Game-A-Week: Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project

Title: Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project

The Gist: It’s Duke Nukem, old school game character who kicks ass and chews bubblegum, nuff said. This game is a homage to the original Duke Nukem games prior to the famous Duke Nukem 3D but utilises a modern graphics engine that lets you play in a 3D environment but restricts you to playing in 2D side-scroller fashion, this just means that you’ll get better closeups at times and you’re able to turn corners somewhat. You’ll find yourself searching for key cards in order to finish levels, kill various enemies and as always rescue big-boobed women from capture. Continue reading

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PC Gamer Digital on Steam

I noticed something called ‘PC Gamer Digital Beta’ was on Steams New Releases so I thought I’d give it a download and check out what it was. Kinda glad I did so as it’s been region-locked to North America for now…how bizzare as PC Gamer started as a British Magazine. At first I wondered if it was just a digital copy of the magazine as you can buy/subscribe to copies of that via PC gamers site; wouldn’t be the first e-book on Steam as you can buy Prima/Brady guides for a few games. Turns out this is a different thing entirely. PC Gamer Digital takes elements from the magazine including interviews with game developers, hints/tips/strategies for games and PC Gamer staff showing off varied gameplay styles and melds them into an interactive multimedia experience. This digital platform also allows for the addition of game trailers and interactivity from users in the form of comments and votes. Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Homefront

Title: Homefront

The Gist: The year is 2027 and a chain of events has led to Korea’s two halves reuniting as the Greater Korean Republic that goes on to invade America. You take on the role of a resistance fighter and use guerrilla warfare in order to take back your homeland.

Pros: The story for this game goes a step beyond the typical baddies invade/protect home scenario. Penned by the author of Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now the story unfolds as you deal with escalating combat situations and really makes you feel like you’re a part of that story. There’s a large range of weaponry to pick from, occasionally you’ll get the option to pick between sniper rifles/rifles and light machine guns but you’ll often be dependant on picking up enemy weapons and munitions in order to survive which gives the game a strong sense of realism. Continue reading

Wolverines!

Been away some of this week and had little chance to game other than a few hours of Pokemon Platinum on my 3DS during the journey. That said I’ve been trying to play through the campaign of Steel Storm (co-op) since I’ve been back so I can give it a more comprehensive review. Unfortunately I may have  encountered a bug where our vehicle dies and refuses to spawn, was fine the first time as it only happened to me; my girlfriend was able to finish off the level for us. The second time it happened to both of us and we were unable to finish off a boss fight. Would have been fine but we currently have no idea which level that boss fight was on >.< so we’re going to load up the game tomorrow and hopefully finish it off. I will say that the second episode of the game feels a lot better than the first; added weapons, giant bosses to fight and more enemies!

Going to be grabbing some food and then starting a new Game-A-Week which will be an hour of the game Homefront. Picked this up incredibly cheap recently and been dying to test out the single player campaign as it’s written by the writer/director of Red Dawn. Until then I’ll leave you with a picture of the boss from Steel Storm I was fighting; twas huge and entered the level via an elevator! ^.^

Game-A-Week: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Title: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

The Gist: Steel Storm: Burning Retribution is a modern imitation of classic top down shooters which has you fight against constant hordes of enemies using a variety of weaponry you pick up as you play through the game. I’m playing the game via LAN Co-op and hope to double the carnage! Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Pokemon Trading Card Game Online (Open Beta)

Title: Pokemon Trading Card Game Online (Open Beta)

The Gist: Did you ever collect Pokemon cards or play The Pokemon Trading Card game for the Gameboy? This is literally just a web version of that game involving numerous decks from the Pokemon Trading Card Game series with a splash of social connectivity and a dose of free-to-play. The game is currently in the open beta stage but it’s fairly complete and allows you to get a feel for what the final game should offer players. You initially receive three decks, one fire, one water and one grass each containing 60 cards that you can use to play the game. You get an additional card unlocked for each of those three decks for the first 12 matches won. Continue reading

Game-A-Week: Star Wars: Republic Commando

Title: Star Wars: Republic Commando

The Gist: You play as a Clone trooper, grown especially to lead an elite commando squad of troopers. Your missions vary but you’ll be typically dropped into situations no normal trooper could handle and are capable of leveling droid factories if you work well with your squad. You’ll be playing it as a first person shooter with the ability to issue orders to your squad, those squad members will be able to complete tasks such as hacking doors, targeting specific enemies and setting up explosive charges. Continue reading