Posts Tagged ‘feature’

Have You Played… Project IGI?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I’ll be honest: I haven’t. But I played the demo so many times over that I feel equipped to reminisce about Project IGI: I’m Going In.

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Premature Evaluation: The Political Machine 2016

As ugly as the democratic process can sometimes be, it still has one or two advantages over hereditary monarchy. After all, even the most craven and corrupt politician requires some sort of conniving wherewithal to get into power, though this far from guarantees that they will use it to any decent end. This said - and as The Political Machine suggests - the importance of money and mass-media in the States has eroded the need for any other credential, and with shitbubbles like Trump in the running, you have to wonder if the mixture of inherited wealth and empty celebrity he embodies really does much to set himself apart from the sort of high-born cretins who too frequently took the throne in centuries past.

Each week Marsh Davies unleashes a patriotic aquiline shriek and swoops upon the home of the brave that is Early Access, bringing freedom by way of cash-purchased endorsements and glib media-ready soundbites to all he meets. This week, these skills will hopefully propel him all the way to the White House in The Political Machine 2016 [Steam page], a timely update of the presidential campaign strategy game in which candidates scoot between states, bellowing platitudes to the credulous and smarming their way through interviews while doing everything to sabotage their opponents.

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Fallout 4: Fishy Factory Blues

Continuing a perma-death Fallout 4 diary, in which I begin with absolutely nothing other than a plan to to voyage around only the outermost periphery of the world.

You’re all a bunch of WEAKLINGS.

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Football Manager 2035 + 10 Days

The year is 2035. I am the manager of Leeds United.

The year is 2035 + 10 days. I am no longer the manager of Leeds United. I got sacked.

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Best Fallout 4 Mods: Survive The Wasteland

While official mod support for Fallout 4 [official site] hasn’t arrived just yet, Nexus Mods have opened their proverbial gates. Their community is fast at work creating handy customisations and helpful leg-ups to see you right as you dive head first into the irradiated unknown. It’s not currently the most straightforward game to mod, however Nexus have made two videos that explain how to set things up beforehand, and each individual mod details how it should be installed in its description. Take this list as something of a Fallout 4 survival guide – a compendium of cool mods that’ll help you face the harsh aftermath of nuclear holocaust.

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Fallout 4: The Tale Of Bloody Nora

This week’s RPG Scrollbars is a diary charting the player’s first moments with Fallout 4. Therefore, there are some spoilers for the game’s introduction and setup. Note: If you’re reading on iPhone, flip the screen horizontally and it should be fine. Fingers crossed, on Android too, but didn’t have one to test that on directly.

Hi there. Um. People. You’re tuned to Diamond City Radio, and this one’s, uh, going out to anyone currently listening to ironic music in the middle of a gory post-apocalyptic killing spree.

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Smite Super Regionals: Deicides And Deciders

“FUCKING END THE GAME!” Jeppe ‘Trixtank’ Gylling was roaring as his team, Paradigm, bore down on the opponent’s titan – the beefy glowing final objective you need to destroy to win a game of Smite [official site].

It was the European and North American LAN event known as Super Regionals and on the line for Paradigm and their foes was a place at the Smite World Championships in January. Five teams would be making it through to the competition: two from North America, two from Europe and the winner of a match between the NA and EU third placed teams.

Spoilers after the jump if you haven’t seen Sunday’s finals:

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Have You Played… Star Trek: Hidden Evil?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

There have been many Star Trek games, and there have been many terrible Star Trek games, but there are a surprising number on the good list too. For every Starship Creator there’s an Elite Force 2. And they even managed a good few adventures, high among them, Hidden Evil.

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for trying to take a genuine day off for a change – as are Saturday and Friday, which means this week’s Papers was crafted on a Thursday. Welcome behind the curtain. Please ignore the litter.

  • While lamenting that Dominions IV doesn’t do more to teach you how to play, I stumbled across the Confessions of a Dominions manual writer at Quarter to Three. I still think it’s a shame the game doesn’t do more to convince a passing audience of its greatness, but this article goes a way to convincing me that this is all part of the plan.
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Have You Played… Euro Truck Simulator 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] is one of my favourite games of the last few years. I think we’ve surpassed the point where I have to ensure that everyone understands that I’m not joking. I hope that people have started to realise that Euro Trucking is as valid and enjoyable a gaming habit as murdering, looting and doing a sport.

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