By Mary Elysee Velasco The United States government has developed a new video game. You play as a courageous captain fighting to defend your fellow countrymen from slimy enemies across the globe. Complete with a system of computer monitors, a jet joystick and a big, shiny, red button, you’ve got $20 million worth of missilery and machinery in your hands. On the scanner, a foe has … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Hey College Kids, Want a Master’s Degree in Drone Warfare?
by Mike Profeta This month brings an unusually strong line-up of new releases. Old franchises return with impressive and surprising reboots and prequels. These long-awaited entries bring new environments, enhanced gameplay, and never-before-seen multiplayer experiences to established, popular series. First, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen anything resembling awesome from the long-running Tomb Raider series, but Crystal Dynamic’s re-imagining of gaming’s classic heroine … Continue reading Digital Calendar: March's Video Game Releases
Opinion by Mike Profeta Recently, Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve hosted a talk at the University of Texas. All else aside, something that stood out to me — and several others, I’m sure — was his idea that Valve is a bottleneck to the Steam publishing model. He said that he believes that publishing to Steam should be open to all, and that everyone should … Continue reading Valve removing themselves from Steam?
by Mike Profeta Back in August, Microsoft Published Tequila Works’ Deadlight to the Xbox Live Arcade and then released a PC version on Steam in October. If you’ve yet to check this game out, I highly recommend you do! This survival horror game has some of the coolest gameplay I’ve experienced out of a 2.5D side-scroller and players have noted that it does a great … Continue reading Indie Game Spotlight
A look at this month’s newest video games by Mike Profeta There are a lot of big titles slated for release this month, so here we go. First, get ready to step back into the Fire Emblem universe! Fire Emblem: Awakening hit stores for the 3DS on Monday. If you are itching to get back into the shoes of Isaac Clarke — or join him … Continue reading Digital Calendar: February's Video Game Releases