Glitchspace: Hands-On

Glitchspace: Hands-On

Sep 9, 2014

Glitchspace excites me mentally. I love the idea of programming but didn’t really have the capacity to learn it or use it meaningfully. Glitchspace uses semi-simple coding/mathematical terms and lets you play around with them to a certain degree. It’s still early access but is highly promising, in a way that made me play it through in its current...

New 3DS: A Trojan Horse full of Wii U sales?

New 3DS: A Trojan Horse full of Wii U sales?

Sep 8, 2014

The Wii U is struggling. No matter how much you love or hate Nintendo, this is an undeniable fact. Equally undeniable, whether you like it or not, is that the Wii U now has several absolutely brilliant exclusive games, with many of its upcoming titles likely to be added to that list. None of that changes the fact that the machine hasn’t shifted nearly as...

Nosgoth Hands-On

Nosgoth Hands-On

Aug 28, 2014

Nosgoth has come and gone with its Steam free weekend, and it’s showing off a game that is pretty much going to be filled with Free to Play nonsense – something I’m personally not bothered by much.  On the surface, it also carries the Legacy of Kain license in a very similar way to the Shadowrun shooter we had around the late noughties – though they...

Crypt of the Necrodancer: a rhythm roguelike hands-on

Crypt of the Necrodancer: a rhythm roguelike hands-on

Aug 19, 2014

  Roguelike and rhythm aren’t two words you’re probably accustomed to hearing in the same sentence, much less applied to the same subject. It’s a wildly disparate combination of two genres that have seen little in the way of experimentation, but it’s one that forthcoming Crypt of the Necrodancer looks like pulling off with little to...

Persistent AI: The only road left for console manufacturers to travel?

Persistent AI: The only road left for console manufacturers to travel?

Aug 18, 2014

An increasingly popular opinion in the current climate is that we’re now seeing the final generation of consoles. This is partly due to Sony and Microsoft declaring long-term support for their latest machines (hardly surprising while they’re still being sold at launch prices; well, the PS4 is at least), and partly due to the almost negligible...

Hands-On: Wii U Indies

Hands-On: Wii U Indies

Aug 7, 2014

Swords & Soldiers 2 Adam: Swords & Soldiers 2 is to Starcraft 2 as Awesomenauts is to League of Legends: A scrolling 2D take on the genre that is surprisingly just as good! I really liked how engaging the mechanics were as I darted about the 2D map, tracking my units, resources, and enemies while ensuring I was researching and building enough to keep me...