Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

Barely Competent: Dungeon Souls

Today’s Mostly Competent is for Dungeon Souls, a retro-inspired dungeon crawler with perma-death and other buzzwords. Despite that, it is actually quite a fun game, and you should check it out in Early Access on Steam.

[Rant] You Couldn’t Lie Like This In Other Industries

Let’s start this piece by making a bold statement that I’ve repeated to no end on Twitter: The gaming industry is the only one where you can outright lie to customers and just blame the fact that you were really excited to talk about it. This isn’t the first time I’ve made such a claim and it […]

No Man’s Sky: The Game That Broke Refund Policies

The list of unfulfilled promises for No Man’s Sky is at least a mile long, and you can read it for yourself, but those looking to escalate the situation to a full refund may have found an ally: Valve themselves. While Sony and Microsoft have proven unwilling to refund digital purchases even in cases of fraud, […]

Unfinished Early Access Game Divergence Online Spawns New Unfinished Early Access Game

Divergence Online is the Early Access game by Ethan Casner, a man whose abilities as a programmer and businessman I showed no faith in three years ago and who still hasn’t managed to disappoint me to this day. Since its launch, the unofficial Star Wars Galaxies 2.0, complete with interface clones, has completely floundered and […]

[Video] Storm King’s Thunder Launch Trailer

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is now available on PC and will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. This update marks the tenth official expansion for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG. Based on a new adventure […]

Watch: Albion’s Final Beta Trailer

Albion Online has put out its final beta trailer, dubbed Everybody Matters.

Gems In The Greenlight Gutter: July 21st Edition

I’ve been meaning to start this column for quite a while now, and finally got around to figuring out what I wanted to call it. Gems in the Greenlight Gutter is a series of pieces I have planned looking at games that pop up in the Steam Greenlight list, with a twist. Rather than looking […]

[Video] The Rebel Is A Reminder of Greenlight’s Uselessness

Since we discussed The Rebel’s developer having a meltdown on Steam, I decided to take a look at the game and see just how it attained a 75% positive rating (at the time). Strap in and pull your seat belts tight, this is going to be a bumpy ride. The developer is offering the rights […]

Beta Perspective: A Third Go On The Neverwinter Express

How much do I like Neverwinter? Three systems in and I’m still playing it, that’s how much. Neverwinter is an action-based MMORPG set in the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign. It initially released on PC back in 2013, Xbox last year, and now the game has come to Playstation. Unlike its Microsoft counterpart, Neverwinter […]

[Community] The Rebel Developer: “I Just Want To Get Rid of This Sh**y Game”

For this week’s Community Monday, I want to dive into the latest indie developer meltdown currently in progress. The subject for the latest incident is The Rebel, a Unity asset flip that currently has a 75% positive (of four reviews) rating on Steam. There is one person online at the time of this writing. The […]