Who is SteamOS For?

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.

The Steam Summer Sale is Here

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,… Continue reading The Steam Summer Sale is Here

Keeping On Top Of Your Games

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.

A Tour of Steam Mobile Beta

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.

EA’s Newest Platform: Sure-to-fail? Or Cannot-fail?

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… Continue reading EA’s Newest Platform: Sure-to-fail? Or Cannot-fail?

Review: Dungeons of Dredmor

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… Continue reading Review: Dungeons of Dredmor

How Gideon Got His Groove Back – Magic The Gathering and Me

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… Continue reading How Gideon Got His Groove Back – Magic The Gathering and Me

Review: Critical Mass

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… Continue reading Review: Critical Mass

Review: Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

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… Continue reading Review: Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

The Trials and Tribulations of Saving Games

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… Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of Saving Games