Way back in the olden days of September 2013 Valve released Family and Friends sharing into closed beta. While I did get into this closed beta, I used it a grand total of zero times, due to the way it has to be set up between accounts. Well, it’s now open to all and I’ll probably still not share my library with anybody.
Did you ever play Command & Conquer: Renegade? No? Neither did a lot of people, and a number of those that did play it, didn’t like it. However, I was one of the few that did enjoy it and I have to assume the guys over at Totem Arts did too. Why? Well they have made a massive and free updated version, Renegade X, and it’s now in open beta.
I’ll be the first to admit when I first saw the trailer for the Rambo game, I was intrigued. “I will play this,” I thought to myself “If only for a laugh”. Thankfully I never did dip into my generally empty wallet, taking away valuable booze money, because every bit of evidence points to the game being arse.
Banished is a game I’ve been following for a while now and, with what I’ve read and seen about it, I like to think of it as a Roanoke simulator. Well this Roanoke simulator has finally been launched into the world, to test your ability to survive and colonise the new world, or at least a new world.
Thief is coming out soon. Another reboot of another classic franchise that may, or may not, be done justice. Will Thief be good or bad? That is the question that haunts us all, or just me. Well there’s enough material out there for me to be a git and decide if I think it’ll be good or not, let’s find out.
I like Spiders. Why? Well, they have ambition but you’re pretty much safe with them, look at about four different bits of information and you’ll pretty much know how a game is going to play – then you’re in it for the story. Bound By Blame has given us another bit of information in the form of a ‘video that covers everything’ and this means that we’ve probably got enough now to judge it.
Dungeon of the Endless is a Roguelike that’s also booked on the Early Access freight train. Not only that, it’s also got a toe dipped into the waters of Tower Defense, seemingly determined to appear on one list this year by being part of every genre there is. It’s still early days, with many features to come, but is this game a varied joy or a mangled mess? This is what I think so far.
Hawken is a game about giant people powered mechs demolishing themselves on the battlefield. It’s also a game that looks to have exceptional visuals as you and other people shoot eachother to death, or to whatever counts as death for a giant hulking lump of metal with weapons attached. I wonder what robot heaven is like? It could possibly be what is coming up, Hawken being released on Steam.
Valve have expanded Steam long beyond the original idea as a game delivery system and storefront. Hell, it’s turning more into a social site to compete with the likes of Facebook* each day. Todays new inclusion isn’t the inclusion of more playing cards or a tamagotchi/Pokémon style accessory, no, todays new addition is music.
Dragon Ball Z has always been an Animé/Manga with a staggering popularity, both in its native land of Japan and also overseas, particularly in the US and the UK. This popularity was always going to ensure a number of game adaptations, but what has also helped has been a number of strong games that have used the DBZ license well, particularly the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Is this another game doing the franchise justice, or is it one that doesn’t help at all? That’s what I’m here to find out.