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In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor Preview

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You’re a velociraptor. Your job? Who cares, you’re a velociraptor! Arcen Games herein seeks to answer geekdom’s age-old question (first postulated somewhere around the second half of the first viewing of Jurassic Park): “Wouldn’t it be cool as hell to be THAT thing?!” In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor (or ICERR if you prefer) will hit Steam’s Early Access system before ... Read More »

Gamescom 2016 – Her Majesty’s Spiffing Preview

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For me, there’s nothing quite like a good adventure game. Better yet, a funny one. Harking back to the glory days of Lucasarts every now and then gives me great joy, and it’s completely necessary, in a time when adventure games (beyond remasters and Double Fine) have become pretty warped ideas of what they once were. Playing a recent Telltale ... Read More »

Gamescom 2016 – Space Hulk: Deathwing

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As someone who hasn’t got a clue about Warhammer, I left the Gamescom demo of Space Hulk: Deathwing with a big smile on my face. This game is terribly promising and looks like something a group of friends could have a great time with! For the uninitiated, a Space Hulk is basically a big collection of defunct ships in space. ... Read More »

Gamescom 2016 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been a project in the works for over five years now. Finally, we’re getting a release in 2017! The game is set in Bohemia, a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the 15th century. The game is fully focused on historically accurate content and realism, and the way Tobi Stolz-Zwilling, PR Manager at Warhorse, explained it ... Read More »

Titanfall 2 Tech Test Impressions: Bigger, But is it Better?

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Two years ago, the phrase “Standby for Titanfall” represented the dawn of a new age of first-person shooters. Most of us were familiar with FPS games like Halo, Call of Duty, and Battlefield, but none of them were as ambitious as Titanfall. There was certainly no shortage of praise for Titanfall’s mix of high mobility gameplay and responsive Titan controls, to say nothing of how it ... Read More »

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided First Impressions – The Future is Bright

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Personally, I’ve always considered Iron Storm’s cyberpunk epic Deus Ex to be the pinnacle of Western RPGs. It was a game that combined smart writing and a captivating story with pristine mechanics, allowing you to forge your own path through its gloomy, conspiracy riddled story. Eleven years after its release, we got a prequel in the form of 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, ... Read More »

The Great Whale Road Preview – A Viking’s Tale

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Get ready to sail like a Viking on The Great Whale Road. Sunburned Games’ story-driven tactical RPG with turn-based combat is currently available in Early Access. The first part of the Danish Viking’s story follows a tale of revenge and honor over four years of adventurous summers and perilous winters. Set along the North Sea (known as The Great Whale ... Read More »

Monsters and Monocles Preview – The Old Cockatrice Try

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It has been said that roguelikes and roguelites are the new arcade experiences, offering short gameplay loops that encourage repeated attempts and eventual mastery. This is one type of arcade game, but Monsters and Monocles recalls another that has been less prominent in recent years. This steampunk top-down shooter draws from Gauntlet and Konami beat ’em ups, bringing multiplayer mayhem into the mix ... Read More »

No Man’s Sky Impressions- You Can’t Take The Sky From Me

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After three years, a ton of hype, and a bunch of anger, No Man’s Sky is here, finally, in our hands. And with it, comes controversy. The recent hubbub over the apparent lack of multiplayer in the game is just a starting point of contention, and a legitimate one as Hello Games director Sean Murray has been cagey regarding an actual ... Read More »

Okhlos Preview – Eris Would Be Proud

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Nearly a year ago I interviewed Coffee Powered Machine, the developers of the upcoming Okhlos, a Pikmin-like strategy game based on Greek Mythology. While it was incredibly impressive conceptually, I was rather worried that the title would turn out to be simply a chaotic mess. And sadly it seems that those fears weren’t entirely unfounded because Okhlos is shaping up to be one ... Read More »