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Humble Bundle: THQ

Fri, 2012/11/30 - 11:41am -- marqaha
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The latest Humble Bundle features a bunch of games from the triple-A publisher THQ. There are several major titles, formally selling at $49 - $59, all for a dollar. you can also volunteer to pay more, which isn't a bad idea as some proceeds go to charity and THQ themselves is sliding into bankruptcy (which would suck caus'e they're not evil like some other publishers).

Some of these games are really awesome, like Metro 2033 and Saints Row the Third.

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The Humble THQ Bundle is here with a colossal onslaught of esteemed titles. Pay $1 or more for Steam keys for Company of Heroes (and its two full-blown expansions Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor), Darksiders, Metro 2033, and Red Faction: Armageddon. And if you pay over the average price you’ll also receive the extraordinary Saints Row: The Third!

Fire it up on Steam and Windows. Buying the Humble THQ Bundle gets you the games for Windows through Steam. For your listening delight, you also get a collection of DRM-free soundtracks!

Pay what you want. Buying all these blockbuster titles and soundtracks on their own would cost upwards of $190, but we’re letting you name your price! Just one dollar is required to get Steam* keys (beat the average price to get a Steam key for Saints Row: The Third), and the soundtracks are yours for any amount!

* Note: This bundle is Windows-only and provides Steam keys only. You must pay $1 or more to receive the games.

Support amazing charities. Choose how your purchase is divided: to the Child’s Play Charity, the American Red Cross, and/or to THQ. And if you like this promotion, a tip to the Humble Bundle would be greatly appreciated!

Knowing the Humble Bundle folks they'll end up adding even more games if you pay more and the bundle makes some cash.

 

Fallen Enchantress

Mon, 2012/10/22 - 11:56am -- marqaha
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Stardock's (Sins of a Solar Empire, Galactic Civilizations) latest hardcore strategy title, Fallen Enchantress, will be released this day. I've been beta testing it for about 2 years and its remained in my rotation that whole period. A spiritual successor to Master of Magic, you can think of it as Civilization with all-powerful wizards shaping the world.

You create a sovereign like an RPG, and your units level up. Its Civ married Final Fantasy Tactics and they had a baby. Stardock have created a world with rich lore and detailed background with RPG-like quests for your sovereign to undertake.

It's currently a single-player game but Stardock have plans to patch in multiplayer later. You can buy it directly from Stardock or grab it from Steam.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (All day)

Retro City Rampage

Sat, 2012/10/06 - 10:22am -- marqaha
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'80s pop culture parody Retro City Rampage is finally out on October 9th.

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The entire open-world is in danger.

THE PLAYER is out for a friendly frolic of CRIME CAPERS when suddenly ambushed by EVIL GOOD GUYS. They will stop at nothing to end his RAMPAGE OF DOOM threatening the citizens of Theftropolis City. Are YOU bad enough to defeat the EVIL GOOD GUYS?

RETRO CITY RAMPAGE lets you play as THE PLAYER. Take the wheel with five-finger discounts on over 30 vehicles and wield over 20 weapons that will make you say "WHOA"! Run down innocent pedestrians to hear the magnificent monophonic modulated sounds. Order a pint of "SOUR MILK" from the barkeep to make yourself sick and avoid taking responsibility for your actions. At some point, defeat the EVIL GOOD GUYS then relax and go do it, when you want an ICED TEA.

Wait, what...?

A parody of the open-world action genre, Retro City Rampage takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience.

Equal parts fast paced arcade action and an epic mission based story mode, it's all the driving and shooting you'd expect and a whole lot more! With missions that twist pages straight from classic game experiences, you get to re-live and rewrite history in a way only a modern anti-hero could!

When it comes to enemies, weapons are only the beginning! Put on your boots and jump on their heads! Toss 'em around to knock the rest down! Become truly unstoppable with awesome power-ups!

Through its world, characters and missions, Retro City Rampage lampoons the entire 8-bit era --from its games to the TV, movies and pop culture!

 

 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (All day)

The Humble Indie Bundle 6

Tue, 2012/09/18 - 4:00pm -- Orion Pax
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Six mind-blowing games. Humble Indie Bundle 6 features six fantastic titles and five breathtaking soundtracks. Name your price and dive into the critically acclaimed action-RPG Torchlight; the rugged sci-fi action platformer Rochard; physics-based brick breaker Shatter; top down space combat sim Space Pirates and Zombies; and steampunk puzzle platformer Vessel. Customers who beat the average price will also get the incredible frantic acrobatic platformer, Dustforce!

Check out the Full details via: http://www.humblebundle.com/

Startopia on GoG

Tue, 2012/09/04 - 1:49pm -- marqaha
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Many of you know how much I enjoy playing those old management sims (Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Capitalism, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc). One of my all-time favorites has come back into print and is now available on GoG: Startopia.

Its just $5.99. For the pleasure of managing your own Starbase in a game that boasts terrific gameplay and hilarious comedy in equal measure. Go buy it. Here's the game's into cinematic to tie your over.

 

 

 

Darksiders 2 review

Sat, 2012/08/25 - 7:11am -- Samuel Tow
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Darksiders 2 is a game that's both great and terrible at the same time. It's one of the most polarising experiences I've had in recent years, because this is a game that's genuinely good and actually quite inspired, which nevertheless does everything it can to prevent me from liking it. It also, honestly, fails to live up to its own hype or to the glory of its predecessor, the game which did so shockingly well as to justify THREE sequels. Oh, yeah - we're looking for at least two more, possibly three for a fifth instalmnet where all four horsemen work together. If the franchise survives that long...

Beyond everything else, though, Darksiders 2 is a HUGE game. Like its predecessor, it's more or less four separate games all rolled into one, so reviewing it will run overlong. You have been warned. To this effect, I'm going to break the review into multiple posts, to be read at your leisure. Not every categoyr has as much as every other - "gameplay" will be by far the longest - but they will all get their own post. Stay tuned.

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