Here’s Your May 22, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Ready for 33 indie game bundles? Well, you don’t get much of a choice. It’s been a busy week, and there are a ton of indie game bundles to sift through. Quite a few are new, more than a few have worthwhile games and you’ll regret it if you don’t go through them all. This more »

Watch a war of the words in Last Word

Do you know what game I just can’t get over? Twelve Tiles’ Last Word. It’s this fantastic investigative adventure with RPG elements that I keep coming back to. Even though I’ve mastered the game, with a 98% completion rate, it continues to pull me in. I’ve come to the conclusion that the brilliant battle system more »

Invisible Inc. Review: Order of operations

Invisible Inc Price: $19.99 System(s): PC (Eventually PS4) Release Date: May 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Klei Entertainment (Klei Entertainment) I would make a terrible spy. On a scale of Call of Duty trailers to James Bond, I’m about as subtle as a startled cat wearing a suit of castanets. Apparently, I’m also impulsive and greedy. Leave no safe behind, I say. Especially if more »

This week on the PlayStation Store, May 20, 2015

Big release time! This week sees the release of one of the premiere AAA games of 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you’re into digital releases, you can hop right over to the PlayStation Store and pick up, as usual, the standard or super-special (but not really) DLC edition. Competing with a game this big more »

Ingredients of Shovel Knight: cooking experiment

Hello, everyone, and welcome to my cooking show. I’ve just had the pleasure of playing through the recent Vita release of Shovel Knight, and I found it to be a savory, wholesome experience. It was evident that a lot of hard work went into this dish, and it featured several hints of familiar ingredients from more »

Newest Cities Skylines patch adds European buildings and tunnels

Developer Colossal Order Ltd. today (May 19, 2015) released Cities Skylines patch 1.1.0, the game’s first large content update. Otherwise known as the European Theme patch, the update introduces over 50 European style buildings, including the wall-to-wall housing necessary to recreate the country’s iconic window-lined streets. The European structures are a map theme, the Cities Skylines team wrote on more »

Jump into June with a The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter

Developer inXile Entertainment will launch a Kickstarter June 2, 2015 dedicated to the revival of The Bard’s Tale series, and, if successful, resulting in the development of The Bard’s Tale IV. InXile has long since acquired the rights to the 1980s-born franchise, and plans to make full use of them in the The Bard’s Tale IV. The same first-person more »


Yooka-Laylee is proof that Kickstarter only breaks when we break it

It is an insanely dangerous thing to pay someone for a product that they’ve yet to create. It’s essentially buying faith, which is pretty unstable stock by and large. The risk is obvious: if something goes wrong and the result isn’t what we wanted or expected, we get no return. But we take that risk because, if we more »

Shovel Knight Review: Retro perfection

Shovel Knight Price: $14.99 System(s): Vita (also available on PS3 and PS4) Release Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Yacht Club Games (Yacht Club Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence I’ve been eager to see how Shovel Knight came together ever since the game saw its initial release in 2014. Now that the more »

My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up at 3am Every Day is so accurate, it’s scary

My friend sent me a link this morning with the following message, “Is this game by Will Herring an accurate representation of life with a cat?” Now, every cat owner’s experience is bound to be different, but after spending about fifteen minutes playing My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up at 3am Every Day, I can more »

Double Fine and Frederator are making a Costume Quest cartoon

Developer Double Fine is partnering with Frederator Studios to produce an animated short based on the former’s Halloween RPG, Costume Quest. The 11-minute cartoon is being written by Zac Gorman, with Pat McHale directing, Frederator wrote on Facebook. At this time, only a single episode is planned. Neither Frederator nor Double Fine have revealed when or where more »

Trine 3: Artifacts of Power Preview: Arguing with myself

What does it take to make an environmental puzzler? In spite of how easy the question is—you need an environment and you need puzzles—developer Frozenbyte has been one of the few studios to continue answering it. They’ve done so with their Trine series, which is now coming up on its third installment, Artifacts of Power. But while the more »