Previews

Kicking off the rust – Destiny: Rise of Iron preview

by 4 months ago

September marks the start of the third year for Bungie's popular shared-world shooter, Destiny, and the upcoming expansion, Rise of Iron, will serve as its vanguard. With the spotty first year behind them, …

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Musical magnum opus: The Metronomicon preview

by 4 months ago

There are times when a game pops out of nowhere and instantly knocks me off my feet. Kasedo Games and Puuba’s The Metronomicon is one of those titles; the game’s …

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Planet Coaster Alpha 2 preview – Unlimited potential

by 4 months ago

I make the most unrealistic and gut-destroying roller coaster my mind can imagine. It’s twisted, it’s fast, it dives under the ground, and scrapes the sky. I can’t imagine that …

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Urban Empire demo: If you build it, they will come…maybe

by 4 months ago

Picture House of Cards as a video game in your mind's eye. Go ahead, just try it. Ok, now think of your favorite SimCity. Take those two visions, modify the …

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Suddenly awestruck by Sudden Strike 4

by 4 months ago

I didn’t think I’d ever be writing this. 2008 saw the release of Sudden Strike 3, but it wasn’t received well, having been criticized for terrible pathfinding and squandered potential. …

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First impressions of Vikings—Wolves of Midgard

by 4 months ago

Vikings are badass. Full of giants, gods, elves, and dwarves, their mythology is too. These things are a natural foundation for video games. They provide a rich background and a …

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Of Gods and Chaos: Okhlos Preview

by 4 months ago

Okhlos reads like a tongue-in-cheek history lesson on Ancient Greece and plays like a surprisingly brutal roguelike that hinges on your ability to manage a horde of Greece's more underrepresented …

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A first look at the MMO soccer simulator 90 Minute Fever

by 4 months ago

As fun and dynamic playing sport simulation titles is, there’s always been a looming sense of loneliness in the games, even with the best of the genre.  90 Minute Fever seeks …

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Epic’s action packed, approachable MOBA: Paragon

by 4 months ago

It’s no secret that MOBAs are immensely popular. With heavyweights like League of Legends, Smite, and DOTA 2, the genre has exploded in popularity. In fact, the upcoming DOTA 2 …

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Paper Diablo – Hands-on Book of Demons Preview

by 5 months ago

I think the meeting with the Thing Trunk team went a little like this: “Hey, what was awesome about the original Diablo?” to which somebody responded “The way monsters, crates, …

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Preview

by 5 months ago

It’s hard to believe that the Elder Scrolls franchise has been around for two decades. During that time, the fantasy realm of Tamriel has hosted a bevy of terrific role-playing …

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Rising to the top: Project Highrise preview

by 5 months ago

As a kid, Maxis was one of my favorite studios (hell, it still is), and I owned nearly every game they released. When it was acquired by EA in 1997, …

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