Saturday, May 14, 2011
Rough around nearly every edge, but still an impressive feat for indie gaming.
Independent developers are becoming increasingly prevalent in the gaming industry. Digital download platforms like Steam, PSN, XBLI, and GamersGate have given would-be game creators an accessible method of distribution to bring their titles to the masses. These days, creating your own game from scratch and publishing it yourself isn’t just realistic; it’s a regular practice. Indie studio Dead Mage is one such developer who has entered the realm of self-publishing with their inaugural title, Garshasp: The Monster Slayer. With it, they hope to change what you expect from an independently developed video game. But while Garshasp doesn’t last long and is rough around nearly every edge, the areas in which it excels make it quite the impressive …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The new month brings new games, including the highly-anticipated "L.A. Noire." Check out five of May's biggest titles.
Well, we've made it this far. The weather's getting warmer, the sun's getting brighter, and you can occasionally leave that jacket at home. Plus, we should start seeing some of those May flowers, right? In the meantime, here are five of the biggest games budding this month: This month's resident team-based multiplayer FPS comes in the form of BRINK, courtesy of developer Splash Damage. Set in the "near" future, a floating city known as "The Ark" off of the coast of San Francisco serves as the game's setting. This is where the two warring factions, "Resistance" and "Security," go to battle. On the surface, it sounds pretty standard as a class-based, 16-player team shooter. However, BRINK's calling card is the SMART (Smooth Movement Across …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Valve has announced that their anticipated title Portal 2 will run on a new version of Steam built for the Playstation 3. Here is why this could be big news for Sony's console.
Co-founder of the popular video game development company, Valve, Gabe Newell and his relationship with Sony's Playstation 3 has been somewhat of a roller-coaster. Back in 2007, he was very vocal and forward about his disapproval of the game console: "[The Playstation 3 is] a waste of everybody's time and a disaster on many levels ... I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over. Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it'." Tell us how you really feel, Gabe! This is precisely why there was a good deal of shock over his appearance on stage during Sony's keynote at E3 2010. Evidently, he was displeased at how…
Saturday, March 5, 2011
A look at some of the biggest games coming out this month
It's the first week of March, and it's time to take a look at the games you should have your eye on. Whether you're a PC, console, or handheld gamer, you're likely to find something interesting. Here are some of the biggest game releases scheduled for March 2011: You've heard of World of Warcraft (unless you're living under a rock). Well, Rift is the newest fantasy MMO (massively-multiplayer online) game that's touted to give World of Warcraft a run for its money. For those unfamiliar with the genre, MMOs are games which take place in a veritable online alternate reality. The worlds are huge and house thousands of gamers online simultaneously. It's generally as social as gaming gets, as people are encouraged to band together to accomplish …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Each Saturday, check in at Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch for the newest upcoming video games
This week, Mike Coppolecchia of PlayNTrade in Lansdale readies us for the upcoming and recent hottest games. Out Tuesday are "Bulletstorm" and "Killzone 3." "Marvel Vs. Capcom 3" is available now on all systems. Find out more about PlayNTrade here.