Sunday, December 30, 2012

BeefJack: Game of the Year!

It seems I was a little distracted yesterday with the release of The Sound of Money to notice that over on BeefJack two other bits of my work went online.

First off is the Game of the Year article for The Walking Dead. Unlike all the other games in the GOTY series, this one had four of us argue for it, so I think it's safe to say its the winner. Have a read why Joannes, Ben, Sean and myself think Telltale's point and click was the most important game of 2012.

Also there's the final podcast of the year where, alongside Anthony and Danny, we talk about three of the biggest videogame stories of the last twelve months as well as more arguments for our Game of the Year picks (though mine's pretty much "Go listen to The Walking Dead special").

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Sound of Money

It's been a long time coming but my first short story, The Sound of Money, is finally available for anyone to download. Seriously, anyone, I'm giving this thing away.


I'm in a really odd place right now. But this is one of a few surprises I intend to unleash over the next few days. I'm thinking the next will likely be after New Year now though. But what are you doing here reading this? There's a free book to go claim.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Assassin's Creed III addendum

A month or so ago I reviewed Assassin's Creed III for BeefJack, and I quite liked it. However, the way deadlines work and games the size of ACIII, you don't always get to complete the full game. You simply bomb through as much content as possible and get a decent feel for it.

After my review was done I went off to play Halo 4 (obviously), Need for Speed: Most Wanted and quite a few other games. I've now finally returned to ACIII to finish it up, and I'm starting to think that I got a bit too excited originally. The fact Assassin's Creed had recaptured the magic blinded me a little.

Friday, December 14, 2012

BeefJack: Primordia Review

Remember when I said that when I didn't review Baldur's Gate I got given something else? (It's right below this post, it's not hard to miss) That something else was Primordia. A point and click adventure game from Wadjet Eye and Wormwood.

Primordia review

This was a very good turn up for the books. The game was awesome. Now go read the review to find out why.

At this stage I can't praise Wadjet Eye enough. I played Gemini Rue earlier this year and loved it. I also have Resonance sitting in my Steam collection after buying it during a Steam Sale, but haven't had the time to get round to it. After the two I have played I think I might be working my way through the entire collection. Eventually.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BeefJack: Baldur's Gate Interview

Erm... well it's been awhile since I've been here. I've had to get a part time job for some extra monies in. As such I've been prepping a big surprise, and fulfilling my BeefJack duties. Speaking of which, here's an interview with Overhaul Games' Trent Oster all about their Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate.

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Interview

Baldur's Gate is the game responsible for getting me into RPGs. I loved it way back when, and have been pining for this new edition since it was announced. I was also meant to be reviewing it, but I was one of the few that got struck by its launch problems, so I had to pass it on. Instead I ended up with another game, which was a good thing, as you'll find out very soon.