Expeditions: Conquistador free weekend heralds next week’s Viking launch

Turn-based strategy RPG sequel Expeditions: Viking [official site] will launch next Thursday, April 27th, we’ve not mentioned before. I suppose I have now. Our Alec quite liked it when he played a preview version last year so I thought you might want to know. And now you do.

What’s all this historical expeditioneerating about? If you fancy finding out for yourself, hey, you can play the original Expeditions: Conquistador free this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

N++ Ultimate Edition update adds gobs more levels

Super-focused platformer N++ [official site] already had over 2,000 levels but pssh, that’s nothing. Today sees the launch of N++’s huge ‘Ultimate Edition’ update with almost two thousand extra levels as well as a new ‘Hardcore’ mode and some new pretties. Yes, the Ultimate Edition is a free update and not a separate new release. Yes, I too wish they had named it N+++. Read the rest of this entry »

WH40K: Dawn of War 3’s launch trailer airdrops in early

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 3 [official site] isn’t out until Thursday but heck, if we’ve already reviewed it, why can’t Sega release a launch trailer? Why not follow it up with an announcement trailer? Perhaps they’ll even release Dawn of War 2 next. The linear perception of time can do one. The launch trailer shows what will happen when you bring a mirror (or shiny spear) to a war: it’ll end up in pieces, just like our flipping timeline. Oh, but do remember the RTS’s multiplayer open beta weekend starts today. Read the rest of this entry »

Sylvio 2 grabs a camera for more spooking in autumn

In an age when most horror games and movies are seen through the grainy lens of the protagonist’s camcorder, we were delighted by 2015’s Sylvio instead picking up a reel-to-reel sound recorder. Wandering around an abandoned park to record strange noises and reveal ghostly messages by manipulating the tapes was a novel treat. Now developers Stroboskop have announced Sylvio 2 [official site] and… yes, it will pick up a movie camera. That sounds potentially a shame but I do trust Stroboskop will do something interesting with this equipment too. Here, watch the announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Two Worlds II lives, for some reason

Two Worlds! The half terrible, half wonderful 2007 RPG in which you upgraded your sword by strapping lots of other swords to it (which always seemed oddly logical to me)!

Two Worlds II! The 2011 sequel I can’t remember anything about, other than that it sadly dialled down the accidental comedy but also included angry monkeys who threw their own excrement at the player!

And now, Two Words II: Call of the Tenebrae [official site], 2017 DLC/standalone expansion whose very existence confuses and confounds me!
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Dota 2 Ranked demands digits to squish smurfs

Here’s a joke you can borrow for when you’re necking jars and dropping bantbombs with the lads tonight:

Q: What do Gargamel and Dota 2 Ranked matchmaking have in common?
A: They both hate smurfs.

Steel yourself for some jolly vigorous high-fives from the lads there.

To crack down on Doters playing across multiple accounts, Valve will soon start requiring players register a phone number to play Ranked Dota 2 [official site]. Smurfs muck up the fun, you see, dropping into lower-level games with their higher-tier skillz. Ooo those smurfs make me sick! I must catch them! Read the rest of this entry »

PsychoDelia’s vibrant trailer promotes Greenlight bid (and pinklight and bluelight and yellowlight…)

PsychoDelia

PsychoDelia [official site] is a bright, odd, intense platformer currently on Greenlight. I’m tempted to vote for it simply because there’s so much I see in the trailer where I’m like “SLOW DOWN, BUCKO! I WANT A CLOSER LOOK.” Read the rest of this entry »