Articles tagged with steam

Apr
19
Posted by Ben at 13:12
I have incredibly fond memories of playing Micro Machines 2 on the Megadrive, using 4 pads thanks to the two extra ports on the game cartridge itself, and playing 8 player races thanks to the pad sharing mechanic. I'm of a generation that is watching Micro Machines World Series with impossibly high expectations

It's with some relief then that Codemasters have released a trailer for the upcoming Micro Machines World Series, and it's actually looking pretty good

Race and Elimination modes are back, as well as a 12 player battle mode and online modes, and nicely, 4 player local split screen. Micro Machines World Tour is set to release in June on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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Apr
07
Posted by Ben at 15:15
We took a look at Slime-San the other week, and was quite impressed with it. Well good news, it's out now on Steam

Priced at 8.99 (8.09 for launch) Slime-San is a challenging, rapid-fire platformer, not unlike Super Meat Boy and N+. It's not ordinarily my genre but I was quite impressed by Slime-San when I played it

While it's only on PC at the minute, Slime-San will be heading to consoles later this year. It's also part of this months Humble Monthly Bundle, but I think that information is a bit late.
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Mar
29
Posted by Ben at 13:45
Mantis Burn Racing is a game I really quite enjoyed, and one that is also a pretty decent way to make use of your Playstation 4 Pro and 4K television, should you have them.

Well, should you need an excuse to dust off your game, Mantis Burn Racing now has 2 new pieces of DLC.

The first DLC to talk about is Snowbound Pack DLC. The Snowbound Pack if free, and while it only includes 1 new location, because of the way the game only uses parts of locations as tracks, you're actually looking at 4 new tracks. Plus VooFoo Studios are also throwing in seasons 2 and 3 of the Veteran career mode (another 34 events) for you to play with, should you have got to the point where you ran out of content in Mantis Burn Racing (seriously, that career mode is pretty long)

There's also some paid dlc, the Elite Class dlc, priced at 1.99, brings lightning fast hover-cars to mantis Burn racing, so 3 new vehicles, plus a 12 event Elite career, so again, not bad if you're looking to get back in to the game.

The trailer for the Snowbound Pack is posted below

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Mar
18
Posted by Ben at 18:18
I really liked Lost Dimension on the Vita. It's got it's problems, but it's a decent modern strategy Jrpg that nothing like enough people played. Good news then, thanks to Ghostlight Lost Dimension is getting a second chance with an upcoming PC release

Lost Dimension kind of mixes Dangonronpa's idea of a traitor amongst your group, with a trial of sorts to work out who it is. The problem I had with that mechanic, while an interesting idea, because the traitor is "randomly" selected, there's no motivation in place for them to do it, something Danganronpa mostly got right.

Anyway, I really liked it for the free-moving rpg combat, which you can see in the video I made no one watched, posted below. Lost Dimension is coming to Steam later this year

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Mar
17
Posted by Ben at 15:21
2Dark, the isometric horror from the creators of the legendary Alone in the Dark is out now

2Dark is available both physically and digitally on the PS4 and Xbone One, and also available on Steam, priced at 34.99 for the physical edition (which includes a few extras like an artbook, a cd, and a steelbook) and 18.99 for the PC version

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Mar
12
Posted by Ben at 17:05
We took a look at Slime-San a week or so back, based on what I played it's pretty promising.

You might roll your eyes at this but Slime-San is a retro, tough as nails platformer, and while that might sound well-trodden, it's shaping up to be a good one

Slime-San will be available from Steam and Humble Bundle on April 7th
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Mar
09
Posted by Ben at 01:11
Arc System Works, famed developers/publishers of such fighting game stalwarts as Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are bringing over a new fighting game to the west; Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe

Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe is coming soon, March 15th, and is set to be available on Steam and PSN for Playstation 4

Developed by FK Digital, Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe boasts an online mode, as well as the usual story and versus modes. It's priced at $19.99, so probably about 16?

Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe looks pretty good, there's a trailer below

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Feb
23
Posted by Ben at 02:05
Yep, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 has been dated for Europe, with the bonus news of an official Steam confirmation

Due to arrive on Playstation 4 on 28th April, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 will hit Steam a few days earlier (the US release date if I had to guess) on 25th April.

The first game was... alright, it started well enough, and maybe if I'd carried on playing it at that point I'd have a more positive feeling towards it, but returning to it the game felt a bit of a trudge. It's generally considered that Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is the better game, so it might be one to keep an eye out for

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Feb
21
Posted by Ben at 15:13
Probably the last time we'll post about Trulon: The Shadow Engine, but ahead of its imminent Xbox One launch, publisher Headup games have announced that the game is available for preorder with a 20% discount

I've mentioned before that I quite liked Trulon: The Shadow Engine when I played it on PC, so you could do worse, with the usual price being 15.99 ($19.99), and the reduced price at (a guess because it's not up on the UK store yet) 12.79.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine release on Xbox One this week, on the 24th February, and there's a trailer below

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Slime-San
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Feb 19
Posted by Ben at 17:32

We were sent over a preview code for upcoming platformer Slime-San, so we (I) took a look at the first world

I know it's trite and easy, but if you've played such as games as Super Meatboy and N+ then you probably know what to expect. Slime-San is a tough, tricky, but very responsive platform game. The sort of game where you first attempt at a level can be a nightmare, then when you return you wonder why you ever struggled.

I'm not going to go in to huge detail here, there's a video below for that, but Slime-San is very well put together. There's a bunch of additional stuff, not unlike Meatboy, to encourage you to return to the game, restarts are rapid, shame there isn't a pause button on the pad, or a restart button on there (that I know of at least).

Slime-San seems very promising, and it's out in April on PC (Steam, Humble Bundle's Store) which console versions to follow

There's a gameplay video below

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