Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From the Steam Sale: Mark of the Ninja

I first saw Mark of the Ninja at PAX East 2011 and it grabbed my attention right away. I am usually the kind of person who likes stealth action games then plays about 50% of the game, gets stuck, and never touches it again. Mark of the Ninja is not that game; from the beginning I was sucked in and couldn't stop.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

TGN's Big List of Game's to Watch in 2013

Turns out there's a bucket-load of games coming out in 2013. We all have our preferences for certain genres and developers but sometimes, regardless of our own personal biases, games deserve a look regardless. Maybe they're "important" for the new things they're trying to do, or perhaps they're just a fantastic re-imagining of a classic. Some titles have us curious just to see if the developers can keep people interested with yet another sequel  We've tried to compile a list of the games we think you should be aware of. So here, in no particular order are the game's we're watching in 2013.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review: FTL: Faster Than Light

Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Doohickey. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. And blow the crap out of  anything that gets in our way.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Homefront: From the Bargain Bin

It's been well over a year since THQ's high-profile shooter, Homefront, launched.  The game was met with poor reviews and mediocre sales.  I spent some time with this game after purchasing it from Amazon recently during one of the THQ bundle deals.  Mathematically I spent less then two dollars for the game.  Let's talk about this bargain bin game that is consistently available on sale for under 5 dollars.  Is it worth it or is Homefront a complete waste of time?

For Homefront's launch, THQ marketed the fact that John Milius (writer/director of Red Dawn) was writing the story.  I loved this cult classic.  The intro scenes and pre-release screenshots of the game looked fantastic.  I erred on the side of caution and decided to wait for reviews and was immediately put off by what the media had to say about it.  The most glaring issue was that the campaign was very short, and ultimately mediocre.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Gaming Nook Live: League of Legends

The Gaming Nook will be streaming League of Legends games all Friday night after 7PM EST. Please join us for some debauchery and mediocre skill with Jim, Brian and Jason this evening. The stream will be embedded here as well as available on Twitch. There will be drinking involved so cover you children's ears.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Worth Playing: Frog Fractions

Alright, listen. I want you to take 20 minutes out of your day and go and play Frog Fractions. Just trust me on this one. Saying more would ruin the the point of playing the game. All I will say, is the game is not what it seems and perhaps can inform game design for other indie developers. Lessons can be learned from this little flash game. If nothing else, you will enjoy the music and nostalgia. Thank me later.