I would argue that above zombies, dinosaurs are probably the world’s most beloved sub-culture. From The Land Before Time extending to Jurassic Park, I argue that dinosaurs have maintained a special place in most everyone’s heart. The problem is that there has not been much love (or hate) for dinorsaurs in video games since the Turok series. The problem’s solution came with advent of Kickstarter. Spiral Game Studios has had the design for Orion started since 1998, but it wasn’t until their Kickstarter campaign for $10,000 that net almost $20k in over a year that they made some serious headway. They’ve released the game early on May 4th and will be continuing to update the game and produce more content for it. In fact, when I received my copy, I couldn’t even play it. It is running on the Unreal Development Kit and for some reason, mine kept crashing. So I sat by and was patient until the release when the forums would be up on Steam and more people would probably experience and fix the same problem I was having. I was correct in that assumption and ever since I did a small bcdedit on Windows to expand my virtual video memory, the game has worked. I am not going to say flawlessly, because inside the game there are certainly issues and I will point out the ones I’ve notice as I tell you more about the world of Orion: Dino Beatdown and all the dinosaurs I’ve killed.
A Skyrim 1.5 update is available now on Steam as a beta update and will soon be available for consoles as well. Of course, Since I play some of my single player games on an Xbox without internet, I’ll have to wait until somebody puts it on the internet and I’ll have to smush it on my usb memory stick. Here, check out the Youtube video of some kill cams and new kill moves (from Gamespot to bypass the age gate.)
If you’ve been seeing a few articles about Sanctum pop up here and there on the site but haven’t considered getting the game, you might want to reconsider. Sanctum is currently part of the Midweek Madness sale featuring 5 strategy titles. Each title is $9.99 or more and you’ll save 82% of your money by getting all 5 for just $9.99, the cost of Sanctum normally.
The games included are:
Revenge of the Titans
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Defense Grid: The Awakening
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Crossover titles, or even ones that just blur the boundaries of genres, always seem to attract my attention. So when Fortix 2 had info put out describing it as a reverse tower defense game, I knew I had to play it. In my mind I envisioned waltzing through mazes blasting towers with a gun. What I received was something a mite more challenging that Nemesys has created.