After another trawl through my virtual mailbag to see what is being games are being punted this week, I’ve found a few interesting morsels that I thought I’d share with you.
Again, rather than be professional about it and scrub them up into some sort of self-indulgent twaddle like I usually do, I’m offering the information just as it was passed to me.
Up this week we’ve a load of Aussies that are off to Hollywood to play Call of Duty, some Tomb Raider multiplayer maps, Activision’s The Walking Dead game, a Bioshock Infinite video, the second Assassin’s Creed 3 single-player DLC pack, Trials Evolution on the PC and DC Comics’ Injustice Gods Among Us.
Each Christmas for the last few years I’ve engaged in a new tradition alongside the feasting on ham and Christmas pudding. Every holiday season I find myself buying a load of games that I don’t really want and some that I’ll probably never even play.
Yes folks, I’m talking about the Steam Christmas sale. Every day during the Christmas holiday those crafty folks at Valve offer up whole catalogues of games at rock bottom prices. In amongst the bargain-basement tat can be found the odd gem. Past sales have netted me the complete Civilization IV collection and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.
Last Christmas, I netted Sniper: Ghost Warrior Gold Edition ($1.99), Hotline Miami ($4.99) and Spec Ops: The Line. Of the three it’s Spec Ops that is the standout title, and one that I feel that I should have got back when it came out earlier last year. Continue reading Spec Ops: The Line- the responsible shooter→
Every now and again I get a game that I find difficult to review. Now I’m not talking about the time I reviewed that Xbox 360 Lips karaoke game, I’m talking about game the I find so annoying I just want to spout venom all over it.
Well, I had one recently. It’s taken me a month to review Aliens: Colonial Marines. Why? Because I initially found the game so horrible I wasn’t able write a proper review, only a whiny rant.
I haven’t done a PC review for a while, but having a newly reinvigorated gaming rig is changing all that; and what better way to start than to take a look at EA Games’ sci-fi horror splatter-fest, Dead Space 3. The following review should be up on Techday.com’s Games Console pages anytime soon, but it the meantime you can check out the all the gory details below.
Dead Space 3 continues the unfortunate adventures of Starship engineer Issac Clark, and his battle against creatures called the Neromorphs. Set in 25th Century, the Dead Space series is a third-person sci-fi horror game very much in the style of the Doom franchise, but borrowing from films like the Alien movies and John Carpenter’s The Thing. Continue reading Dead Space 3 PC Review→
Who doesn’t like the Metal Gear solid games? Their quirky, often incomprehensible plots coupled with sometimes strange Japanese-style gameplay places them a fair bit away from the mainstream. But despite being so different, it hasn’t stopped the Metal Gear franchise from being very successful on the west.
The recently released Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which I reviewed for Shane the Gamer, is probably the most westernised, and thus the most accessible game in the Metal Gear series to date. Revengeance is most definitely what you see is what you get. And, whilst this more action-leaning approach may upset long time fans of the series, Revengeance’s more mainstream gameplay makes for en excellent jumping in point for new player.