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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 10:46 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Developer Reikon Games and publisher Devolver Digital have released a metallic fistful of RUINER holiday treats for the virtual citizens of Rengkok. The festive RUINER Winter Cringe update is now live on Steam and GOG alongside the release of a collector’s vinyl set by Laced Records and a limited-edition figurine by Special Reserve Games. RUINER is also 33 percent off on Steam from December 12 – 14 and includes the Winter Cringe update for free [http://store.steampowered.com/app/464060/RUINER/].

RUINER’s Winter Cringe update is available on Steam and GOG and features all the holiday cheer that one would come to expect in a dreary cyberpunk dystopia. From brutal candy cane weapons and festive lighting to Santa outfits and Grinch-themed Creep enemies, the world of RUINER has transformed into a winter wonderland.

Special Reserve Games has crafted a custom 7-inch figure of the RUINER hero that is limited to 250 pieces and comes with a 56-page art book and Steam code for the game. The figures are available now until they run out at specialreservegames.com.

Devolver Digital has once again partnered up with Laced Records to release a two-disc collector’s edition vinyl set of the RUINER soundtrack with 16 hand-picked tracks from the game. The set is pressed on 180 gram black and red vinyl and presented in a premium gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves. Available now at lacedrecords.com.

If you or someone you love is looking to become an unstoppable psychopath with a super sweet video helmet strapped to their face, please visit ruinergame.com and follow @RuinerGame on Twitter.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Nov, 2017 At 04:06 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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After Rebellion®’s TIGA Award-nominated remaster of Battlezone® (1998), many fans of the pioneering FPS-RTS hybrid asked for its acclaimed sequel, Battlezone® II: Combat Commander, to receive the same treatment.

Developed by Big Boat Interactive and published by Rebellion®, BATTLEZONE® COMBAT COMMANDER remasters Battlezone® II with slick new visuals, mod support for the game’s two-decade old modding scene, cross-play online multiplayer between GOG & Steam for up to 14 players, achievements, Cloud saves only on Steam* and more.

A mysterious alien force threatens humanity itself. In this galaxy-wide war, you are in command of the resistance. Leading from the front, you take to the battlefield in thrilling first-person combat, piloting futuristic, customizable war machines including hover-tanks, colossal mech walkers, lightning-fast mortar-bikes and more.

But you don’t just fight from the front – you are in total command! A gripping singleplayer campaign will test your mettle as you learn to plot strategy, construct bases, form your armies, deploy defenses and call in airstrikes. Achieving victory is no mean feat in this remarkable blend of classic real-time strategy and first-person action. To save humanity, you must prove yourself a true combat commander!

BATTLEZONE® COMBAT COMMANDER is coming to Steam & GOG.com in 2018.

Ahead of launch, fans can sign up for a chance to be a part of the game’s closed beta at rebellion.com/bzcc

Kudos to Rebellion for continuing to bring back their classic IP for a new audience. This is a great way to bring in new fans and show them how great these games were. Will you be checking this out?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Oct, 2017 At 12:08 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, from acclaimed RPG developer Nihon Falcom, will launch on Windows PC via SteamGOG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle on October 31 with a 10% off launch discount from its regular selling price of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Originally released for PC in Japan in 2008 as Zwei II Plus, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection brings the cult classic into the modern HD era with visual improvements and, for the first time, a full English localization complete with over 2000 never-before-voiced lines to bring the game’s strange and eclectic characters to life.
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is a charmingly presented action RPG featuring a unique food-based experience system, a colorful cast of characters, and a quirky, standalone narrative. When the haughty vampire princess Alwen du Moonbria saves the life of brash, treasure-hunting pilot Ragna Valentine by binding him to her service through a blood contract, the unlikely duo must set off to recover Alwen’s stolen magic and her ancestral castle. Players take control of the dual protagonists throughout their adventures, using Ragna’s physical prowess and weapons alongside Alwen’s mastery of magic to discover the combinations that best fit their playstyle and the obstacles they must overcome.
The game’s real-time combat is tied to a leveling process that allows players to choose when to apply experience through a unique food-based experience system. Rather than earning experience after combat, experience is gained by eating a variety of foods, which also serve as the game’s primary source of healing. And if players wait to chow down, they can combine their food into far superior culinary delights that grant significantly more experience! This means that players can tailor the challenge presented by their enemies through a steady diet, either by eating everything that crosses their path or by saving up for a greater gain in the future! A wide variety of pets can fight alongside players, too, helping take down some of the massive bosses encountered on this lengthy adventure through the land of Ilvard. Fans of vampires, treasure-hunting, fairies, ninjas, luchadores, cat-people, vintage airplanes, magic castles, robots, chickens that lay bombs, chain-smoking nuns, and more will find lots to love with Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection!
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection was developed by Nihon Falcom and will be published worldwide for Windows PC by XSEED Games via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle on October 31 with a 10% off launch discount from its regular selling price of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. The Windows PC game is not rated by the ESRB. More information on the game can be found on its website at www.visitilvard.com

Will you be checking this game out this Halloween? Let us know!
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Aug, 2017 At 06:47 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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XSEED sent out the following

 

XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Ys SEVEN, developer Nihon Falcom’s first entry in a new generation of its beloved series of action RPGs, will launch on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle on August 30 with a launch week discount of 10% off the regular price of $24.99, €24.99, and £19.99. The first fully 3D entry in the Ys series, Ys SEVEN is set to provide a robust offering on PC compared to the original release on PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system in 2010. The title will feature enhanced HD visuals at 60fps, controller support, and other improvements that should delight seasoned fans and new players alike as they explore the story of the kingdom of Altago.

About Ys SEVEN

Offering satisfyingly fast-paced, real-time action, Ys SEVEN features a combat system that involves a three-member battle party with the ability to swap among characters at will. Series veterans and newcomers alike can expect to be immersed in a rich, vibrant world containing over 30 hours of action-packed gameplay and an epic storyline wherein players must reunite the estranged five tribes who serve and protect the Five Great Dragons – deified beings who may well be the world’s last hope. Ys SEVEN was the first title in the long-running action RPG franchise to reach a wide mainstream audience in the West, and the first title in this historically PC-centric series to be developed from the ground up for a console or handheld system since the mid-‘90s.

Ys SEVEN is developed by Nihon Falcom and is published worldwide for Windows PC by XSEED Games. The PSP® system release has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. The Windows PC version of the game is not rated by the ESRB. For more information on Ys SEVEN please visit the official website at http://www.worldofys.com/ys7/.

 

This is good news for RPG fans, and the game is one that should be on everyone’s radar.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 May, 2017 At 03:47 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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GOG.com sent out the following

 

SNK’s signature NEOGEO cabinet was the cornerstone of any good arcade. While trends came and went, SNK’s titles stood the test of time like no other. Today, SNK brings 15 of their classic titles to GOG.com, with several of them supporting GOG Galaxy features like online multiplayer, leaderboards and achievements.

Load the bases in BASEBALL STARS 2, save the world from terrorists either alone or by forming a mercenary squad in SHOCK TROOPERS, shoot your way through soldiers and tanks in the METAL SLUG series, and choose your fighting style in one of the genre’s true hidden gems, THE LAST BLADE.

Aside of the above, PC players can now also get their hands on BLAZING STAR, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, KING OF THE MONSTERS, SAMURAI SHOWDOWN II & SAMURAI SHOWDOWN V SPECIAL, and THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 & 2002.

Each game is available individually or as part of three bundles; the METAL SLUG Bundle, the Arcade Games Bundle, and the Fighting Classics Bundle. And to celebrate the addition of SNK games to GOG.com, all titles are now 50% off, while bundles get you additional discount making them 75% cheaper.

For the full list of SNK games and bundles, be sure to visit GOG.com.

I am loving the revival of SNK and how they are doing what they can to bring their games to a new audience. This is a great move for them and  hopefully gives these great games like King of the Monsters and The Last Blade a new generation of fans.

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No GravatarIt’s been a while since I’ve played point and click adventure games; they were a childhood staple for me. Most kids had either a Gameboy or a console, both if they were lucky, for me it was adventure and educational computer games. I grew up in a strict household where if we were having fun we better be doing something that wasn’t making our brain rot so that’s how I ended up playing lots of point and click games. From what I remember most of those games probably wouldn’t be much fun for me today, but those mystery and puzzle games had always been fun to figure out. Apart from Nancy Drew I hadn’t really ventured in the point and click adventure game genre since but Broken Sword 2 has refreshed my curiosity.

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Definitely not for kids it’s the second game in the Broken Sword series which revolve around the adventures of George Stobbart and Nico Collard. The remastered game is available in both PC and mobile devices in download format. In this installment Nico goes with George to investigate a carved Mayan stone she came across while investigating a drug ring. When she goes to a professor’s house to get more info George is knocked out and she is immediately abducted. The game has you step in the shoes of both Nico and George to unravel a strange conspiracy that puts their lives in danger and might have the fate of the world rest in its balance.

The controls are easy to figure out in both mobile and computer with options to look, talk, pick up, and interact depending on the nature of the thing you’re clicking on. With simple controls you’re free to examine and figure your way through the game. One of the things that has always been frustrating for me was the common stuck feeling I always got when playing through these types of games, but Broken Sword 2 has hints to help you through the game when you need a nudge. My favorite thing about the hint feature is the games give you escalating hints that go from slight nudges to detailed instructions on what to do the more hints you ask for, which allows you to still get the satisfaction of figuring things out and not have to consult walkthroughs if you hit a brick wall.

This game is hard enough to not be a one sitting game, requiring me to stop playing halfway through so I don’t finish by the time the sun rises again. According to Steam I played for 8 hours, your experience may vary.

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Perhaps what made my game drag out so much was the witty dialogue and excellent voice acting, which had me pick every talking option with the other characters. If you’re like me in that aspect you’ll enjoy some of the jokes throughout the game, one of my favorite involves a tequila worm I picked up, and you have the option of showing it to most characters you encounter in the game with Stobbart himself seeming to notice his strange attraction to the worm as the game progresses. Everything else is top notch too. This game came out in the 90’s so there’s only so much you can remaster until it loses its old fashioned charm, and to me it seems tweaked enough to still feel like a game from the era but enough retouching to make the game look like a really good version of its old self. The cut scenes are some of the most gratifying things you get out of the game and push you to see how the story ends. The new game even comes with a prequel comic, a great bonus for such a satisfying game.

Smoking Mirror 2 bonus comic

So what I’m saying is you should definitely check out the remastered version of Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, it’s a great game. If you want to watch the trailer be mindful that it might contain some spoilers.