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Disaster stuck this week as my Nexus 7 tablet encountered a problem where I can't even turn it out without the loading screen looping for ever and eternity. It is only a small problem in the grand scheme of things, but it makes me realise that we haven't had any major Red Ring of Death scenarios with the new consoles just yet. They've been out for a few months now, but they seem to have avoided any mass plague of hardware issues. I think that is something for the games industry to be proud of.
While you ponder the horrors of the Red Ring of Death, why not hit the break and check out the latest Our Week in Games...
Having created a (largely) well received opener for its difficult second album, The Walking Dead strides with confidence into an exciting second episode that is packed with memorable moments and tantalising hints of the action still to come. Major spoilers for Season Two have been avoided, but details from Season One may be touched on. You have been warned.Read More »
I was never meant to be playing Strider, that was a job that had initially be given to Steph, our resident retro-gaming expert. However, it turns out that Strider is one of an increasing number of games that requires a DirectX 11 capable graphics card, and sadly Steph was unable to get the game working. Unaware of what I was getting myself into, I stepped up to fill the breach as any good Editor would.Read More »
Somehow, in my preview of 2014 I managed to leave Watch Dogs of the list, though that does show the strength of some of the exciting games coming out this year. Despite it not quite making the list, I am still looking forward to the open-world hackathon from Ubisoft, even more now that is has a release date. The 27th May is that day, and Ubisoft released a new trailer to celebrate the announcement. Check it out below.Read More »
Along with the announcement that Steam Family Sharing has left it's beta phase and is now available for all far and wide, Valve have also reported that they've handed over control of game sales to the developers that made them.Read More »
Isometric turn-based RPGs aren't normally my cup of tea, but I had heard good things about Divinity: Original Sin and having been a quiet fan of Divinity II: Ego Draconis I decided to check the game out through Steam's Early Access. You can count me as pleasantly surprised and very keen to see what else the game will have to offer as it goes through development.Read More »
I'm struggling with an introduction this week, after Microsoft announced their massive price-cut it seems like the industry has been fairly quiet away from the whole Twitch plays Pokemon Red hooha. I'm sure there are many other wonderful things taking place on Twitch that haven't been publicised as much, but that surely shows how our gaming medium is expanding into new territory. If you aren't streaming anything right now, hit the break to find out what we have been playing in the latest Our Week in Games.Read More »
Because it’s still Thursday somewhere, Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly. This week: StarCrawlers is a star-based dungeon crawler (see what they did there?); Tulpa is not the first stylish puzzle platform game you’ve seen; Koe thinks you’re learning Japanese, it thinks you’re learning Japanese, it really thinks so; and Sierra Ops found so much money suddenly that we decided to talk about it again.Read More »
How do you spend 50 hours playing a game with a 25 minute campaign?Read More »
Following its release last July on iOS and Android devices, Deus Ex: The Fall will launch on PC via Steam this March. The new version will receive a host of additions such as updated AI, an improved tutorial, Steam achievements and badges and improved graphics optimisation.Read More »
Microsoft haven't been faring as well as they would have hoped with the Xbox One, despite great sales, it hasn't matched the PlayStation 4 yet. Microsoft are taking matters into their own hands and are finally getting into the console war as they announced a substantial price drop with the machine being cut to £399.99 from the 28th February.Read More »
Games journalism is moving forward and breaking new ground with prominent figures such as Matt Lees and Cara Ellison use Patreon to crowd-fund support for exploring new avenues. Matt looks to be branching into doing YouTube on his own terms while Cara is travelling and getting into embedded journalism with indies. And then of course we get articles which spend the first half talking about how to breathe. I won't link to that, save to say I didn't see the point. The question is, what can we do here at Reticule Towers to give you what you want. Let us know in the comments.
On a less serious note, lets get on with Our Week in Games.
Before you wonder, the Red Dragon of the title to this post has nothing to do with Wales, rather I am talking about Wargame Red Dragon which is the upcoming chapter in what has been a pretty massive RTS series. Red Dragon follows from European Escalation and AirLand Battle by moving the conflict into Asia with an expanded focus on naval warfare and a new dynamic campaign. Lo-and-behold, we even have the new video after the break.Read More »