Holy crap, this game is stupidly fun!
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Gameplay and commentary on Fez for Xbox 360, covering random perspective-shifting awesomeness.
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It may be a Boulderdash clone, but Herman doesn’t let that get in the way of collecting flowers and avoiding rocky death. Frockin’ sweet.
Also, did anyone else delve into a local library or friends’ bookshelves in hopes of finding “shareware books” like Windows After Hours? Some of my fondest, randomest gaming memories come from such occasions.
So I saw this was released today on Steam, decided to watch the above trailer… and immediately bought it for the cheap nine bucks and change.
The most melancholy, chilling, awesome experience I’ve had in a while. Not really a game (all you do is roam this island off the coast of Scotland for an hour) so much as it is a bizarre story that you sort of live through. But that in itself is so well-done and amazing if you let yourself “feel” it. This trailer captures the mood near-perfectly. Very artsy and ambiguous, so if you’re not into such things you might wanna give this a pass. But if you enjoy a great narrative with deep undertones in a fantastically made game world (not to mention amazing strings-heavy soundtracks) check this out!
My brother, Luke, who has appeared in a video or two of mine (like this one here) plays Agent James Miller in this short film, Cross Country. Yeah, he’s the first dude you see, with the Braves hat, glasses, and who turns into Jack Bauer’s cousin halfway in.
I didn’t have anything to do with the film, just a shameless plug for my bro’s work, and the rest of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro crew who worked on this awesome short. Seriously, I think this is pretty rad stuff, check it out!
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I really enjoy the Wiering Software games, especially the platformers. And this one is just awesome, and easily one of the best Christmas season games I’ve played. It’s just simple, arcade platforming goodness, with some cheery graphics and sound to go along with it. Good times.
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I really like the classic Great Giana Sisters game for the Commodore 64, Amiga, etc. But this somewhat unofficial DOS port? It’s not so bad either, but it’s missing some pretty key elements from real deal that make it lame, plus the controls are just… ugh. Anyway, here is a review that I hope entertains even the most jaded holiday viewer, even if the game is a bit lacking.
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I’ve been wanting to cover this one for a while now, just never got around to it. But since I’m working on my Elder Scrolls: Arena review leading up to the release of Skyrim, I didn’t really have anything else lined up for this weekend. So yeah, cranked this quickie review out in a couple hours and crossed another requested game off the list!