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Everyone loves space battles right? They are the things dreams are made of, but unless you want to explore null-sec in Eve Online or pay £50 to access the Elite: Dangerous beta, there aren't too many options open to you. One long-standing option is Gratuitous Space Battles from Positech Games which is pleasingly getting a sequel. Cliff Harris, the man behind Positech, announced the sequel earlier today.Read More »
I still remember accidentally discovering Magic a few years back whilst trawling the latest videos on YouTube. After a couple minutes of sheer bewilderment I had skipped onto the next video thinking to myself "That doesn't look like something I would enjoy". Little did I know how wrong I was.Read More »
Wargames, and the wargamers who play them, often feel like a very particular subsection of gaming, a tribe of hex worshippers inaccessible to all but the select few who can navigate mazes of enemy zones of control and execute perfect pincer attacks. There will be arrays of period units, large swathes of ground to conquer and enemies to crush. But, as traditional wisdom goes, it just won’t be approachable enough to drop right into. Panzer Tactics HD does have period units, sprawling scenarios to beat and all of the above, but developers Sproing have put just a little bit more into making it approachable to the uninitiated.Read More »
Welcome to The Reticule's Sunday spectacular, Our Week in Games. This has been a surprisingly busy week in the games industry, while I haven't come across any Games Industry Dramas, there have been some serious goings on. The new Doom was revealed at QuakeCon while Microsoft announced drastic job cuts and the closure of the Xbox Entertainment studios. Big things to muse over while we talk about what our past week in games involved.Read More »
The zee, the dark inky zee, have you explored the zee yet? You might be confused, but you see, the zee is the sea in Sunless Sea. Still with me I hope as Sunless Sea is a gorgeous 2D exploration, survival and adventure game that is currently available on Steam Early Access. I've been playing and thoroughly enjoying this wonderful little game.Read More »
Recently I’ve been looking back at a number of the titles I’d missed first time around and i’ve playing a lot of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, a space exploration game by Digital Eel. Find some words after the cut.Read More »
Last Friday was the 2014 edition of the Wales Games Development Show at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Being a proud Welshman, I took the time to head down to check out what was going on and I had very good time. Read on to check out my report of the show.Read More »
Hello and welcome to another Sunday here at The Reticule towers and another edition of Our Week in Games. My thanks go out to Kevin for taking charge last week when I was in the midst of a bout of man-flu and some serious interview prep. Surprisingly, this seems to have been a fairly quiet week with little in the way of over the top games industry dramas, no massive AAA releases and really, just a lot of sport with the World Cup, Tour de France and Test Cricket taking place.
I would like to point any London readers in the direction of the London Indie's launch party which is being hosted by Shaz Yousaf and friend of The Reticule, Christos Reid. If you are in London tomorrow, try and get tickets, it should be fun.
If you like news regarding simulation games that involve flying or driving trucks, this news article is the news article for you. As long as you haven't already heard the news elsewhere that is, which potentially means this can't be considered news any more. Enough musing about the nature of news as I bring word on the latest developments from Dovetail Games and SCS Software.Read More »
Cloud Chamber, an ARG-MMO hybrid by Danish studio Investigate North is due for release later this month, and Patrick has been taking a look at the feel of its strange world of science and mystery.Read More »
I haven't played an entry in the Pro Cycling Manager series since I delivered a Verdict on the 2012 edition. With Le Tour having started this past weekend in Yorkshire, I thought I would take a little dip into the new 2014 edition.Read More »
It was back in December when the developers of the Train Simulator franchise changed their name to Dovetail Games with some of their reasons for the change highlighted in my interview with John Rissik. Last week (and I'm a bit late on the uptake) the re-branded studio announced their next game, Dovetail Games Fishing.Read More »
Fresh back from a weeks holiday I feel as if my gaming interests have been reinvigorated. I bought a ton of games in the Steam sale and look forward to playing them all over the next... five years. In fact recently I've almost completely abandoned console gaming in place of hours on end of Spelunky and some multiplayer PC games, which just goes to show that the recent crop of game releases really hasn't grabbed my attention quite as much as I thought it would. Thinking ahead the only two console games I'm remotely interested in are The Witcher 3 and Forza Horizon 2, while I'm spoilt for choice right now on PC. Oh how the times are changing.Read More »
I sit here on a Saturday evening watching a live stream of Metallica playing at Glastonbury. Who would have thought that would ever happen? This weekend also marks the footballing World Cup (sorry England fans) which is proving to be an electric competition, while as you read this, I will be watching Progress Wrestling's version of the World Cup. Good times.
Despite all of this awesomeness, this past week saw another 'Games Journalism Drama', one shouldn't be surprised as they seem to crop up every two weeks. This drama had something to do with freelancers, a lack of people pitching innovative article ideas and such like. I didn't follow things too closely, but I would recommend you read this blog by Keza MacDonald and this one from John Walker. Games journalists eh? Who would live without them.