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Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within - First Thoughts

Running Review by Peter – 6/28/2013

 

To all involved, Nordic Games are a company to be keeping an eye on. After starting in 2008 they've published everything from a string of budget racers and karaoke games to The Guild series - and after THQ went bust, went ahead and bought some of their IPs for a hefty figure, keeping the hopes of Darksiders alive. While they're considering that though, they've put out Deck 13's Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within. An adventure game set in the late 19th century with a distinct Indiana Jones-vibe, I was lucky enough to be chosen to get an early play of it - and here are my first thoughts.

 
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Indie Game Review Bonanza!

Review by Philippe – 4/17/2013

 

Since installing Steam on my Linux TV computer, I've been spending lots of time playing indie games. If you remember my Bastion review, you know that I have high hopes for this area of the gaming industry. Bastion is still an endeavour beyond most indie developers' capabilities, a sort of A+ title of the indie world. More often, indie games are springboards for future projects, testing the waters for style and substance. My review will include the three following games: Lume, a puzzle-game; Eversion, a platformer; and Evoland, an RPG/Adventure hybrid. I got all three of them for less than 15$. Sounds good? Let's check it out.

 
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For a good portion of my playthrough, Borderlands 2 felt to me like Borderlands 1.1. I didn't really see then differences at first, until I played the first one again to compare. And that's when it really hit me. Kind of like when you buy a new amplifier for your guitar or bass, and think, "Well, it's a bit better I suppose". Then you plug in the old one and say "Holy fishcakes, Batman! How did I ever play with this crap?"

Bigger for sure, but better?
Bigger for sure, but better?


 
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Steam just had a sale... for Linux

News by Philippe – 2/21/2013

 

Good news, fellow cheapskates! Steam is available for Linux users, and to celebrate, Valve just had a sale - sorry for the late info - on Linux compatible games. I've taken this opportunity to score Lume and Eversion on the cheap.

A Steaming pile of Linux win.
A Steaming pile of Linux win.


 
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Steam Fall sale is on!

News by Philippe – 11/22/2012

 

So it's one of those times of the year where Steam has a massive sale and games can be bought for real cheap. And I mean reaaaaally cheap.

Don't be a turkey, save your cash
Don't be a turkey, save your cash


 
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