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There’s less than two weeks until the release of Final Fantasy XV. Previously announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII with the “Somnus” trailer all the way back in 2006 near the launch of the PS3 it’s since changed directors, platform, name and even a fair bit of the story and characters. Now it’s looking to finally be arriving for our playing pleasure after a bit of a bump earlier this year which saw the game delayed from an initial September release.
Blizzard, famed creators of super-duper popular MMO World of Warcraft weren’t always this big and famous. Back in the day, under the name “Silicon & Synapse” they released their first game to the SNES; The Lost Vikings. Now many years and billions of dollars of WoW subscriptions later you can grab their first game for free. An old-fashioned puzzle platformer game you must get your three lost Vikings (you see where the name comes from?) to the end of the level, controlling each one at a time with separate abilities […]
DUST 514 has hit open beta, allowing anyone with a PS3 to join in with one of the most interesting games of the year.
As the years pass, and generations of consoles pass us by, so grows our gaming library. But how do you keep track of a library of games, especially in an age where it’s not as simple as looking at your shelf? I’ve had a hunt about for some of the best ways to accomplish this.
For those of you legally able to drink you may wish to check out The Drunken Moogle. It’s a blog focusing on combining your love of video games with the impairing effects of alcohol. Which, in some cases, isn’t a bad thing.
Valve’s critical hit Portal is now free for all. It had previously gone free alongside the launch of Steam on Mac last year but now it seems the new price tag is here to stay.
Pixelogic, creator of digital sculpting program Zbrush, interviewed Sebastian Legrain, character artist for Human Revolution.
Remember that space-sim type game we ran for Friday Freeloader a couple of weeks back? Well, it’s now up for pre-order at a price/donation of $7 (£4.30) and up. The full game is not expected for a few months yet, the free version being the main release for a while, but donate now and you secure yourself a copy when the game launches (ha-ha). When the game is released, the final build of the free version will remain as a demo. Squad seem to be following the tried ‘n’ tested model that has worked so […]
Inspired by the recent write-up of Dwarf Fortress and its creator in the NY Times, I thought I’d knock this little piece up. Dwarf Fortress is a game you may have heard of. It is a game you’ve possibly seen. And it’s something that looks like it stepped right out of the matrix. Certainly not the most approachable of games. But it is a brilliant game, well worth a play, and I’m going to see about helping you do that. Though before we start I will say this isn’t a […]
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With the recent closure of the Shuttle Program and the future of just what craft will take man into the stars on everyone’s mind, Kerbal Space Program is a timely entry for Friday Freeloader.
This week’s Friday Freeloader thinks inside the box. I would like to assure you that today’s featured game, Super Crate Box, is of much higher caliber than that awful pun, for which I would like to sincerely apologize.
Backlogs. Damn backlogs. We’ve all got them. I’m almost certain Steam sales were introduced to make sure we have them. I can’t guarantee this site will help you power through those games, but it may help you decide what to tackle next.
Nothing breaks immersion in our games quite like seeing an enemy clip through a wall, or, even worse, falling through a floor surface, looking up as you plummet to your doom to see the entirety of the map above you, instantly reminding you that everything you see in-game is an illusion, an approximation of real-life substance and matter. The Atomontage Engine is one of a few projects that may not forever solve these kinds of problems, but could become a huge step forward for realism in games, as it attempts […]
The iPad and similar tablet devices have been getting all the media love lately, as your poor netbook keeps chuggin’ along outside the spotlight. But did you know it can run some amazing games Apple’s shiny new toy can only dream of?