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Interview – Loki Davison about Wander

In the wide, vast world of video games, it’s very difficult to hit on a unique, completely unseen hook that gamers have never experienced before. With years and sometimes decades under our belts, we as gamers have been exposed to a wide variety of concepts and ideas. Some have worked, some haven’t, and some stand as examples of gaming at its absolute finest. Wander is one such example of a unique, intriguing concept. Put simply, Wander is a collaborative, non-competitive, non-combat MMO game focused on exploration. Yes, you read that correctly – an MMO that is not based on combat. […]

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Interview – Sanatana Mishra about Assault Android Cactus

If you like your PC games fast, energetic, challenging and fun, Assault Android Cactus had better be on your watch list. The game is a twin stick shoot ’em up which features insane amounts of enemies on screen at any one time, and dazzles with eye-catching visuals. With support for up to 4 players at once, Assault Android Cactus is absolute bundles of fun and perfect for social gaming sessions. I recently caught up with Sanatana Mishra, the design guru from Witch Beam, the Brisbane based team responsible for Assault Android Cactus.

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The Sound of Supergiant Games: An Interview with Darren Korb (Part 2 of 2)

Following Transistor’s new build at PAX Prime, Katy Goodman and Robyn Miller talk with audio director Darren Korb about music in games, inspiration, and are even joined by a special guest. You can read the first part of their interview here. Katy: You are also part of a band called Control Group, correct? Darren: Yes! Katy: Can you tell us a bit about it? Darren: Yeah sure! It’s a three-piece, with this guy name Jeremy Parker from Haramonix. I met him through doing Rock Band related stuff. A friend that he went to college with, Evan Reynolds, all of us have […]

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The Sound of Supergiant Games: An Interview with Darren Korb (Part 1 of 2)

Following Transistor’s new build at PAX Prime, Katy Goodman and Robyn Miller talk with audio director Darren Korb about music in games, inspiration, and are even joined by a special guest. At PAX Prime I had the pleasure of getting some hands-on time with the new build of Transistor, Supergiant Games’ spiritual successor to their title Bastion. Though little changed in terms of the actual level within the demo, it was an entirely different beast in terms of how it came together as an experience. I’m always amazed to see how small subtleties can completely change the way in which we […]

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The council has spoken: 2013 VGX nominees announced

The VGA’s are dead. Long live VGX.  Spike TV’s recently renamed video game awards show / marketing bonanza has unveiled the nominees for this year’s show.  It’s your typical mix of triple A blockbusters and indie darlings, with some surprises thrown in for good measure.  Read on, and check out the full list for yourself.

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OUYA celebrates its 500th game

For all of you out there who placed bets on the Ouya console crashing and burning, I think it’s about time to pay up.  The little console that could has surpassed a significant milestone: 500 games available for download.  The folks behind Ouya have put together a little video to celebrate, so read on and check it out.

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Check out the first gameplay footage for The Long Dark

Survival games usually involve a lot more than just surviving.  There’s the zombie killing, and the alien conquering, and the evil global corporation toppling.  But a new indie game called The Long Dark is something different.  The Long Dark is all about survival, pure and simple, and we’ve got an early look at some gameplay after the jump…

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Hey everybody, it’s the Not On Steam Sale!

I love steam.  You love Steam.  Everybody loves Steam.  It’s a great place to buy games, sell games, make friends, and wait for Half Life 3.  But not every game is on Steam.  That’s where Not On Steam comes in.  They’ve got some amazing games on sale right now that you can’t find on Steam.  Read on for the details.

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Glare is Bright, Brilliant, Shiny and Various Other Light Descriptive Adjectives

  Everyone at PAX was super excited about all the big name things coming out.  I’m included in this.  I’m all a titter over The Elder Scrolls Online, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and any number of the titles that usually get the spotlight, but one of the games that outshined the rest for me was Glare, a side scrolling action platformer from Phobic Studios.

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The Novelist getting closer to release

Hey, so remember The Novelist?  The game, in which you play a ghost trying to help guide the lives of a troubled family, is getting closer to a release date.  Kent Hudson, the independent developer behind the game, has provided an update on where development on The Novelist stands.  Read on for the details.

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