Archive for December, 2011
The ability to download PC games directly from the internet isn’t all that new a concept for gamers or even for any type of program for computers, but this year download clients such as Steam and Origin have exploded in popularity with gamers. With that in mind, let’s see which one is considered the best right now, in popular opinion as well as your favorite download client.
Steam is pretty much the oldest download client out there right now. Released from Valve in 2002, Steam was originally intended to be used as a simpler way to update and patch PC games. By 2007 Steam became huge as it offered full games to download without the use of CD’s.
Nowadays, Steam is pretty much the biggest download client out there. It offers tons of games, both old and new, from major developers to independent developers. That is one of three reasons Steam is so awesome. Someone just looking for a random game can search and find all kinds of games from any developer, which helps those developers get noticed better than anywhere else.
Another of Steam’s graces is the constant deals that are going on. Steam offers discounts for games all the time, from midweek deals to seasonal deals. I was able to get Dead Island from Steam during the Halloween promotions, not at a huge discount, but enough that I was enticed to finally buy the game. This is another way for indie developers to get noticed is to offer all of their games in a bundle deal. No one could really say buying 5 or more games for $10 or $20 isn’t worth the price.
Or any person missing a Y chromosome you’re hoping to woo.
Christmas is over, but it’s never too early to start looking for Valentines gifts, fellas. (more…)
2011 was an amazing gaming year. Each month was a new experience, and as the year progressed, so did the quality of the games that were released. Here is a synopsis of my year in gaming: 2011.
Final Fantasy XIII
A massive title with massive visuals and massive problems among fans, (more…)
The game we have mentioned on this site a few times is now live on Facebook. In Mission: Impossible – The Game, players build a team of agents and embark on missions around the world. Periodically, movie-based promotions will allow players to win swag.
UFO Interactive announced Samurai Sword Destiny for the Nintendo 3DS’s eShop on Jan. 5, 2012 for $6. The game features fast-paced 2D action with plenty of hacking and slashing. Check out the trailer, and let us know if this is something you plan on downloading to your handheld.
The best games on the market today allow players to follow differing story paths, align themselves with the factions of their choice, and enjoy a different ending with each play. Unfortunately, most of these games are fairly singularly minded. Sure, players can play a game over and over and explore all aspects of the game, but Cole can’t be both good and evil in the same play of inFamous.
Author Chuck Palahniuk is a great American modern author who writes scathing and humorous views of humanity’s seedy underbelly about corporate life, religion, and time travel. All of his books leap from perspective to perspective, creating a journey that cannot be satisfied until the last page is read.
While two of Palahniuk’s books have been turned into movies, it is time for this great American author to explore the world of video games for his unique approach to storytelling.
Top 5 Reasons to Play a Woman Character
-Contributed by James Masterson
After spending countless days being mocked and ridiculed for playing a lady character in games, I have decided to write about why I choose to embark on all my gaming adventures as a woman. And hopefully this will convince my gaming counterparts to do likewise.
Every gamer who has ever called themselves a gamer has played at least one Zelda game. Perhaps Zelda would be considered a “hipster’s game,” for they who jailbreak their Ps3 and pimp their PC with liquid-cooling for Crysis, but we have to consider that incredibly long-standing game titles stay popular for a reason (sorry, Final Fantasy, you would be an exception to this).
Is it possible for a game to better with each sequel? Yes, yes it is. Zelda: Skyward Sword has been considered by IGN to be “the greatest Zelda game ever created” –woah now.
Wouldn’t it be nice if, in real life, one could remove a mystical instrument from his or her satchel/manpurse, play a mad tune, and watch the clouds billow into a clustered mass of precipitation? That’s how Link does (more…)