Missed out on GOG's DRM-free Big Fall Sale? Well don't worry, as GOG are running all of their ludicrous bundle promotions again for just over one day, meaning that there's still time to snap up a ridiculous bargain.
We won't list them all here, but here are five of the best in terms of quality and value:
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We're not short of cheap PC deals thanks to GOG's Big Fall Sale, and their latest bundle is heaven-sent for fans of classic British gaming. Their Best Of Bullfrog Bundle includes Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper Gold, Dungeon Keeper II, Syndicate and Syndicate Wars at a knockdown price.
Every single one of these games is a true classic with exceptional mechanics and a twisted sense of humour. From squad-based cyberpunk warfare to Iron Maidens and Bloaty Head, there's something for everyone here, with compatibility guaranteed.
Theme Park | GOG | £1.81 (RRP: £3.60)
What a classic. Theme Park is an excellent game that still ranks among Bullfrog's finest - and you can play it again at a 50% discount thanks to GOG (who guarantee Win7 and Win8 compatibility). Though Matt argues that graphics are "super important" these days, I'd rather play this than any number of shiny yet soulless games from the last few years. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Theme Hospital | GOG | £1.49 ($2.39, RRP: $5.99)
Theme Hospital is one of *those* games. You know, the ones that always get mentioned after a few drinks and a chat about the good old days; games that stand the test of time and are properly hilarious to boot. At £1.49, it's well worth checking out even after all these years, especially since GOG.com assure Windows 7 and 8 compatibility. DOSbox, but better than playing Russian Roulette. Thanks to zeroquai @ HUKD!
Dungeon Keeper | GOG | FREE!
Don't let EA's abusive and appalling app get you down, because the original Dungeon Keeper is currently free-to-play for the next 48 hours courtesy of the utter legends at GOG.com. And by 'free-to-play,' we do of course mean free to 'freely download and play forever.' Frankly, CD Projekt deserve to get loads of Valentine's cards today...
Thanks and credit to tr0r @ HUKD!
Developer: Amplitude Studios
Dungeon Of The Endless is incredibly tough. It's unpredictable. Beautiful. And breathes new life into the roguelike and tower defence genres, even though it's still only in alpha.
Amplitude Studios aren't known for sitting on their laurels. Having supported their superb 4X title Endless Space with masses of free and weighty paid DLC (the card-based ship combat is awesome, end of), they launched into a new venture that provides a intimate new perspective on the hard sci-fi universe. Arriving just before Christmas as an early access title, Dungeon of the Endless is already shaping up to be something rather special.
So what is it? On a basic level, Dungeon Of The Endless - which I'm not going to abbreviate to DotE to avoid any confusion - strands players on a mysterious planet, controlling survivors of a crashed prison ship. We have to lead our troops through randomly-generated dungeons in a blend of RTS and exploration gameplay, all while securing resources and territory to defend with turrets and fortifications. It's an unpredictable balance of offence, exploration, defence, Roguelike and strategy that constantly hits you where you least expect it... followed by a mad dash at the end of each level as hellacious enemy legions close in for the kill.
Just in case that wasn't enough, it also happens to look utterly ravishing.Click here to read more...
Stainless Games secured $625,000 for Carmageddon: Reincarnation during last year's Kickstarter campaign, but Bullfrog founder Les Edgar has now chipped in a whopping $3.5 million nitro injection into the war chest.Click here to read more...
The rather impressive Bullfrog Collection over at GOG serves to remind just why Peter Molyneux remains one of this industry's most beloved developers. Includes Dungeon Keeperand its sequel, Magic Carpet, Populous, Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods, Populous: The Beginning, Syndicate, and of course Theme Hospital.
The games are all available individually for $1.49, which is about 92p.
Good Old Games are currently rocking a nifty sale on some classic EA titles, all of which revolve around ruling the world. Whether it's Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper 2's dark demesnes, Sim City 2000's conurbations, Alpha Centauri's space colonies or Populous' civilizations, you'll only need to lay out a paltry £1.89 for absolute power.
Your creatures are falling in battle!
A tenacious NeoGaf user claims to have uncovered a mysterious site titled labelled “EAP Marketing FY13 Home Page”, created by someone called "pmarineau" [a Phil Marineau is listed as EA's director of marketing], after having discovered that Insomniac Games recently registered the title Outernauts as well as the domain names outernauts-game.com and outernauts-game.net.
The NeoGAF user claims to have stumbled upon a list of game titles on the site, some of which have already been confirmed, and some of which have not: The Secret World; Overstrike; Populous; Outernauts; Respawn. The site in question has since been cleared of all information.Click here to read more...
EA's Syndicate reboot is only a month away from release, but if you're a fan of Bullfrog's classic original (and why wouldn't you be?), you'll be pleased to know that the strategic masterclass is headed for a new lease of life. Good Old Games have announced that they'll be releasing the original 1993 game this Thursday with Windows compatibility.
This would normally be cause for celebration, but since other Bullfrog games have been released as mediocre DOSbox versions (including Dungeon Keeper), we'll have to watch and wait to see whether the port passes muster. Still, beggars can't be choosers.
Once upon a time there was a little developer called Bullfrog. Its hero, an eccentric young goose called Peter, simply couldn't stop laying golden eggs: from tactical masterworks like Syndicate to the classic Populous series. In 1997, however, Peter decided to form Lionhead Studios and create Black & White... but he just had time to lay one last golden egg before he left.
Well, two if you count Theme Hospital. But that's a Blast From The Past for another time.
This week, we're going to dust off our copies of Dungeon Keeper, fire up our DOSboxes and remind ourselves of why being bad has rarely been so utterly brilliant.
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Today's news roundup sees Activision looking at the possibility of more Modern Warfare 2 DLC packs, based on fan feedback from the game. In other news EA consider remakes of classic Bullfrog games like Theme Park and Populous, and Nintendo file a patent for a bizarre horseback riding cushion/controller.
Following the announcement that only two DLC packs are planned for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision followed this up stating it's entirely possible there could be more. Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling pointed out any future DLC packs will rely on feedback gathered from fans.
"As far as DLC goes, we love it and plan to support Modern Warfare 2 heavily with post-launch support" said Bowling. "We've confirmed we'll be doing at least two map packs which were announced at E3 as a timed exclusive for the Xbox 360. The fact that we confirmed at least two map packs doesn't mean there won't be more; honestly we plan on shaping our DLC based on community feedback from the full game, and the first two DLC map packs. Therefore, the community will really determine what comes after that. [MultiPlayerBlog]
Peter Molyneux, the guy responsible for games such as Fable and Milo, has roots in gaming stretching all the way back to 1987. Molyneux helped to found Bullfrog Productions, responsible for many gaming classics over the years, including the likes of Populous. EA's acquisition of Bullfrog has cast the future of these games into doubt, but for Harvey Elliot, head of EA Bright Light, it's a great chance to re-introduce many of these games to today's gamers.
"For me, I love the old Bullfrog IP, it got me really passionately into games, and I'm really proud that Bullfrog is part of the heritage of Bright Light" Elliot said. "I'm personally a huge fan of Populous and Theme Park, they were some of my favourite games -- many years ago, obviously -- and I'd love to see both of those remade." Elliott points out that a direct port may highlight how outdated the games are, and a remake would be necessary for the game to survive in today's gaming environment. [Kikizoo]
Nintendo's latest patent indicates they're ready to take on horseback-riding, or at least animal-riding in some form. Nintendo state "It would be desirable to provide an inexpensive, convenient way to realistically simulate, in the home, riding on horseback or on other animals", referring to a device involving attaching motion-sensing controllers to an inflatable cushion or chair, presumably to replicate horse-riding. Holding a Wii Remote and bouncing on the chair as if sitting on a horse is one example of how this bizarre contraption will work. The idea of applying this technology to games such as Mario Kart sound promising, with the player being able to use their body to influence movement of the kart. Or maybe screw the karts altogether and call it Mario Horse instead. [Siliconera]