DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter

DOTA 2 mod makes the MOBA into a third person shooter Defense of the Ancients 2 is a game with quite a fanbase. It’s done quite well for itself, garnered multiple positive reviews, and people are all about those multiplayer experiences. Which means it isn’t surprising to see a DOTA 2 mod or two come more »

The Spatials’ team must be Star Trek fans

I’ve been playing The Spatials, a simulation with role-playing elements that takes place in space, and one thought has prevailed. The team that created The Spatials, Weird and Wry, must be serious Star Trek fans. You can’t tell me those adorable uniforms don’t look like something out of Star Trek! The inclusion of a few more »

The Royal Trap prioritizes intrigue over romance

If a game has dating sim elements, that doesn’t mean it only has to be about abruptly stumbling into true love. Sometimes, the more realistic visual novels are more interesting. Which is exactly what Hanako Games’ The Royal Trap is. It’s an otome game, which means a major element is helping a character fall in more »

Here’s Your April 17, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Okay, the Indie Game Bundle Update is here and you need to get the Humble Origin Bundle 2. Yes, I know it isn’t “indie.” I also know it involves Origin. But trust me, it’s worth it. You’ll get some fantastic games if you do, and it’s clearly the star of this Indie Game Bundle Update, more »

The Spatials’ exploration is full of clickbait

The Spatials is an adorable simulation with role-playing elements that I’ve had the privilege of playing recently. It revolves around building a space-station mecca for tourists, with commodities to purchase and glorious sights to ogle. But of course, that’s just the simulator half of the game. On the role-playing side of things, you can take more »

You can beat Deus Ex: Mankind Divided without fighting a single enemy

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be “ghostable”—that is, possible to beat without killing a single enemy. Executive Game Director Jean-François Dugas confirmed the option himself, adding that bosses can also be given the slip in one way or another. This improves upon the stealth pathways of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which could only be partially ghosted due to a more »

Nightbanes Review: It’s Not Magic The Gathering

Nightbanes Price: Free To Play System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Headup Games (Diviad) ESRB Rating: Not Rated One of my favorite things about video games is that they let me play a variety of things without actually needing to include other people. I especially like video games that are replications of more »

SUPERHOTline Miami is a time-bending, violent mashup

SUPERHOT is a stylized first-person shooter that began as a member of the 7 Day First Person Shooter game jam. Hotline Miami, now somewhat of a series given the recent release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, revels in its over-the-top brutality. And SUPERHOTline Miami is a hefty dose of both. “Time only moves when you move,” said more »

Over 1 million bought Cities Skylines

Turns out Bloodborne wasn’t the only game to get a 1 million copies sold announcement today. It turns out the little city simulation that could, Cities Skylines, passed that hallmark too. Which we all had to expect, since it’s still one of the top 10 selling games on Steam. The 1 million copies of Cities more »

Mortal Kombat X is broken on Steam and lets you buy ‘Easy Fatalities’

The PC version of Mortal Kombat X, available via Steam, is currently suffering widespread unplayability due to data issues brought on by a bizarre installation process. While most Steam games install in full, Mortal Kombat X begins with a 3GB pre-load. The game’s official Steam page confirms that this is part of Steam’s “Streaming Install,” which lets you play more »

Grand Theft Auto 5 PC comes with its own video editor

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 will let players record, edit and share gameplay captured in the main game and Grand Theft Auto Online. Rockstar released a tutorial video detailing the Rockstar Editor, as well as an in-depth guide to its features. The editor is packing a full suite of doodads, including camera angles and targets, a more »

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels Review: Moving on

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels Price: $29.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Red Thread Games (Red Thread Games) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending (Most likely “Mature.”) Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn was all about introducing new players to the Dreamfall universe, as well as reminding old fans of what happened in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. And yet, more »