Not A Hero Review: Definitely not

Not a Hero Price: $12.99 System(s): PC (Soon on PS4 and Vita) Release Date: May 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Roll7) The third dimension is stripped from many indie titles for a reason: 2D games are much easier to design. That’s not to say that independent developers are lazy or untalented. Far from it: a flat landscape more »

CD Projekt Red’s new The Witcher 3 patch addresses graphics issues

You may have noticed that The Witcher 3 is a fantastic RPG, perhaps by being woken by the midnight hiss of its personal hype train. You may also have heard that it’s not perfect: many disgruntled users are crying graphical discrepancy, centering on an alleged visual downgrade from the version of the game that was promoted in 2013. Developer CD more »

Martial arts MMO Blade & Soul is coming to to the West this winter

That’s one more regional barrier for the scrap heap. Developer NCSOFT announced it will be bringing martial arts MMORPG Blade & Soul to North America and Europe this winter. The free-to-play MMO will be playable in French, German and English, but its Western counterpart is currently early in development. Community Director Omeed Dariani told Polygon that the new version’s current state is more »

Christmas in February, or why some studios are skipping holiday 2015

Black Friday gets a bad rap. At least in America, it’s touted as the peak of consumerism, the one day out of the year when we all tap into our reptilian brain and use bits of plastic to fight over other bits of plastic, like credit-savvy vultures bickering over a kill in the Sahara. The 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 »

Final Fantasy XI free through May 25, 2015 when you reactivate an old character

Square Enix will treat retired Final Fantasy XI veterans to free game time if they reactive their old accounts before May 25, 2015. The “Return Home to Vana’diel Campaign” applies to characters that were deleted manually by their owner or automatically due to inactivity. The Ultimate Collection Seekers edition of the game will also be free to eligible more »

Grand Theft Auto V sales approach 52m

Rockstar’s latest has proven every bit as popular as you’d expect. In its most recent earnings report, publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has moved “nearly” 52 million units between PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. This figure covers physical copies of the game, and only those that have been sold 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 »

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide expansion brings building to the seas

Civilization: Beyond Earth‘s first major expansion, Rising Tide, will bring the series’ iconic colonization to the deep blue, Firaxis Games announced today. Rising Tide is slated to release in fall of 2015, and will bring fundamental changes to the core Sid Meier formula with it. The obvious benefit of oceanic exploration is an expanded playground. 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 »

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 »