Chucklefish, the developer behind the recent Terraria-like space adventure, has kept beta players going with lots of fast and furious updates. They’ve actually apologized for a slow update progress, which is surprising since they only released the beta on December 4th and this is already the second patch sent out today. Perhaps there was mention of an update sooner on their forums or such.
So far Starbound has been lots of fun! Unlike Terraria, you planet hop in your space ship you can beam up to from each planets surface. Things such as coal and wood can power your ships fuel up, allowing you to go out into a star chart and pick what planet you want to visit next. Also, planets are looping environments, so there’s no massive ocean blocking off either side of the map. Read on for (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Beta, Chucklefish, Patch, Starbound, update
Do you enjoy video games? Well, if you are reading our site you must – at least to some extent. How would you like to make your own video games without knowing how to code in C++ or other languages? If you answered yes to any of those questions you might want to pay attention to this week’s humble bundle sale because they are practically giving away (what is in my opinion) one of the most robust and user friendly video game creation tools ever for as little as $1. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Clickteam, Development Tools, Humble Bundles, Multimedia Fusion 2
Planet hopping, Terraria like side scrolling explorer game Starbound has launched into beta and is now available on Steam. It’s so new all the information doesn’t even seem to be filled out yet on Steam such as requirements and the like. Now that’s early access! We had a short write up on the game yesterday and after the break you can check out the launch trailer. Hopefully soon, we’ll have impressions as well. I’m in love with these sorts of games and Starbound looks absolutely beautiful! Great artwork, wonderful concept, and definitely something I want to check out as early as possible! (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Chucklefish, Humble Store, PC, Starbound, Steam
What is Starbound? Imagine having randomly created worlds to explore that you can visit in your space ship in a Terraria like fashion of gameplay. Creatures and weapons are even procedurally generated to give the alien worlds a truly unexpected and explorable feeling. On top of that, of course you can build your own structures like in Terraria and Minecraft. Sound fantastic? We certainly think it sounds like it! There’s even quests to complete to keep you busy.
Currently Starbound is available to pre-order on both the main Starbound website and on the newly created Humble Store (by the creators of Humble Bundle). Each store offers a $15 version, but the official site also has additional tiers you can buy into as well!
Tomorrow, Starbound will be coming to Steam’s early access program. Of course as with any beta game, go easy on it since it is still in production. However from the recent article on Starbound’s website, the beta version looks quite functional.
We’ve kept an eye on this title for a long time and we’re definitely looking forward to it’s release!Posted in: PC Tags: Chucklefish, Humble Store, PC, Starbound, Steam
Traveller’s Tales, creator of the fantastic LEGO games, has announced today a new LEGO game based off a popular book series that you may have heard of…LEGO The Hobbit. While some may see these as kids games, I’ll have to give TT credit because the last few games (LEGO Batman 2, LEGO Marvel, LEGO Lord of the Rings), have been exceptionally fun – yes, even for a “kids game”.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: 3ds, Lego, LEGO The Hobbit, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Traveller's Tales, vita, Wii U, Xbox One
Branching out from the previous Plants Vs. Zombies games, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be a third-person shooter that with up to four player co-operative multiplayer missions, titled “Garden Ops”. It will also feature 12 vs. 12 competitive multiplayer madness across 10 different maps titled: “Garden & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish”.
In “Gardens & Graveyards”, players will have to defend their bases from the zombie hordes, while in “Team Vanquish” each opposing team looks to eliminate the other – so basically your traditional team deathmatch.
In the video below, new gameplay is shown off as well as customizations as PopCap Executive Producer Brian Lindley takes you through the world of Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC Tags: EA, Microsoft, Plants Vs. Zombies, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Popcap, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Warner Bros Interactive has announced a brand new Lord of the Rings videogame with the reveal of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. A third person action game, Mordor casts the player as Talion a range whom is killed while battling the forces of Mordor. As he draws his final breath Talion is revived by the spirit of vengeance and given the same powers that the Ring Wraiths posses. Sworn to destroy the forces that ended his mortal existence, Shadow of Mordor sounds like an awesome tale of revenge with a fantasy twist.
The developers have also revealed one of the game’s unique mechanics – the fact that each enemy you encounter is different. Every character will have their own attributes such as strength, their own personality and their own weaknesses. Also briefly mentioned was the Nemesis System where Talion will forge rivalries with enemy NPCs. It is unknown if the Nemesis System pertains to only major characters in the story-line or if its type specific, similar to the way that players can have a “favoured” enemy in some pen & paper systems, affording them extra bonuses.Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Announcement, PS3, PS4, Warner Bros Interactive, Xbox 360, Xbox One
For the launch of Blizzcon 2013 today, it was revealed that World of Warcraft’s newest expansion would be Warlord of Draenor! I know what you’re thinking, you’ve already been to Outland. However this seems to be the Draenor of the past, focusing on the world rather than a revised Outland. How this time traveling story unravels is still something we’re waiting to hear full details on.
So what does the new expansion hold? Read on to see the animated announcement trailer and some of the details within. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Blizzard, Draenor, Expansion, Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft, WOW
Low cost games are a great deal for the frugal and casual among us but it looks like one of the key sources of low cost PC games, the Humble Bundle, have changed their terms of service. Donating a few bucks for charity used to score you a few steam keys for some great games but it looks like the team behind the Humble Bundle has decided to discontinue the practice of giving away steam codes. Instead, donators are now presented with the option of clicking a link on their order confirmation screen that will add the games to their account through the Steam client.
Originally pointed out by watchful users on Reddit, the change in policy was noticed by potential buyers of the latest bundle featuring Team 17’s Worms franchise. As several of the users point out, there was a very shaky second hand market where individuals were able to sell some of the “beat the average” titles for a much higher price. This is especially true for some of the previous bundles, like the THQ Bundle, which featured $60+ of games for as little as $1. Even though a very popular Steam Key trading community emerged from the Humble scene, this could be a move to disarm those looking to make a profit. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Humble Bundle, Policy Change