Archive for the ‘Steam, PC, & Indie Games’ Category

Godfire: Rise of Prometheus

Developed  by Vivid Games, creators of the  award-­winning Real Boxing, Godfire: Rise of Prometheus puts players in the armour of Prometheus as he battles through a rich and detailed world to retrieve the Godfire Spark and bring its fantastic powers to humanity. With a  fully voiced cast of mythical characters and a story by Steve Ince (writer  of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and Broken Sword), the game brings the full triple-A experience to iOS and Android:

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G&C's Ian Gaudreau Demoing SoundSelf at PAX East 2014

G&C’s Ian Gaudreau Demoing SoundSelf at PAX East 2014

Amidst the wide variety of indie games at PAX East 2014, one of the most unique games we demoed was SoundSelf.  “SoundSelf is the collision of centuries old meditation technology with the video-game trance.  Turn off the lights, amp up the volume, and use your voice to fall through an odyssey of light and body”:

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Looking back at PAX East 2014, our favorite gaming experience was none other than Evolve, published by 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios.  For those at the convention, you probably saw the impressive demo station with the to-scale Monster towering over the crowds (pictured below).  We were happy to see that the setup did not yield a let down, but rather, an original gaming experience that will change online gaming on PS4, XBox One, and PC in Fall 2014.

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Out There Title

You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but… out there… in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, patching your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply.

Space is an hostile place ; dangerous and mysterious adventures will mark each step of your travel. You will not only meet intelligent species that won’t care about you, but also deal with ancient powers linked to your destiny and the fate of mankind itself.

Survival and understanding of what is really at stake in the galaxy is the core of what Out There has to offer.

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Last week, Valve released Free to Play a documentary following three hopefuls, Benedict “HyHy” Lim, Clinton “Fear” Loomis and Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, all challenging for what would be the largest pool of prize money ever seen at a competitive gaming event, a whopping 1.6 million dollars. The captivating documentary focuses less on the game in question (DotA 2) and more on the human experience of living in a competitive gaming culture.

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Award winning games developer, Telltale Games, recently released the second installment, “A House Divided”, of its second season of The Walking Dead Game this Tuesday, March 4th. This episode contains almost all that you could want as a Walking Dead fan, explosive action, scintillating dialogue, gut-wrenching suspense and guess what you get to control how each facet of the episode plays out.

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Red Defeating Blue

Red Defeating Blue

By some miracle, Twitch successfully defeated blue in 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes, and 33 seconds:

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Defying all odds, the famous live stream, Twitch Plays Pokémon, has actually been making significant progress.  With tens of thousands of players inputting singular recognizable commands into a Pokémon Red emulator, chaos has been occurring for the last 11 days:

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This week marks the release of the beta test trials for one of 2014’s most highly anticipated games, Titanfall.  Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, Titanfall will officially release on Xbox One and PC on March 11 (North America) and will later be available for Xbox 360 on March 25th.

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Are you an experienced  journalist that has always wanted to write for IGN?  Well, now is your chance to submit your application to become a freelance journalist in the video game industry!

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