Along with all of the good that Humble Bundle already brings to the table, they additionally offer players the chance to snatch up a mixed bag of video games for a whopping $12 the first Friday of every month by becoming a subscriber. Varying from popular titles to indie games you’ve probably never heard of, Humble Monthly generates a diverse curated bundle to help establish the most paramount game libraries. Not to mention, every subscriber also automatically receives 10% off titles in the Humble Store. You can’t beat the facts, folks—that’s one heck of a deal. This month, subscribers got to experience the growing multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 along with seven other unique experiences. Was June’s bundle anything to write home about? Check out my first impressions of the eight distinctive titles to see if June’s bundle is worth delving into. Styx: Shards of Darkness The first thing I noticed about Styx: Shards of Darkness was how visually appealing … [Read more...] about June 2018 Humble Monthly Overview: A Bag of Marbles
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The yearly Rezzed event run by Eurogamer.net is an absolutely fantastic way for indie developers to display their games and get them noticed. One such title on display this year was Disco Elysium, an amazingly inventive and constantly hilarious open-world RPG where you play as a policeman and seemingly every choice you make can change how the game is played. I spoke to Robert Kurvitz, lead writer and designer of Disco Elysium, about creating a world with so many choices, the consequences of doing so, and the ability to wear cool hats. Disco Elysium is an absolutely incredible game, where did you get the idea from initially? We were at a really dark moment in our lives, there were a lot of people who were, I was personally at a dark moment in my life. So, my executive producer came to me and “hey man, we failed at pretty much everything, let’s also fail at making videogames”. Now I can say it looks like we’ve also failed at failing at making videogames now so, so … [Read more...] about Disco Elysium
THE PCG Q&AWe ask a question, you tell us your answers! Here are some previous editions of the PCG Q&A:What's your favorite non-violent game?What's the first game you really loved?What's the most you've spent on a game?It's off to the nostalgia well for this midweek edition of the PCG Q&A. Most PC players collected physical versions of PC games back in the day, but in the last few years, thanks to digital distribution, there's been little cause to do so. There are exceptions, of course: Kickstarter campaigns often add some interesting boxed niceties and cloth maps at certain tiers, which is neat. Generally speaking, though, picking up a physical copy of a game generally involves stripping out the code, redeeming it through a client then having three useless discs sat in a box in your home forever. So we ask you, reader: what was the last game you bought a physical copy of? Let us know in the comments below. Samuel Roberts: Pillars of Eternity, but hot damn I … [Read more...] about What was the last game you bought as a physical copy?
The first games I played were games of memory. My English grandfather was full of them. Parlour games, mainly. There was one in which each chair in his living room became a station and his family became trains. He would stand in the middle of the room and direct the trains between the stations, and you had to remember which train you were and where the station you were headed to could be found. At five or six, I found it overwhelming, but also intoxicating. (At 39, I now look back and suspect my grandfather wished he hadn't spent his life as clerk of the local magistrate's court.) Then there was another game - I've since learned that it's called Kim's Game, but as a kid I assumed my grandfather had invented it - in which he arranged a tray with bits and pieces from around the house, gave us a minute to study them all and then covered the tray with a cloth and quietly removed one item. When he uncovered the tray again we all had to spot what was missing. God, memory is just fascinating. … [Read more...] about The secret ingredient that unites Dark Souls, Crackdown, Zelda and Fez