Sorry for the lack of content recently. I’ve been a little under the weather due to some financial problems I’ve had. Because of this I’ve had to go back to full time working on my day job, and I won’t be blogging as much as I used to compared to how I was at the beginning of the year.
Receiving my pay cheque as a full timer again at my day job, I was able to afford to head over to Blackpool with the British IBM’s Adrian Killins, Mike and Scott from Retro Gaming Roundup, and forum members, Random Dave, UK Neil and Ben Jones.
Play Blackpool is situated in Norbreck Castle. A pretty bad looking hotel shaped as a castle on the coast. Thing is, it’s not the looks, but it’s what’s in the venue that counts. Continue reading →
Here’s a Kickstarter that I might support, it’s the new ToeJam & Earl game made Greg Johnson who now works at a new game studio called, Humanature Studios. Sick of the fact that a, real, sequel to the original ToeJam & Earl MegaDrive/Genesis game never came out due to publishers pushing them to change the game, Greg Johnson and Humanature Studios are now working to make a new game for the PC without the pressure for publishers telling them how to make the game; and they’re doing this by getting funding from the fans over on Kickstarter.
The game in it’s early stages look great! It looks like they took some ideas from HotHead’s DeathSpank series. It uses simplistic models and backdrops, in this case two dimensional characters, on top of a three dimensional environment that’s randomly generated, just like the original game!
By the way, Greg Johnson is doing a REALLY bad Scottish accent in this video for the random…
Today on The Retro Magazine website, the Blue Sky Rangers, Realtime Associates and Retro Magazine will be working together to get the Intellivision Gen2 games onto PC and Mac.
Intellivision Gen2 began as a set of games playable from the PlayStation 3 Home online service. It eventually appeared on the PlayStation Vita as downloadable games before making it’s way onto iOS and Android. These games were, AstroSmash, Shark!Shark! and NightTrap, they were remade and designed with new school graphics whilst maintaining the original gameplay mechanics of their original games on the Intellivision. It was announced that Utopia, Sea Battle, Deadly Discs, and Snafu might appear too on the PC version of Intellivision Gen2.
You heard it! The sequel to the awesome Hotline Miami, the game I wrote my first review, and first blog article, on this blog is coming out! I’m very excited!
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong number takes place just after the events of the previous game, this time there are new masks such as the Swan that allows you to play two characters at the same time, one with a chainsaw, and one with an automatic machine gun, but you can’t change weapons. There’s a Zebra mask that allows you to do rolls that dodge bullets, and you can wear Biker’s old helmet and imitate him, cutting through enemies with a huge cleaver.
Are you excited about this game like I am!? Can’t wait to try out the new mask!? Time to meet the makers of the mask!? Tell me in the comments below
PC Gamer today showed off some gorgeous pictures of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. It makes me fairly happy that I didn’t go and get console editions. Though to be brutally I have only got into sand box style games like this a few years ago, and I haven’t finished any of the GTA games yet.
Indie, Willy and myself are big fans of the new Gauntlet game that was released back in September. However I totally missed out on another hack and slash action game that was released on Steam Early Access in August.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to colonize Mars? In the early beta game Sol 0 you have the opportunity to set foot on Martian soil and build your own colony. Prepare your rocket ship with some needed supplies and then launch yourself to the red planet. Sol 0 is a game made by one man under the banner of Chondrite Games. It’s in the early beta stage of development and has recently been put up for voting on Steam’s Green Light service.
The game first of all looks absolutely amazing. The graphics look crisp and the animations are well done. The soundtrack is a collection of free songs available on the internet thanks to the great Incompetech aka Kevin MacLeod. I have always enjoyed his music and the creator of this game has chosen tracks that fit this game perfectly. The game is so expertly done that it’s difficult to believe it was created by a one man team.
Being the silly unaware fool that I am, I missed out on reporting about this the very moment it started. Because of this I was very close to missing out on a great offer to get DreamFall: The Longest Journey for a whopping 80% off!
GOG will be changing their offers every 40 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye out and snag an offer for some awesome DRM free games!
Be sure to write in the comments below of any awesome games you got from the sale! Or maybe there’s a game that hasn’t appeared yet on the sale that you really want, but want it cheap! Come share it with in the comments below!
For the last 2 weeks, GOG has been hinting a new publisher to appear on their site. Today they announced said publisher to be LucasArts, whoops! I mean “LucasFilm”. Personally love the Lucas “Film” games (Seriously guys, I know that LucasArts is technically dead, but what gives!?),
I love their point and click adventure games, though to be honest the first few LucasFilm games on GOG today is a little lack-luster, not to mention I already owned all but the StarWars games on this list. Plus I own a lot of LucasArt (I mean Films) games on disc when they re-released in big box sets at GAME quite a few years ago… Continue reading →