Tag: PC

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Impressions

I briefly touched on the fact that Shadow is a fun, compelling game. There are bugs and flaws, but he total experience rises so far above them that they seem inconsequential. The game realizes its goal of making you feel part of an epic adventure and tied in to the saga of the rings. So …

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Instant Update: Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor (PC)

In short, I can’t stop playing.  Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a fun, compelling game.  It thrusts you behind enemy lines with a wicked skill set that just keeps growing.  You constantly get more deadly.  While few of the parts are shiny and new, they’re put together masterfully.  I grabbed the PC version because …

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Newsblurb: Frozen Endzone is now Frozen Cortex

Call it Frozen Cortex.  Apparently the developers were tired of the ‘Frendzone’ jokes and the confusion about the game simulating American Football.  The robot players and randomly generated field weren’t enough to distinguish it from Madden.  Or maybe the NFL isn’t as universal as we Americans like to think it is.  Regardless, anything from the …

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Friendly Reminder: Update Your BIOS and Drivers

BIOS update

I was having a weird problem with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013.  I would get memory errors that would sometimes even crash the programs.  It was hard to troubleshoot since it wasn’t easy to reproduce.  Intermittent errors are always the worst.  I could have lived with it if it wasn’t for the one place I …

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Homeworld Remastered Collector’s Edition

In addition to Homeworld: Shipbreakers, Gearbox is releasing HD updated versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.   These will be full updates.  From the site: “Crafted with the assistance and guidance of the original creators as well as the help of a passionate fan community, Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic’s acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld …

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Kickstarter: Unsung Story

Yes, it’s another Kickstarter.  However, you get a bunch of leeway from me if you create one of my all time favorite games.  I don’t even know what to say if you create two (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy XII).  Yasumi Matsuno has also created games I enjoyed (Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre, and Final Fantasy …

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Game of the Week: DMC Devil May Cry

In the spirit of Halloween, we have the latest version of Devil May Cry available on 360, PS3 and PC.  This is a reboot and comes from the UK instead of Japan.  Perhaps slightly tongue in cheek, we start with an amnesiac hero.  He wakes after a night of wild partying to find a demon …

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Homeworld: Shipbreakers

I don’t hide my love for the Homeworld series.  It and Ground Control came out at nearly the same time.  It was  a little slice of heaven.  I’d heard the rumors of a new Homeworld.  I’d heard about Blackbird Interactive made up of former Homeworld team members.  Today we get the news that Gearbox, who …

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XCOM is Expanding

Firaxis has announced that the excellent strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting an expansion pack titled Enemy Within.  It looks like all the improvements, maps and story elements will be rolled into the main campaign.  Since those improvements will include biologically and mechanically augmented soldiers and enemies, it should add some welcome depth to …

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Game of the Week: Sleeping Dogs

I played the original True Crime: Streets of L.A.  It wasn’t up to Grand Theft Auto standards, but the spin of playing a cop and the increased focus of melee combat bumped it up a few notches.  Having Christopher Walken as a narrator didn’t hurt either.  I enjoyed that game but didn’t finish it.  The …

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