StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

 

 I adore the Zerg. I always have. I always will. Whenever I have played a multiplayer game of Starcraft, the Zerg were my legion of choice. There is nothing as enjoyable as watching the screen fill up with hundreds of Zerglings, and seeing your enemies disappearing under a living blanket of death. Obviously you know that means I was drooling like a loon the moment I got my hands on StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Singleplayer: *Spoiler Alert* For those that have seen the ending of  StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, you know that Kerrigan has once again bcome human… or close enough. She is now in a containment/research facility under the watchful eye of Jim Raynor and friends. […]

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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

 

 I can still recall the first time I played Starcraft: it was without a doubt one of the best video-gaming experiences of my life. The graphics were amazing, the gameplay was superb, and the story left me drooling like a drunkard. Now here we are, over a decade later, and that story has finally come to its end. (Unless they decide to create another sequel.) And what an end it has been -several years in the making. Hundreds of man hours. Tomes filled to bursting with scripts, dialogue and planning. Amazing. Now the only way to do this amazing series justice is to review each of the chapters individually. And that means starting with the amazing StarCraft II: Wings of […]

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War For The Overworld

 

 After years of waiting the legions of evil have begun their invasion of the lands of goodly folk and heroes.  The war that lies before you is a bloody one, filled with new creatures, evil potions, bizarre rituals and powerful sorcery. This is Dungeon Keepers spiritual successor.  This is the game we’ve been waiting years to play. This is War For The Overworld. For those not in the know, War For The Overworld is the pinnacle of indie games development. Starting out as a kickstarter project nearly 4 years ago, War For The Overworld essentially takes you to where the Dungeon keeper series left off: A brand new and magnificent world in the sunlight ready for vile corruption. FUN FACT: The kickstarter campaign […]

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Hit by the Rebels – Desperate Housewives: The Game

Have you heard the latest gossip from Wisteria Lane? That nice lady from house 13 committed suicide, apparently the local gardener Carlos is having an affair with a married woman and a new family has just moved into our picturesque neighbourhood. Speaking of, it has also been said that some psychotic force controls the very actions of this family from behind the scenes, like in a video game. Mysterious right? Desperate housewives: The Game is a life and social simulation video game that was develop by Liquid Entertainment and published by Buena Vista Games in 2006 for Windows computers. People say it has the very souls of those who made it trapped inside, but that could just be a rogue […]

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Hit by the Rebels – LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude towards the problem, now help me assemble the Black Pearl, it’s not such a big challenge. I need one black two by three brick for the deck and a deck hand to mop it. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean was developed in 2011 by Traveller’s Tales and published by Disney Interactive Studios for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and PC. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is an entry into the ever growing franchise of digital plastic bricks that take the shapes of our favourite big-screen characters and lets us play through their action packed adventures in a family friendly environment. This instalment includes all […]

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The Impacto – Feel the virtual punch

Have you ever played a boxing game and felt like something was missing? The raw, visceral feeling of being hit or blocking the punch of your opponent – that sensation seemed like it could never be experienced by the gamer, except through going up against pugulists in real boxing rings or engaging in regular bar fights. Along came the VR headsets that promise to visually immerse us in a virtual world that many have been clamouring for. Yet something has been missing: the tactile sensation when one hits something as one would experience in the real world. Enter “The Impacto”. Yes I know the name sounds a bit silly but let me elaborate on its applications. The Impacto is a […]

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Neverending Downloads

As many of you know, I recently purchased Fallout 4. It is a fantastic game. I absolutely adore it. But! There was one minor issue that got under my skin -the download. Granted it is the main part of modern gaming culture. But having to wait hour upon hour before you can enjoy your purchase is just heartbreaking. In fact, so much of our time is spent downloading the latest patch, fix, and update that we, particularly in developing nations, get far less time than we’d like to using our products. Hell, most of us usually get a few hours in on a Sunday afternoon unless there’s a large update that needs to happen first. Work it out. I have […]

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Fallout 4: 5 bits of advice for noobs

So I’ve been running around the Commonwealth wasteland for several weeks now. I’ve seen all sorts of towns and settlements. I’ve met lots of interesting characters. I’ve completed a plethora of interesting quests. I’ve slaughtered the population of a small country. (They had it coming.) I’ve collected all sorts of scraps, piles of junk, tons of weapons, complete sets of armour and all sorts of other bric-a-brac. Yet after all this, I am still no where near completion; and I am often outmatched by my enemies and the world around me. Now because of all this insanity I’ve decided to give some advice for you first time Fallout players. TIP 1: Do not go south-west. The south-western section of the […]

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Hit by the Rebels – Mexicana Deadly Holiday

Who doesn’t love fun getaways to exotic locations? We all dream of places we would go if time and money were less pressing. We dream of the Eiffel tower in France or the Great Pyramid in Egypt or maybe even the Dias des los Muertos festival in Mexico. Few however plan to travel to the connected underworld of that last destination. Mexicana: Deadly Holiday is a hidden-object game that was developed and published by Big Fish Games for PC. You are tasked with helping a seemingly random woman who’s Husband has been kidnapped by a mysterious figure during the Day of the Dead festival in her pursuit of those responsible. Instead of marvelously over the top action sequences and master […]

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GRYPT

 

 Another day, another amazing band. This week we sit down with Romie and Taylor from Grypt. Now you’ve only been around a few years. How did Grypt start? Taylor: Romie and I have known each other and made music together for most of the past decade and we’d often talked about how fun it would be to get together for a weekend and just try to make something explicitly dark. At some point we both had time, and we got together and wrote most of “Terrible Fish / Brown + Orange Streaks” over about 3 days without really thinking too much about what we were doing. When we listened to the songs afterwards, we both decided that it was a […]

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