The Diablo III
has word that Blizzard has banned more players from the action/RPG
sequel for cheating:
"Play nice; Play fair." It's one of Blizzard
Entertainment's core values, and it's something we take very seriously.
Over the last year, we've issued frequent rounds of account bans for cheating in
Diablo III, and we've just issued another. While we may not mention each round
of account bans when they occur, we have and will continue to monitor Diablo III
for exploitative behavior and take action as needed in order to help preserve
the integrity of the game.
procedurally generated roguelike they cal a "rogue-LITE," perhaps because unlike
a Roguelike with permadeath, this game features the chance for future
generations to carry on with the fight:
Rogue Legacy is a genealogical
rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero.
Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child
might be colorblind, another might have tourettes-- they could even be a dwarf.
That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win
this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD.
Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to
upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance
at vanquishing evil.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded
available via digital distribution on places like
Here's word on the remake of the little perv's first appearance:
game in the series, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, was
first published in 1987 and helped build the Sierra On-Line dynasty. Featured in
a score of original software titles since then (not even counting numerous
anthologies, repackagings, and cameo appearances), the series' namesake hero,
Larry Laffer, is a bumbling, persistent everyman who just wants to be loved. Is
that so wrong?
With the help of Al Lowe, Larry's progenitor and designer of all of Larry's
classic adventures, Replay Games is remaking the landmark first game for an
entire new generation (or two!). Expanded and enhanced in every detail and ready
for both mobile devices and PCs, Larry is being reborn for the players who
might've seen their parents (or grandparents!) playing Larry behind closed
Although the games were marketed as "naughty," Al Lowe's Larry was comedic but
never explicit, and the remake retains that standard. There's no full-frontal
nudity, no four-letter words, and no on-screen sex. But we do have our comedic
priorities: Larry is a story of a man on the make, and the game drips with
innuendo, flirts with perversity, and oozes sexuality from every pixelated
Steam News announces
OS X edition of XCOM:
is now available. This is one of those SteamPlay dealies,
so if you own the Windows edition, you already have this. Here's a reminder
about the game: "XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret
paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend
against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing
technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics."
has word that
Space Pirates and Zombies
is playable for free all weekend, and that the space combat game is on sale
during that time:
Play Space Pirates and Zombies for FREE starting now
through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup Space Pirates and
Zombies at 80% off the regular price!*
At its core, Space Pirates and Zombies is an action based, skill oriented, top
down space combat game. Itís similar to the ones we knew and loved in years
past, but now using full physics simulation and modern graphics for those oh so
pretty explosions. But as you dig deeper, SPAZ becomes much more.
Instead of flying a single ship, you are in charge of an ever growing and
evolving fleet, unlocking the rich tactical elements of SPAZ, all accessed at
the touch of a button. Issue orders, change ships, apply fleet AI settings, all
on the fly. At any moment the battle can change, and the Tactics Panel gives you
the tools to make the battle turn in your favor.
Valve announces the Steam Workshop now includes the ability to compensate
toolmakers, communities, and mentors with royalties from the sale of virtual
items in Team Fortress 2
and Dota 2
, allowing creators
a number of
of where to direct payments, which "will be made from a set
percentage that is redirected from Valve to the toolmakers, not taken from the
item creator's royalty." A
Steam Community update
has complete details.
now offers an official release date for TrackMania≤ Valley
saying the next iteration of Nadeo's racing sequel is due on July 4th, a
surprise since TrackMania≤ Stadium was released just
one week ago
. Here's word on how
you can rally in the valley: "TrackMania≤ Valley will introduce a new
rally-style handling, along with a 65-tracks solo campaign, a new set of blocks
and all the power of ManiaPlanet (3D objects import, gamemodes creation, etc.)."
gameplay footage (including the Batman voice) from The Bureau: XCOM
, a "Call The Shots Trailer" showing the game's Battle Focus
mode that gives turn-based control over the action. Continue here to read the full story
has word (by way of
) that Index Holdings, the parent of publisher Atlus, has filed
for "rehabilitation" (a Japanese form of bankruptcy) thanks to approximately
24.5 billion yen ($249 million) in outstanding debt. They explain the
"streamlined" process this involves, adding the proceedings will be complicated by
allegations of fraud the company must address. Here's a bit:
Japan's NHK (via Crunchyroll), the company has been accused of inflating sales
figures by way of illegitimate business transactions. This process, known as
"window dressing" or round-tripping (selling to another company under an
agreement to buy back the exact same number of units at the identical price)
made it seem like far more copies were moved.
Additionally, company president and CEO Yoshimi Ochiai and board chairman Masami
Ochiai have expressed interest in departing the company. Whether this will
necessitate a trustee for the rehabilitation is unknown.
The countdown timer on the Satellite
should reach zero around 10:00 am EDT tomorrow, but
has some screenshots from Satellite Reign in advance of the reveal and
the Kickstarter which will probably begin soon thereafter. This countdown was
first revealed last
and there are indications this will be a spiritual successor of some
sort to Syndicate Wars
, Bullfrog's real-time tactics game.
A gameplay trailer
shows the progress on this first- and third-person space
combat game made by four independent developers in just 10 months time. They
hope this will help inspire support for their
, which offers details on the project:
Continue here to read the full story
distinct old-school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies and Quake
3, Strike Vector will let you test your fighter pilot reflexes and skills.
You fly the Vector, the last pre-war hyper-speed VTOL, highly customizable and
manoeuvrable Jet fighter. Your enhanced version can instantly switch between 2
movement modes :
- Jet Mode: reach high-speed, intercept opponents and fast evade incoming
- Stationary Mode: strafe in all directions with increased precision,
hold and defend key locations.
As a sky mercenary, you join the fight in this endless post-apocalyptic world
Fly across floating cities, military platforms, air slums and make these
humongous structures your very own playground.
One Of Swords
notes this weekend offers the chance to get double experience
points in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
. Dan points to
that states: "Vengeance is a dish best served with Double XP, so look for it
this Friday, June 28 (10am/PDT), running through Monday, July 1 (10am/PDT),"
adding that this indeed is for all of the military shooter sequel's platforms.
GamesBeat - Publisher-led video games journalism lives on.
Unmentioned in releases, Deadpool also on PC. Pot and kettle both black.
Deadpool is finally out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360... Itís hardly a
fiasco that so many outlets failed to realise that Rogue would be in
Deadpool until being directly told by Activision; however, it still
highlights the over-reliance of games journalism on publishers. The
discussion brought about by the events of the Games Media Awards and the
Spike TV Video Game Awards needs to continue. Improvements need to be made.
Games journalism still has a way to go before it becomes just that ó
- Antec HCG-850M 850W Power Supply Unit on
- Cooler Master Seidon 240M CPU Cooler on
- Corsair Vengeance K70 on
- Gelid Slim Silence A-Plus Low Profile (1U Server) CPU Cooler on
- KFA2 GeForce GTX 760 EX OC on
- Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3 16GB 1866MHz Kit on
- MSI Z87 MPOWER (Z87) Motherboard on
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card Overclocked on
- Patriot Memory Tab 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive on
- Rosewill Line-M on
- SanDisk Extreme II SSD Review (240GB) on
The SSD Review.
- SteelSeries APEX [RAW] on
Well, the good news is our new AC unit arrived. The bad news is that
installation will not be as trivial as I had presumed. I got a brace along with
it, which will turn out to be vital to the operation, because the bottom edge of
the storm window is the high point the unit would have to sit on, and this is a
ridge of aluminum clearly not engineered to support (much less balance) this
sort of weight. The trouble is, even using all the included extenders, the brace
is still not properly spanning that window frame, and it looks like the solution
will be to create a shim out of wood to give the whole works proper clearance.
Not rocket surgery to be sure, but this will still probably stretch my
borderline handyman skill to their limits. Could be worse, though, at least
there's no risk of killing someone by dropping this from the window the way
there would be if I was doing this in an urban setting. Look out below!