Wot I Think: Urban Empire

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Wot I Think: Urban Empire

Urban Empire [Steam page] is a city-building strategy game about politics and people rather than residential zones and monuments. Placing you as successive members of a dynasty, each acting as the mayor of a city developing against the backdrop of the previous two centuries of European history, it’s about votes and influence as well as […]

Bloody 90s-styled shooter Strafe is coming out in March

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Bloody 90s-styled shooter Strafe is coming out in March

The blocky, gore-filled FPS Strafe [official site] is sidestepping onto PC on March 28, channeling the rocket launchers and shotguns of 1996 and combining them with some roguelite shiz. You pick a main weapon out of three guns to start then pile-drive through randomised levels, leaving the blood of your enemies behind as a “guidance […]

Steam expands controller support, adds game-moving

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Steam expands controller support, adds game-moving

A belter of a Steam update launched last night, bringing better controller support and finally adding a way to move installed games around your hard drives. The controller changes let Xbox pads and generic X-Input controllers use the fancy Steam Controller configuration tools, playing with controllers in games which don’t officially support ’em and rebinding […]

Wot I Think – Warhammer 40K: Sanctus Reach

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Wot I Think – Warhammer 40K: Sanctus Reach

The never-ending conflict between Warhammer 40K’s Orks and the greatest warriors of the Imperium of Man, the Space Marines, is an ouroboros that’s already trapped us all inside it. An infinite war, spawning an infinite number of smaller digital wars on our PCs, making sure we can never, ever escape. Warhammer 40K: Sanctus Reach [official […]

Limbo and Inside devs tease new moody game

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Limbo and Inside devs tease new moody game

Playdead, the Danish studio behind grimdark puzzle-platformers Limbo and Inside, have shared a sneaky image from their next game. It seems to show a pilot or spaceman wearing a deployed parachute watching a fiery crash and, well, I won’t assumptively declare the game will following the Limside model but with a picture like that I […]

Have You Played… Cannon Fodder?

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Have You Played… Cannon Fodder?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. This was the first videogame controversy I was ever aware of: the British Legion were cross about the use of the poppy in Cannon Fodder, and the tabloid newspapers were slamming the game […]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 swings to PC on March 7

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 swings to PC on March 7

Capcom have announced a release date of March 7th for the long-overdue PC version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [official site], bringing us up to date with their comics vs. computers crossover fighting game before the new MvC Infinite hits later this year. MvC3 is coming to PC five years after its initial release, […]

Meet Thimbleweed Park’s creepy clown Ransome

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Meet Thimbleweed Park’s creepy clown Ransome

Thimbleweed Park [official site] – that’s the point and click adventure game being spearheaded by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Mansion fame – has a new trailer. I’ve been curious about the game for a while and we’ve had some really interesting bits on the site about it, like Adam’s interview with Gilbert […]

The Flare Path: Propliner Perfection

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The Flare Path: Propliner Perfection

The DLC page for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition doesn’t do the alleged Best Simulation Game Ever Made any favours. Littered with the unambitious, the mediocre, and the aged (the listed ‘release dates’ are highly misleading) it suggests a third-party development scene short on craftsmanship and almost completely devoid of excellence. I fear there […]

Valeera slashes her way into Heroes of the Storm

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Valeera slashes her way into Heroes of the Storm

It is time for my semi-regular check in with Heroes of the Storm [official site]. That game has reached the point where I’ll boot it up when a character I’ve heard of or who sounds mechanically interesting turns up, but nothing keeps me actually playing beyond that. Valeera Sanguinar is the hero who has brought […]