The Curious Case of Mother 3

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Recently, Mother 3 celebrated its ninth birthday on the 20th of April and, despite prolonged efforts from Mother fans, there are still no indicators of an official release in English anytime soon. It is difficult to understand why the title remains elusive in an era of ‘seemingly impossible’ releases such as Duke Nukem Forever, Final Fantasy Type-0 in the West, ... Read More »

WFFF:SAS:GOTH – Fun + Comedic But Unpolished.

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There aren’t that many game developers that would make a zany game like Will Fight for Food: Super Actual Sellout: Game of the Hour. Many of the games that do take the extra step to purposefully focus on comedy are point-and-click adventure games such as Monkey Island and Sam and Max. To my knowledge the only comedy that comes from 2D brawlers is the cheesiness ... Read More »

Friendship Club Preview – What’s the first rule?

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Friendship club is a local multi player, twin-stick, bullet-hell, party shoot-em-up, currently in early access on Steam. The basic gameplay is very easy to describe: you have bullets, and you have to put them in your friends’ faces. But, and fortunately for the game, it does this quite well. Just like other early access games I have had the chance to ... Read More »

Killing Floor 2 Will Not Allow Paid Modding, Censors Harassment

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Tripwire Interactive has updated their end user licence agreement for their title Killing Floor 2, reflecting several new changes in the wake of recent events. Of note are two major changes in particular. The first, section two of their new EULA, discusses how Killing Floor 2 and modifications to the game. With the recent change in policy by Valve in allowing ... Read More »

Should Mods be Monetized?

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The issue of mods is something that is on a lot of gamer’s minds recently, as yesterday Valve Software unexpectedly announced that for Bethesda Softwork’s title The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, modders can now sell their work on Steam. Read More »

Gaming Industries Top Public Companies Generate $54.1 B in Revenue

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The gaming industry is booming, according to estimates from research-firm Newzoo. Newzoo has reported that the gaming industries top publicly traded companies have generated $54.1 billion in revenue in 2014, an increase of  10.4% from last year. What’s more, the top 25 gaming companies take up the lion’s share of the growth, nearly 65% of the entire market is theirs ... Read More »

First Person Saturday – Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

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Western games are a bit of a rarity, especially in the FPS genre. Sure, you had Outlaws, and Darkwatch and Blood to an extent, but there’s only one series that consistently gave you a western First Person Shooter experience: Call of Juarez. However, before the release of Gunslinger, Call of Juarez had its name sullied by the subpar Call of Juarez: The ... Read More »

Convoy Review – Calling All Trucks

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Convoy is a roguelike strategy game with some RPG elements developed by Convoy Games and released on Steam April 21st. I first heard about Convoy while browsing Kickstarter way back in October or November of last year, and I immediately knew it was something I’d be interested in. I covered it shortly around this time last month when it got ... Read More »

Objectivity: When Passion, Fairness, and Due Process Collide

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Even before I started doing gaming content, it had become apparent that gaming has reached a whole new sector of influence in terms of reaching people but in doing so had become ever more complicated. Let’s face it: emotions can run high for subjects that we love, and that’s part of the strength of the media that we consume. I ... Read More »