The Humble Bundle is always a pretty good source for budget gamers and companies to squeeze a few extra bucks out of gamers who may have passed on their games otherwise. I, myself, have purchased four such bundles and managed to play just two games because I’m an impulse buyer who can’t pass up a deal and has ten giant cans of tomato sauce in my cupboard to prove it.
That said, the Humble WB Games Bundle, the latest Humble Bundle, is just a bit too good to pass up. Pay what you want and you get Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 3, and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North for your troubles. Pay the kicker cost, a mere $4.63 as of this writing, and you can put Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition and Scribblenauts Unlimited onto the battlefield.
One caveat to all of this gaming goodness, other than that it’s really only awesome if you’re paying more than the average, is that this Humble Bundle requires a Steam account to redeem. That’s a pretty minor annoyance for the right to play two terrific games, a really cool game, and, uh, the rest. Whatever their names are. Is it the Professor and Mary Ann?
The Street Fighter games have seen many iterations, none as forgettable as Street Fighter The Movie The Game, the lukewarm arcade sensation based on the 1994 Street Fighter full motion picture. So forgettable was this version of Street Fighter, in fact, that I was just now reminded of it, accidentally, for the first time in almost twenty years while casually bumbling through the internet pipeline. Yeesh, I’m old.
Enjoy this ten minute video of Jean Claude Van Damme (holy hell, I spelled that correctly on the first attempt. 80s children represent!) – er, Guile - flash kicking his cheesy way to total domination over the entire game’s cast.
File this directly under the Novelty category, but here’s another “for Kakao” game getting its own set of stickers in South Korea.
KakaoTalk, a messaging system used all over Asia and especially in South Korea, continues to be the go-to social network for games in South Korea. Cookie Run, like I♡Coffee and Dragon Flight before it, is another example of a simple game that blows up simply through leveraging social aspects. In this case, it’s an endless runner aimed almost directly at kids. It’s also one that I, as a man-child who is surrounded by children on a daily basis, happen to play myself.
There are few music videos that perfectly capture the spirit of Halloween as well as Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
This video, however, is what I look like when trying to recreate some of those sweet moves. Combining years of muscular atrophy with my natural Asian and Caucasian coordination, no good can come from recording myself dancing to Michael Jackson songs from Michael Jackson – The Experience on Nintendo Wii.
Well, unless you’re into things that are so bad that they are kind of good. In that case, yeah, enjoy!
The Nintendo Entertainment System single-handedly pulled gaming back up to its feet after the great video game crash of the early 80s, when trash like Atari’s E.T. caused many to lose faith in interactive electronic entertainment. Nearly thirty years after its release in North America, it’s still relevant, and its best games are still played by millions around the world.
To pay homage to what is arguably the most important video game system of all time, we’ve compiled a collage of sprites from the NES to test your knowledge. Some are easy, some are hard, some are tricky… all are nostalgic.
Can you name the game that goes with each sprite? All answers are shown together below, so try to figure them all out before looking at the key.
Winter is coming, which means my lousy computer can actually handle running the software needed to record videos because it’s not overheating as much. There’s a chance we’re going to be a little video-heavy around here.
Today, we take a look at Bravura: Quest Rush by Digital Games. It’s a new take on the runner genre that mixes touch controls like those in The World Ends with You and the brevity of stages in a game like Half-Minute Hero to make something truly unique.
It’s a lot of fun, but I’m not particularly good at it as you’re about to see.