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Events
Fan Expo Canada 2013
Steel Archers

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 24th, 2013

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Just a few steps down from the Shuyan booth was a booth manned by folks from a small indie shop called Five Archers Corporation. They currently have a game in development for the PC and Mac called Steel Archers, which looked really interesting. A combination of third person action, RPG, and card collection, the game looked like it was coming along nicely.

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Awareness
Road Redemption – Kickstarter
We’re Gonna Melee Like It’s 1999

By Seán O'Sullivan - April 28th, 2013

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Any kid that grew up with a Sega Genesis and a decent taste in games should have fond memories of Road Rash. This motorcycle combat-racing franchise was a breath of fresh air back in 1991, not just for its novel game-play, but also for the goofy presentation that saw NPCs trash talking you between races, and rudimentary cut-scenes that played out depending on the outcome of a race.

Those who miss Road Rash have been left to suffer in silence, as EA haven’t released a game in the franchise since 2003; but fortunately, plucky indies Dark Seas Games have taken it upon themselves to fill the gap. And who’d have thunk it: they’re turning to Kickstarter to make things happen! Road Redemption is their take on the Road Rash formula, and if they reach their goal of $160,000, they’re planning to release on “high end” PC, MAC and Linux systems in July 2014, with other consoles on the drawing board.

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Reviews
Alien Spidy

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 1st, 2013

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Enigma Studios must really miss the old days when video games made you want to punch your television, because their latest game, Alien Spidy (published by Kalypso Media), is definitely a frustratingly punishing game that is the epitome of “easy to pick up; hard to master”. While I normally don’t mind this sort of masochistic mechanic, there is something to be said when the difficulty is not necessarily just in the game-play, but in the implementation of the controls.

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Reviews
Tiny Troopers

By Jarita Lee - September 27th, 2012

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Originally developed for iOS, Iceberg Interactive’s Tiny Troopers has made its way onto the big screen – as in your Windows/Mac screen. The premise of the game is simple: you control a group of soldiers, and your basic objective is to move and kill. As the title suggests, your soldiers are a bunch of mini-adults/South Park-esque children, making this game some sort of pseudo-child-soldier simulation…

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Review
Dynamite Jack

By Rituro - May 25th, 2012

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If you remember the shareware/demo scene of the MS-DOS era, you no doubt have memories of hundreds (if not thousands) of quirky little games. Shmups, racers, brawlers, button-mashers, top-down/side-scrolling action games, even the rare first-person game where the polygons were few and ugly* – they were all there, riding high purely on the strength of their game-play. Thus, it might be a strange compliment to pay, but it is one I give out with much warmth and encouragement: Dynamite Jack would be welcome on my old 486’s hard drive any day of the week.

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Review
Airhead 1000 Wireless Headset

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 23rd, 2012

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I’m fairly sure that the majority of us have to deal with a daily grind of some kind. Whether it’s work, or school, there are portions of the day that are as frantic as a farm in the path of an oncoming storm; and there are probably times that are as still as the air in a crypt. It also safe to say that a good portion of us use some sort of computer: a desktop or laptop (or equivalent) – a trapping of the workplace, or a tool for school. For those of us who like to listen to music (or audio in general – especially gaming-related audio), there is a great solution for good audio without the mess of wires – the Compuexpert Teknmotion Airhead 1000 portable wireless headset for the PC and Mac. It’s not perfect; but it is a solid piece of technology that gets the job done.

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Review
Cars 2

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 9th, 2011

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Movie-based games (particularly ones based on animated films) can be hit-and-miss. One of the greatest hits came in the form of Toy Story 3 by Avalanche Software. It was plain to see that they worked very closely with Pixar to create a game that gave the same feeling as the movie. The same can be said for Cars 2, which is a great kart-style racing game starring everyone’s favourite anthropomorphic cars; this title is something the whole family can enjoy.

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