Feature

Ridiculous Fishing and the Hunt for Rad Octodad

I have a story titled Ridiculous Fishing and the Hunt for Rad Octodad in It’s Just a Game, Volume 3, curated, edited and produced by Elizabeth Simins.

The story is about Ridiculous Fishing, but it’s also about the joy you can get from allowing games to retain some of their mystery instead of going straight to a game guide at the first sign of difficulty or mystery.

So, if you want to read that, as well as work from 18 other contributors, you can buy it here. I’m not in them, but you can also buy Volumes 1 and 2 here.

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General

He Who Lufts Last Lufts Best – LUFTRAUSERS

Vlambeer make a screen shake (read: design fun and visceral action games) like nobody’s business… Except it is their business, and business is good.

After gestating for the past couple of years, LUFTRAUSERS is now ready to drop, hitting PC, Mac, Linux, PS3 and PSVita on March 18th.

We normally don’t bother spruiking for upcoming games, because there’s simply TOO MANY of them, but the proof is in the pudding, and there’s pudding below.

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Reviews

Lumbarjack – Defense Technica

Defense Technica follows the golden rule that all Tower Defence games must have either the word ‘defence’ or ‘tower’ in the title, and it’s published by Devolver Digital who have demonstrated impeccable taste in the past.

But can Defense Technica stand up against the wave upon wave of other TD titles?

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Feature, Reviews

Happy New Game+ 2013

At the start of last year, weekendwarrio.rs was only just launching, so our 2012 GOTY piece was more a burst of reviews rather than a round-up. This time around, however, we’ve got a full year to look back on. Read on to see us miss the point, forget some brilliant games, cover some equally brilliant games, and generally have a bit of a laugh as we pass out our various awards for 2013.

No, what I meant was These men write about video games for a website, but what happens next will shock you. OH, DO PLEASE FUCK OFF WITH THAT SHIT.

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Reviews

Lumbarjack – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

I’ve been on hiatus. Correction: I’m still on hiatus. I will forever be on hiatus until such a point as Donald Trump comes along with a toupee full of cash and pays me to run this site full-time. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been playing games, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been having opinions about games; it just means I’ve been playing games for fun, and not forcing myself to write them up constantly.

[And writing these drafts I felt as though I was rusty, so I apologise in advance.]

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons sort of slipped under my radar. It had good word of mouth, but I suspect the gamepad requirement put some people off. It certainly caused me to skip over the game initially – certainly a game that requires a gamepad is a subpar console port not worthy of your time, right?

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News

Newshogg – Game of Kongs

Another week, another round of news. It’s almost as if this was a dynamic industry that continues to grow inexorably – even if that growth is likely linked to a single gargantuan title. BOOM! A news piece in the introduction; is there nothing I can’t do?

James McKibbin – who our source* suggests is made entirely of fire – gather a whole heap of news, and below I’ve distilled it into that delicious news you crave fortnightly (smart-arse).

*Our source may be a perpetually drunk Canadian.

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New Growth – XCOM: Enemy Within

At weekendwarrio.rs we loved XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It got a mention as one of the best games of 2012, and I regaled you all with my tale of science fiction’s finest taking on the extraterrestrial threat.

Now Firaxis gives us Enemy Within – a proper Expansion Pack from the days of yore. But is it more of a good thing, or have they managed to cock the whole thing up?

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