Gaming Myths Pt 1 – KillSwitch

 

 Over the past 40 years electronic games have earned their fair share of controversy and old wives tales. Here begins my foray into some of the more interesting Gaming Myths. Killswitch, A game so rare you’ll never find it! Released back in 1989 by the Karvina Corporation, Killswitch was a survival-horror platformer. The game -a precursor to games like Myst or Silent Hill- was set in a coal mine under siege by demonic forces, and featured 2 playable characters, each with a unique playing experience. Porto: is a woman who wakes up in the depths of the mine amidst all the ensuing chaos. Porto has no attacks but does randomly change size throughout the game. Game-play with Porto is primarily […]

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Pre-Review

 

 The Wolfenstein franchise started in 1981, becoming popular in 1992 when ID Software took over the development. Wolfenstein 3D invented the genre of FPS and served as a prototype for DOOM. This will be the first Wolfenstein since 92 not developed by ID software, being developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game however is built on the id Tech 5 propriety engine. Note this in not the first time ID has outsourced development of a game but usually had still overseen development. [youtube id=”lkJErwqI-2A” width=”600″ height=”350″] Wolfenstein: The New Order continues the story of series protagonist William “B.J.” Blazkowicz who is tasked with launching an “impossible” counter-offensive against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world. […]

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Project: MEGAFOOT

 

 “It’s bigger than big, it’s Megafoot!” Project: MEGAFOOT is a proposed, upcoming indie-horror film. The story follows a classified US Military experiment that had been attempting to create super soldiers. Unfortunately early tests indicated the cybernetic and genetic enhancements were beyond the ability for a mere human to survive, but just as all hope seemed lost there came a lucky discovery…. Bigfoot (GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS) turns out to be real, and the perfect test subject. Now for the twist, as would be expected this souped up Cyborg-Sasquatch escapes from the research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West and goes on a massive rampage. An elite squad of soldiers now has to track down and kill the beast before it destroys everything […]

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Octodad: The Dadliest Catch, Your Life is Now Complete

 

 “What if you were stuck trying to drive your own body?” Games can be classified into many genres, but now I present what might possibly be gaming’s first slapstick comedy: Octodad: The Dadliest Catch! “Blub blub blub” -Octodad. Developed by a group of students from DePaul University,Octodad started as a free game in 2010 and many of the people involved then became part of Young Horses Inc – which developed Octodad: Dadliest Catch! via Kickstarter funding. The premise of the game is simple enough: you are an octopus living secretly amongst humanity. Your (initially unknown) mission requires that you go through the day to day rigmarole of life as a human – undertaking tasks such as making a cup of […]

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Razer Naga 2014 Left Handed Edition Review.

 

 “Why? Because we like to do fiscally irresponsible acts for the betterment of gamers worldwide,” – Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Chief Gamer at Razer After suggestions from fans, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan promised left-handed users that the company would make a left-handed version of the Naga gaming mouse if his Facebook post on the topic reached 10,000 “Likes” before April 21 2012. By Friday, March 30 2012, a full three weeks before the deadline, the company announced that it had hit the 10,000-Likes goal and, as promised, would be producing the mouse. Razer had already been making a left-handed version of the Deathadder for a few years, and even though due to the small target they are at a financial […]

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This is Not Your Grandfathers Star Trek (It’s Better)

 

 “I fear the Federation is on the verge of collapse” -Admiral Pavel Chekov. In May 2005, Star Trek Enterprise ended its run. This marked the first time since 28 September 1987 that there had not been at least one Star Trek series on air. Both the Network and fans were starting the feel that the franchise had become stale. In 2007 Star Trek of Gods And Men, a fan film created in honour of the 40th anniversary of the franchise, appeared online. This magnificent film contained quite a few stars from the different Star Trek series’. It has been released free to the public via their YouTube Page. Then in 2012, many of the people involved in Of Gods And Men […]

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Kung Fury

 

 “When I started this project over a year ago I was driven by a strong will, love for the 80s and action movies to create a unique movie that the world has never seen” – David Sandberg Some of our older readers may remember the ’80’s, for those that don’t, it was a time when being cheesy, and having bad hair were cool. And ’80’s movies were no exception. For Swedish film maker David Sandberg, the fact it is 2014 is no reason not to make an ’80’s movie. He has written (and stars in) KUNG FURY, an over-the-top action comedy featuring: laser shooting arcade-robots, dinosaurs, Nazis, vikings, Norse gods, mutants and a Miami cop who plays by his own […]

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An Early Look at SteamOS

 

 What is SteamOS ? Most people out there have probably heard of Steam. But for those of you who haven’t, it is a software package created by Valve Corporation (Half-Life, Portal,  Source), initially as a DRM -patch delivery system for their games. In its early days many users outside the U.S.A did not have very powerful/stable internet, and the requirement of being connected to the Steam service whenever playing a game was not well liked. Over time connectivity improved and became less of an issue. Valve also began to convince other publishers to release their products over the Steam service, thus becoming an app store of sorts. As game/software purchases are linked to your Steam account, you can reinstall computer/setup a new […]

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Total Annihilation – A Legend Going Strong!

 

 “What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war which has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination. Both sides now crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fuelled by over four thousand years of total war. This is a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome is the complete elimination of the other.” – Opening Credits. Released in 1997 Total Annihilation is approaching 17 years old now, yet is probably still one of the best most innovative RTS games ever made. […]

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The Desolation of Tolkien. (WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!)

 

 Today we welcome a new writer to 925|Rebellion. His name is Wookiee, and like the fictional race, he is tall, hairy and makes strange sound effects when he communicates. So join me in welcoming the Manimal to 925. The Desolation of Smaug, second in the film series based on The Hobbit is now in cinemas. The Hobbit was Tolkien’s first published work (1937) set in Middle Earth. Any film adaptation of a book will never be exactly the same as the source for many reasons, and this film is no exception. Below is a breakdown of the major changes from the novel. (SPOILER ALERT!) Beorn’s Lodge: In the novel, Gandalf and Bilbo meet Beorn by themselves first, with Gandalf telling […]

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