Cyberbullying. Most people on the net are probably never going to experience it firsthand, only through stories (like this one) that details the ordeals others have gone through because someone has decided to take the anonymity of the Internet for granted for nefarious deeds. Attacking others seems to be the in thing, or at least it seems so more often than not. Especially in console first person shooters. (more…)
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Brawl Busters, a free to play online PC fighting game, has just received a pretty big update today. Buster’s Inferno drops a new map- Burning Adventure, raises the character level cap to 45 and adjusts the underlying game play elements based on player requests. (more…)
A Valley Without Wind 2 continues the 2D side scrolling action that the first game started and is available on Steam with a nice little sale price to help get new gamers acclimated to the title. 2D side scrolling games are a dying breed, for sure, so when a good one comes along, we have to support the publisher and developers, if at all possible. (more…)
Offensive Combat, the new browser-based shooter from U4iA Games, is in closed beta right now, but yours truly got early access thanks to my indomitable charm and roguish good looks (READ: Good PR Guy).
In the eighties, the now-deceased founder of Germany’s Black Forest Games (formerly Spellbound Entertainment) created The Great Giana Sisters, a Super Mario Bros. clone. Nintendo had the game pulled off the shelves for its similarities to their famed Italian plumber, and with the exception of an homage for the DS in 2009, it seemed the franchise would stagnate from then on.
Until now, that is…
Indie developer Carbon Games has been sitting on a secret. The Beta for their upcoming strategy title “AirMech” has been available for use as a Native Client game on the Chrome browser since February. They’re ready to let the cat out of the bag now, as the game went live on Steam yesterday (August 6) and is currently available to anyone who purchases the AirMech Beta Bundle (19.99 USD).
Imagine a community of game-makers, building and interacting inside the same massive digital construct, itself a giant game. Either I’ve just Incepted ™ you or I’m talking about Jumala, the new free PC gaming platform that’s equal parts world builder and game.
Awesomenauts, the phenom on consoles, is now available on PC through Steam and it has brought a lot of extras to keep fans interested. Set in a faux-80′s cartoon universe, Awesomenauts brings multliplayer mayhem, eight powerful characters with new outfits and more.
2D platformers are a dying breed.
Longtime fans of the genre will make mention of a plumber, a couple of rodents and even a caveman among a myriad of other oddities that no one in their right mind would have thought of. But that is for console gamers. Now, ask a computer gamer from the times before Windows and you will receive different answers- mainly one answer: The Great Giana Sisters, which was actually based QUITE A BIT on the model that Nintendo used for Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System.