Like chapters of the final battle in Naruto, so are the games of our lives. I have no idea what the hell that actually meant, but it’s currently easier to understand than the ongoing manga arc in that series. Another year, another Naruto game on various consoles. Except this year, PC Gamers also get to join in on some shinobi shenanigano-jutsus, much earlier.
I think we can pretty much agree that Broforce is a massive love letter to the 1980s of action, explosions and gratuitous violence. On the cinematic side of that trip back into nostalgia, you have The Expendables, a movie franchise which also capitalises heavy on fond memories of an era that has gone extinct. So what happens when you combine the two? You get, the Expendabros. And Dolph Lundgren threatening you. It’s kinda awesome.
Have you played BattleBlock theatre? You really should, it’s all kinds of platforming fun! It also has some awesome multiplayer, perfect for trolling and ruining friendships teaching people how to work together. We teamed up with a certain cuddly Wookiee to bring you some gameplay footage.
The crazy part of the gaming year is just getting closer and closer. Too many new games, such little time! Seeing as we’re not all made of money (I know I’m not), I’m going to assume we will all be shopping with value in mind, at least to some kind of extent. If you have a set list of games but too little cash, it can be difficult to choose. Steam has teamed up with Ubisoft to put together some pre-purchase incentives for their upcoming titles, Far Cry 4 and Assassins Creed Unity. Will they twist your arm?
Come one, come all, gather round for I have glorious tales to tell. Oh, who am I kidding - you guys don't actually care about all the cool indie news about locals doing well and fun things going on - you're just reading to do me a favour and not make me land up like Martha with least comments of the week.
If you’re still not familiar with the name Facepunch Studios, then you’re probably a sole console gamer. Facepunch is a massive name in the PC market, especially after releasing Rust on Early Access last year. The game which tests how trustworthy you are when you meet a naked man in a field with a rock isn’t finished yet, but that hasn’t stopped Facepunch from starting a whole new game.
Another day, another Early Access game! Darkwood is a game which takes place in some creepy woods in Soviet Bloc territory. What the hell is going on there?
Typing that title felt just as ridiculous as it sounds. Ever heard of Hatoful Boyfriend? It was a visual novel/dating simulator back in 2011, created by Hato Moa. You take the role of a human girl who starts attending St. PigeoNation’s Institute. The catch? All other attendees are pigeons.
The gaming community was in a state of uproar earlier this year when it was revealed that we would start being charged the standard 14% VAT on digital purchases on the 1st of April this year.
If you’re anywhere near as old as I man you probably spent far more hours than you should have done playing TIM, better known as The Incredible Machine.
Gentlemen, there is a game on the way. A game that will test you to your limits. A game that will have you dying over and over again as you rewind your timestream like a suicidal character on Doctor Who. That game is Super Time Force Ultra. And it’s headed to your PC.
There are a ton of advantages to going digital. Such as not having to go outside (IT’S COLD!) as you stay safe and secure in your lair. But there are a ton of disadvantages to this system as well, depending on your bandwidth or dodgy line connection. Add pulled game redemption keys to that list of cons as well.
The Steam Sale is hitting its peak and people are practically living on Steam - did you vote yet and get another card? Well, someone might be trying to get your cards, and more, and the phishing scam has gotten even easier to fall for.
We take a lot of our games for granite these days. Slate of the art visuals leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of a game that will make other titles shale in comparison. But simulator games crag me up, what with their various attempts to soil the genre by unearthing a new genre that no publisher has excavated before. And thus, we finally have a potential diamond in the rough in the form of Rock Simulator.