Entries in PC (6)

Friday
Oct052012

Free Game Friday: Bonesaw

Love sidescrollers? Love beating the crap out of things? Well this free indie game has you covered. Bonesaw takes inspiration from the old-school style of gaming and does it well with a combination of puzzles and platforming.

Not really much else to say, but jump in!

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Saturday
Sep222012

Free Game Friday: Streets of Rage Remake

So if you just happen to be a fan of oldschool games, not to mention games back on the Genesis, then boy do I definitely have a treat for you today.

This beat'em up has been created from the ground up by the fans for the fans featuring a lot of different playable characters from the Street of Rage universe including new ones! A lot of blood and sweat went into this which doesn't normally happens when it comes to fangames of this magnitude.

Streets of Rage Remake is a final product that allows for local multiplayer and includes their own story with endings. Unfortunately, within the week it was released, it was followed by a cease & desist from Sega stating that they were unable to officially host the game for download which is why we can't offer the link here...but lucky for you, I can offer this...

 

And yes, I know it's not Friday.

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Friday
Sep142012

Free Game Friday: Black Mesa Source

At long last, the mother of all videogame modifications has arrived at our proverbial doorstep. Black Mesa Source is a full recreation of the original Half-Life story done with the new Source engine, and no I'm not talking about Half-Life: Source. Quite a bit of the game has been recreated, including brand new voice acting and music, to give it a more modern look (and to give people like me a real reason to finally beat it). One could say this mod is as infamous as Duke Nukem Forever. The best part of it all? It's completely free and completely sanctioned by Valve. You can grab it up right here, or torrent.

The game isn't entirely finished, but the team wanted to give us something to play as they add-on more of the story when they can. I know I can't complain about that! All you need to take part in the action is Steam along with the Source SDK installed.

So here's to you, reader. Enjoy your free game today!

 

Your friendly neighborhood PC Lead Writer,

Arthur Heinrich

Tuesday
Sep112012

Steam's Big Picture Mode is Finally Here...

...but it's only in beta. With that said, it's free and open to anyone that wants to give it a shot. This very unique feature is Valve's way of putting you on the couch more so you can still enjoy those awesome PC games. Only having tried it out for a short time, I really enjoy what it has to offer. It reminds me of a very simplified Xbox Dashboard, and I kinda like that too. Video and more after the break.

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Sunday
Nov062011

Humble Indie Bundle #5

A brand new Humble Indie Bundle deal has arisen yet again this time dubbed "The Humble VOXATRON Debut." This bundle currently includes the games:

  • Voxatron - A very unique game which uses Voxels (which are basically 3D pixels) to create a stylized look with top down camera focus and platforming elements. This game is currently in early stages of development, but they will give you free updates all the up to it's final version and beyond!

  • Blocks That Matter - 2D sidescroller that is part puzzle, part block building similar to Minecraft.

  • The Binding of Isaac - Classic Zelda type sidescrolling gameplay from the guys that gave you Super Meat Boy.

Check after the break for more info and videos!

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Sunday
Aug142011

A Very Awesome GTA4 Mod

Here's a mod that's gaining some popularity in the PC community. It's called iCEnchancer (quite a few photos included in the link as well as news updates) and it was made to well "enchance" the visuals of Grand Theft Auto 4. It does the job clearly to full effect, but not without a few drawbacks as you will definitely need a gaming powerhouse rig in order to run this thing smoothly. When you can get it to run, however, it runs like a dream.

The current released version of it is 1.25, but he's nearly the completion of 1.3 which is supposed to fix a few things and increase the details even more. Make sure to follow the instructions in the readme file as it will show you how to install it and recommend the needed texture packs to reach it's maximum potiential.