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4:30 PM on 04.01.2014

Star Citizen's Chris Roberts responds to Oculus buyout

Facebook's acquisition of the Oculus Rift company was a shock to say the least, and whilst industry figures have expressed cautious optimism over the buyout, there's still a sense of unease as to what the social media giant h...

Alasdair Duncan

1:15 PM on 04.01.2014

Is Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2 just an April Fools' Day joke?

Look, my attitude to April Fools' Day is that if it looks like bollocks and it sounds like bollocks, then it probably is bollocks. However, after last year's reveal of the amazing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on April Fools' Day, ...

Alasdair Duncan

5:30 PM on 03.31.2014

Creator Dean Hall reveals 2014 roadmap for DayZ

Speaking at EGX Rezzed 2014 over the weekend, DayZ creator Dean Hall not only revealed details about the new Slovakian studio that would be dedicated to the game but also a roadmap that outlined future development on the open...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 03.26.2014

Enjoy the indie craze whilst it lasts, says Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux is at it again, this time saying that the recent indie game boom of the last few years isn't going to last. Sound the doom sirens! Speaking to CVG, Molyneux explained, "These things go in cycles, what I'd say i...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Dead Synchronicity is great-looking sci-fi adventure game

I think it's fair to say Kickstarter has given point-'n'-click adventure games a boost, not that the genre really needed it. Dead Synchronicity is a new adventure game from Spanish developer Fictiorama Studios which tells th...

Alasdair Duncan

5:45 PM on 03.25.2014

AdverCity is the cyberpunk tycoon game I didn't know I wanted

Whether it's down to our ever growing dependency on technology or fears about our privacy, cyberpunk has never been as in vogue as it is now. Hence the recent Cyberpunk Game Jam which resulted in some cool-looking games, one...

Alasdair Duncan





5:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Simogo featured in App Store's first Indie Game Showcase

Swedish indie studio Simogo released two great games on iOS in 2013, so it's good to see Apple giving it attention in an Indie Game Showcase. Year Walk and Device 6 were two really interesting games that were more concerned a...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 03.20.2014

PC Port Report: Deus Ex: The Fall

Games that are ported from phones and tablets to home computers are still rare but Deus Ex: The Fall seemed like the most likely candidate to benefit in the transition from touch screen to keyboard and mouse. In his review, C...

Alasdair Duncan

10:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Have a look behind the scenes of Child of Light

We've said it plenty of times but Ubisoft's upcoming Child of Light looks wonderful; it's got a wonderfully lush, hand-drawn quality that's not too dissimilar from the recent Rayman games. As we find out in the video above, ...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 03.17.2014

Is there a Frog Fractions 2 ARG already underway?

The original Frog Fractions was one of the most bizarre things you could play in in a web browser, so it wasn't a surprise to see a potential sequel arrive on Kickstarter last week. What is odd is that, if the Kickstarter is ...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Julian Gollop heads to Kickstarter to fund Chaos Reborn

The original Chaos is probably older than a lot of you reading this post; released back in 1985, it was a turn-based tactics game that had rival wizards facing off in an arena, originally released for the ZX Spectrum. Now, d...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Here's some info on how Hyper Light Drifter is going to play

Hyper Light Drifter was one of the rare successful Kickstarters from 2013 that wasn't a reboot or a known developer looking for funds. Its eye-catching art style was a big draw and little by little we're getting more info ab...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Among the Sleep still looks pretty creepy

When I was a toddler, I don't think I was afraid of a lot of things. Maybe just clowns or pooping my nappy. Actually, my cousin's Star Wars figure case that was shaped like Darth Vader's head was scary too. Waking up to find...

Alasdair Duncan



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Review: Shadowrun: Dragonfall
by Alasdair Duncan

Shadowrun Returns was released last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and seemed to please fans and backers alike. In our review, Fraser Brown commented on how the toolset provided with the game would provide plenty of content in the future, and whilst it has been well supported by modders, most fans were waiting patiently for the big expansion, Dragonfall

Dragonfall is an expansion in the old-school mold: it has a campaign that's equal to the length of the main Shadowrun story, a whole new setting and characters, and there's some nice refinements to the mechanics and structure. There's still some problems and frustrations but if you put up with them in the original Shadowrun, then Dragonfall will give you even more enjoyment. 

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7:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Planets³ is the voxel-based, open-world RPG you never knew you wanted

Looks like the great voxel revival continues into 2014 with Planets³, a new project from Cubical Drift that has kicked off its Kickstarter campaign. It's an ambitious-looking game that's based around exploring a va...

Alasdair Duncan

3:30 PM on 03.11.2014

Star Citizen breaks the $40 million barrier

Last time we checked, Star Citizen had raised $30 million in crowdfunding; just under four months later we've got word that Chris Robert's ambitious space sim has now broken the $40 million mark. In a blog post, Roberts revea...

Alasdair Duncan