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Posts tagged “Demos”

Factorio Trailer Looks Like A Fun Factory, Has Demo

I used to play Command & Conquer almost exclusively for the base-building; I'd turtle-up, build walls around my home, and get frustrated when enemies would bother me by attacking. If you share my addiction to anal-retentive building placement and efficient production lines, you need to watch the trailer for Factorio immediately. Not only does it evoke the grit of mid-'90s sprite graphics, it's a game…

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How Ron Gilbert Would/Wouldn’t Remake Monkey Island

Writing a long post about how you'd remake Monkey Island sure is a funny way of demonstrating that "I have no plans to make another Monkey Island." Threepwood co-parent Ron Gilbert's done it anyway, and while I believe him when he says he's currently not working on any such game, it's hard not to tin-foil-hat-read his post as essentially a public pitch to Disney now…

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The Flare Path: Simkhana 2012

It's that time of the week again, that time when Shermans and StuGs stop squabbling, Albatrosses and Camels play football together in no-man's-land, and rust-streaked U-boats sidle up to exhausted Victory Ships and start nuzzling them like thirsty calves. The Flare Path has been lit, and today its flickering rectangular finger points towards an important flight sim demo, some classified campaign intel, a festival of…

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The Slow, Strange Death Of The Demo

I miss demos. I miss them so much. I wouldn’t be here, writing these words, if it weren’t for demos: how else could a sport-fearing, skinny young misery with only the slightest pittance for pocketmoney have found his way into playing video games? Once, my bedroom was littered with floppy discs, each and every one of which had at some point led to me standing…

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Commander: Conquest of the Americas demo

Paradox Interactive's latest strip of historical beef jerky, Commander: Conquest of the Americas, has a brand spanking new demo available for download at FilePlanet. CotA casts players as a European power scrabbling for colonies in the New World at the start of the 16th century, meaning it's all turning a profit while remembering to fight your wars. Or the other way around, if you're a…

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The Trouble With Demos

The demo stands alone. In all of entertainment, with the possible and fairly rare exception of novel samplers, there's nothing quite like it - it may be based on the same principles as a movie trailer or a single, but the execution and the eventual effect is entirely different. A movie trailer is a mash-up of the film's best moments - often to the point…

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Bioshock Demo: It’s Loose!

Yes, due to the cheery activity of clever internet bods, they've managed to drag the Bioshock demo from the hands of Fileplanet before release. This caused the preloading to be cancelled and... oh, all manner of stuff. In other words, yes, it's a cheery clusterfuck. But that's not really our problem. What matters is it's available. You can get it via a direct download via…

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