REVIEWS 19 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Long Journey Home

Hard sci-fi and speculative fiction are both things that are oddly underrepresented in the gaming world. There is certainly no shortage of sci-fi adventures out there, that at least make an effort to be a spot of light, speculative fiction, along the way. But the vast majority often sacrifice full scientific accuracy in favour of…
NEWS 14 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Direct Arrives

As of yesterday, Steam Direct has been officially launched. For a recoupable cost of $100 per game, anyone and everyone can now release their game directly on the Steam Store. The process involves filling in some forms to detail things like company name, who will be receiving payments for sales, that kind of thing. The…
ARTICLES 07 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Direct: Greenlight’s Red Light

Farewell Steam Greenlight, we barely knew thee. Nor, it seems, did all that many of us wish to know thee. Though I found it to be a rather intriguing system with a great deal of potential personally, the Steam community response was primarily negative. As such, Greenlight has now been officially laid to rest, and…
NEWS 07 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Hellblade Release Date Details

With its Steam listing updated to reflect the news, Ninja Theory's upcoming mental illness action-adventure has netted itself an August 8th release date. It'll cost you a rather modest £24.99, and if you pre-purchase, it comes with a digital comic called 'Senua's Song'. Produced in collaboration with Valiant Comic's, chances are it'll be a prequel…
NEWS 06 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Drifting Lands Drifts Into Steam Release

Drifting Lands is an ARPG in Shmups clothing. I actually don't know what else I can add to this. That has to be one of the most intriguing concepts in gaming today. Welp, Drifting Lands has done the rounds on Early Access, but has now hit full release. Featuring 100 levels of difficulty (seriously) with 3…
NEWS 02 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Silver Shines Again on Steam

Silver, one of the most interesting RPGs to grace the 90s, was released on Steam today (with 20% off discount until June 9th). Spruced up to run on modern gaming hardware and support “today's standard rendering resolutions”. Not entirely sure what that means, but it should mean you can run it at 1920 x 1080 at…
NEWS 30 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Daedalic Start The Long Journey Home to Steam Release

Procedural, but not random. The Long Journey Home takes you, quite literally, clear across the other side of the universe. After your first faster-than-light (FTL) jump goes a bit awry, you find your crew of four stranded in unknown territory, rapidly running out of supplies and with your ship a bit on the FUBAR side. Boasting…
NEWS 26 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Nodbrim Bring the Dakka With Acaratus

Now out of Early Access and sporting some shiny new Steam trading cards, Acaratus is a Steampunk, turned based tactical mech game. Playing out on a grid pattern, a bit like chess, or the absolutely awesome (early) Front Mission games. Each 'battle suit' is customisable independently, allowing you to do pretty much whatever you want with…
ANNOUNCEMENT 20 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Waking Dead: A New Finale

Telltale's latest entry in their Walking Dead franchise, A New Frontier, has confirmed a date for it's Season Finale. Coming May 30th, players can jump in and find out exactly how much Javi has screwed everything up. Boasting itself as the “most tailored episode to date”, 'From the Gallows' promises that all of your past decisions…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

For Honor’s Second Season is Upon Us

Shadow & Might, Season 2 of For Honor, has arrived...for season pass holders at least. Everyone else will get the new content in a week's time. But by then, hell, by now some players have already hit multiple reputation levels with the new heroes. I jumped in to give them a try myself, and noticed…
NEWS 16 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Wildlands’ Second Expansion Makes Ghosts Fall Over

Coming on May 30th for season pass holders, and available for purchase separably a week later, June 6th, Ghost Recon: Wildlands next set of content adds a rather impressive 15 new missions and a few new enemy types. Titled 'Fallen Ghosts', it takes place after the climax of the main campaign, and begins with the Ghosts…
NEWS 16 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

The Surge Jolts It’s Way Onto Steam

Today's intense launch trailer for The Surge features a blend of the previous trailers with some new snippets and bits thrown about, which, we can be sure, is exactly what Deck13 were aiming for, intensity! What with the game being all about punching (stabbing, hacking and bludgeoning) the shit out of every robot you see as…
ANNOUNCEMENT 15 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Marvel at LEGO Super Heroes 2

With a fifteen second teaser, don't expect to actually see much about LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. All we have is a few seconds of Groot, running away from things that are falling over and exploding. You could say it features...Grootuitous destruction! In fact, the majority of the very brief teaser is actually taken up…
ANNOUNCEMENT 15 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Dead Cells Slash-Slash-Rolls Onto Steam Early Access

With gameplay that reminds me of the original Prince of Persia, albeit far more fluid and varied, Dead Cells is determined to kill the shit out of you. Now available on Steam Early Access, where it intends to stay for around six to twelve months as Motion Twin refine it all for a flawless full release.…