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Interviews
Space! It’s dangerous out there.

December 12th marked the release of Starship Rubicon, a game that hundreds of Kickstarter backers have been waiting two and a half years for, as well as a slew of fans since who have had to make due with the teaser trailers. But Starship Rubicon is noteworthy for another reason: it's the first title published by Cheerful Ghost, marking a new endeavour not only to write about great games, but also to publish them.

After I dove in and experienced the game, from the difficult but not unfairly punishing combat, to the satisfying soundtrack by indie game musician Beatscribe, to the funny quips by the tutorial computer -- I was tickled pink. Well, I was tickled... [Read All]
Sunday Funday
Don't we all want to consume every video about the infamous Wisdom Tree NES games? Apparently I must and really enjoyed Cygnus Destroyers latest verdict on Sunday Funday. If you didn't know, Sunday Funday was a slightly less challenging reskin of Menace Beach. Since Cygnus Destroyer drop the details in his video I won't repeat much more here except to say, if you are interested in learning more about infamous NES classics, you should check the video.

I also just realized he uses the same pointing picture to title each of his YouTube videos. Not a huge complaint, just something I noticed.
General Discussion
The Humble Bundle community has helped provide funding for more than 50 charitable organizations, including Child's Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Red Cross, charity: water and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. These contributions have helped people with disabilities enjoy games, provided emergency medical aid, funded health care, brought books to schools in Africa, brought clean water to developing countries and much more.

"We never imagined after the first Humble Indie Bundle that we might one day reach this milestone," said John Graham, co-founder and COO of Humble Bundle. "It is hard to truly comprehend the magnitude of $50 million for... [Read All]
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
I thought i would touch on this subject since i'm currently playing through the game on N64, and share my opinion on the recent revamp of the classic for the newest Nintendo handheld.

In advance, my opinion is very biased for two reasons. One, i don't own a 3DS and will not buy one simply to play this game. Two, as one or two of you may know, i'm very involved in the collection, preservation, and of course playing of classic console games.

That being said, I think this remake will be pretty freakin cool, because Majora's Mask is one of my all time favorite games. Perhaps not as cool as the original though, because face it, it's the exact same game run through a filter so it's not so blocky.... [Read All]
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General Discussion
Valvetime has found a new Steam Controller design in the latest Steam beta client. From the Valvetime site:

"The new design, shown below, appears largely similar to the previous iteration and features an analogue stick, four main buttons, and two touch pads.

The most striking change from previous designs is the appearance of a four-point directional guide on the left touch pad. It's not entirely clear just yet how the four-point guide will be used or what it's main purpose is, but we'd imagine the left pad may now feature as a softer, more diverse alternative to the standard D-Pad by offering more directional input than just the standard four-points of motion.
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I love the new look and the... [Read All]
Exodus
Cygnus Destroyer is quickly becoming one of my most watched YouTubers. He is continuing his series on Wisdom Tree games with Exodus and Joshua. This was a good episode and features a game I could see myself enjoying as a kid. As always he delivers his verdict and it might not be what you think.

I can't wait till he reviews Spiritual Warfare and Bible Adventures. I don't care what anyone says, those games are good. Not great, but I love them both.
Starship Rubicon
Starship Rubicon is a great Roguelike with challenging gameplay great retro 2D art. That said, Rubicon also features some killer music by a fantastic Indie musician. The OST for Starship Rubicon was composed by Beatscribe featuring 6 in game tracks and 2 remixes.

Head over to Bandcamp and check it out!

https://beatscribe.bandcamp.com/album/starship-rubicon-ost

You can check out some of his thoughts on the revamped OST as well.

https://beatscribe.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/cheerful-ghost-and-wick-release-starship-rubicon-with-beatscribe-ost/
https://beatscribe.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/wick-studios-and-cheerful-ghost-to-release-starship-rubicon-with-beatscribe-ost/
Starship Rubicon
Today is the release of Starship Rubicon and I couldn’t be happier. When I talked to Wick about publishing the game I didn’t expect that it would evolve to what it is today. Releasing a game is new to us both and we are both excited about what comes next. Getting the game in the hands of gamers and giving it the widest exposure possible is our goal and it all starts with you. If you haven’t already, I urge you to pick up the game play it and let us know what you think. If you like it, share it with your friends.

We are happy to be selling Starship Rubicon on our website, itch.io and Desura. We will be working with other game stores to sell the game and if there are any you love, let us... [Read All]
Starbound
Starbound just dropped a new trailer showing off all the things coming in the Winter update. They claim the Winter update will come in January, but as with all things it could slip some.

What do you think of the video? Will you head back to Starbound after this update? This video seems to feature much more of the content we were promised when we originally backed the game last year.

I've been fairly mixed on Starbound so far but one thing I am not mixed on is how amazing Curtis Schweitzer score is!

From mollygos:

"As Finn noted yesterday on Twitter, we’re trying to push these updates to the unstable branch next week and, depending on how that goes, pushing them to the stable branch in... [Read All]
Starship Rubicon
Hey Everyone,

I know everyone has been anticipating the launch of Starship Rubicon, I know I have. With that, the launch is so soon it might even be.... tomorrow? Incredible.

With that I wanted to deliver a bit of a bitter pill. Starship Rubicon will be coming out on PC and Mac as advertised but the Linux port is going to slip a bit. As someone that has been using Linux for 10+ years I am bummed. Wick and I wanted to launch with all three ports but due to technical stuff that is somewhat out of our control, we are going to launch with the Linux port next year. Again, as an avid Linux gamer that doesn't like to hear this kind of thing I really didn't want to have to do this.

That said, when... [Read All]
Escape from Monkey Island
Fast facts has a new video about Monkey Island featuring some stuff you might not be aware of. Did you now how Guybrush got his name? Watch and find out.
Metal Gear
The Angry Video Game is a legend in gaming but the other day I realized he might not be known by everyone. I've known about The Nerd for quite some time and watched a handful of videos but recently decided to start and watch them all. It's been a fun ride(if you can handle an infinity of poop jokes). They are a bit dated now but they hold up considering the reviews focus on classic retro games and consoles.

Do you want to head back to the past? To see someone play shitty games that suck? Might want to checkout The Angry Video Game Nerd.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B009153AC977F90
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SimCity 2000
If you are itching to replay SimCity 2000 you're in luck as It's available for free on Origin. Find out why this version of the game is a beloved classic.

"It has all the features, flexibility, art, animation, and power you need to create an environment of your dreams. Choose from a selection of bonus cities and scenarios to rule or ruin as you please. Build schools, libraries, hospitals, zoos, prisons, power plants, and much more... Lay down roads, railways, and highways. Explore the underground layer and build subways and utilities without compromising your aesthetics. Customize different buildings or design your own graphics sets from scratch."

... [Read All]
Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight is on his way to dispense shovel justice to every platform, now adding Sony's current platforms. This trailer is mostly going to be stuff you've already seen if you care at all about Shovel Knight, but at the end there's a very short clip of a Kratos boss fight. This means I'm probably going to be buying the game all over again.
Bible Buffet
Cygnus Destroyer is on the case with a new Guilty or Innocent verdict of Bible Buffet, the NES Wisdom Tree classic. Bible Buffet is a board game turned digital that features different stages of buffet food. Not only do you have the overmap board mode but the game also features Bible quizzes and a Zelda like adventure mode. Is this game a hidden classic or is it guilty of being terrible? Cygnus Destroyer brings the verdict.
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