I've got a hold full of helium-3 canisters destined for a station in the Maru sector, but there's a question mark ping on the nav map. Whatever it is—drifting cargo or debris, a merchant or a pirate, or even just a sensor ghost—it's between me and the station. Between me and that mystery object is a gas cloud, and as I cross the border I get a notification about its density: 9%. Objects In Space is the kind of game that tells you the density of gas clouds expressed as a percentage.My sensor wave suggests the ping is something with a reactor, which means a ship, and as I get closer the ship turns red on my display. That means they don't have an IFF active, the friendly handshake protocol that lets anyone passing know your intentions are pure. The dust cloud might be hiding me a little, but not enough, so I hit the EmCon (emission control) button and start running silent, everything lit up red like a submarine. The ship and I get closer and closer to each other, then pass by. … [Read more...] about Objects in Space will make your space trucker fantasy come true
Fighting games where you can make your own character
The Humble Sonic Bundle is here! This latest offering from Humble Bundle packages together ten games featuring the fastest thing alive into one neat package.As always, there are three separate tiers featuring different games from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. There’s a lot of great classic and modern gameplay in the Humble Sonic Bundle, so let’s get right to talking about the bundle that was just announced! Sonic CD brings some great retro gaming to modern gaming systems in the Humble Sonic Bundle. Humble Sonic Bundle – Pay $1 or More Tier Sonic the Hedgehog 4 – Episode 1 is a sequel to the game’s core franchise. Well, it’s the first episode of the sequel, anyways. This game picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles concluded its plot, although some of the titles further down the list do a better job of living up to the franchise’s legacy. Sonic Adventure DX features six different characters that you can play as … [Read more...] about Humble Sonic Bundle Offers Up 10+ Great Sonic The Hedgehog Games
We’re living in a fighting game renaissance. There are fighting games for almost every taste, whether that’s epic family feuds involving demons and bear bodyguards, slapstick platformer shenanigans, Tetris anime crossovers, or cutesy horses kicking each other across the screen. But with so much choice one problem remains: fighting games are an intimidating genre to learn. Even with games like Skullgirls, Guilty Gear Xrd and Under Night giving you in depth step-by-step tutorials, there’s an overwhelming number of options to learn and keep in mind. So keeping that in mind, I’d like to suggest a very different alternative to learning the genre’s core concepts: Nidhogg 2. Nidhogg 2 might not seem like the obvious choice; in fact, some might not even consider it a proper fighting game. It lacks the flashy combos, technical skills, and diverse rosters that help give fighting games their depth. But look closer and you’ll see that the fundamental skills … [Read more...] about Nidhogg 2 teaches the concepts that underpin fighting games
The build-up to Fallout 76 has shown that this title is going to be nothing like ever before in the franchise. There are several features in Fallout 76 that were not available in the series before. Another addition is the option to change the character appearance at any time. RPG players seldom face the time when hours of creating their character turn out a disaster. The cruelest part is when you can’t even change the look and have to carry on playing with that hideous character. But Fallout 76 is giving its player the best option in character customization one could ask for. Players can even start the game and change the appearance of their character later. This reveal came out through another one of those tweets by Pete Hines. One user on twitter hit Hines with the idea of adding the “thing” where fighting grows on the character. According to this guy, Fallout 76 could feature players with beards or scars as they progress in the game. Pete Hines in reply to this fan … [Read more...] about Character Appearance in Fallout 76 Can Be Changed At Any Time
THE PCG Q&AFind previous editions of the PC Gamer Q&A here. Here are some highlights:- What game did you finish despite hating every minute of it? - What game's graphics blew you away the most when it came out?What's your least favorite entry in an otherwise good series? Reigns: Game of Thrones, a crossover between Tinder-like ruling sim Reigns and HBO's series about sad people wearing furs, might be the best GoT game made yet. That isn't a huge compliment, as the Telltale series was nothing special, but we quite like Reigns, so it's probably worth a go for Ice and Fire fans. Comparisons aside, the crossover was a good match (hah), and an interesting one. Often, licensed games are designed to the specifications of the source material—in a game about Spider-man, you have to sling webs, right? But now and then things happen the other way around, and a film or TV show is worked into an established game design idea. Telltale does this, and Jurassic World Evolution … [Read more...] about Which game would you cross with your favorite TV show or film?