We appreciate Nintendo’s vision; and if it offer up more great indie games, we’re all for it. But they want to be careful about going too far too quickly. Spotlighting a few indie games a week -- instead of 10 to 20 -- seems like the better strategy. … [Read more...] about Nintendo Wants a Lot of Indie Games For the Switch
This is what the HP Omen X 2S should have been, in my eyes, as it not only makes much better use of the laptop’s overall space, but it’s just a lot more practical to use on an everyday basis. You could probably even use it to play actual games on it, too, especially if you wanted to save battery by playing at a lower resolution. It will probably kill your neck in the process, but will I be trying some smaller pixel-based indie games on it once review samples are available? You betcha.Sure, it’s not going to be the main reason why you’d want to buy this particular laptop, but this is definitely the best implementation of the second screen I’ve seen so far. It’s also the closest thing I’ve seen to Microsoft’s own Surface Neo device, which they used to showcase Windows 10X at their recent Surface hardware event earlier in October. This foldable, almost book-like device comprises of two 9in displays most of the time, but it also has a … [Read more...] about The good, the bad and the ugly of tomorrow’s dual-screen gaming laptops
Tabletop Simulator has been around for years, but it feels even more needed right now. The indie game from developer Berserk Games allows you to play digital versions of board games in a player-driven physics sandbox, with classics like chess, poker, and dominoes included in the base version. You can also create your own digital board games with Tabletop Simulator, which lets you import custom assets, automate games with scripting, and more. And players have done just that, with thousands of fan-created board games and card games available in the Steam Tabletop Simulator workshop that you can play for free. … [Read more...] about This Steam Game Is The Netflix Party Of Board Games, And It’s Perfect For Right Now
It was revealed earlier this year that Numskull Designs was starting their own publishing company, appropriately named Numskull Games. Ever since the announcement back in March, the company has been hard at work on their freshman title, which has officially been revealed. Rogue Glitch is being developed by Lino Slahuschek and is set to arrive on Steam next month in early access. The game will offer up to four players the opportunity to enjoy a roguelite that "is aimed at platforming perfectionists looking for an ever-evolving challenge." … [Read more...] about Numskull Games Reveals Rogue Glitch, Launching Next Month
But as good as the story mode might be, it's dragged down by a perplexing misstep on the part of Arc System Works. This problem - one that overshadows many of the more positive aspects of the game - is Granblue Fantasy Vs' outdated delay-based netcode, a problem it unfortunately shares with far too many fighting games created today. Playing online right now is fine, not fantastic nor terrible. Sure, you'll find a healthy number of perfectly playable matches where you can pull off that one combo you've been practicing for hours, but the unignorable presence of laggy and unresponsive games counter the good ones. Granblue Fantasy Vs online fills you with a sense of fun and excitement one moment, just for it to come hemorrhaging out the next. … [Read more...] about Granblue Fantasy: Versus review: a new step for fighting games with old failings.