Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, the Cryptonomicon comes to light, and woe be to us all! If you want to know how the modern techno thriller got its start, crack open the pages of this vile and delightful tome.
The Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars DLC does a lot of cool things, like reducing gravity to support monster jumps, and introducing laser type weapons to help you thwart an alien invasion. Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn’t quite live up to its other set pieces.
Ultra Space Battle Brawl is the Time Waster this week and Billy is more than happy to check out this fusion of fighting games and Pong.
Being trapped in dark water is a pretty common fear. Narcosis combines that with claustrophobia, arachnophobia and traditional monsters to create one heck of a scary, narrative type of horror game experience.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, although summer is winding down, it’s not too late to dive into an amazing horror tale set during summer vacation in Dan Simmon’s Summer of Night. This was the Stranger Things of its time, and is still a great read today.
A perfect example of a crowd-funded success, Tempest 4000 pulls the best elements from Tempest 2000, Tempest X, Space Giraffe and the classic arcade game into a visually stunning new title that is sure to dazzle!
This week Billy is subbing out a Time Waster review to look at the new Mega Man 11 Demo and share some of his thoughts on it.
Following onto the first game, though not requiring it, This is the Police 2 lets you run a rural town’s police department using strategic decisions and the occasional tactical battle. Keep the peace however you see fit, either clean and squeaky or violent and corrupt – the choice is yours.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. These are great stories that you might have missed, or might just miss, and which some of our favorite videogame tropes are likely based. First up: the cyberpunk classic: Snow Crash.
Designed purely as a party game, best enjoyed with a lot of people whacking each other in local play, Nidhogg II can be a blast in the right circumstances, but kind of a letdown if playing alone.