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Steven Messner

3 years ago

Riders of Icarus Is Like A Pokemon MMO But Also Not

At first glance, Riders of Icarus [official site] reminds me of a time when painting fantasy art on the side of vans was a thing. It also looks like another action MMO teeming with fantastical landscapes and even more fantastical creatures that wander around them in small clumps waiting to be converted into experience points. And, to be honest, it's probably still got a lot…

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Mass Effect Novels To Bridge Gap Between Andromeda

Last week I wrote about how Mass Effect: Andromeda [official site] wasn't chained by the choices you made at the end of Mass Effect 3, and how that left a lot of questions unanswered. Well, answers are coming next month in the first of four Mass Effect tie-in novels published by Titan Books that aim to bridge gaps between Andromeda and the events of our…

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Mad Mars: The Technomancer Out Today

The more I think about it the more I realize The Technomancer [official site] is just Mad Max: Fury Road on Mars but without the all the exploding cars. There's a definite desert vibe and a massive shortage of water — so what else do you need? Well, in truth, probably a lot more. But still, The Technomancer looks intriguing and is out on Steam…

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Becoming Governor Is Hard When You’re A Lobster-Man

If you're one of the millions upon millions of people bummed out by the American presidential race, you need to play You Are the Cannibal Lobster-Man Of New England, Can You Become The Governor Of Maine? It's a text adventure from Clickhole that has completely redeemed my faith in the political process. That a humble cannibalistic lobster-man could escape from captivity, eat a few scientists,…

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Enderal, A Skyrim Total Conversion Mod, Due Next Month

Total conversions are easily the most ambitious mods ever created, which is why so few of them ever actually get finished. They don't just add some new armor sets or tweak a game mechanic or two, they build entire games. But, amazingly, Enderal [official site], a completely new RPG built in Skyrim's engine, is going to be one of the few that actually sees the…

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Feature: The Benefits of F2P

Why Duelyst’s Developers Think Going Free-To-Play Was The Right Move

Despite a growing wealth of awesome free-to-play games, the term itself remains a dirty word for a lot of people. But free-to-play isn't as black and white as some would like to believe. We've all paid top dollar for a game only to feel disappointed, and likewise, free-to-play doesn't have to mean being drip-fed bits of game in between rigorous bouts of patting you down…

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CrossCode’s Update Expands On Its Best Part: The Story

CrossCode [official site] is a Japanese-inspired action RPG about hurling great big balls of energy to kill enemies in a fictional MMORPG. CrossCode deftly blends a lot of different retro-ish inspirations and looks great doing it. Our resident Lord of the Dance, Marsh Davies, thought so when he waltzed through its world, noting that the game-within-a-game narrative was a "surprisingly multilayered fiction, which, despite the…

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Fable Card Game Cancels Kickstarter, Finds New Funding

Remember a month ago when Pip told you that Fable Fortune [official site] was a card game from ex-Lionhead developers seeking funding through Kickstarter? Sike! The developers have announced they've received "additional funding" that no longer requires them to use crowdsourcing to make their game. Oh lord, you should see your faces right now!

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Space Marines Invade Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Today

As if space strategy Battlefleet Gothic: Armada [official site] wasn't grim enough, Space Marines will be entering the orbital fray today. In addition to the Tau, which should be added to Battlefleet sometime later, both races are available for free to people who already own the game or who buy it before the end of the day. They'll then be available thereafter as extra DLC…

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The Temple Of No Is A Free, Funny Game From Co-Creator Of The Stanley Parable

Cancel your evening plans, you have something better to do now, and it involves playing a charming free Twine game. The Temple of No [official site] is a fourth wall-breaking adventure about a woman, bloke or frog journeying forth to find a "map that sees all things that ever have been or will be (but in map form)". It's silly and short, written by The…

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Epic Games Sues Creator Of “Powerful” Paragon Hack

Last week Epic Games, the developers of the early access MOBA Paragon [official site], filed a lawsuit in the state of California over the creation of a powerful suite of hacks allegedly created by a German player. Including an aimbot, triggerbot, and 2D and 3D radar, the defendant, Robin Kreibich, was reportedly selling the hack online for a monthly subscription fee (via Polygon).

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Mass Effect Andromeda Isn’t Bound By The End Of ME 3

There is a lot of questions floating around the big black hole of Mass Effect: Andromeda [official site]. Who is the lead character, Ryder? How did they get to a whole other galaxy? Can I romance the Mako? But perhaps an equally important question is what kind of impact the final decision of Mass Effect 3 might have on the story. According to an interview…

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EVE: Valkyrie Gets A Death Star-Esque Trench Run Mode

The first major free update for EVE: Valkyrie [official site] is now live, which means you can finally take the fight to an enemy team's carrier ship. Called Carrier Assault, this new mode taps into every Star Wars fan's obsession with flying down trenches, shouting "you're all clear kid," and then making really expensive military equipment blow up.

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Feature: Deep Sea Dread

Have You Played…SOMA?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Horror-fest SOMA [official site] is a game full of tricks and I'm still a little bitter about it. It's not that those tricks were cheap by any means, just that they so effectively managed to surprise me again and again.

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Feature: That Dragon Has Heart!

Have You Played…Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Just to get this one out of the way early, I love Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen [official site]. I can't think of another game I was more excited to see liberated from its tortured existence on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. But…

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Feature: Karate Chop!

Have You Played…Chroma Squad?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Chroma Squad [official site] was a wonderful surprise when I first played it. Maybe I was being narrowminded, but an RPG in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics overlaid with Power Rangers satire only turned my head because I thought that it all…

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Have You Played…The Wolf Among Us?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The Wolf Among Us [official site] remains one of the only games my wife and I have bonded over. She just doesn't really care for them, but that doesn't stop me for always keeping an eye out for something that she might be…

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