Mar 062013
 

rerevelations

Capcom just announced a new gameplay mode for their upcoming port of the 3DS title, Resident Evil Revelations. Infernal Mode not only offers more enemies or stronger enemies like a lot of games with changing difficulties do, but it also takes the formula a step further and remixes things like item placement and enemy placement. Infernal mode actually promises to be so hard, there is a warning on the screen to first time players that you can see in the video below.

 

Resident Evil Revelations hits Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 24th, 2013.

 

Feb 192013
 

Steam-LogoValve recently announced the launch of their popular digital games distribution platform, Steam, for Linux. This is exciting for open source software hippies like myself, who use Linux as part of their every day computing life.

The client can be easily downloaded via the Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu is the recommended Linux distribution for Steam), and to celebrate the launch over 50 Linux compatible games are 50-75% off until Thursday, February 21st.

Now if only I could get a PC worth playing games on…

Jan 172013
 

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We’ve known for a while that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was getting a PC version. Today SEGA announced that some new characters would be joining the crossover.

 

While Wii U and Xbox 360 gamers could gloat at having special console characters, PC gamers now get to brag at having THREE. Popular characters from Valve’s Team Fortress 2 have been confirmed. During their vehicles car state, the Pyro drives while the Heavy pilots the boat and the Spy flies the plane. In addition Creative Assembly’s Total War series has its Shogun join while Sports Interactive’s Manager Man from Football Manager gets in on the action. It’s not known what vehicles they will pilot, but what is known is all three characters will be unlockable from the start.

The PC version can be downloaded starting January 31st for $29.99. With a lower price and extra characters, the PC version may end up being the best for fans of crossover action.

Nov 032012
 

It wasn’t until after I had been playing for a while that I learned that NIS America’s latest publishing effort, Clan of Champions, is actually part of a series of sorts. I was told by a fan of the series, since the game itself makes no effort to acknowledge the fact. I’ve never played any of the “Gladiator series,” and to be frank, Clan of Champions hasn’t done much to motivate me. Continue reading »

Oct 102012
 

As you all know, I really like Torchlight II. I had a blast during the open beta test, and when Runic Games hooked us up with the real deal, I knew I was going to have even more of a blast. This review was written before I even needed to start thinking about it. Torchlight II is an awesome game. It is of course, perfect by no means, but Torchlight has taken me for a ride that I never expected from a series of click-happy dungeon crawlers. I’m no PC gaming enthusiast, but Runic Games is a developer that I will be following for years to come. Continue reading »

Sep 112012
 

 

They Bleed Pixels, the first retail release from developer Spooky Squid Games, is a Lovecraftian 2D platformer/brawler that subscribes to the N+ and Super Meat Boy school of thought. The main character, a troubled little girl sent to a school for troubled little girls, finds a glowing book that gives her some unsavory powers and the ability to fight her nightmares, the implied reason she’s at the school in the first place. What follows is a lot of jumping, stabbing, collecting, and of course dying. But is it fun?? Meh. Continue reading »

Jun 192012
 

Bethesda Softworks has given Doom fans a date to keep a close eye on. On October 16 in America, and the 19th in Europe, Doom 3 BFG Edition will launch. At 29.99 on the PC and 39.99 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, BFG Edition promises to be the definitive Doom experience, including a remastered version of Doom 3 with several new features, and the original Doom and Doom II as bonuses.

May 302012
 

Bethesda Softworks announced today that they will be bringing the classic FPS franchise Doom to current consoles in a big way. Doom 3: BFG Edition, bring a remastered version of Doom 3 to consoles (as well as PC) with enhanced visuals, controls, additional content, and support for 3D displays. Along with all the Doom 3 fanciness, BFG Edition will also include both Doom 1 and 2, so players will have the whole series in one place.