Remember when that old school game Gauntlet got a (30 year later) remake last year? I do! Except, as much as I wanted the game, I never got around to playing it. I blame Steam and the filthy backlog it has forced on me thanks to its silly sales! Anyhow, Gauntlet received mixed reviews when it released (68 on Metacritic at time of writing). It’s something the developers, Arrowhead Game Studios, are not quite happy with. They’re working hard on a free major content patch to turn things around, to turn Gauntlet into the game they had originally envisioned.
Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za. Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content. Downloadable content has become a pretty big thing. More and more people are opting to get their games and add-ons through digital distribution. instead of the traditional Brick-and-mortar method. Some games and software; like XBLA games, PSN shorts and iOS games are available through the internet only – something that can be daunting for a lot of folk. Confused about what new games are available for your platform of choice? Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.
Shadowrun is one of those Kickstarter success stories - bringing back a beloved franchise in a way that large publishers wouldn't dare touch. Shadowrun Returns in 2013 was rather excellent, blending an atmospheric setting with some great isometric RPG gameplay rather beautifully. Dragonfall maintained this standard last year - and it looks like Hong Kong will be no different.
People who’ve data mined the latest Steam beta build have discovered something that’s rather pertinent to those of us here at the bottom of Africa. It looks like Steam’s going to officially support the South African Rand – so you’ll be able to buy your games in ZAR. That may not be a good thing.
I can’t honestly tell you when’s the last time I played a traditional board game. I used to do it all; Monopoly, The Mad Magazine Game, and even that old school classic, Mouse Trap. The only tabletop action I get these days comes in the form of Pathfinder. I meet up with a Wookiee and several others nearly every week to go kill stuff and roll lots of dice. The problem with that is the fact that I have to leave my house and brave the cruel world beyond my front door each time. Human interaction be damned, this is the 21st century, and I want something playable over the Internet! One studio, Berzerk Games, foresaw my pleas, because there actually exists the very thing I need. It’s called Tabletop Simulator, and it’s officially releasing next month.
If you're an avid RPG fan from any corner of the globe, this is the day you've no doubt been waiting for. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the concluding chapter in Geralt's story, is finally out for mass consumption - and so far I've been having an absolute blast with its incredible storytelling. It adapts beautifully well to your Witcher 2 import, as long as you can get it to work.
Are you part of the PC master race? Do you have a copy of The Witcher 3? Then do I have news for you! It's that special time - you can now unleash the best on your bandwidth.
Little over a month ago, the incredibly popular space sim that isn't Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, made its way onto Steam. This prompted an outcry from existing customers to have the ability to migrate their own copy of the game onto Steam's library - which is far more convenient than having to remember to manually update a separate client. For a while, it seemed like these requests were being jettisoned into space and forgotten, but not for any longer.
There's really nothing like a day where everyone can collectively lose all self-control and proclaim their undying love for Star Wars without repercussion. It's even better when developers, like Bossa Studios, get in on the fun - like releasing a surprise Star Wars themed update for their latest title, I Am Bread. But just how the hell do intergalactic space battles and starchy, lightly buttered loafs mix together?
[Update] The game's been removed from Greenlight. Sanity prevails! Steam’s Greenlight is a mess. While there may be the odd gem, it’s usually buried under a pile of trash; poor excuses for games that should even be made, let alone released. Greenlight is in very, very serious need of something resembling quality control. Few games make the need quite as clear as this bit of digital hate speech, called “Kill the faggot.”
Welcome to our weekly post of featured downloadable content available for different gaming platforms sponsored by www.evopoints.co.za. Hit the jump for this week’s list of fresh downloadable games and content.
I used to be incredibly addicted to Team Fortress 2 shortly after it launched. It took a few months to fade, and I haven’t touched the class-based shooter in years. That doesn’t mean it fizzled out into non-existence though, with the game still ranking in the top five most played titles on Steam currently. That’s why massive changes, like competitive matchmaking, are still being implemented.
Lord Gaben giveth, and Lord Gaben, he taketh away. Paid Steam mods were pulled from the market nearly as quickly as they began, putting paid to a short-lived era of garage content creators getting paid money for the time and effort they put in to making existing games better. Some are happy about the rapid change, believing that game mods should always be free.
I’d be willing to bet that many of you know World War II history well, not because of what you learnt in school, but thanks to the games you’ve played. Franchises like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty brought many battles from that war to life, showcasing, to a certain extent, just how brutal it was. World War I though, for the most part, has been forgotten, especially from a gaming perspective. Other than the recent Valiant Hearts, I honestly can’t think of a title that uses The Great War as a backdrop. It’s for this reason I have an eye on Verdun. It’s a FPS that fleshes out a slice of history from that terrible war.
There aren’t many rally games out to play these days. Wait, let me rephrase that: There aren’t many good Rally games to play these days. For a while now, I’ve always thought of DiRT 3 being the benchmark of that sub-genre, a triumph of high-speed racing mixed with mud, time attacks and gymkhana. And dammit, it’s been sorely missed. Thing is, there’s a new DiRT game on the way. And its been released. Kind of.