The Crew: beta impressions

The Crew: beta impressions

Nov 10, 2014

The industry isn’t exactly short of games with fast cars and ‘crews’ using street talk. Indeed, the movie industry isn’t done with the idea yet either, with the upcoming Furious 7 film again turning to the hip youth culture of pimped out rides via stars such as Vin Diesel (47), Dwayne Johnson (42), and Jason Statham (47). This...

This War of Mine: Hands On

This War of Mine: Hands On

Oct 10, 2014

This War of Mine is, quite frankly, shaping up very well in what it’s trying to do. It’s trying to show the effects of a war on the general populace rather than the standard macho soldier. What makes it even more interesting is that mechanically, it’s all about making hard choices. Every decision that you make will likely come back and bite you in one...

Tales of Hearts R: Hands-Off

Tales of Hearts R: Hands-Off

Oct 1, 2014

It’s been almost six years since Tales of Hearts was originally released but we weren’t fortunate enough to have a localised version, so outside of importing it, most of us – myself included – never got a chance to play it. Fast forward to 2013, and a Vita remake under the name Tales of Hearts R also only releases in Japan. Come November though, it...

Warlocks: Hands-On

Warlocks: Hands-On

Sep 22, 2014

  Warlocks is a promising looking Kickstarter; it even has a promising demo available as well. They also had an Alpha build that I was lucky enough to have a go with. It’s more or less a 2D action brawler that is quite heavily influenced by Risk of Rain. It has multiple unique characters, each with unique skills and fighting styles. It’s also...

Bedlam: Hands-on

Bedlam: Hands-on

Sep 19, 2014

Playing games within games may sound a little too Inception-like for some, but in the case of Bedlam it’s more like a playable history of FPS games. And with lessons to learn like rocket jumping, health bars and gunning down waves of cyborgs, what’s not to like? If the title sounds familiar, you might know of the book of the same title written by British...

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...