This is the Metro experience how it was meant to be. With 2033 brought up to parity with its successor in terms of visual aspects and a smoother stealth experience, 2033 and Last Light come together to form a glorious whole that's more atmospheric than ever, giving a second chance to one of the most striking and original shooters out there. Essential stuff, especially on console, for fans and newcomers alike. - Metro Redux Review | Nuclear Family
The Steam weekend sale has kicked off with the Steam OS Weekend Deals sale.
The Binding Of Isaac made our Indie Game Of The Year 2011 shortlist, and with good reason. It's an addictive, infinitely replayable and fairly terrifying 21st century roguelike from Edmund McMillen of Team Meat, and it's ruddy brilliant.
Catch our review of The Binding Of Isaac here.
The Binding Of Isaac made our Indie Game Of The Year 2011 shortlist, and with good reason. It's an addictive, infinitely replayable and utterly reprehensible 21st centuryhybrid roguelike from the artistic half of Team Meat, and it's as exciting as it is thoroughly stomach-turning. You can currently grab it for £0.59 on Steam, but Value-wise, it's probably best to grab the DLC too for 74p all-in. If you already own it from one of a thousand bundles, the DLC is available separately for £0.29.
Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Humble Bundle are keen to kick off Christmas with a bang, and firmly reaffirm their unwavering indie credentials to some of the noisier THQ detractors. This latest bundle contains some seriously impressive games including Legend Of Grimrock and the brilliant Dungeon Defenders... and DLC... and soundtracks... and Indie Game: The Movie... so long as you beat the negligible average price.
Have a very indie Christmas, everyone.
The Binding Of Isaac made our Indie Game Of The Year shortlist, and with damn good reason. It's an addictive, infinitely replayable and utterly reprehensible 21st century roguelike from the artistic half of Team Meat, and it's as exciting as it is thoroughly stomach-turning. Steam's nice cheap price will expire at 18:00 today, so get in quickly.
The Wrath Of The Lamb expansion and soundtrack have also been discounted to insanely low levels. Credit to Seph at HotUKDeals, who found this yesterday.
Edmund McMillen has announced that his deliciously twisted roguelike The Binding Of Isaac is headed to home consoles. Though he's not willing to talk specifics, a Q&A reveals that Microsoft definitely "want" to secure The Binding Of Isaac for XBLA, and it will have local cooperative play. The console version will also include the Wrath Of The Lamb expansion pack.
We described McMillen's creation as "a randomised , replayable and reprehensible masterpiece" in our 8/10 The Binding Of Isaac review.
We’re back with the second bunch of offerings from Steam’s sale. Almost all of the nine deals are savings today, but here are some of the highlights hand picked for your convenience.
Whoa. Barely a few months old and Max Payne 3 is at the £15 price mark, which is the cheapest we’ve seen it fall it and definitely one of the biggest savings today. Regardless of whether you think decision to move the action from New York was a good move, the solid action is enjoyable to play through, and the multiplayer component surprisingly works quite well.
Another one well worth the price of admission, From Dust provides a unique take on the simulation genre. While not a huge experience, the challenge modes and online leaderboards should keep you busy when you’re in the mood to lead your tribe to safety.
The incredibly warped rogue-like indie title impressed and disturbed us when it arrived last year, and now you can try it for yourself for less than the price of a pint. With randomly generated levels, unlockable classes, and multiple endings to discover, there’s plenty for your money here.
Here’s your second dose of Indie Bundle goodness. Botanicula, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, Oil Rush, Splice, and Universe Sandbox are the games thrown in this time.
One door closes, another door opens. After Nintendo blocked the 3DS release of The Binding Of Isaac, Edmund McMillen is seeking to bring his disturbing indie vision to "one or two Sony platforms." Which, erm, means Vita and PS3 then. Obviously. McMillen was also quick to clarify that there's no bad blood between him and Nintendo, and this SNAFU won't affect future collaborations. [Joystiq]
To be honest, we reckon this is a much better fit for the depraved roguelike... especially the Vita. We want this. Make it happen.
Edmund McMillen has confirmed that The Binding Of Isaac, his addictive and thoroughly disturbing 21st century roguelike, has been denied a 3DS release by Nintendo. Apparently they're concerned about its somewhat unsettling themes of infanticide, matricide and potentially sacrilegious iconography not quite gelling with their usual lineup.
“After a long internal debate Nintendo has decided NOT to allow the Binding of Isaac on the 3DS,”
“As many assumed the reasons were due to the games ‘questionable religious content’”
Once again, McMillen extols the virtues of Steam, and suggests that their acceptance of controversial material is part of the reason why they're the "top dog of digital distribution." You can read our full The Binding Of Isaac Review for more details.
The Binding Of Isaac made our Indie Game Of The Year shortlist, and with damn good reason. It's an addictive, infinitely replayable and utterly reprehensible 21st century roguelike from the artistic half of Team Meat, and it's as exciting as it is thoroughly stomach-turning. Steam's nice cheap price will expire at 18:00 today, so get in quickly if you missed the Humble Voxatron Bundle.
Note that the soundtrack edition is also available for £2.49... but it's 1p cheaper to buy the soundtrack separately on top of the normal version.
Acclaimed roguelike The Binding of Isaac will be getting a "mega expansion" in the near future. “I have no release date for it, im working on it casually," tweeted creator Edmund McMillen. "It will be 3 bucks and add about 50% new content, details on what as i make them.”Click here to read more...
Headup Games have secured the rights to publish Minecraft-meets-Castlevania platformer Terraria and chilling dungeon crawler The Binding Of Isaac as physical collector's editions. Both versions are slated for 2012, and each will contain "several physical additions" (read: merch) to "please every fans darkest desire." Since Headup explicitly states that they've acquired the European rights, we can fully expect a UK release.
We lavished Terraria with praise in our 9/10 review, wherein I gushed that "there is more to see and accomplish in Re-Logic's surprise hit than in any other game released so far this year." Similarly, The Binding Of Isaac is an infinitely replayable and disgusting indie gem that deserved its 8/10 rating.
On the other hand, you could just pick up The Binding Of Isaac for a few quid in the current Humble Voxatron Bundle - along with two other games. Yeah. I'd do that.
Hooray! The Humble Voxatron Debut Bundle is now actually a bundle as opposed to a single game!
If you pay over the £2.32 average price for Voxatron, you'll also receive The Binding Of Isaac and Blocks That Matter. Considering that we awarded both games with stonking 8/10 scores in their respective reviews (linked), you'd be mad not to pick them up. Voxatron is also a seriously nifty little game even in its alpha state, since its twenty levels and attractive visuals are supplemented by an intuitive level editor.
Remember that you can specify how much of your money you want to go to the developers and to the two worthy charities.
Team Meat's Edmund McMillen delivered a thoroughly nauseating, utterly tragic and staggeringly brilliant roguelike with the The Binding Of Isaac, which we highly recommended in our recent 8/10 review. However, after much preparation, a major content pack is set to go live this afternoon and will deliver a host of new features via Steam automatic update.
Players can expect a brand new chapter (accessible when you kill your own mother ten times), an unlockable character, loads of new items, alternate bosses, achievements and even music when the patch goes live. We can't wait.
Developer: Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl
Edmund McMillen, half of Team Meat and developer of cult indie hit Gish, is well-versed in the art of the thoroughly disgusting. The Binding Of Isaac is the natural progression of his trademark art style and dark mature themes, telling the horrifying story of an abused child escaping certain death at the murderous hands of his insane mother - fighting off hordes of deformed, nightmarish monstrosities with his own tears. It's thoroughly nasty, frequently nauseating and occasionally even a mite moving.
Strip all that away, however, and you'll discover an ruthlessly addictive and surprisingly replayable little Roguelike beneath all the blood and grime.
After Isaac's schizophrenic mother attempts to murder him (a modern twist on the bloodthirsty Bible story), our tragic young hero manages to tumble into a hidden basement beneath his house. Players will need to explore these terrifying catacombs, gain items, grow in strength and eventually commit brutal matricide. The action subscribes to the classic roguelike formula of randomly generated mazes consisting of single-screen arenas full of enemies, obstacles and collectibles. However, the formula has been brought up to date with slick arcade shooting mechanics instead of turn based number crunching. Isaac's tears can be directed in the four cardinal directions using the arrow keys or mouse, with speedy movement mapped to WASD. Fans of shoot 'em ups will be well away.Click here to continue reading our (disturbing) review >>
Team Meat's Edmund McMillen has a game coming out at the end of this month, details above. Form the looks of things, The Binding of Isaac seems to resemble a bit of Bomberman, a dash of Zelda, with the bloodsoaked animation of The Dishwasher and the cutesy hand-drawn graphics of SMB.
We have so many questions...why is Isaac so naked? Why can he only vomit balls of jizz as a defensive tactic? What are those strange creatures in the trailer that look like the Elephant Man's children? Can we have a weeping plushie?!
We can't wait.Click here to read more...