Wednesday
May272015

Controversial Game Hatred Not Being Distributed by GOG

I know that many of you have been following this game that seems to be constantly making headlines in what some would call a bad way, but here we are with another chapter in the saga that is Hatred. As some of you might recall this game was momentarily pulled off of Steam Greenlight because of its graphic nature, and the fact that anyone and everyone will be put to the barrel of your gun. Well it turns out that after receiving an AO (Adult Only) rating, and the people at GOG playing the game, they have decided that the game might be a little too hot for them to handle. Well that's not exactly how they put it but that's basically how it went down. 

So here's the deal for anyone and everyone out there who is thinking about getting this game, which comes out on June 1st (unless you pre-order it through Steam, and then you get early access), you'll be able to get the game either through Steam or Desura.

Personally I think that all of this publicity is probably going to drive sales instead of turn people away from the game. We all, as human beings, have this voice that will tell us, "how bad could it really be?", and so many of us will get the game just to answer that question. For those that want a small peek into the game, I give you one of Hatred's latest trailers:

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Wednesday
May272015

Serafina's Crown, the Visual Novel Sequel, is Now Out

Many of you might recall a visual novel game by the name of Serafina's Saga, which came out in 2014. Well the sequel, a game that takes place seven years later picks up with the death of the Grand Prince and the Queen. This puts you, as Odell, into the position of Regent, and it is up to you to find out what exactly happened, and what will happen next.

Now like many visual novels this game is full of choices, each one will have the potential of changing the direction of the story, and of course you will be the one who will have to make the decisions. There is also a debate system that has been installed into the game, that if used correctly can further your goals of finding the killer(s).

So what are you waiting for, you can get this on GooglePlay right now and can also help it on the PC through Steam Greenlight, or purchase it through Desura. Oh and for those who want to see it on an iOS device, have no fear they are currently working on getting that ready.

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Wednesday
May272015

Riot Games Introduces Automated Troll Banning Program

For anyone out there who have been trying to enjoy playing a game online and have had your time ruined by someone who is detrimental to the experience, you might want to take a second and check out what Riot Games has just done for League of Legends.

Starting immediately there will be an automated system that will track potential reported trolls. If at the end of a match, in LoL, anyone reports on a player for the following reasons:

"homophobia, racism, sexism, death threats, and other forms of excessive abuse,"

The system will then start to compile a report to validate the claims. It will then send a reform card, I'm assuming to the troll, with all of the statements that have been flagged.

This system promises to ban trolls as quickly as 15 minutes after a match, and carries with it anywhere between a two week ban, and a lifetime ban. One would think that you would have to be a repeat offender in order to get the perma-ban, but it turns out that if you do enough hate speech in a game you could get hit on the first go around.

Now of course many players have immediately pushed back against this program stating that they feel having an automated system instead of a human review handing out the punishment will jeopardize the gaming community, but personally, if the system does it right, and it apparently continues to learn as reports come in, I have no problem.

I'm all for cleaning up harrassers who are playing in an abusive state of mind, it's about damn time that something be done about it. Look if you want to rant and wail, and be a total ass to a gaming community, go crawl back into your dark little corner of the internet, and let the people who actually want to enjoy the game, enjoy it.

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Tuesday
May262015

The Next Episode of The Detail Coming This Week

Alright so I know that some of you were definitely interested in a game that I played a little bit ago, well the first episode/chapter of anyways, and I've just received word that the next episode/chapter is on its way to Steam. One of the things that you need to remember about this game is that there are actions that you'll be taking that are going to alter your story, but at the same time its these actions that will make you feel like a hero, or perhaps make you feel terrible about yourself.

The first chapter, Where the Dead Lie, is currently 66% off on Steam, for those who didn't pick it up yet. You basically have less than 48 hours to get through this game, which you can do, but remember to choose wisely. Now for anyone that decides/decided to pick up the first episode/chapter you can get the second one, From the Ashes, for 25% off. 

Oh, one more thing, if you want to play the game just like I did, and I know there are TONS of people who want to, or perhaps you just want to see how the first episode/chapter played, you can always take a look at our playthrough of the game.

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Tuesday
May262015

GunPowder Coming to PC with Your Help

Have you been dying to play GunPowder, the game that we have been talking about, and the game that we got to talk about with the actual developers? Well it turns out that it is currently in the process of trying to get onto the PC platform, but it needs your help.

Currently the game is going through the Greenlight process, and it is up to us, my fellow gamers, to vote for this game so that more people will have the chance to play this game on something other than an iPad. As you might remember, I personally, couldn't put the game down, and the way that the game plays would fit perfectly on the PC, hell I might be able to get some more of those time bonuses if I could use my mouse.

So go over to Steam, right now, and vote this game up so that we can all play it, and see who can get the better score. Something tells me that my scores will not be near the top, but that's not going to stop me from jumping right into the game.

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