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By Leigh Alexander on October 1st, 2014 at 1:00 pm. [I've been doing a series of Let's Play videos exploring old adventures, text games and lost design forms from the 1980s Apple IIe and Commodore 64 era. In a time when young men shout over new action games, I will talk softly over strange old ones.
By Alice O'Connor on October 1st, 2014 at 12:00 pm. An objective-driven co-op shooter set in the big colourful world of ’70s espionage flicks sounds splendid. One where a member of your spy team is also a traitor, that’s even better. And that’s Hit, a student game currently on a mission to infiltrate Steam Greenlight. Oh, and it’ll be free. Aces.
By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on October 1st, 2014 at 11:00 am. There you were minding your own business and enjoying the luxury and efficiency of the Soviet rail system, when everything went dark and the nice gentleman sitting opposite you got stabbed in the heart. Now the trip to Moscow would be too depressing to bare, unless, that is, you decided to solve the murder on the Grim Express.
By Alice O'Connor on October 1st, 2014 at 10:00 am. It’s funny how quickly we’ll all forget Windows 9. Even today, I’m wondering if it ever really happened. Did we really find lines from our e-mails scrawled across our walls in blood? It seems unlikely that the error alert sound was ever six minutes of inhuman chanting.
By Graham Smith on October 1st, 2014 at 9:00 am. I’ve been in love with 2D games set upon small planets since Edmund McMillen’s Aether, and Cosmochoria, released on Steam Early Access just a couple of days ago, covers similar ground.
By Graham Smith on October 1st, 2014 at 8:00 am. What’s your favourite -cide word? If you answered giganticide, the killing of giants, then you answered correctly. If you answered Metrocide, then you are correct in some sense. It might not be a real word, but Metrocide is a top-down stealth assassination game set in a cyberpunk dystopia and inspired by Grand Theft Auto 1 and Syndicate.
By Robert Florence on September 30th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Hello youse. You all know how I feel about the Spartacus board game. It came in at number one on my list of the 50 Best Games Of All Time. (It’s worth mentioning that Cosmic Encounter was so high on the list it hovered ABOVE the top spot, as the best board game of all time.) Now, Spartacus was based on a TV show that I’ve never watched.
By Graham Smith on September 30th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Adam has left his post, fleeing into the hills above Manchester to wail and leap around, emitting guttural noises which sound like pain but are actually carnal joy. And all because the Pathologic re-make has reached its Kickstarter target.
By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Virginia is an upcoming first-person ‘interactive drama’ infused with unabashed Twin Peaks and X-Files influences, which had already very much piqued the interest of Alice and Adam. I played a short demo build at the EGX games show over the weekend.
By Philippa Warr on September 30th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. An occult-themed game of skill where players use magic squares to try to generate real cash all rooted in the developer’s own experiences with Texas hold ‘em poker? Why yes, Jason Rohrer does have a new game in the works, thanks for asking.
By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Defense Grid 2 sees you building elaborate mazes of mounted guns which shoot, burn, zap, freeze and otherwise slaughter vast armies of dumb aliens who are attempting to steal ‘cores’ from a techno-thingy at the centre of the level. In other words, it’s tower defence.
By Alice O'Connor on September 30th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. We should have posted more about Dark Souls II, and our mistake was partially my fault. I had planned another big Dark Souls Nites livestream bonanza with music, guests, phone-ins, and other chilled-out late-night radio fun.
By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Aka ‘the one where a talking planet joins your party.
By Paul Dean on September 30th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. With every new release, the Borderlands universe becomes increasingly ridiculous. It’s been happening for a while now, with the puns, the slapstick and the hidden pop culture references that pepper Borderlands 2 and further season its DLC.
By Adam Smith on September 30th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. F.E.A.R. Online’s open beta test begins on October 7th, ahead of full launch on the 17th, and signups are now active. Go! Run! Register! It’s free! Or perhaps not. The original F.E.A.R. takes place almost entirely in a succession of rather ordinary office buildings but that doesn’t matter because the combat is absolutely splendid.