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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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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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Indie Jones – a very very VERY scary house


Anna Anthropy, aka Auntie Pixelante, has made her latest Twine game available for purchase right here. We’ve all been spoiled by all the free Twine we could unravel, but now is your chance to support a creator who has previously offered a veritable twatload of games for free on her site.

Ok, but what is a very very VERY scary house, and is it actually that scary?

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