The Humble Store is keeping the free games coming strong with it's new freebie Spec Ops: The Line available for the next 24 hours. This version of Spec Ops reviewed quite well for it's approach to narrative but like many games out of 2012 I haven't yet made time for it but now that it's in my collection ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE!

Spec Ops: The Line is free on Humble for Steam and runs on PC, Mac and Linux.

"Spec Ops: The Line is a new original title from 2K Games that features provocative and gripping Third-Person modern military Shooter gameplay designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices... Read All

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Getting a fresh new port of Neverwinter Nights is a pretty great thing to finally see launch as I wore out my original CD's playing the game and it's expansions. The Enhanced Edition on Steam comes with the base game, Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark & three premium modules they released later on titled Kingmaker, Shadow Guard & Witches Wake. Undrentide & Underdark were proper physical box copy releases and later Kingmaker, Shadow Guard and Witches Wake were packed up as part of a big box release too. Some premium modules were only released online using some odd form of DRM which meant I didn't actually play them such as Infinite Dungeons,... Read All

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It doesn't feel like we've experienced 19 Humble Indie Bundles over the years but the fact is that we have. I remember when the Humble Bundle came on the scene with World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Penumbra: Overture, Lugaru HD & Samorost 2 and no Steam keys. In fact, getting Steam keys didn't make sense to me as why would anyone use Steam if they had a DRM free download? Times have changed but the Humble Indie Bundle is still going strong and the 19th edition looks to be quite good.

I haven't played any of the games in this bundle, which is good, but from what I know of the games included and what's more my style the top of the bundle seems to be Halcyon 6 Lightspeed... Read All

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RollerCoaster Tycoon is one of the best Sim games to come out of the 90's. Created by Chris Sawyer it spawned a ton of sequels such as RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, 3, World as well as a 3D version and some releases on mobile and PC such as RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic which is a modern port of RollerCoaster Tycoon and it's sequel. Needless to say there are a lot of ways to play it and since I've been a longtime fan I've got my original RollerCoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on CD from back in the day. RollerCoaster Tycoon was available for digital download first on GOG and later came to Steam and I got the original deluxe version as part of a Humble Simulator... Read All

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Humble is giving away The Darkness II on Steam for PC and Mac during the next 24 hours. I played the heck out of the Darkness II demo on PS3 back when I first got my PS3 and that one level was incredible, even after playing it 15 times. I imagine it ports over well to PC and Mac and since it's not quite a cutting edge game, I imagine it will run extra well on your gaming PC.

"Inspired by the popular comic book series produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that delivers a twisted and gripping narrative of tragedy, modern crime drama, and supernatural horror.

Players will be taken down the brutal and personal path of... Read All

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GregoPeck gives this game a "Meh" on the Ghost Scale
It’s not amazing, it’s not bad. This game is ok but you may want to choose another title.
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GregoPeck gives this game a "Meh" on the Ghost Scale
It’s not amazing, it’s not bad. This game is ok but you may want to choose another title.
Final Fantasy X: Windows Edition was recently released. It includes some new features and currently available DLC. I was told that this is a short game, that is if you don’t do many of the side quests. I did some of them and finished in about 45 hours, the first time. I then unlocked New Game+ and finished a second time. After doing more side quests and the DLC, I now have over 100 hours into the game. I did play on easy, so I may replay the game on normal difficulty.

You are in control of the main character, Noctis. There are three other characters that are controlled by the AI and are almost always with you. Each character has their own specialization or skill. Noct... Read All

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jdodson gives this game a "Meh" on the Ghost Scale
It’s not amazing, it’s not bad. This game is ok but you may want to choose another title.
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jdodson gives this game a "Meh" on the Ghost Scale
It’s not amazing, it’s not bad. This game is ok but you may want to choose another title.
South Park Phone Destroyer was announced at 2017’s E3 and based on the good reviews of South Park Stick of Truth my interest was peaked. Even though I was really interested in playing it Phone Destroyer somehow the game launched and I didn’t hear anything about it. That changed when I recently saw it in the App Store and since it’s a free to play game I installed it.

Cowboys VS Indians

I’m going to start things out by noting that South Park gleefully revels in offense. At this point South Park has made fun of just about everything so saying that South Park might offend people isn’t really news. Some give South Park a pass because they spread out the satire and mockery... Read All

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Netflix surprised everyone with the trailer for The Cloverfield Paradox during the Super Bowl, and released it that night! We were excited to see the next Cloverfield installment, and equally excited to talk about it.

Does Paradox live up to previous Cloverfield movies? Do we find out where the monster came from in the original Cloverfield? Did someone spill Slusho on the particle accelerator causing a dystopian reality where the Slusho Corporation controls the Earth? Find out in this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio!

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Will_Ball gives this game an unfortunate "Skip it" on the Ghost Scale
Whether due to bugs or other issues, people may have a hard time finding fun in this game.
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Will_Ball gives this game a "Skip it" on the Ghost Scale
Whether due to bugs or other issues, people may have a hard time finding fun in this game.
I recently finished up Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness, so it was time to fire up Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress. I knew before starting this game that this is the weakest of the Ultima games, but given that I am trying to play and beat them all, I had to put myself through it. So what did I think? Read on and find out.

Ultima II is a role playing game that was developed for the Apple ][ and released in 1982. It has similar graphics and features to Ultima I. In it you explore Earth from an overhead perspective, explore dungeons from a first person perspective and battle a bunch of monsters. The version I played was released for DOS in 1983. It featured CGA... Read All

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Far Cry 5 is the upcoming Ubisoft shooter that is set in Rural Montana as you set out to take down a religious cult. The game premise has been controversial but the games most interesting element might be the inclusion of it's map editor, Far Cry Arcade. Map editors have been included in the Far Cry series for sometime but with Far Cry 5 it will be integrated into the main game.

"Far Cry Arcade is a chance for players to crack open the game and use its assets to build their own customized adventures and experiences. Far Cry Arcade's goal is to make these custom maps as accessible as the campaign, and one way to accomplish that is to integrate them directly into Hope... Read All

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Travis and I have been busy during our spare time coding up new features on Cheerful Ghost and today are launching a new way to look at comments, posts and profile pages. Once upon a time Cheerful Ghost had a Membership system and it was a pretty good way for people that love the site to contribute to it but I always felt like it wasn't the best it could be. Because of that we're rebuilding the Membership system from scratch and it's starting today.

Comments, Posts and Profiles oh My!

If you click open a comment stream or look at a post you will see a new thing we call badges. Badges are a cosmetic thing bestowed on certain users for things like post authorship,... Read All

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It’s a pretty special time when a new Nintendo games comes out and Brad Smith has something with his latest entry to the NES lineup with Lizard. After reading about the game, playing the demo and quite enjoying my time with it I decided to reach out to him and ask him a few questions about the game and his process of creating it.

Choose your lizard carefully. You can find six different ones scattered across the land, each with its own special ability.

You'll need these abilities as you make your difficult journey through many dangerous places. Carefully hop your way to the top of an active volcano. Surf down a surging river. Swim an underwater lake. Ascend a snowy... Read All

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The new year is here meaning that Hearthstone will be rotating the amount of sets in standard. As part rotation a new expansion has been announced called The Witchwood. The above trailer seems like The Blair Witch Project meets... Hearthstone? It's a fun expansion reveal and the ending is well worth sticking around for.

The Witchwood is a traditional Hearthstone expansion but it seems the pre-order nets you 20 extra packs than it did before. Seems to be an adjustment on Blizzards part as it seems the general community consensus is the game is really expensive to play. Still is, but they seem to be tossing in more value, which is nice.

The Witchwood is also shipping with... Read All

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In the 90’s Nintendo sold us everything from Mario underwear, trading cards and cereal. I was down to get all of it, or at least as much as Mom and Dad would buy me. One seemingly unattainable aspect of the 90’s Mario craze was Nintendo’s Cereal System that had a split box of Zelda and Mario cereal. The only time I ever had any was at my cousins house and it was pure magic to open the box, eat Zelda cereal and after breakfast play Nintendo all day. Fast forward to the dystopian hellscape of now and Nintendo doesn’t sell us trading cards or underwear anymore but the cereal thing is back in the form of Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal.

At this time Super Mario Cereal is a... Read All

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When Valve started the hype train for Steam Machines in 2015 I was excited. I love consoles but I don't love having to re-purchase games for each device I own so the thought that you could by a game one and run it anywhere really interested me. Plus I love Valve and Steam so getting a dedicated Steam Machine for playing games in my living room seemed like a great idea. Since i'm not usually the first to adopt brand new tech I decided to wait for the reviews to come and had a thought to picking up a second or third generation machine because, by then, the kinks would all be worked out. Thing is... Steam Machines seem to be a first generation only thing because frankly,... Read All

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