Indie Royale Bundle

Just found a new independent game bundle site thanks to Logan Decker, editor-in-chief at PC Gamer US (@logandecker). The site is a joint venture between IndieGames.com and Desura and known as Indie Royale; it has a pretty cool element to it!

Basically if a person buys the bundle at the minimum price the price of the bundle goes up, if someone pays above the price the price of the bundle goes down. Sweet!…won’t lie been watching the price fluctuate for the past few mins and telling my girlfriend that she should buy the bundle now because the price keeps going up ^.^ Bundles are composed of four indie games will go up on the site every two weeks and last 5 days each; the games (most) can be redeemed on Desura, Steam and direct download.

The current games in ‘The Launch Bundle’ are as follows:

  • A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda
  • Gemini Rue (this game only went on Steam on the 26th!)
  • Sanctum
  • Nimbus

There’s also a bonus DLC offer for every 10, 000 bundles sold they’ll add a single DLC for Sanctum that can be redeemed in all bundles.

The price keeps fluctuating even as I write this, occasionally you’ll see someone donating large amounts which knocks the price of the bundle back down…whoever came up with this concept is awesome! Don’t delay, get your bundle today!

http://www.indieroyale.com/

Game-A-Week: Sonic Adventure DX (Directors Cut)

Title: Sonic Adventure DX (Directors Cut)

The Gist: Tails has had enough and decides to take a chaos emerald for himself…the power he gains makes him Sonic’s most dangerous adversary…alright that’s a lie I’m afraid it’s the same old plot of Robotnik’s going to destroy the world…Sonic has to save it. Bet you’d have enjoyed my story more! Lets start over…

Dr. Eggman (the evil artist formally known as Dr. Robotnik) has come across a strange being known as Chaos and discovered that feeding him chaos emeralds will help him transform into a super-being that he can use to crush the world so that he can create his own. Sonic goes in search of emeralds hoping to prevent Dr. Eggman’s plans from becoming a reality. Continue reading

The REAL Steel Storm

A few weeks back I did a Game-A-Week (one hour initial gameplay review) of the indie top-down shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution. I enjoyed it but wasn’t overly keen as it was lacking content such as big boss fights, varied enemies and extra weaponry. The developers of the game Kot-in-Action came across my review and suggested I try out Episode 2 of the game as it had a lot of the content I was wanting from the game. I did so and lo and behold, there’s an entire game much larger than the initial episode that’s full of so many things I was wanting from my first play through. Continue reading

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

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