We caught up with Alexander Zubov and Clay Cameron from chock-full-of-syllables indie developer Kot-in-Action Creative Artel, which recently released top-down shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution on their e-shoppe, Steam, Desura, and Ubuntu Software Center.
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.
Jamestown is a title rife with bizarre paradoxes: it’s a four player local co-op shmup–on the PC. It’s set in the troubled colonies of the 17th century–on Mars. It’s a 16-bit era bullet hell shooter–released in 2011. One thing that certainly isn’t a paradox, however, is that it offers exceptionally smooth, tight, graceful game mechanics, and it’s a pure delight to play.
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?
We called on your collective wit to caption a picture; you answered the call of duty. Three of you win Steam codes for Fortix 2.
This week’s featured free game is for disabled persons. “I’m not disabled,” you may say. Maybe not, but let’s see how healthy your thumb is after you play One Switch Ballz until the wee hours of the morning.
EA and Ubisoft filled in between Microsoft and Sony. They showed off a few new titles, quite a few sequels, and brought back some old friends from last year’s E3. Follow along with our round table discussion.
Franchises are a now natural part of the game industry, of this there can certainly be no doubt. No game is released without someone having made the decision that this could be a marketable property with merchandise, possible movie rights and, of course, plenty of sequels, prequels, or re-imaginings.
Indie developer Nemesys Games dropped Fortix 2 on Steam last month. I’ve played it. It’s fun. Now’s your chance to win a Steam code for this re-imagining of the classic arcade game Qix.
The last of the hardware giants, Nintendo, held their conference Tuesday morning, showing off a slew of games for the 3DS. But perhaps most importantly, they dropped the Wii U bomb, announcing a brand new HD console with a screen built into the controller.
We’ve covered the adventurous Hamilton a few times already, even giving five witty commenters a copy of the game. How does the Indiana Jones lookalike’s first game stack up? Read on to find out.
Sony capped off the opening day with the naming of the previously shown “Next Generation Portable”, some news on Uncharted 3, a couple of new titles, as well as some Sony exclusive deals for a few EA titles. And thus begins our second E3 Round Table.
Microsoft opened up the pre-E3 conferences, so it’s only fitting they open our round table discussion. Here, various writers will chip in their thoughts, opinions, and highs & lows of the conferences. Let’s get started.
Fuelcell Games just released a bunch of screenshots and one final trailer for its gorgeous sidescrolling shooter Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, due to hit Xbox Live Arcade this summer.