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.
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.
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.
Modern Warfare games have lost their shine recently. By recently I mean over the past few years, having being farmed to death since their boom in popularity, like they’re owned by least informed farmer about the virtues of crop rotation. This caused a decent amount of fatigue, which I believe led into general shooter fatigue, at least for me it did, which is why shooters rarely feature on my list of played games in 2013. However, every now and then a decent shooter comes along that’s worth playing, Insurgency is one of these for a few, important, reasons.
Dark Souls II is one of this years big games to keep a look out for, we’re all quite aware of that. So that means when a new trailer comes out, it’s worth having a look. Oh sure, we don’t get to see any gameplay, but we know what that’s going to be already. What we get to see is some brilliant monster designs.
Patents are an evil thing. Though they’re good as well. It all depends if they protect innovators who use the technology they make, but there are too many companies who hold patents and just use it to punish any company who want to improve technology. It all depends on the situation, either way – Nintendo have just lost a suit and have to pay out around $100 million.
Dying Light is the upcoming Zombie game by Techland, the developers of the not so light-dying zombie resort-em-up that was Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide. The new gameplay video, clocking in at nine and a half minutes, shows us the day-night system that will feature heavily and also impact a lot more on the […]