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Frantic, Free Shooter Relic Hunters Zero Gets New Modes & Weapons in Latest Update

October 6, 2015 8:00 AM | Joel Couture


Rogue Snail continues to improve their wild, free shooter, Relic Hunters Zero, with its newest update. You get the requisite more weapons and more items to use against the endless hordes of evil ducks and turtles, but they've also added a new Endless Mode for players looking for an even greater challenge. Improving on all aspects of the game, this update is a great way of keeping the current players engaged while giving new people another reason to try out this overwhelmingly-positive-rated free game.

Free. Overwhelmingly-positive. Shooter. Pew pew, folks. Go blast some space faces!

ORBIT brings twin-stick shooting matches to the masses

October 6, 2015 4:30 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

ORBIT.pngEvolving from a jam game into a full-blown local multiplayer offering for Xbox One and Steam (Windows only), ORBIT by Norwegian studio 4bit games is a brilliant -- admittedly small-- party game for 2-4 players. A local multiplayer twin-stick shooter that introduces tactics, gravity, fuel, special abilities and a menagerie of radically different weapons to the proceedings, as well as an impressive variety of game modes, procedural arenas and the chance to level up.

ORBIT is available now on Steam and the Xbox Store for $6.99. Four gamepads would come in pretty handy.

New Trailer for Knuckle Sandwich is Out to Help You Get Excited for Your New Part Time Job

October 5, 2015 9:00 AM | Joel Couture


No, not really. Nothing could make you excited for your dead-end job at the diner. Luckily, people are going missing, so you can use your minimum wage combat skills to try to save them instead of showing up to your lame job in Knuckle Sandwich. The trailer does showcase some of the surreal combat sequences and other pastimes you'll be taking part in when you should be doing work. The trailer also kicks off the game's Greenlight campaign, so if you were looking to vote for a game with punny enemies who may or may not become party members later, your super-specific wish has been granted.

It's the 2015 Interactive Fiction Competition!

October 5, 2015 8:15 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

if2015.pngIt's the textiest time of the year. The time for those who love interactive fiction (or text adventures) to gather around monitors, play, discuss and judge the latest Interactive Fiction Competition entries. The 2015 IF Comp, you see, has opened its gates and everyone is invited to partake in the many joys and exquisite pleasures of text based gaming. Of parsers and CYOAs.

A Farmergnome on A Fistful of Gun

October 3, 2015 11:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

fistfulInt.pngPaul Hart, Farmergnome, the developer of, among other lovely stuff, Under The Garden, the forthcoming Under The Ocean and brilliantly demented Wild West shooter A Fistful Of Gun which we quite frankly loved, has agreed to take some time off his hectic post-launch schedule and answer a few questions. For your eyes only.

Uncover the Dark Truth in Albert & Otto - The Adventure Begins

October 2, 2015 8:03 PM | Sean Flint


When people discuss games as a form of art, they are often found referring to the graphical fidelity of a game. While breathtaking visuals and creative, hand-drawn artwork definitely make a strong case for a game to be considered as art, I've always found storytelling, character design, and believable dialogue to be some of the best examples of why video games deserve as much recognition among the artistic community as any other medium. When it comes to storytelling and creating an interesting world, Albert & Otto - The Adventure Begins has managed to present an interesting concept along with a sinister and creepy aesthetic.

Snowden, the NSA and the Top Secret Kickstarter

October 2, 2015 9:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome

Played in real-time, encrypted and via email, Top Secret by James Long is a refreshingly different type of game, that will apparently blend real-life events and people, the Snowden leaks, NSA, choose-your-own-adventure mechanics delivered via email, delayed responses, branching narratives, real-time gameplay, secrets and spies into one cohesive and -frankly- exciting whole. Casting you as a NSA surveillance recruit under surveillance in a realistically paranoid world, Top Secret will essentially attempt a retelling of the Snowden story and this simply had to happen in a less than conventional way.

You can back Top Secret for as little as £5 on Kickstarter and try its incredibly intriguing demo out here.

The Rage Returns this Winter with AVGN II: ASSimilation

October 2, 2015 7:00 AM | Joel Couture


Water levels. That's what I was thinking was missing as I died over and over and over again playing the original Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures. FreakZone Games, creator of MANOS: The Hands of Fate and purveyor of games meant to harden the heart and break the spirit, is back to ensure no controller or keyboard is left intact with AVGN II: ASSimilation. Coming this Winter, it promises new moves and actions, letting the player wall slide, glide, and punch through things using the Power Glove. It'll also plumb more of the depths of Angry Video Game Nerd lore, branching into Board James territory with the appearance of Mr Bucket (with a minor name change). What else has FreakZone Games found to bring players right to the brink of tv-smashing rage? We'll all know before long.

"Fourth-person" puzzle adventure Pavilion part one coming to PC this year, new trailer

October 2, 2015 4:55 AM | Lena LeRay

pavillion.jpgPavilion seems to have taken a scenic route through the land of development over the last few years. I saw it on an iPad at the first BitSummit, but this year at Tokyo Game Show they were showing the game on PlayStation 4. Now Visiontrick has announced that the first half of the game will release on PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux) this year, with the second half to follow in 2016.

Have Some Pun with Roll Playing Game

October 1, 2015 8:24 PM | Sean Flint


As a human being, there is nothing more enjoyable than being in earshot of a cringeworthy pun. The sort of play on words that manages to bring a smile to your face as you bring your palm to your face and shake your head in shame. Roll Playing Game has no shame when it comes to making bad puns, and I could not be happier. The title alone just goes to show exactly what sort of humor you can expect from this rhythmic ball-roller.

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