Get that toilet out, it’s time for more Steam releases. What can I say about this week’s Steam releases other than to say it might be the worst week I have seen in a long time. Over 250 releases of which nine might be worth looking into. If you’re a fan of hentai puzzle sliders and trashy Unity games, this list unfortunately won’t cater to your tastes. For everyone else, you might find something worth playing or at least adding to your wishlist until the next Steam sale. #1: Pixel Shinobi Nine demons of Mamoru / Ametist Studio Pixel side scrolling action games are a dime a dozen these days, so in order to stand out from the crowd you really have to have a good presentation. Pixel Shinobi, at least judging by the trailer, seems to have fluid animations, fast pace gameplay, and a ton of challenge. Pixel Shinobi promises to combine stealth, platforming, and RPG mechanics in a game where you play as a ninja to stop a demonically possessed military leader on a … [Read more...] about [Not Massive] It’s Time For More Interesting Steam Games
Each reagent comes with different properties, called “power aspects”, and an intensity for each property. There are three categories of aspects: “primal” (mind, body, soul), “manipulation” (create, destroy, negate, transform, transfer) and “universal” (air, earth, fire, water, death, life, chaos, order, time, energy, knowledge) SICK!!! my mind just goes to the universal enchants.... knowledge!! And so cool that there are whisps in the game.... not the usual spelling I know, they going to look sick at night. What was your favorite thing in the recent post??? … [Read more...] about Alpha 2 new info, what has made you excited?!
It feels like whenever people talk about parts of old MMOs that aren’t holding up as well, we fall back on the graphics. Some titles like Anarchy Online have basically always been mocked for the graphics, and even those of us who love City of Heroes tease the game for its mitten hands and flat faces. But I don’t think that graphics are really the part of MMOs that tends to age worst; no, I think a lot of older titles suffer more from the assumptions of communities. Older titles like Final Fantasy XI often relied on community knowledge being available and thus were built off a certain level of obtuse design. There was stuff that was basically impossible to figure out without insane levels of trial and error… or just being told what was happening by someone else. Now that we’re years on from these games being novel, a lot of the community sites and the in-game communities meant to transmit this knowledge have withered away. There are, of course, other elements … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: What part of older MMOs tends to age the worst?
The corporate offices of Activision-Blizzard are welcoming two new faces in the form of a new chief marketing officer (which sounds like an ad guru) and a new chief people officer (which sounds horrifying but it’s just an HR position). The move mostly seems to be upper level, with no discernible effects on the greater gaming landscape of the company. The new CMO is David Messinger, whose former leadership roles include positions at The Walt Disney Company, Ticketmaster, and the Creative Artists Agency. Messinger’s new role represents the first time that ActiBlizz has had a chief marketing officer oversee marketing for all of the company’s games. The new CPO is Claudine Naughton, whose role will mostly be related to company-wide HR matters. She brings two decades worth of experience to the position, mostly in a variety of HR-related and leadership roles within the American International Group. The former CPO, Brian Stolz, will take on the newly-created role of senior … [Read more...] about Activision-Blizzard hires two new corporate employees
For this week’s edition of the MMO Cartographer, I have pulled Aura Kingdom out of my magical bag of maps. It is a bright, colorful, adorably cute anime game from way back in 2013, developed by X-Legend Entertainment and published in the west as a free-to-play title by Aeria games. I had no trouble getting it set up and running through Steam on Windows 10. That might sound like a low bar to clear, but I have recently installed another older game that wouldn’t run until I hunted down .dll files that were missing. At least this one is all there! For an older game, the system requirements are very low. This is good news if you’re trying to run it on a toaster or if you like to jack all your settings up to ultra-max. I dimly remember checking out this game in the past, but if I had a character at some point in the past, I don’t have it anymore, so it turned out to be a totally fresh start with brand-new characters. There are 14 classes, and they are not … [Read more...] about MMO Cartographer: Welcome to the Aura Kingdom