of current downloads and spotted Euro Truck Simulator 2 busy downloading an update. I sadly haven't been able to play this engrossing game much since moving into my flat, but I wanted to keep up to date with the latest goings on and so, I headed over to the SCS Software blog. So now, I can bring you an update on the latest goings on, just take a look below the line.Read More »
As the title of this post implies, if you want to see some videos of some of the upcoming big hits all you need to do is hit the break. Down there you will find videos for The Witcher 3, Thief, The LEGO Movie Videogame and most spectacularly of all, The Division. What are you waiting for?Read More »
To recap from part two... Steph is on the floor of a railcar bleeding out. Jordan has a hole in his chest, slightly dead, and Chris has also bought the farm. Which is a shame as he was due to get a promotion soon...This leaves Nick, a 25% chance shot, 2 rather unhappy Thin men and two turns to save Steph.
Does Steph survive? Can Nick score with the 25% shot? Hit the break to find out.
Welcome to part two of Our Year in Games, you can check our part one over here. Hopefully everyone is starting to get in the festive spirit as Christmas and a new year draw ever closer. Enough of the intro though, hit the break to see what else we have to say about our past year of games.Read More »
You’ll have to forgive me for delivering this week’s crowdfunding selection a day later than usual – hopefully this week’s varied selection will be more than enough to excuse tripping up! Featured this week: first person puzzler Reset, GaymerX headed adventure game Read Only Memories, arena-jousting marine-life battler Starwhal and Honored, a service that aims to give you real badges for your achievements. Meanwhile, we prematurely call time on RetroWorld, an intriguing concept we can only hope will retool and return.Read More »
This is part two of my adventures with XCOM: Enemy Within. You can see the first part here.
Ok, so Ed's dead, but otherwise I'm in good shape for mission six, First things first though; I start all the researching I think I'll need in later missions - alien materials are the first order of business. Without better armour my squad won't live to level up.
Mario Mario Mario, ahh Mario. How long has the plumber with the moustache been plying his trade now? It is many a moon, but personally I have made very few trips into his world with Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U my first visit since Super Mario Galaxy. What have I made of his latest adventure I hear you ask, well hit the jump and you can find out.Read More »
AdventureX 2013 is nearly upon us and among the attendees at this years event are Fictiorama Studios with their new game, Dead Synchronicity.Read More »
I try not to get excited by Kickstarter projects, I really do. So often they promise the stars, encouraging us to throw piles of money at often unproven developers in the hope that one day their ethereal promises will flourish into something wonderful. But other times I just can't cope - I watch the videos, read the descriptions and then sulk because I'm probably not going to be able to play the game for at least a year. Several days ago The Mandate passed its Kickstarter goal after a rather tense fund-raising campaign that at times looked like it wasn't going to succeed. But it did, and I'm glad, very glad that it did, because this is one of those projects that after reading their proposal it's very difficult to do anything other than say 'yes, one of those, please.'Read More »
You sit there, watching Prime Minister’s Question time and you think, why the Dickens did he say that? I mean you know he’s opposed to that sort of policy and he’s strongly connected to this other group, so why throw a bone towards this marginal seat on a marginal issue?
Play Positech's Democracy 3 for even ten minutes, and you’ll start to appreciate why. Politics. Politics is why, and it’s even more of a moral and intellectual quagmire than you ever feared...
It is the first day of December, and crucially it is also the first Sunday of December. What does that mean? Why it means we take another break from our regularly scheduled programming and get ready to bring you the first of four editions of Our Year in Games.
The idea is simple, for the next four Sunday’s we will talk about what we have been playing over the past year and share some of our favourite gaming moments. It isn’t Our Game of the Year; that will come on Christmas Day. For now, hit the jump and check out what we have to share from the past year.
Given that XCOM is pretty much nothing more than a fantastic story-generator tagged on to a superlative game, I decided not to ‘review’ the title.
Rather I’m going to play the expansion, Enemy Within, using The Reticule writers as cannonfod… I mean as my heroic squaddies. I’ll detail each mission and their heroic (yet probably pointless) deaths. Apart from commonly known features such as mechs and genetics, I’m going into Enemy Within virtually blind. My tales are sure to be hilarious, even if only to witness tales of the team getting wiped out. I’ll be playing in Classic-Ironman mode and once I run out of writers, I’ll consider the game a ‘wipe’.
Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Festival of Magic, Operation Squiddershins, Super World Karts, Interstellaria and Next Car Game
This week in gaming crowdfunding: Festival of Magic brings a little JRPG style to Wii U and PC, Operation Squiddershins attempts to save a talented young man from pizza-related obscurity and Super World Karts GP concludes that mode 7 rendering wasn’t an evolutionary dead end. Meanwhile, there’s positive funding news for Interstellaria but more New Car Game fails to secure funding.Read More »