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Today, Valve announced the first stage of their living room takeover: SteamOS. A Linux distro built with PC gaming in mind to be launched in 2014. Their announcement promises much, but some key details are missing and I begin to wonder who SteamOS is for and in what scenarios Valve envisage it.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. When not thieving your breath with its lengthy name, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club seeks to do so with wittiness. Nyu Media teams up with Tezuka Productions to bring indie developer 773’s adventure-type to the West.
It has begun. After 3 weeks of Gabe Newell memes, off-base predictions, “Valve can’t count to 3” jokes, and Reddit complaints, the 2012 Steam summer sale is finally here. And it’s exactly what we’ve all expected. Following the trend set by the last 2 summer and winter sales, the sale follows the daily deal format, with select games being discounted more heavily than usual, with the selection rotating daily. There are massive markdowns on publisher packs, and “indie bundles”, with some rotating daily and some remaining at a consistent price […]
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.
Today Steam released “Steam Mobile”, an app for iOS and Android devices. It’s currently a closed beta, with invites slowly rolling out across the Steam user base. Lucky for you guys I got in so I can give you a glimpse of what’s in store.
By RockyRan EA seems to have figured it out. The games they publish don’t have any real problem selling themselves, whether they be BioWare’s latest RPG or their AAA Call-of-Duty-killer. Not only do they not have any real problem publishing their own games to retail space, they even offer their publishing services to other developers less vested in the retail market. In fact, they’re so self-sufficient they’re widely known for being one of the very few (if not the only) publishers to autonomously handle its own online services in the […]
In my opinion, good cricket games are fairly hard to come by, so when I was scouring the Steam sale last month, Cricket Revolution caught my eye. At only one pound, it had to be worth a go, because even if it wasn’t very good, a) I would be supporting an indie developer, and b) it would give me something to do for a few short hours. Thankfully though, it is well worth one solitary English Pound.
It’s a good sign when you’d rather play the game you’re supposed to review than actually review it. I am afraid to run Dungeons of Dredmor again because I’ll spend another hour on it (at best). Sadly, I had to get screenshots for the article, so I lost another 2 hours summoning moustache golems and killing diggles. Dungeons of Dredmor is a roguelike game, but unlike most in the genre, this one is pretty accessible. For those who don’t know, roguelikes are turn-based RPGs with random level generation, brutal difficulty […]
Hey, how’d you like to jet around futuristic industrial compounds, bombarding enemy photon tanks, laser turrets, and fortified bases in a hover tank? Sound fun? Well, it is. Read on for our full review.
Card games are the most widely understood, if not always the most widely played (though it wouldn’t surprise me), form of tabletop gaming most people will ever encounter. Though there exists a constantly shifting market of different games to play, new indie titles being a regular (albeit short-lived) occurrence, one has always and very probably will always stand above the rest: Magic the Gathering. While in-and-of itself MTG isn’t a complicated game to understand or play, there are several deep levels of strategy involved in playing this fantastic game and […]
To avoid repeating myself from my DotP2012 review with “I’m a sucker for…” I’ll go with “I appreciate good puzzle games.” Although I would hardly qualify as an expert player, I’ve played a good deal of Bust-A-Move, Puyo Puyo, Magical Drop, Columns and (of course) Tetris. The first thing I thought of when I saw screenshots of Critical Mass was the terrible Blockout from EA. And how glad I was that it’s nothing like that. The point of Critical Mass is to connect four blocks of the same colour in […]
I am a sucker for card games. I am usually a sucker for board games, but card games are something I enjoy much more. Of course, as a college student in Siberia Serbia (or Sibserburbia as Gregg would call it), the abysmal cost of trading card games is what makes it unlikely for me to have it as a hobby. I did play Magic: The Gathering for two years while I was in high school; started with Champions of Kamigawa and then stopped with the last Ravnica block. There were […]
I recently had a thought. What is the most important part of gaming? Is it the consoles? The games? The graphics? Soundtrack? Story? Obviously, everyone has a different opinion. Without games, there is no gaming. Without consoles, there are no games. Without the games themselves, there’s no soundtrack or graphics. Without the script, there’s nothing for the game to be based on. However, I think as a gamer, the most important thing to me is the ability to save my game. Gone are the days of the NES, when you […]
There are too many free games this week for us to focus on just one, so we’ll do an old-fashioned roundup for your perusal.
Phishing has long been a tradition of Steam. Barely a month will go by without someone telling you how to get free games or SteamAdmin telling you to go log-in to re-validate your account on www.thisislegitsteamsite.tk. However, this is usually through the Steam chat where fake URLs are hard to cover up. Recently scammers have a new tactic through sending you emails informing you that you’ve been gifted a game.