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12:09 PM on 08.12.2014

LittleBigPlanet 3 gets a new gamescom trailer

LittleBigPlanet is coming back to a Sony console, with LittleBigPlanet 3 coming to PS4 on November 18. Sackboy is back and he's brought some new friends with him -- Oddsock, Swoop, and Toggle -- which will hopefully mean we'll see unique characters used in co-op games, instead of lots of Sackboys (cute as they are). Check out the new trailer above.

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Origin is offering 4K-ready PCs for less than $4K

True story time, kids: On Friday, there was a power outage in my apartment complex and when it was restored a few hours later, my PC refused to boot. I'm hoping it's just the PSU that's blown but my suspicions are that my mot...

Alasdair Duncan

2:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Here's a look at what's happening at gamescom

We've already gotten the news from Activision's Call of Duty event earlier today but there's plenty of big things happening at gamescom this week. Here's an idea of when you're going to hear all the news from Microsoft, Sony,...

Alasdair Duncan

1:15 PM on 08.11.2014

Hotline Miami is bludgeoning its way onto PS4

I know one of the ways I'm going to fill the gap between now and the release of Hotline Miami 2 later this year is.... by playing more Hotline Miami. Especially now as Devolver Digital is releasing the original Hotline Miami...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 08.06.2014

Activision: Pre-orders are declining, Call of Duty 'not immune'

Pre-orders seem like they're part and parcel of videogame culture -- retailers want your money as soon as possible and publishers like to gauge how many people want a particular game. However, Activision Publishing president ...

Alasdair Duncan



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Review: Sacred 3
by Alasdair Duncan

"I love it."

The specter of Diablo looms large over the action-RPG genre; most games borrow heavily from Blizzard's seminal game and those games' success is usually judged on how close they stick to the formula and how well they execute on that.

"Oh baby."

While it's tempting to praise a game for breaking away from some of the genre's conventions in order to make itself stand out from the crowd, Sacred 3 has stripped away so many of the things that make an APRG fun. Stats? Pretty much gone. Loot? Almost none. A really enjoyable combat system? Nope.

"Sexy!"

Oh, and there's people talking wince-inducing garbage over the whole thing.

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6:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Point Perfect makes clicking and dragging fun

There aren't too many games that can promise a "less is more" experience. Most of the time, games are trying to cram more and more features and controls to build a well-rounded experience. Point Perfect is a bit different; t...

Alasdair Duncan

3:15 PM on 08.04.2014

Final version of Wasteland 2 likely delayed into September

Another day, another delay. It turns out that Wasteland 2 will be likely be missing the August launch date for a release in the first half of September instead. An update on the game's Kickstarter page revealed the delay is d...

Alasdair Duncan



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Review: Gods Will Be Watching
by Alasdair Duncan

Gods Will Be Watching is a tough game. It puts the player in positions that they'd rather not be in and asks them to make difficult choices. In order to succeed at a mission, you may have to do unthinkable things, betray your morals, and become a monster just to survive a little longer.

It's also tough in another sense: the game is bloody hard. 

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3:45 PM on 07.28.2014

The Sailor's Dream is the new iOS title from Simogo

Swedish developer Simogo has put out two of my favorite iOS titles -- Year Walk and last year's Device 6 -- so I'm really happy to hear that the studio will have a new game out this year. The title is The Sailor's Dream and ...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 07.26.2014

Here's a full 23 minutes of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

There are "gameplay trailers" and then there's this trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments that shows off a whopping 23 minutes of gameplay from Frogware and Focus Interactive's upcoming adventure game. Follow...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 07.26.2014

There's a Shadowrun: Dragonfall extended director's cut incoming

After a few weeks of disappointment and controversy regarding certain Kickstarter projects, it's maybe worth reminding ourselves of some of the successful ones. Shadowrun Returns was a really well received game from last yea...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer

A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Turns out actual farmers play Farming Simulator

Despite mainly playing all my games on PC, I've never been bitten by the simulation bug. There's no copies of Euro Truck Simulator or Farming Simulator lurking in my Steam library. Still, I'm keen to know who plays these game...

Alasdair Duncan

6:00 PM on 07.17.2014

David Braben hopes Elite: Dangerous will be 'future proof'

Part of me worries about the three big upcoming space games No Man's Sky, Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous. I'm fearful they'll consume my life for years to come. Some of that is going to be down to DLC and expanded content...

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 07.17.2014

Dishonored is $4.99 in the yearly QuakeCon Steam sale

The horribly cynical part of me is wondering what's going to actually happen at this year's QuakeCon; now that John Carmack is gone from the company and Doom 4 still just exists as a trailer, is there much to look forward to?...

Alasdair Duncan