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Game News: Steampunk Undersea Puzzling? You Must See Fathom!

Game News: Steampunk Undersea Puzzling? You Must See Fathom!

Another sickstarter project? That was the first thing I thought when I looked at Fathom- it seems that Kickstarter might as well open up its own little version of Steam for all the games that come through there. That said, upon further examination I realized that Fathom was a lot more awesome than I was giving it credit for. Disregarding my disdain for the glut of games seeking crowdfunding (not that there’s anything wrong with it, come to think of it), Fathom looks absolutely brilliant. The game centers on Daniel, a well-to-do Londoner driven to build a bathysphere and explore the Bermuda Triangle after a... Read On

Game News: Google Turns Websites into Marble Madness

Game News: Google Turns Websites into Marble Madness

I’m sure many of you gamers have played Marble Madness or some variation of it. I’m sure some of the fine folks over at Google have as well since they didn’t seem content with the game itself. They took it one step further: by allowing you to play on the internet, literally. Google have developed their own marble maze game which uses actual websites as levels. And if that wasn’t enough, you can use either you Android or iOS to play the game. I swear I’m not making this up. I’ve tried the game out myself and it is... Read On

Game Preview: Hands On with Tiny Brains at PAX East 2013

Game Preview: Hands On with Tiny Brains at PAX East 2013

I got to play a great many games during this PAX East- one of them was Tiny Brains, and it was a high point of the experience. The game’s a multiplayer co-op puzzler with plenty of personality and puzzles that seem to have a perfect difficulty curve. The story, in short, is that you’re a tiny lab animal who has been experimented on by a mad scientist who subjects you and three friends to an assortment of intelligence tests. Each of you has a different ability- one can push while one can pull, another can teleport and the last... Read On

Game News: Dust: An Elysian Tail Coming to Steam!

Game News: Dust: An Elysian Tail Coming to Steam!

I had the pleasure of hearing this news while at PAX East- Dust: An Elysian Tail will be released on Windows via Steam. Mr. Dodrill doesn’t have a specific date quite yet, but the excellent action RPG is going to be available to all those on PC who haven’t had the pleasure of playing on the Xbox now have the opportunity to enjoy Dust in all its beauty- perhaps with a little something extra? Maybe a neat developer’s commentary will be added- the Dust panel at PAX East 2013 featured a modified version of the game that included bits of information on... Read On

Game Preview: Drunken Robot Pornography

Game Preview: Drunken Robot Pornography

Drunken Robot Pornography is probably the oddest name of any video game title since the Super Nintendo era, and in all honesty the title doesn’t matter in the long run- even though being it might be a huge turnoff- since the game overall has the feel that it provides, which is to give the player a crazy, fun experience, and in all honesty it does do exactly that. The alpha version of DRP (Drunken Robot Pornography) offers the player a chance to first of all experience the campaign mode of DRP, and an overall chance to build their own... Read On

Game News: PAX East is Coming- Here’s What We’re Looking Forward To

Game News: PAX East is Coming- Here’s What We’re Looking Forward To

The Penny Arcade Expo grows near; the expo is a gaming festival and we’ll be there! There’s going to be plenty of awesome games on display, here’s a few that caught our attention. Boot Hill Heroes To be honest, I don’t think there are enough spaghetti-western video games. Sure, Red Dead Redemption came out a few years ago, but what have we seen? Very, very little of the west. Say hello to Boot Hill Heroes. http://youtu.be/95btKyH-6B4 After an alleged attack by the Chepakwik Indians, the people of Bronco County are on the brink of war.  Only a farm boy who knows... Read On

Game News: The Banner Saga: Factions Comes to Steam- First Impressions

Game News: The Banner Saga: Factions Comes to Steam- First Impressions

Remember hearing about a certain (beautiful) game on Kickstarter known as The Banner Saga? The game certainly looked promising and sold itself on good art and built anticipation for a serious story set in a low-fantasy Viking-inspired world. That game’s not out quite yet, but what is out is a neat little digital board game: The Banner Saga: Factions. Factions is a multiplayer turn-based strategy game that puts you in control of your own clan of warriors that grow stronger as they fight in more battles. Having played it, I have to say that I’m impressed: the art is absolutely gorgeous. Gameplay is good and... Read On

Game News: Second Mojam Now Live!

Game News: Second Mojam Now Live!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a year since the last Mojam. The Mojam is Mojang’s internal game jam in which the staff of Mojam create a game over a period of 72 hours and give money raised to various charities. This year’s Mojam, running from February 20-23, is for the charities Block by Block and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Fans voted on which words they wanted to inspire the team- according to Mojang’s official blog, “Nuclear, French, Endless, War, Kittens, Spaceship and Pizza.” Mojang’s working with other indies too: Grapefrukt Ludosity Oxeye Game Studio Vlambeer Wolfire Games... Read On

Game News: A Virus Named TOM Coming to Vita

Game News: A Virus Named TOM Coming to Vita

Fan of puzzlers? So are we, and we’re glad to see that A Virus Named TOM is coming to the Playstation Vita; to celebrate, the game’s on sale for 50% off on Steam and at aVirusNamedTom.com until February 21, 2013. Considering it? Check out our review! Read On

Game News: This Uncharted Clone Looks Like it’s Worth a Peek

Game News: This Uncharted Clone Looks Like it’s Worth a Peek

It’s not too often that I see games that very brazenly copy other games. Typically, I don’t have very good things to say about them, but I’m honestly impressed by Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. Why? Because it looks like some serious effort went into making it. Somebody put heart and soul into recreating Nathan Drake and naming him something different, somebody worked hard at creating a villain I don’t care about and somebody put some real effort into the script to recreate Nathan Drake’s sense of humor. Just look at the trailer below. Right around 1:59 you can see where the... Read On

Game News: Cryamore Kickstarter Kicks Off, Surpasses Goal

Game News: Cryamore Kickstarter Kicks Off, Surpasses Goal

You can never have quite enough ARPG, right? Cryamore, a new indie ARPG, looks pretty fun. There’s something about the art style that fills my heart with inexplicably large amounts of good cheer. So, what’s it about? “Cryamore is about a spunky bookworm who goes by the name of Esmyrelda Maximus” say the devs. “Cryamore is a mineral discovered by her early settlers on Noka Island to replace the now-ancient steam-powered technology. It was later found out that they could be used as elemental catalysts to power a wide variety of things, even humans. But this is causing an imbalance... Read On

Game News: The Steam Box is Coming- How Will it Do?

Game News: The Steam Box is Coming- How Will it Do?

The rumors have been floating about for a good long while; between Valve’s job listings for hardware developers and their adoption of Linux, the creation of a home console seemed inevitable. And at this year’s CES, it finally happened: the Xi3 Piston is a game console that will ship running Steam, Valve’s game distribution service that’s taken the world of PC gaming by storm. The question remains: how will the Steam Box fare in the current gaming climate? The inevitable successors to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have yet to be officially announced, and the Wii U is... Read On

Game News: Tornado Maker Deserves Your Support. For the Future of Gaming.

Game News: Tornado Maker Deserves Your Support. For the Future of Gaming.

As of late, I’ve noticed a depressing, though unsurprising trend: educational games mostly suck. This isn’t to say that there haven’t been great educational games in the past (Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego and Age of Empires all spring quickly to mind) and it’s not to say that there aren’t any worthwhile educational games coming up- The Time Tribe looks to be excellent and engaging. The problem is that good educational games seem to be the exception, not the rule. What makes an educational game good to begin with? Well, what makes a game good? If you answered “gameplay”, you’re... Read On

Game News: Vacant Sky: Awakening Looks Like a Good Reason to Own a Vita

Game News: Vacant Sky: Awakening Looks Like a Good Reason to Own a Vita

It’s not too often that a game will make me want to own a new platform, but Vacant Sky: Awakening sounds particularly tantalizing for Vita owners (it’s coming to the Ouya, Androind and PC as well so there’s no need to fret). What is it? It’s an upcoming RPG that seems to be in the same vein as games like Alcarys Complex (stick around for our review of that one). The game has a focus on story, as is natural to RPGs, but seeks to take them back to their roots while avoiding the clichés and conventions of current... Read On

Game News: Grimind Looks Like LIMBO Got Hit by a Rainbow

Game News: Grimind Looks Like LIMBO Got Hit by a Rainbow

It’s not too often you’ll see a horror-themed platformer with such a bright color palette, but Grimind looks to break the mold; the trailer’s below! Aesthetically, I’m really digging Grimind– can a horror game pull off dark themes as amnesia and loneliness with such insanely bright colors and an adorable (semi-adorable) rabbit-creature? Time shall tell. Here’s a bit more info ripped from the official press release: You have no memories… You don’t know who you are… You don’t know where you are… That’s all I can tell you right now Grimind is a 2D,physics based, adventure, platform game in horror/creepy theme. Grimind... Read On

Gaming in 2012: Here’s What Happened, and Here Are Our Favorites

Gaming in 2012: Here’s What Happened, and Here Are Our Favorites

2012 was a great year for gaming- many things changed, great games were launched and the industry is undoubtedly moving forward. Here at BNR, we’ve assembled our favorite games of the year, along with some of the greatest news and events to hit the world of gaming. So sit back and enjoy BNR’s The World of Gaming in 2012! Also, our yearlong giveaway just got sweeter; check it out below! a Rafflecopter giveaway Events 2012 saw quite a few little controversies in the world of gaming- from Tomb Raider to Cosplaygate to Doritogate to the delay of Bioshock Infinite,... Read On

Game News: The Steam Winter Sale of 2012 is Happening Now- Here are 12 Games from 2012 Worth Grabbing!

Game News: The Steam Winter Sale of 2012 is Happening Now- Here are 12 Games from 2012 Worth Grabbing!

Ladies and gents, the 2012 Steam Winter Sale is happening right now, and it ends on January 5th- are you ready? Of course you’re not ready for the sale- the sale is ready for you. In celebration, here’s a top-12 of indie games from this year I think you’ll want to look out for during the sale. I’m probably going to be picking up Faster Than Light– I’ve always wanted my own starship. Besides the indies featured in the list, one of my personal favorites from a few years back, Mirror’s Edge, is currently going for quite the discount,... Read On

Game News: Ballpoint Universe Looks Amazing

Game News: Ballpoint Universe Looks Amazing

I’ve seen a lot of shmups in my day. Shmups with good art, bad art, lame art… Most of them seem to take place in the skies above earth or in outer space- but what about a shmup that takes place in the inner space of a notebook? Say hello to Ballpoint Universe. The game boasts some of the most creative visuals I’ve ever seen- while I’ve always thought about what a game would look like if done with simple pen drawings, I never imagined I’d ever see one done- until now. Here’s a word from the game’s creator:... Read On

Game News: Capcom Announces Street Fighter X Megaman

Game News: Capcom Announces Street Fighter X Megaman

Some among us are old enough to remember when Megaman first came out on December 17, 1987- that was a good twenty-five years ago. Where does the time go? I don’t know, but what I do know is that Capcom’s freshly announced Street Fighter X Megaman combines two of their most beloved franchises into one beautiful ode to both games; Megaman hasn’t seen much action lately, when suddenly, hadouken! He’s up against the cast of Street Fighter. Check out the trailer below: The game’s going to be free for PC, and will be available to download from Capcom-Unity.com on... Read On

Game News: Miner Wars 2081 Has Arrived!

Game News: Miner Wars 2081 Has Arrived!

Good news for anybody who loves mining, 6DOF (if you know what that stands for, you need this game), or unique games with awesome universes: Miner Wars 2081 has been officially released. I’ve been following this one for a good long while, and I’m glad it’s finally out! Check out the trailer below: Here’s some more info ripped from the official press release: Miner Wars 2081 is a 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) action-survival space-shooter simulation-game set in the year 2081, 10 years after the destruction of all planetary objects in the Solar System. Player operates an advanced mining... Read On

Game News: Tropical and Desert Stormfront Come to iOS- Free Codes Here!

Game News: Tropical and Desert Stormfront Come to iOS- Free Codes Here!

Doesn’t giving free stuff away feel good? I think it feels good- that’s why here at BNR, we’re giving away codes for Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront, an awesome pair of strategy games that just came to iOS. So, how do you win? It’s simple- enter the giveaway below for a copy of Tropical Stormfront! It runs until December 8, 2012 (AD, if you’re really need to know), so jump in for a code! a Rafflecopter giveaway Want to try for a copy of the sequel, Desert Stormfront? That game’s been added to our yearlong giveaway- you can enter that right here. Read On

Game News: New Console Automatically Generates Games

Game News: New Console Automatically Generates Games

I’m somewhat surprised by this new development- a new console known simply as the OTON X, from EnGeniux is looking to shake up the world of gaming by automatically creating games without the need for human input. The console’s official website is making tremendous promises: Gamers crave challenge, unlimited game content, low cost games, and high quality games that won’t put them in the poor house!… Each OTON premium unit will ship with a built-in laser projection technology that allows gamers to project their custom game environments on any wall surface. The Star Trek holodeck is finally here!(Sort of!) Imagine... Read On

Game News: Latest Humble Bundle Isn’t Very Indie

Game News: Latest Humble Bundle Isn’t Very Indie

The Humble Bundles have always been about helping smaller developers come into the spotlight and pulling in money for charity- the latest bundle will help charity, but I don’t think it’s so much about helping smaller indie devs as it is about helping a floundering company. The Humble THQ Bundle comes with Darksiders, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, Metro 2033 and Red Faction: Armageddon along with Saints Row: The Third as a beat-the-average bonus. It’s not the first Windows-only bundle, but the games aren’t DRM free- you have to drop at... Read On

Game News: Come Celebrate the Dreamcast’s 14th Anniversary!

Game News: Come Celebrate the Dreamcast’s 14th Anniversary!

Hard as it may be to believe, the Dreamcast is fourteen years old. It was on November 27, 1998 that the Dreamcast was launched in Japan- ’twas a glorious day for gaming, and it was Sega’s last foray into the hardware market. The fine folks at Segabits have put together a wonderful post on the Dreamcast’s lanuch, so please, take a look at it. “What’s the big deal,” you may ask? After all, there are plenty of other consoles that have been and that will be released- what makes the Dreamcast special, however, is that after nearly a decade... Read On

Game News: Poet Packs Heat in New Platformer Called “Edgar”

Game News: Poet Packs Heat in New Platformer Called “Edgar”

I’ve seen games cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from alcoholism to the problems with objectivism, but never before have I seen a game starring the classic literary figure Edgar Allen Poe, one of my favorite writers and, to be honest, the man I least expected to star in a video game… Ever.Edgar is an upcoming indie platformer in which you play as Poe himself chasing Jack the Ripper through an alternative Victorian England. Armed with a variety of weapons, your ammo is ink, your pajamas are pink and you’ll wind up wearing several different costumes throughout the... Read On

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