Destiny: Is It Living Up to Expectations?

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I entered Gamestop on Friday night, clutching my copy of Destiny in my hands.  The game had a $40 trade-in value that I planned to take advantage of while it lasted.  Ahead of me in line,…

ArcheAge Takes the MMORPG to New Levels

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Some might say the age of the MMORPG is waning.  We’ve seen a lot of them in the past decade or so, every one of them claiming to bring something new to the table, but most…

‘Dwarf Fortress’ is life’s work for creator Tarn Adams

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It’s hard to believe that Tarn Adams has been working on the Dwarf Fortress games for over twelve years now. He’s already stated that he’ll be happy to go on working on these games as long…

No Female Assassins on Ubisoft’s Watch

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Ubisoft sparked some scandal this week surrounding the development of Assassin’s Creed: Unity when it announced that no female characters would be playable in the upcoming game. James Therein, the game’s technical director, claims it’s “not…

5 Indie Games I Desperately Want To Play But Probably Won’t

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5. Wildstar (Carbine Studios) Currently in open beta, Wildstar from Carbine Studios is a light-hearted, cartoonish science fiction MMO about two factions racing to control the planet Nexus, full of magic and mystery. The game looks…

Kickstarter Highlights

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It’s already been well over a year since Double Fine Adventure first appeared on Kickstarter and arguably paved the way for all the successful video game crowd funding campaigns that followed. The game’s initial Kickstarter success…

The Release Valve

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Welcome to the Release Valve, formerly the Greenlight Spotlight. I finally found a better, more creative name for the series at the suggestion of a friend.  Since my last article, Valve has announced two new batches…

PSA: Dark Matter is Unfinished

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Dark Matter, the new game from Nuclear Dawn developer InterWave Studios, has a gigantic, glaring problem: It is literally unfinished. The Steam forums are full of customers complaining after they found out that the otherwise rather…

“Not On Steam” Sale Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

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Flippfly, developer of Race the Sun, has made no effort to hide just how poorly their game has done without that valuable Steam release. Race the Sun may have finally been Greenlit recently, but that hasn’t…

‘Gravity Ghost’ shoots for the stars

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With all the crowding going on in the indie sector this year, it takes a special appeal to float above the pack to find success, but Chicago game developer Erin Robinson of Ivy Games looks to…