Welcome to the weekend, dear reader, as evidenced by Good Old Games' traditional weekend sale. This week brings us a grab bag of classic EA discounts, including Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper and its sequel, Wing Commander collections, Theme Hospital, Magic Carpet, all the Ultima games and more... for £1.49 each.
It might be high time to stock up on a few legendary games you haven't tried, sample Molyneux in his prime or grab compatible versions of old games you already own. Either way, click the banner or this link right here to hit up the splash page.
Q-Games has announced that their next PixelJunk title won't be headed to PS3. Instead, PixelJunk 1-6 is taking aim at Steam with the full force of many, many robots.Click here to read more...
Steamworks support is go for Serious Sam 3: BFE, Croteam's mental shooter sequel that launched last year to mixed critical acclaim (we bloody loved it). Over sixty mods are now available, character skins, multiplayer maps, gameplay mods, and weapon mods.
Publisher Devolver Digital have released a 'helpful' Q&A to ease players into the transition. And mock them.Click here to read more...
Unstoppable Gorg is currently down to less than two quid, which will save you over £4 on the usual RRP. It's a glorious homage to 50s B-Movies as well as a satisfyingly hectic tower defence romp, so though we'd recommend the iPad version, this price takes serious beating.
You could even use GMG's GMG25-UAAHK-6AI9S voucher code to take an extra 25% off, but I don't know whether it's worth wasting the one-use discount for about 50p.
Galaxy On Fire 2 is one of the best games on the App Store: an entire galaxy to explore in a sumptuous space sim. On the PC, however, even a delicious HD makeover can't hide the few sacrifices necessary to make it run on phones and tablets. Still incredibly compelling and rewarding, though, and this price is much more like it.
Thanks to GMG's voucher code, you can grab Galaxy On Fire 2 for less than a fiver... or keep the one-use code in reserve since £6.49 is also a 50% saving. Your call, captain.
Not the cheapest we've ever seen Dustforce, but still nearly a £2 saving on this indie gem. Releasing at the very beginning of 2012, Dustforce delivered one of the smoothest gameplay experiences and best soundtracks of the entire year.
Did you miss the opportunity to buy A Virus Named TOM for £3.19? Really? Oh no! It's bloody brilliant! This indie puzzler does the business: quality, quantity and a dedicated local cooperative mode that's provided some of the most fun we've had in a long time.
Thankfully, Steam are back with an equally time-sensitive deal - perhaps this time will be different?
Condemned: Criminal Origins is one of the scariest games ever made. As a forensic investigator framed for a chilling crime, you'll need to solve a series of brutal murders while fighting crazed assailants with anything you can find lying around. The fear of the unknown makes the experience infinitely more terrifying. Prepare to soil yourself for a budget price - and prepare yourself for a masterclass in Western horror. it's a shame that Monolith lost the plot with the sequel.
EA has locked down Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel for Friday, 29th March 2013 here in the UK. Which is totally legit. Too legit to quit. But not quite as "legit" as the firepower you can lay down with the TAH-9 automatic handgun, which is one of the unique pre-order bonuses unique to the Overkill Edition. Apparently.
TAH-9 trailer and more details below.Click here to read more...
Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Jagex has revealed Ace Of Spades: a multiplayer FPS that takes Minecraft's 'build anywhere, build anything' approach to a deadly conclusion. Kept under wraps throughout its development cycle, this innovative (if ambitious) project is set for a December release.Click here to read more...
Own a Wii? Bored of it? Fancy some high-definition gaming? Don't mind pretending that the Wii U and PS3 are figments of your imagination?
If you answered 'yes,' Microsoft would very much like to flog you an Xbox 360.Click here to read more...
Ubisoft Montreal are hiring according to a new recruitment video for Watch Dogs. However, even if you're not seeking Canadian employment, it's still well worth a watch since key developers talk us through the mechanics, animations and art design.
Watch Dogs was the only major surprise of E3 2012: a third-person action game that allows players to hack into a sprawling city's infrastructure. Things have been rather quiet of late (presumably since Ubisoft has been focusing on Assassin's Creed III and Wii U publicity), so I daresay that a few of you will be itching for a few more details even if it's part of a recruitment drive.Click here to read more...
Storm, a gorgeous and capable indie puzzle game that released last week, is currently donating all sales proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort through Red Cross. We were rather taken with its calming yet taxing weather control mechanics in our 7/10 Storm review, stating that "PC gamers looking for a break from guns, football and dubstep would do well to investigate this underexposed little puzzler."
The donation drive runs until November 11th.
The latest OUYA backer update states that the crowd-funding console has entered the Engineering Verification Testing phase, with the first development run of PCBs now undergoing rigorous testing. The hardware design has been finalised, with dev kits on course for a December rollout, and the newest version of Android will act as the OS.Click here to read more...
Red Barrels, an indie studio comprised of former Ubisoft and Naughty Dog staffers, has released an atmospheric trailer for Outlast. This new project promises to be a tense and frequently terrifying first-person horror title based on the CIA's 'Behavioural Modification Program' MK ULTRA; appearing to take influences from Amnesia: The Dark Descent and perhaps parkour aspects from Prince Of Persia.
That said, how much of the extended trailer is actual gameplay is up for debate.
Outlast is slated for a PC and Mac launch next year. Like what you see?
Rising Star Games and Swery have confirmed that Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut will release in March 2013, by way of a new trailer. A new trailer that is, for want of a better word, unspectacular. Insofar as it's basically a selection of press cuttings on a white background.
The Director's Cut promises to tidy up some of the tatty and broken gameplay that made Deadly Premonition such a divisive cult classic. Personally, I love it to bits, but I know plenty of people who were turned off by its numerous rough edges (our senior editor amongst them). It also appears to be a PS3 exclusive, with Move support and stereoscopic 3D recently teased. More details here.
If you've yet to try out this sensational yet broken masterpiece, why not check out our Deadly Premonition review? So says Mr. Lester.Click here to watch an animated selection of press cuttings >>
We've had this date from the beginning. After rounding up the Top Ten Scariest Games Ever last year, it's high time that we took a closer look at the collections of pixels and polygons that haunted our darkest nightmares. With luck, there'll be plenty of familiar freaks on this creature feature, along with a couple you might've repressed...
Honourable Horrible mentions: Cherub (Doom 3), Abstract Daddy (Silent Hill 2), Alma (F.E.A.R.), pretty much everything from Shadow Hearts, Beheaded Kamikaze (Serious Sam), Crimson Head (Resident Evil), Parasite (Quake II), Slenderman (Slender), Wallmasters and Re-Dead (Zelda), Bubble Head Nurse (Silent Hill 2), Rumbler (System Shock), Simalacrum (Marathon: Durandal)
Hey, are you okay? Why are you crying? It's okay, come on, we've got to get out of here...
...whooooarrrrrgh! My organs! Oh God, what are you doing with my organs?!Click here to read more...
Curiosity, the cube-excavating game with a mysterious life-changing core, will release on November 7th on iOS and Android after sufficiently impressing Apple. Peter Molyneux expects that the secret held within the cube will make national news, but that getting there will encourage players to create emergent works of art as they dig down through the cube's layers.Click here to read more...
Earlier today, we gawped at a new trailer for the Zone Of The Enders HD Collection, and stated that it made us desperately crave a UK release date.
Now it has one. November 30th, to be precise.
The Zone Of The Enders HD collection contains remastered versions of the original game and its sequel, along with a playable Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo.