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Jody Macgregor

6 months ago

Feature: Fish markets and snail wisdom

Into the Bruxnerverse: getting to know the frogs and aliens of Grace Bruxner

Grace Bruxner almost delayed the release of her latest game, The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game, which is a cute adventure about a frog trying to find a ghost. But then she changed her mind because she wanted to make sure it released near Hitman 2. Close enough that news stories mentioning both would be on gaming sites at the same time. "Like, it'll…

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7 months ago

Feature: It's the mod tools that make it

Hytale is a Minecraft follow-up that remembers the minigames

"When people have looked at Minecraft and tried to understand what it is, they've looked at Minecraft as this game," says Aaron "Noxy" Donaghey. "And Minecraft isn't just a game. Minecraft is a collection of different communities that have all done amazing things with it." Donaghey knows this better than most. He's the content lead on the newly announced Hytale, and Hytale is being made…

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2 years ago

Feature: Johnny Be Good

The Joy of Saints Row’s Johnny Gat

A friend of mine started the Saints Row [official site] series with the fourth one. She loved having superpowers and trashing a virtual city, but she did wonder what the deal was with Johnny Gat. Even though he's not in half the game – spoilers for the third and fourth Saints Rows, but Johnny Gat dies and then comes back to life – his absence…

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Feature: Horrors and heists

The best missions for free Thief tribute The Dark Mod

I have this clear memory of playing the first Thief, crouching against the wall in a dark stairwell as a guard walked closer. I held my breath until he passed, hidden in a shadow inches away. The games in the original Thief trilogy were all about light and darkness, with a “light gem” at the bottom of the screen to indicate whether you were really…

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Feature: What would Saint William Gibson do?

What the Cyberpunk 2020 RPG can tell us about Cyberpunk 2077

The raw material for CD Projekt's next video game, Cyberpunk 2077 [official site] – and no, I don't know its release date either – is a pen-and-paper RPG called Cyberpunk 2020. The game's moving the timeline forward because reality is catching up and 2020 seems worryingly close. The tabletop RPG has done something similar – its original rules were published in 1988 and set in…

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4 years ago

Feature: No Need For Need For Speed

Race Around The Clock: Remembering Street Rod

I didn’t have a car when I was a teenager but I did have a Commodore 64, and it was as temperamental, arcane, and hard to get working as anyone’s first used car would be. A hand-me-down from my stepbrother, it came with a pile of dubious floppy disks, plus a few cassettes that rarely worked, and one of those floppies had Street Rod on…

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5 years ago

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Blood Bowl Is Unbalanced And That’s Why It’s Good

I recently spoke to Sylvain Sechi, project manager of Cyanide Studio’s forthcoming Blood Bowl 2, about their new adaptation of Games Workshop’s game of fantasy football. I had an ulterior motive, though. I didn’t just want to ask him about when the game is coming out and what the new team will be like. I wanted to selfishly hassle him about not including some of…

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Feature: Bowled... Over?

Blood Bowl 2 Interview: The Interface, Leagues, And DLC

I blame Tolkien. He wrote Orcs like football hooligans and so Games Workshop's idea of them actually playing football – albeit a version of American football where mutilations are encouraged – makes some sort of sense. The judgemental timer of Steam says I’ve played Blood Bowl more than a lot of other games in my library, more than plenty of games I play without having…

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