Mark Pearce

...Dark Souls.

Guns of Icarus Online – A Steampunk Surprise

If you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time scouring the internet in the dead of night with your friends looking for something new and unique to play. It’s a sad existence but an existence none the less. These gems do exist, amazing online multiplayer games that you’ve never heard of. They are out there for you to find but after nights of searching with nothing to show for it aside from t...

A Tale of Castles and Kickstarters

A lot can happen when you throw $80,000 at a few people working together on a great project. Thanks to Kickstarter, this is possible and in less than a day and it has happened for the folks at Sauropod Studio. Castle Story is the name of the project and it’s a game about building, exploring and gathering to create fortifications and establish a defense against the bad things that come in the night...

The Humble Music Bundle

Everybody loves the phrase ‘’Pay what you will’’. It means you as the buyer get to decide how much to pay for something. It’s consumer god-mode and can be hugely successful for the seller and very satisfying for the buyer as well, everybody ends up happy. This has been a popular trend lately on the internets what with Kickstarter and the Humble Indie Bundle. Humble Bundle V made 5.1 million dollar...

Smite Beta: First Thoughts

If you have ever been playing League of Legends or DOTA and wanted to be a little closer to the action, you may be interested in checking out Smite by Hi-Res Studios. Recently a lot of beta keys have been given out for this game and now may be your chance to snag one and get the always important advantage of extra time played learning game mechanics and getting used to champions or ‘gods’ . If you...

The Ouya Kickstarter: Great Success

A week ago we brought you the news that a new gaming console called the Ouya had been informally announced via an AngelList post. The listing explained that the Ouya would be a revolutionary gaming console powered by Android that would offer free games and only cost $99. The goal: bring change to the industry, offer an alternative to the more expensive big names and allow independent development t...

Michael Fassbender to Produce and Star in Assassin’s Creed Movie

There have been many attempts to bring popular video game titles to the big screen in feature length movie form and a scant few have succeeded. After disappointments such as Doom, Prince of Persia and Max Payne, a lot of gamers have given up on ever being able to see their favorite video game characters correctly represented at the movies; however if you are a fan of the Assassins Creed mega franc...

Ouya: The $99 Console Powered by Android

The spark that may light a fire in indie game development has a funny name but should be taken seriously. The Ouya concept is a $99 console that will run on Android. According to a post on Angel List, any developer will be able to publish their work and it will be accessible on the Ouya platform. This means that Android game developers will no longer be restricted to fitting their games into a sma...

Hero Academy on Steam!

Robot Entertainment will be teaming up with Valve next month to make their hit mobile game Hero Academy available on Steam! Hero Academy is a tactical strategy/battle game playable on the iOS. It is free to download from the app store and features more content that you can pay for in game with real currency. These items mainly consist of avatars and team expansions that allow you to play as differ...

Something is missing in Cobalt

Let’s start with a little back story. Cobalt is an action oriented side-scroller/platformer that is being developed by Oxeye Game Studios and published by Mojang. It is now available as an alpha for PC with OS X and Linux versions coming in the beta. The game puts you in control of Metalface MK1, a ‘highly reliable cyborg for long missions with low chance of success’. If you have ever played the f...

Blizzard’s Broken Money Machine: Diablo 3

Remember the good old days when you could buy a video game and play through it completely without having to spend more real life coins on it? Unfortunately those days are over as it seems more and more developers are doing whatever it takes to grab more money for their titles. One of the latest fiascos of this sort has been the Real Money Auction House (RMAH) of Diablo 3. For those that are unfami...

5 reasons to spend more money

There is certainly a lot to look forward to as far as game releases go throughout the rest of this year and into 2013. Many restless gamers are playing the waiting game now as they count down the days until whichever title they have been obsessing over has finally made the long journey to their console. Something to think about at this time is whether or not you want to shell out the extra cash to...

Indie Game: The Movie at a glance

James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot shed some light on what independent video game development entails in their debut documentary film, Indie Game: The Movie. The first full length movie released on Steam, Indie Game is a rare look at how mentally taxing the process of creating a game actually is for independent developers. From the pressure of the audience to the sacrificing of any personal life to c...

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