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Indie Spotlight – The Bridge (2012 PAX 10 Winner)

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Can you imagine? A title that started out as a master’s degree project turned into one of the most creative and unique PC games to come in years. I’m of course talking about Ty Taylor’s The Bridge, winner of the PAX 10, and a beautiful, hand-drawn adventure puzzle game that disorients your notions of physics and perspective.

Part Echochrome, part Limbo, and full of interesting ways to solve puzzles, The Bridge is one of those games that engage you both visually and mentally. Built from the ground up to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers, The Bridge asks you to solve each of it’s thought-provoking puzzles by taking a number of elements into effect. You’ll have to deal with gravity, sloped surfaces, physics, plays on perspective, time, and even enemies as you proceed to solve each room puzzle.

More about The Bridge (PC) after the break. Read the rest of this entry

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Steam Offering Canadian Indie Bundle For Cheap

Fans of Canadian-developed games can rejoice as Steam is offering the Canadian Indie Bundle – nine critically acclaimed indie titles – for a cheap price. Gamers can save almost $65 (the bundle is only $14.99) if they purchase this bundle on Steam starting this week. Included are games from award-winning developer Capybara Games, as well as Klei Entertainment, Trapdoor Inc, Big Sandwich Games, and Gaslamp Games.

Check out the games included in the Canadian Indie Bundle after the break. Read the rest of this entry

Indie Spotlight: Bust-N-Rush

Imagine playing through Temple Run. It’s fun, but to be honest I’d much rather be running through bad guys and environmental hazards than avoiding them. That’s why Bust-N-Rush from Techtonic Games caught my eye.

Bust-N-Rush is an arcade running game in the same vein as Temple Run that casts players as an armored badass named Kovo. Kovo is one pissed-off, ex-planet mining juggernaut looking for vengeance against the galactic evil called Satellite of Wub. You see, Satellite of Wub destoryed Kovo’s favorite plastic flamingo called Paco. Now Kovo, with no one and nothing else left goes on an interplanetary rampage to vanquish the evil satellite and avenge his friend.

Hit the jump to find out more about Bust-N-Rush.

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Indie Spotlight: Coloropus Review

I’m a sucker for romance/adventure stories. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl gets kidnapped, and boy must save her and earn her love. Pigsels Media’s Coloropus, at it’s most basic, is a story about a young male octopus who has to save his beloved (who has a knack for getting snatched away). Think of it like a puzzle/adventure Mario and you get the idea.

If you look deeper though, you’ll find a fairly challenging, fun, and unique puzzle-adventure game in Coloropus. Read the rest of this entry

The Reasons I am a PC Gamer

Even the most rational of people can get cult-like when it comes to something they like. Passionate loyalty will strike in the most surprising of places. An unwitting mention of yogurt in my group of friends launches a sermon of jubilant fervor to the bacterial cultures.

Greek yogurt! Mother of Stamos, it will change you!

As strong as my love for yogurt is, it pales in comparison to the sheer force of zealot-like will  in the console/pc wars.  Gamers aren’t a group known for restrained enthusiasm when it comes to the tools of their trade. As the sole pc reviewer on a site of console knuckle draggers, it was inevitable that article like this would pop up. In fact, I think it’s a legal requirement of all gaming blogs to address this issue. Read the rest of this entry

Right Gaming Computers: Is Yours Up To The Mark?

As per a recent study, around 217 million people around the world and 20 percent of Adults in America play different games online. Playing games online on the computer has become a common hobby for people these days unlike what you see for sports like soccer or basketball. Its popularity is simply growing with every passing day. For PC Gamers, it is important to have a right gaming computer or laptop to enhance his or her gaming experience.

While looking out for a right gaming computer or laptop, players should consider a couple of elements as discussed in the article below. Read the rest of this entry

Metal Dead Review

I was never Metal. As a thirteen year old in the 90s, my musical rebellion was switching the car radio dial from classic rock to Spice Girls in front of my Dylan-loving father and declaring “This is the music of my generation”. Safe to say, I wasn’t one of the most radical teens of the 20th Century.

However, I did love playing adventure games. And thank goodness, otherwise I may have awkwardly shuffled away from Metal Dead, taking it as a reminder of another musical genre that escaped me during a misspent youth.

Created by Australian studio, Walk Thru Walls Studios, Metal Dead is a cartoony point-and-click adventure combined with the they-keep-saying-it’s-trending-but-it’s-been-here-for-eight-years zombie genre. (I share the same sentiment for skinny jeans).

Metal Dead doesn’t seek to reinvent the adventure game genre, and it doesn’t need to. It’s ridiculous fun. Following avid metal head, Malcolm, the player walks, quips, and collects their way through a hospital on the verge of being overrun by hordes of zombies. Read the rest of this entry

Classic Interplay Titles 50% Off This Weekend At Good Old Games

These titles and 22 more are on sale for 50% off this weekend!

Classic PC game sale and distribution service Good Old Games (GOG) is selling Interplay titles (like Fallout, Fallout 2, Jagged Alliance 2, and other classic games) for 50% off this weekend. Basically, they’re selling 31 amazing titles for extremely cheap. I mean you’re getting the entire classic Fallout Series, MDK 1 & 2, Descent series, and other notable titles for much cheaper than buying from Ebay, EB Games, or even Craigslist.

See the full list of Interplay games on sale after the break. Read the rest of this entry

It’s Official: Wasteland 2 Is Coming

Breaking news for old-school gamers; Brian Fargo, the CEO of inExile Entertainment has confirmed that the much-loved Wasteland will finally have a proper sequel in Wasteland 2. Inspired by Double Fine’s success with their own Kickstarter project, Fargo has decided to the same for Wasteland 2.

According to Fargo, he’s getting ready to begin the Kickstarter for Wasteland 2 by early next week; and has even finished filming their Kickstarter video for it.

So why are gamers excited for Wasteland 2? Hit the jump to find out. Read the rest of this entry

Forgotten Treasures – Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr

When The Blair Witch came out in the theatres, it shattered a lot of horror movie conventions. It managed to scare people without actually showing anything scary onscreen; rather letting the viewer’s imagination run wild, thus scaring themselves. Blair Witch Vol. 1 Rustin Parr for the PC treats it’s players the same way, using the movie’s mood, macabre legends, and bleak appeal to scare the living hell out of them.

Hit the jump to find out more about the first volume in the Blair Witch origins game franchise. Read the rest of this entry

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