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Greenlight Spotlight Vol. 4

June 3, 2013 |

My previous few Greenlight articles focused primarily on games with active crowd-funding campaigns. Most of those campaigns are over now, so let’s take a quick look at the results: Among the Sleep was struggling for a while there, but … Read More

Anomaly 2 Review

May 30, 2013 |

The original Anomaly was a unique twist on the increasingly popular tower defense genre. Billing itself as a “tower offense” game, in Anomaly you had to guide the convoy of attacking units through the towers, using the special abilities … Read More

Valve Greenlights Six More Games

May 22, 2013 |

Continuing Valve’s recent push towards more frequent, smaller waves of games to make the Greenlight process faster, six new titles have been Greenlit. This time around we have Bleed, Game Dev Tycoon, The Legend, Legends of Eisenwald, RIOT, and … Read More

Final Days for Among the Sleep Kickstarter

May 14, 2013 |

Remember when you were two years old?  Everything looked larger than life and the world was full of wonder and amazement?  Then, when the sun went down, the world became a spooky place where every bump and … Read More

Greenlight Spotlight: Concept Games Edition

May 13, 2013 |

My previous article focused on Greenlight games with active Kickstarters. Three of those Kickstarters have since ended, and I’m happy to report that C-Wars, Chasm, and Worlds of Magic were all successfully funded. C-Wars was extremely successful, ending with … Read More

Ouya delays retail launch — fixing sticky controller

May 9, 2013 | | One Comment

ouya console & controllerFor those of you anxiously awaiting the Ouya’s arrival to stores on June 4th, you’ll have to wait another 21 days until Tuesday, June 25th. The original drop date has been delayed by the startup game company, giving Ouya a chance to manufacture more units but also to fix a sticky controller issue Kickstarter backers have complained about. The problem, apparently, was due to the size of the hole the button sits in under the faceplate (exactly which button(s) not specified). Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told JoyStiq, “we’ve increased the size just a little bit, so now the buttons don’t stick under it.” Ouya backers can request replacement controllers from the company’s customer service. Read More

Spotlight on Ouya: The Games That Will Sell

May 6, 2013 |

As we get closer to the June 4th consumer release date for Ouya, the question on everyone’s mind is about the games that will be available. It’s well known throughout the video game console industry that what … Read More

Redwall Meets Zelda in Ghost of a Tale

May 6, 2013 | | One Comment

What started as a labor of love by an animator, Ghost of a Tale is currently seeking the funding needed to become a full game. Lionel “Seith” Gallat, a former Dreamworks animator with 15 years of experience in film, is … Read More

Innovate or Die

May 3, 2013 |

 Whether we would like to admit it or not, Japanese game development isn’t what it once was in terms of sales or critical acclaim. From Nintendo’s seeming annual now release of another “new” Super Mario Brothers game and Square Enix on their … Read More

Eador: Masters of the Broken World Review

May 2, 2013 |

A quick disclaimer before I begin: despite being a fan of 4X strategy games, I’ve never played Eador: Genesis. This means that I can’t really pull up the original game as a reference point when judging Masters of the … Read More