Monthly Archives: June 2014

Stardew Valley review


As a quiet person working in a loud, open-plan office the idea of packing it all to go live on a farm appeals to me greatly. Stardew Valley has given me that opportunity, albeit in a cutesy, pixelated form. NEED

Lucky’s Tale review


Need to Know What is it? A VR-exclusive 3D platformer, and one of the Oculus Rift’s flagship launch title.Reviewed on: Nvidia GTX 970, Intel Core i5-4670, 8GB RAMPrice: Free with the Oculus RiftRelease date: March 28, 2016Publisher: OculusDeveloper: Playful CorpMultiplayer:

Eve: Valkyrie review


The idea is so simple that an eight year old could conjure it up. In fact it’s probably one that most eight-year-olds since 1977 have at one point or another fantasised about. Pop an Oculus Rift on your head, boot

This Is The Police review


NEED TO KNOW What is it? A procedurally-generated strategy police simulator Publisher: Weappy Developer: Weappy Reviewed on: Intel i5-4590 CPU @ 3.3Ghz, 8 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 270,Windows 10 Expect to pay: £14 / $15 Multiplayer: No  Link: Official

Blizzard explains Overwatch ‘leaver penalty’


The XP penalty inflicted by quitting Overwatch games before they end has been a source of confusion among players. Mostly the questions concern how to get rid of it. In response, Blizzard has detailed the punishment on Overwatch’s official forums.

Dungeon delving roguelike Necropolis will release on July 12


While originally planned for a March release, minimalist roguelike dungeon delver Necropolis has a new Steam release date, that of July 12. I got some playtime with Necropolis back in May, turned loose to explore its procedurally-generated dungeons and battle

Allison Road was canceled after devs split with publisher Team 17 [Updated]


Update: Team 17 sent over a statement in response to our inquiries, which unfortunately is just a slight expansion on the Facebook post.  “After a long consideration between Lilith owner Chris Kesler and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement

The creepy platformer Limbo is free for a day on Steam


The shadowy platformer Limbo is getting up there in age—it was released in mid-2011—but it’s an outstanding game, and the sort of experience that holds up very well despite the passage of years. And for the benefit of those who

Killing Floor 2 is free on Steam this weekend


After a busy week getting excited about new video games, spare a thought for video games that are already (sort of) out. Killing Floor 2 is still in Early Access, but that doesn’t mean it can’t go on sale, nor

Galactic Civilizations 3’s Rise of the Terrans out now


Take humanity’s first faltering steps out into the wider galaxy in Galactic Civilizations 3’s Rise of the Terrans DLC, which takes you back to the formative days of Earth’s Terran Alliance. It’s a new prequel campaign for the strategy game,