This past week saw the release of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated game Cuphead, a classic run-and-gun action game, developed and published by StudioMDHR Entertainment, focused on a “boss rush” style of battle system (i.e., not a lot of “levels with a boss at the end”; with few exceptions, like the “run-and-gun” test levels to hone your skills, you start almost every level by immediately fighting the boss). What that concept may be interesting, the next eye-grabbing aspect of Cuphead is it’s visual style, being heavily inspired by 1930’s cartoons, with the visuals and audio being painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, including traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. With Cuphead’s structure and audio/visual style being huge draws to the game, the third element that adds to this game’s charm is its difficulty, which is able to find that fine balance of being challenging without being frustrating. And yeah, Cuphead WILL INDEED test your hand/eye coordination, timing, and muscle-memory.
Are you one of those gamers (i.e. LIKE ME) who have a pile of old PC game discs cluttering up your home for use on an certain type of operating systems **cough** Windows 95 **cough** Windows XP **cough** they no longer use? Every now and then, I like to go back to one of those old games and not have to buy a new physical copy when the disk of THAT SAME GAME is right in front of me! Well, the good people at GOG.com are working on a solution for us as their new Reclaim service allows gamers to input valid CD keys for physical games that we already own to redeem free digital copies. Plus, since it’s GOG we’re dealing with, these games have been updated to run on modern systems properly! Continue reading “HUZZAH! GOG accepting old CD keys for Digital Games!”
Here it is: as part of celebrating/commemorating the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter project, developer inXile announced that the original Wasteland will be available for a separate release on GOG.com and Steam, all thanks to and with assistance from…Electronic Arts? Yup, that same publisher that crams Madden, NCAA Football (except after this year’s release) down our throats and may-or-may-not-have-ruined Dead Space 3 — let’s be honest, you don’t HAVE to buy Madden/NCAA every year and at least Mirror’s Edge 2 IS A THING (YES!) — is allowing inXile can release the original post-apocalyptic RPG separately, thanks to a new agreement with the EA and the developer. Continue reading “‘Fallout’ Precursor & PC Classic ‘Wastleland’ on GOG.com & Steam”