Archive for the ‘Shoot-’Em-Up’ Category

Make Quake With TrenchBroom

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 01:34:51 AM

There’s dedication & there’s dedication. The second, slantier version means there’s been a bit more effort being put in. Let’s use Quake as an example: it’s the difference between someone still making Quake levels all these years later & someone who has built a Quake editor for modern sensibilities, making it all wizzy. Read the rest of this entry »

West To Kill: Call Of Juarez – Gunslinger

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 04:36:21 AM

One of my first experiences inside Castle Shotgun ended with a heartfelt lament. The Call of Juarez sounded bitterly in my ears. I haven’t played Gunslinger yet and while it doesn’t quite look like a return to form, it does seem potentially entertaining, with its arcade, score-based take on rooting, tooting and indeed shooting.

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I Ain’t Afraid Of No God: BioShock Infinite’s Liz Unbound

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 03:08:16 AM

As we all know full well and is entirely obvious, BioShock: Elizabeth is a straightforward damsel in distress with a pretty face and a nice dress, and there’s nothing more to her than that. There definitely isn’t anything surprising or sinister about her: she will be rescued by the big man with the big gun, the mean nasty boss will fall to his doom and everyone will live happily ever after.

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Skylanders Swap Force – Teaser Trailer

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 08:13:22 AM

Ripping your toys in half: It’s not just for miscreants anymore! Activision reveals the latest instalment in its blockbusting game series, featuring a brand new selection of interchangeable action figures.

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Crysis 3 Can Be Swampy Green And Murky

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 10:00:08 AM

News collectors VG247 have a bunch of Crysis 3 footage, which I have cheerfully reblogged below. Producer-man Michael Read has a bit to say about it, too, explaining what makes that section – Swamp – unique. Well, it’s swampy green and might murky, for a start. But also you get to kill men!

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It’s Your Daily Dead Space 3 Trailer

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 10:00:23 AM

Dead Space 3 is assaulting us with news we don’t want to hear of late. Out in just over a week, we’ve recently learned that it’s going to offer microtransactions for in-game items, and that the PC build is to be a dead-straight port with no frills. Oh, and dear sweet Horace, it’s used a Phil Collins song. And now it’s saying it’s got a story.

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Battlefield 3′s End Game

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 10:25:42 PM

What now, CoD? Battlefield 3′s latest expansion pack boasts birtbike chases across vast maps, capture the flag goodness and even a dropship that can dump vehicles onto the battlefield. Oh and watch the video through to the end if you’re a fan of Battlefield 3′s jets. It looks like there’s something here for just about everyone! HOOAH!

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GTA IV’s Iron Man Mod: Now With Actual Super Powers

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 10:00:36 AM

Oh how far we’ve come. Back in 2011 – which I still struggle to believe was more than one year ago, or one day, or not tomorrow – we posted about a marvelous-looking GTA IV mod that turned Niko into Iron Man. Or rather, Iron Man if he were only slightly better at flying than one of the firetrucks he’s apparently wearing and barely capable of going toe-to-toe with the starvingest of hobos.

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S.D.G.T. – Official Trailer

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 08:53:44 AM

S.D.G.T. is coming to the Xbox Live Indie Market in January 2013. Never mind the lackluster name. If you thought your Centipede needed a little kick in ass, look no further. S.D.G.T. is a space action game putting you in the seat of a fighter pilot against hordes of aliens. The XBLA trailer shows a bit of the gameplay and what to expect. Enjoy!

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Hotline Miami – Review

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 03:49:00 PM

There’s definitely something to be said for indie games. After deciding I wanted to play Street Fighter 4 on Steam and spending a solid half an hour being dicked around by Microsoft Games For Windows Live login failures, password resets and security questions, I can see the appeal of a game that doesn’t have multiple forms of bullsh#t DRM, shoehorned into it by out-of-touch publishers.

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