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Archive for 19 August 2013


Games for Windows Live service to end in July 2014, many games affected

Most PC users would tell you that news of Microsoft finally calling time on its terrible Games for Windows Live experiment is broadly good.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

Neo-Confucian: Hate Plus is out on Steam right now

Visual novel fans, stop wasting time debating with fools whether visual novels count as games and get busy with playing another one.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Demoneyesed: The Dark Eye – Demonicon certainly looks like a fantasy game

Tim refuses to advocate more giant spiders in games by writing about The Dark Eye – Demonicon, but I have no such ethical quibbles.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Not(ch) in the mood: Minecraft dev explains situation with 0x010c

Over the weekend, news filtered out from US Gamer that the sandbox space project known as 0x010c would no longer be developed by Notch.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Direct port: Football Director makes its way to PC from iOS

At last, a game that lets you relive the glory of directing amazing films like Goal!, Escape to Victory and … wait, what?

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Praise the sun: Race the Sun gets launch trailer on actual release day

Flippfly’s gorgeous procedurally-generated endless racer, Race the Sun, has a launch trailer.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Matchstick men: Football Manager’s 2014 match engine footage

I have to say, this early footage of the Football Manager 2014 match engine doesn’t gel with my memories of the game.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

It’s just a shot away: Shelter coming next week

The excellently named Might & Delight have announced that their beautiful protect-the-badger-cubs-‘em-up Shelter will hit the internet on 28 August.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Hack and pause and slash and pause: Aarklash: Legacy gets gameplay trailer

Cyanide have released a trailer for their forthcoming tactical RPG Aarklash: Legacy, and… it actually looks pretty good.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Oculus Share – Oculus Rift ready games can now be self published and tried

Simpy called Oculus Share, a new site has popped up from the VR headset creators to get the word out on all the Oculus Rift supported games.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

Deadfall Adventures Preview

Deadfall Adventures is looking like a bit of a romp. Inspired by the early 20th Century fascination with the notion of ancient, lost civilisations having access to powerful artifacts and technology, The Farm 51 have crammed decades of The Land That Time Forgot-style literature and pulp magazine adventures into just one man: James Lee Quatermain.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

X Rebirth pre-orders now on Steam

Egosoft’s X series is a bit of a weird one after disappearing off the radar for quite some time but it does have a loyal fanbase that have been looking forward to a new X game to satisfy their space faring hunger.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2013 | 1

GOG launch new portal for indie devs

Those DRM free lovers on GOG are wanting more indie games on their distribution system and have announced the launch of a new portal for indie developers.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Carbine reveal Wildstar business model

While MMO gamers eagerly await the launch of Carbine’s Wildstar, today they revealed how the game will be funded.

By Paul Younger | 19 Aug 2013 | 2