Life Is Strange

I took a shot in the dark on ‘Life is Strange’ on Steam – and was very impressed.  It is a five part interactive story set in a sleepy Oregon town, built along the same lines as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead – however, it tells an original story set in a world that feels very nostalgic.  Definitely worth a go for the low price.

Modern games as NES cartridges

May 22, 2015

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Modern Games as NES Cartridges

There has been much ado about cartridges lately. Here’s a chance to see what modern games might look like if they were shipped on NES cartridges.

Vincent van Gogh meets Virtual Reality

May 21, 2015

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Vincent van Gogh meets Virtual Reality

The VR Jam contest is underway and some incredible pieces are coming out of it. For developers, Virtual Reality is the new Mobile; the shiny toy that we all want to find a compelling real-world use for.

One developer from New York wondered what it would be like to step into a painting by Vincent van Gogh; the results are incredible.

Nintendo Power remembered

May 19, 2015

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Nintendo Power Remembered

Before the Internet came along, if you wanted to know how to get past tricky obstacles in your games you had to read Nintendo Power.

In a recent post by Gamasutra, Nintendo Power founding editors Gail Tilden and Howard Phillips spill the beans on the magazine’s early inspiration and challenges on the way to the first issues.

To Digital or not to Digital?

I remember the day, back in the wild times of the mid ’90s, when we were still amazed by Mario Kart 64’s whole eight character roster (Wario, playable?  Wow!).  Back then I’d rush home from the store as fast as the city bus would get me there (not very) – and pop my brand new shiny cartridge into the ’64.  Boom!  New game, product complete, fired up in all its early 64bit 3D glory.  Two years later, that game would be just as was then – awesome.  No patches required.

Bloodborne sales exceeded Sony's expectations

May 17, 2015

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Sony Was Surprised by Bloodborne’s Success

In the middle of a dangerous price war between the PS4 and XBox One, Bloodborne sold so well that Sony had a bit of trouble supplying consumer demand.

Konami will be focusing on mobile games

May 16, 2015

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Konami Focuses on Mobile

Castlevania on your iPad (the real deal, not the junk puzzle game from 2011)? Konami has decided that since mobile devices are closest to us, they will be the focus of the company’s development efforts.

Galactic Civilizations 3 Released May 14 2015

May 15, 2015

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Galactic Civilizations 3 Released

Do you have what it takes to maintain an empire spanning an entire galaxy? Can you keep track of all the supply lines, fleets of warships, and whimsical populations across hundreds of planets?

Not just for fans of the amazing Galactic Civilizations series, the newest title is for anyone who enjoys epic scale sweeping strategy games.

Bioshock is 50% in the Mac App Store

May 14, 2015

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Bioshock 2 is 50% off in the Mac App Store

Edit: The game is back up to full price – sorry folks!

Bioshock 2 is 50% off in the Mac App store.

May 14, 2015

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Relive Virtual Insanity

If you haven’t seen Jamiroquai’s music video for Virtual Insanity, check out the video below.

For everyone else, if you’ve ever dreamed of recreating the crazy furniture movement and dance, now is your chance if you are a PC owner.

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