I really wanted to like GlitchPunk. Dark Lord’s new top-down throw-back to the original Grand Theft Auto held some promise. The interesting aesthetic, the retro graphics and the promise of some fun chaotic gameplay made me really excited to play the game. Unfortunately, there’s more glitch than punk in this game. …
About a week ago, I read to my intense disappointment that GTA V will be very difficult, if not impossible to mod. News that much of the game’s data was encrypted meant that it seemed very unlikely that we’d ever be seeing the likes of Iron Man taking to the skies of GTA V, instead being limited to Rockstar’s admittedly expansive ambitions for their game. Whilst GTA’s a great game, it could never match the ambitions of a mod team unshackled by restraints such as IP infringement and, dare I say it, common sense. …
Tomorrow is a big day in the world of the new generation machines. They’be both been selling by the bucketload, but apart from Halo: The Master Chief Collection and (a botched) DriveClub, they’ve been lacking on any exclusive title to set them apart with re-releases like The Last of Us Remastered making up the numbers. As we march our way through November, we are going to see if Grand Theft Auto V will bring the remaining few old-gen gamers over to the new world. …
I though that Grand Theft Auto V was a masterpiece on the old-gen machines, and it is only a couple of weeks until we get to experience the splendour of the game on the new consoles (the PC version will see light of day next year).
There are numerous improvements that are incoming with the new version, but perhaps the biggest addition is that of the new first-person mode. A sexy video can be found after the break. …
Now that Steam Family Sharing has been officially out for a few days have you all been making use of it? I certainly have, joining my account with a few of my friends and suddenly I have over 250 games available to me. I have even considered rotating purchases of new games between these friends so that we all have access to everything we want. Even if that doesn’t end up happening I know that I probably won’t need to buy a new game (at least on PC) for a very long time now, and this could even delay my purchase of a next-g… sorry ‘this-gen’ console.
Some people just can’t have enough games however, and if you fall under that category this list of discounts below is certainly for you.
The Night of the Rabbit – £8.49 (50% off)
Developers Daedalic Entertainment are well versed in the genre of adventure gaming and if you like a good story and a good puzzle then The Night of the Rabbit is the game for you. I had this to say when I reviewed the game back in 2013:
From the initial scenes of Jerry waking up to discover he still has two days of summer holiday left to the exploration of Mousewood, The Night of the Rabbit really performs well at keeping me engaged in the story. The unravelling mysteries of the forest keep me second guessing the direction of the story and how to progress with the game. Who are the mysterious foxes and lizards seen in Mousewood? Will I ever get to meet the Great Zaroff? And just what exactly is blue juice made from? The Night of the Rabbit is not without its flaws of course and with so many directions in which to venture the pacing of the game does suffer somewhat after the first visit to the town of Mousewood. It’s almost as if the games has its own Inception of puzzles, within puzzles, within… you get the idea.
Bounce over to Steam quickly as discount ends on March 17th.
F1 2013 Classic Edition – £9.99 (75% off)
The F1 franchise is probably the only type of sporting games that I would consider buying on a semi-regular basis. It seems that these days every year or two F1 is having a major overhaul to the rules, drivers, competing teams or there is some kind of scandal going on that will change the way the sport is run. With all this in mind it means that unlike other yearly sports games, there are usually significant changes to each F1 game as it is released.
With F1 2013 you of course have driver changes and new tracks along with the new challenge mode and the inclusion of classic cars and tracks to race on as well. There is also improved multiplayer, although I haven’t had a chance to play this yet so who knows if the harsh penalties of F1 2012 multiplayer will still be in effect or not.
Speed your way over to the Steam page as discount ends on 17th of March.
GTA: IV & GTA: San Andreas – £5.99 (80% off)
San Andreas is a classic in the GTA franchise. I still remember my first gang war, my first trip to the gym, the first tattoo and of course the first time I got fat from eating too much pizza. GTA III‘s plot and characters were probably more memorable to me but it was when playing San Andreas that I realised that Rockstar were pushing the game to be something more than just a rehash of the same ideas again and again and credit should be given for that. If you buy this bundle you also get GTA: IV included and if GTA isn’t really your thing, check out the rest of the Rockstar sale here.
Better shoot as the discounts end on 17th of March.
The evenings are starting to draw in close, the weather is on the turn, the Eurogamer Expo is coming at the end of the month and oh yes, Grand Theft Auto V is coming out this week. If there is one title which might serve to keep the limelight off the new console launches in a couple of months, it will be GTA which I am sure will still be all over the place. Be that for the right or wrong reasons, that isn’t for me to say. I do know though that Our Week in Games next Sunday will see me talking about the game. Back to today, hit the jump and see what we have been playing. …
Rockstar Games have deemed the rest of the world worthy of catching a glimpse of some new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as five all new images have been released in the wild. Rockstar have clearly been caught up with the Olympics cycling hype as one screen shows off a man in lycra riding towards a pier. The other screens are just as good, hit the jump to view them all. …