Steins;Gate first came out for the XBox 360 in 2009. It was shortly thereafter adapted into a manga and, later, an anime series and an animated film. It was recently ported over to Steam* for Windows. Steins Gate.  Some know it as Fate; to others, it is the will of God. The game starts off with no preamble or cut scenes – the story begins with the main character, Rintarou Okabe, attending a press conference by a Doctor Nakabachi about time travel.  Okabe is rather eccentric, and oftentimes, downright arrogant, considering himself a mad scientist (alias of Hououin Kyouma) who is on the run fromRead More →

7 Days to Die is a voxel based “survival horde crafting game” with a tower defense feel being developed by The Fun Pimps. Set in a post World War 3 apocalyptic world where a new virus causes dead human beings to return from the dead as zombies, you must gather resources and the knowledge to use them to survive. And right now, it looks to be one of the best, if not the best, zombie genre games ever.

Think survival horror meets Minecraft and you’ve got a good idea of what this game is like.

If you’re like me, you love the zombie genre, but are sick of all the half-assed attempts at zombie survival games out there. Well, be sick no longer, friend. 7 Days to Die is the elixir you’ve been waiting for!

The first thing you’re going to notice when you start up your first single player game or multi-player server is the huge amount of customization available in the setup menus. Whether you want a Walking Dead style game experience, 28 Days Later type, or something in between, it can be done in the setup menus. I assure you though, the first thing you’re going to want to do when you start up is to turn the difficulty and zombie spawn rate down.

This game can be very unforgiving at “normal” settings. You’ve been warned.

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  So I’m back playing World of Warcraft again. Even though I swore I would never be back again. I did pretty well though. I stayed away for around 3 years. Why I’m back is a story for another time. Why the fact that I am back is relevant to a review is this: I came back to WoW around August this year to an expansion (Mists of Pandaria) that was brand new to me. Because I was jumping in almost at the end of the expansion cycle, I didn’t have the usual expansion launch headaches of long queue times, too many players in theRead More →

spellfall

About two months ago, I got a text from our editor, Ryan, telling me I should check out this game called Spellfall. I generally listen to Ryan’s suggestions since he’s pretty good at identifying mobile games I’ll enjoy. On top of that, I was in the market for a new game to play on my phone so off to the iOS App Store I went. The addiction was immediate. SpellFall is a cleaner, leaner, dressed up version of a PC game I played for hours: Puzzle Quest. Essentially, it’s a jewel matching game with RPG elements. Bejeweled meets Diablo II. I started playing obsessively, choosingRead More →

young clementine from the walking dead video game

For those not familiar with Telltale’s The Walking Dead games, in the first installment (or season), you play as Lee, a man who was on his way to prison, who comes across a young girl named Clementine shortly after the zombie — or in this world, “walkers” — outbreak. Clementine is about eight and has been hiding out in her treehouse for a few days after her babysitter gets a little… bite-y. Her parents have not returned from their trip to Atlanta and you offer to help her find them (because telling her her parents are probably dead is not something Lee can bring himselfRead More →

This week we review the new free to play MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment, Swordsman. This epic MMO is inspired by the novels of Louis Cha and is set in the Ming Dynasty. We talk about avatar development, graphics, gameplay, Group play, story and the game interface.   We received copies of the Heroes Pack from Perfect World which included a mount that looks like a fiery dragon and lots of other little goodies. We wrap up the show with another set of summer game recommendations. Have you played Swordsman? We would love to chat with you if you’ve played the game at the higherRead More →

There are two things to be aware of while reviewing Swordsman by Perfect World: they put an emphasis on authenticity and they originally developed the game for the Chinese market.
Gamers will love the authenticity but the fact that Swordsman was developed for the Chinese market first is behind a lot of the marks I have against the current beta.Read More →

Recently I received a gift of Divine Divinity and Divinity: Original Sin on Steam as a belated birthday gift from one of my best friends, David. He had been keeping watch on Divinity: Original Sin while it had been in development and thought I might like it. I had never heard of the series nor its creator Larian Studios, but I was willing to give it a go. Divinity: Original Sin is a top down, third person, isometric view RPG. Think of the way the Diablo series looks and you get the idea. However, the game play has very little in common with the DiabloRead More →

  When I hear a game is free to play I think “yeah, but….” The “yeah, but…” being me wondering is it going to be worth trying? Will I have a fun experience, or will I run into a pay wall straight away? Will I enjoy the aesthetics of the art and the game design, or will it feel like some first year programming student’s final project? Warframe alleviated all of these fears for me in its case. Warframe is one of developer Digital Extreme’s latest games. It is a multiplayer, third-person, co-op, shooter set in the distant future of our solar system where, apparently,Read More →