Rogue Legacy is a brilliant twist on the classic roguelike formula: keep the random levels and permanent death, but make a platformer instead of a traditional RPG. This reimagining definitely causes Rogue Legacy to stand out from the pack of infuriating titles in the genre, but is it worthwhile?…
Not too shabby, though a majority of which is fairly dated. Donate more than the average, which sits at $4.74 as of this writing, and you’ll also pick up Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 with a boatload of DLC.
Unfortunately, not every game comes with a Steam key. You’ll have to interact with Origin for Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, and The Sims 3. Is that what the “Rule of Three” is?
You may be thinking to yourself, “Self, EA is a big money-grubbing corporation drinking from golden chalices and riding into work on their own private unicorns. I’m not going to add to the problem. Indies rule! Down with the machine!” Well, chillax, hombre. EA’s coughing up the proceeds of this sale to five charity organizations.
So, even if you’re not just looking for mainstream gaming on the cheap, you’re doing a little good for charity.
Over the past year or so, I’ve mentioned “for Kakao” gamesnumeroustimes. It’s a strictly-Asian phenomenon that leverages South Korea’s massive Kakaotalk social network in the same way that Facebook got your mother to talk about her stupid farm.
PATI Games is one of the success stories of Games for Kakao with massively popular “I Love Coffee.” With a total player base of 8,000,000 Korean gamers, or about 16% of the population of South Korea, they’re kind of a big deal and have sticker books to prove it.
Now, PATI Games is adding third-party publisher to their resume. The company has added Happy Street to the “for Kakao” network. This, to my knowledge, marks the first time a game “for Kakao” didn’t originate from Asia. Now, Koreans will know the joy of bird poop, too.
Capcom is dusting off the Breath of Fire franchise once more, announcing Breath of Fire VI and a multitude of other games during a presentation over on NicoNico Video (premium subscription required… lame) as seen in these screen captures from this blog post on Esuteru. It’s coming to PC, tablets, and mobile phones sometime in 2014.
Not much of anything is known at this time, including if it will be available in English at all, but with the sorry state of RPGs over the past decade, it’s great to see a familiar face.
Like clockwork, the third video in Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games series has arrived and it continues the exploration of the cliched ‘Damsel in Distress’ plotline mechanism, this time taking some time out to touch base on the rare ‘Dude in Distress’ switcheroo.
This is another edition of “One Man Show: The Shit I’m Too Lazy to Write”.
Over the weekend, Phil Fish took offense to some things Marcus Beer, previously better known as AnnoyedGamer at GameTrailers, said about him and Jonathan Blow. In turn, Fish demanded a public apology from Beer on Twitter, because people apparently still do that sort of thing in the magical land of make-believe, and received no satisfaction.
Phil Fish canceled Fez II in a huff this weekend and stated that he’s done with the games industry. No one is really taking the loudmouth seriously.
Sure, Phil, whatever you say. This isn’t a big pile of bluster, dude, because you always select your words wisely.
Marcus Beer, though? You’re every bit as much a windbag as Fish, though. Seriously, there’s no way you’d pull that shit with someone who’s not an indie developer. Way to pick on the little guy, you fucking jerk.
Hug it out, bitches, before I cyberslap the shit out of you both.
Simogo, the Swedish developer behind Beat Sneak Bandit and possible 2013 Game of the Year candidate Year Walk, just announced a new game via their Twitter feed.
DEVICE 6 is a highly-stylized text adventure game for iOS. Unlike regular text-based games, there are little windows, referred to as “visions,” that pop up as you manipulate the text. From the sound of it, these visions can be manipulated to solve puzzles within the game.
Honestly, not much is known other than the development team is the same people behind Year Walk, and that it looks another unique title from a developer known for unique titles.
You may as well take a gander at their teaser trailer: