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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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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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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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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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Generation P – Risk of Rain

The odd thing about supporting a number of Kickstarter campaigns, but not really following any of them closely, is that you can suddenly find yourself the owner of a brand new vidya game that you’d entirely forgotten about.

Enter Risk of Rain. After getting successfully Kickstartered back in April, Risk of Rain officially released this week, and trust me when I say you want to check it out.

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New Growth – The Stanley Parable

In the grand (recent) tradition of Thirty Flights of Loving and Gone Home, The Stanley Parable is a game that uses the tropes and expectations of FPS and turns them on their heads to create a wholly unique narrative experience. I’m not sure that it’s possible to spoil The Stanley Parable because it is so very much about the process of exploring and experiencing the game. That said I shall try my best to avoid any potential spoilers, and you should avoid not playing the game for the next couple of hours so you can fully come to grips with it.

If “fully” coming to grips with The Stanley Parable is even possible.

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