The Showdown Effect is a sidescroller deathmatch multiplayer game from Paradox Interactive, inspired by Hong Kong–style and 1980s-era action movies. It’s currently in pre alpha stage, but it’s already one of my most pleasant surprises at PAX East 2012. It’s a two-player, mano-a-mano, fight to the death with a variety of weapons. Characters jump and [...]
Did you miss us? We missed you, too. It’s pretty obvious why we weren’t around to podcast. We were a little busy at PAX East in Boston. But we brought back presents! And here’s the first one: A whole bunch of developer interviews. What’s in the bag, you ask? Well, nothing but good stuff, including: [...]
I want to give Spec Ops: The Line the benefit of the doubt. This is a game that feels different from other shooters, and it’s striking out into some rare territory for the genre, but sadly it plays like every other shooter you’ve ever played. First the good: The game takes place in Dubai after [...]
Like Assassin’s Creed III, Max Payne 3 is a combination of the new and the familiar. It certainly plays like Max Payne 2. You earn bullet time by killing guys, and you earn more for special goals like head shots. You have a button that makes Max jump in bullet time, and one that just [...]
You know, it’s easy for a developer to piss off fans of an RPG franchise. All you need do is suggest — merely suggest — that you’ll be releasing a side-scrolling, hack-and-slash adventure version of the game, and your forums will light up like a Christmas tree. That’s what Lionhead Studios discovered when Fable fans [...]
This is the Assassin’s Creed game you’ve been waiting for. Let’s just get that out of the way now. Assassin’s Creed III is an appropriate title because this is more a sequel to Assassin’s Creed II than Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. In fact, production began on this game before Revelations was even a thing, which is [...]
In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers2 Apr 2012
It’s Monday, Monday! Gonna be funday, funday! Gotta get my shoes on, gonna get my clothes packed. Gotta get my recorder working. Gotta get the podcast up. We got no Nick, here. Just Goalie and Edie. Gonna talk about fun games. Gonna drink some scorpion bowls. It’s Monday, Monday! Gonna go to Boston, Boston! We [...]
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