Right then. Another week done and another host of words written. This wrapup column, or omnibus if you will, should be here for your perusal before every week’s end. That’s the plan. If you’ve been sensible and read every last letter we’ve daubed across the internet this week, feel free to continue with your weekend as normal. My pithy summaries are not to be considered entertaining or particularly informative in and of themselves. But if you’ve managed to miss any of our special stuff, you’ll find it listed and linked below.
- Wondering whether DOTA 2 is for you? Perhaps Valve’s Erik Johnson has the answers. Alec spoke to him at Gamescom last month and here’s what was said.
- You might also be wondering if a free to play Warhammer team-based arena battler is up your street. It’s fantasy Warhammer rather than grimdark Spacemarine Warhammer if that helps. Still undecided? This Hands On may assuage your doubt.
- Remember when it was announced that Starbreeze were making a new Syndicate game? And then we found out it was going to be an FPS? Good times those. Alec had something to say, as did half the world in the comments.
- Is it tales of inventive co-op robbery you’re after? Thought so. It was written all over your face and your eyeballs had turned into dollar signs while a loud KERCHING sounded. Best read this Hands On of PAYDAY: The Heist.
- Bastion is a game that inspires feelings and thoughts. Or is it three different games all worthy of feelings and thoughts? Feelings and thoughts here.
- I’m already doubting my ability to unite Japan under my trembling, balsa fist. But it won’t stop me from trying. There’s an introduction to my Sengoku diary here. Expect the first instalment early next week.
- IndieCade 2011 kicks off at the beginning of October and there’s a brief look at some of the PC finalists here. Some are even downloadable right now.
- In our regular features, Rab broke free of his cardboard box this week and told us wot he thought of Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers, while The Flare Path went for a whirl in a bunch of helibloppers. In mods, we revisited Radiator and looked at THAT, which was reminiscent of early ‘90s Amiga software.