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TheIndieJar: Gods Will Be Watching – Review

TheIndieJar: Gods Will Be Watching – Review

Empathy Simulator seems to be a popular theme of games at the moment, and that exact title will probably show up next to ‘Grass Simulator’ or whatever trash shows up on Steam Greenlight these days. When you have fully formed characters and a well constructed plot, games are capable of breaking your heart. At it’s worst... Read More »

How I Survived The Steam Summer Sale On A Mac

How I Survived The Steam Summer Sale On A Mac

… I didn’t So in case you didn’t know, I don’t have a PC. Well I have a PC I can use but I am an iMac user. In fact my decision to go to Apple computers was partly because I get too distracted by gaming on a PC to be productive. So how exactly did I manage to succumb to the wallet emptying frenzy of the Steam sum... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Free games from the Space Cowboy Game Jam!

TheIndieJar: Free games from the Space Cowboy Game Jam!

Games Jams are popping up all over the place, which is great for developers to explore themes in quick games and for people who want free stuff to play! This particular jam, the Space Cowboy Game Jam, is all about – yes, you guessed it – space cowboys; things like Cowboy Bebop, the online comic Coyote Doggi... Read More »

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Every six months this happens to me. Pretty much like clockwork in fact. Everyone has their go-to game that they pick up and play again; in fact everyone probably has several. I myself have several but this one game in particular keeps surging itself back in to my psyche like the darkness in it is making me one of the ... Read More »

Why All The Doom 4 Anti-hype, Bethesda?

Why All The Doom 4 Anti-hype, Bethesda?

Trying to read between the lines when it comes to gaming news can be tricky at times. My current brainpower is currently attempting to decipher the news coming from Bethesda/ID over Doom 4. When I first got in to writing about games, Duke Nukem Forever was coming out. In fact I reviewed it but the news and the hype tha... Read More »

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

In 1988 a much younger, less jaded me was about to start paying attention to just who was making the video games I spent so much time playing. Today, we’re all intimately familiar with names like Infinity Ward and Bungie, but back then, developers weren’t rock stars. I didn’t pay any attention to past... Read More »

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Back in the 16Bit era, thanks to the success of Street Fighter 2 the fighting genre was a big draw for gamers everywhere. We saw Mortal Kombat come along with fatalities, blood and gore. Other fighters appeared trying to take the crown including Clay Fighter (I never really saw the appeal of this one), even SEGA turned... Read More »

E3 2014: Is This What Next-Generation Means?

E3 2014: Is This What Next-Generation Means?

Now that E3 2014 is done, and every gaming site, blogger, and social media user within the known digital universe has dissected the various announcements ad nauseum, it’s time to settle down and gather our thoughts in peace and quiet. Well, it’s that time for me at least, because over the years, I’ve ... Read More »

Xbox Games With Gold Round-Up

Xbox Games With Gold Round-Up

So, this month saw Microsoft’s free-games-for-Gold-subscribers initiative, Games With Gold, extend its reach to the Xbox One, with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault being served up as its first offerings. Now, if you’re an Xbox One owner and a Gold subscriber, you’re obviously going to download th... Read More »

E3 – Missing In Action

E3 – Missing In Action

E3 has once more, come and gone. Loads of new games were teased on stage, the big three drew the battle lines in the sand as always. Each of them, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo showing off their future ideas, new visions and hopes to win us over to spend our hard earned cash! There were a few surprises and some great ne... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Super Time Force – Review

TheIndieJar: Super Time Force – Review

In Suepr Tiem For…damn it…let me start again. In Super Time Forks…oh, come on now! Ok, one more time. Im Syper Yim…AAAARRRRGGGHHH! Isn’t it frustrating, when you make mistakes over and over again? Super Time Force (yes! Finally nailed it!) takes that frustration and makes it the core tenet of a mindbending puzzle platf... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Kero Blaster Review

TheIndieJar: Kero Blaster Review

The gaming industry is finally getting to the point where we can reflect fondly on the ‘old days’, and boy are we. The majority of indie titles these days (as soon as the term ‘indie’ began to indicate something more than ‘Xbox Live Arcade Robotron clone’) try to intentionally harken... Read More »

Desert Island Game Discs

Desert Island Game Discs

The topic of nailing down just which games are amongst the best I’ve played has perpetually been a thorny one for me. Quite apart from the fact the list of games I’ve played is continually growing, there’s the tricky task of defining just what the parameters used to judge the best game would be. Well,... Read More »

An Invitation To TheGameJar Picnic 2014

An Invitation To TheGameJar Picnic 2014

Hey guys, we know you’ve been asking… so we of course heard the call and will provide! Quoted as ‘one of the best days of the year’, TheGameJar picnic brings friends, readers, writers, and most importantly GAMERS together for an afternoon of sunshine (hopefully), fun (definitely), and merriment ... Read More »

Discover Indie! – How Do Soundtracks Affect Gameplay?

Discover Indie! – How Do Soundtracks Affect Gameplay?

Discover Indie! Using examples from some of the best indie game original soundtracks, Josh explores how they are used to emphasise and work together with other parts of their games such as gameplay. See below for links to everything mentioned in the video: Hotline Miami: https://soundcloud.com/devolverdigita… htt... Read More »

Favourite X-Men Games – Mutant Memories

Favourite X-Men Games – Mutant Memories

With the theatrical release of X-Men Days Of Future Past, I thought it was about time to delve into the vaults, to take a look back at the best X-Men games that have graced our consoles. They have undoubtedly created their fair share; some good, some bad and some that were… okay. So grab a pew and lets tumble dow... Read More »

Can MMOs Be Successful On Console?

Can MMOs Be Successful On Console?

As an avid MMO gamer, I often find myself rolling my eyes at claims that MMOs cannot be successful on consoles. Quite apart from the fact that I’ve spent almost every waking moment enjoying Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn since it’s launch on PS4, I struggle to think of a single aspect of the genre that c... Read More »

June 2014 Video Game Release Dates

June 2014 Video Game Release Dates

It’s E3 month! Starting on 9th June, games companies from all over the world will be showing off their wares. What are you hoping will be announced this year? But enough of that – there’s some great games coming out RIGHT NOW! We are very excited to see how Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark plays, ... Read More »

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