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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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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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Roundtable – Receiver

Receiver started as Wolfire’s entry into the 7 Day FPS Gamejam, but has since been released via Steam. It’s an FPS unlike any other, focused primarily on the technical aspects of gun handling, and not at all interested in making you feel invincible, badass, or even particularly competent.

Due to this oddness of design, I wanted a second opinion, so below is the conversation that took place between myself and Master James McKibbin, esquire, concerning the subtle complexities of Receiver.

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Lumbarjack – Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts was Nintendo’s loyal and loving significant other for the longest time. Confined to handheld hardware you could see it glancing longingly out the wifi ports; what might it find out there? What else could it do with a bigger screen and more powerful hardware? Well, now we can all find out after the release of Scribblenauts Unlimited on PC… Oh, and some Nintendo hardware too.
Don’t want to bite the hand that feeds, right?
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Lumbarjack – Really Big Sky

Really Big Sky was released towards the end of 2011, but with the advent of Steam Trading Cards it has been given new life.

Thanks to that compulsive, reptilian part of my brain I’ve dived back into Really Big Sky to get ALL OF THE CARDS, so while I’m being manipulated by trinkets, I might as well be of use to you and tell you all about it.

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