This week on Argue the Toss, the team try to untangle the Virginia mystery. Drew and Chella discuss the Twin Peaks, X-Files mash-up and narrative noir-fest that is Virginia from Variable State.
Virginia is a masterful piece of interactive storytelling with echoes of David Lynch and The X-Files. By placing two women of colour in the leads, it sets itself apart and its unique approach to narrative makes Virginia a game with checking out, even if it’s not always successful.
If you need a break from daily life, do yourself a favor and dive into the visual masterpiece of ABZU. You may find yourself riding on the backs of giant fish, swimming with dolphins or exploring the mysteries of a giant kelp forest. Your underwater adventure awaits.
Sniper Elite III Takes It’s Shot in our review of this combination simulation and shooter set in World War II. You better be ready for some graphic shots too, as the game pulls no punches.
Originally released in 2011 by indie studio Re-logic, Terraria is a side-scrolling, action-adventure sandbox game with an emphasis on crafting and exploration set in vast and vibrant worlds. The game has received universal and critical acclaim with millions of "Terrarians" embarking on their own adventures since the game’s release on PC, XBLA and PSN. Now mobile gamers can gear up for the action because Terraria is headed to phones and tablets so players anywhere can dig, fight, explore and build! Players will discover more than a dozen environments and face treacherous perils including over a hundred twisted foes, magical creatures … Continue reading Terraria Comes To Mobile Platforms
ValuSoft Cosmi, the 30-year value-priced consumer software pioneer, and 505 Games, a multi-platform interactive video games company, today announced that they have teamed up to launch Sniper Elite V2 for PC to major retailers nationwide. A follow up to Rebellion’s critically-acclaimed 2005 game Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2 continues to offer gamers the most authentic World War II sniping experience by putting them in the middle of war-torn Berlin amidst the frenzied final battle between German and Russian forces. Sniper Elite V2 employs stealth and precision and includes exciting features such as: Advanced Sniping Simulation: Includes detailed sniping simulation with … Continue reading Sniper Elite 2 Shoots To Retail
It lasted for longer than some marriages, but still not very long. After only one month of being available for play, the developer, Reverie World, and publisher, 505 Games, of the Dawn of Fantasy MMO have decided to part ways." A statement released by the developer read: "One month following Dawn of Fantasy’s release, the game’s developer, Reverie World Studios, and publisher, 505 Games, can look back with pride. Together, we have released a very ambitious game localized into six languages and sold worldwide. However, after negotiations between the two parties, Reverie World Studios and 505 Games have agreed that … Continue reading Dawn of Fantasy MMO Developer, Publisher Split