Tag: PC

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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Game of the Week: Fantasy Empires

I could write a book about the golden age of SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.).  What a great name.  If you’re at all like me, you’d just want to support a company with a name like that.  There are several games I bought on the strength of that brand alone.  Fortunately, I was rarely disappointed, hence …

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Kickstarter: Stonehearth

I think I was a bit burned out on Kickstarter for a while.  I have some sympathy for the founders of Kickstarter since they never planned it to be a game preorder site.  Of course, that’s not what it is.  It’s about microfunding development projects that are near to your heart.  It just so happens …

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Game of the Week: Tomb Raider (2012)

Welcome back Lara Croft. Or should I say hello to the new Lara since this is a reboot.  I know that much was made of how would Tomb Raider respond to the success of the Uncharted series.  Though both Drake and Croft share a lineage that includes Indiana Jones and Doc Savage, I always felt …

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Game of the Week: Assassin’s Creed Revelations

If  you’re going to call your game Revelations, the actual revelations should be pretty darn good.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. It doesn’t ruin the game, but it adds to the overall feeling of jumble that is this game.  Simply put, there are too many ideas in this game.  Everything is just sort of …

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