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31/01/2024

Sonic & Chill Music Review (Digital) by LoFi Lee ๐ŸŽต @GameChops #VGM

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Sonic & Chill
Sonic & Chill is the latest release in Gamechop’s …& Chill series, bringing a downtempo, laid-back feel to classic game soundtracks. This instalment is dedicated to the famous blue hedgehog, and follows the franchise right from the beginning. The composer, Funk Fiction, has a background in game music, having contributed tracks to No Straight Roads, Omega Strikers and the excellent Crypt of the Necrodancer, as well as releasing a variety of remixes and original work under his own name.

30/01/2024

Best Month Ever Nintendo Switch Review 6/10 "Looking for a unique game that stands out from the rest?" ๐Ÿคฐ @Klabater #IndieGame #GameDev

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Looking for a unique game that stands out from the rest? If so, The Best Month Ever! might just be what you're looking for. This game will take you on a journey back to the 1960s USA, providing an experience unlike any other. 

You will follow the character of Louise as she experiences the joys and challenges of motherhood while also discovering her true identity as a person. The Best Month Ever! is a click-and-choice adventure game developed by Warsaw Film School Video Game & Film Production Studio.

29/01/2024

Witch Rise Nintendo Switch Ten Minute Taster "I raise my wand and cast ye a spell!" ๐Ÿง™‍♀️ @byJulianoLima #IndieGame #GameDev

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Rich gets his wand out ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿป‍♂️and makes his way through Witch Rise’s retro corridor shooter maze of pixel art madness. Beware of those pesky Bats ๐Ÿฆ‡ spinning you around in these corridors of doom and keep your eye ๐Ÿ‘€ on the compass ๐Ÿงญ.

26/01/2024

Arizona Sunshine 2 Meta Quest 2 Review 6/10 ๐Ÿ• @pixelhunted #IndieGame #GameDev #VRGames

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The VR dream isn’t dead, but it’s starting to look a bit wonky. The Metaverse is a joke, PSVR2 is dying on the vine and, almost four years after the release of Half-Life: Alyx, there hasn’t been a title that comes close to its production values and ingenuity.

Enter Arizona Sunshine 2. The first game released in 2016 across multiple VR platforms and, while an utterly boilerplate zombie shooter, at least delivered on its promise of letting you mow down hordes of the undead with a variety of high-powered weaponry. 

We’re now eight years on and the sequel has finally arrived. So, what’s changed?

25/01/2024

Video Game Lo-Fi: Super Mario 64 Vinyl Review ๐Ÿ’ฝ @CuragaRecords @MateriaMusic #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl #LoFi #VGM

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Video Game Lo-Fi: Super Mario 64 Vinyl Review
There’s something about these lo-fi records that makes them feel oddly perfect all year round. The last time I covered one back in November, it was a very wintry  entry in the Curaga lo-fi series, matching perfectly with the change in weather.

As I listened through this Super Mario 64 record in quite bracing weather, it felt calming and warming, but I can just as easily imagine it seeming as mellow and engaging on warm summer days, adding a layer of groovy coolness to the proceedings.

Voxlands PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay Video "Minecraft With Guns!" ๐ŸŽƒ @voxraygames #GameDev #IndieGames

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In Voxlands Rich gets to explore gorgeous raytraced voxel lands, meet the local mutated wild-life, find out what went wrong, and quest, craft, loot, build, destroy and shoot his way to the top of the food chain!

CANNIBAL ABDUCTION is coming to Consoles | February 8th 2024 ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿ“ผ

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You’re the latest guest in the home of a cannibalistic family, and it’s almost dinner time… Cannibal Abduction is bringing fresh meat to Xbox, Playstation and Switch on February 2nd!

Selewi (Tomรกs Esconjaureguy), the developer that brought you the hair-raising hit horror game “The Night of the Scissors” is teaming up with Torture Star Video to serve this southern style nightmare to all the hungry horror fans looking for a new meal. Put yourself in Henry's sneakers and try to escape from the house of cannibals in this thrilling survival horror game inspired by classic slasher movies from the 80s and survival horror PSX games. 

Can you unravel the mystery of this freakish family before it’s time to dine?

24/01/2024

Crashy Laps Xbox Series X (mini-review) 7/10 ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ @cheapeesoft @JanduSoft

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Harking back to classic top-down / isometric racers such as Super Skidmarks, Crashy Laps by CheapeeSoft (which could have easily genuinely been a wonderfully 8-bit, British development house name back in the ‘80s!) is a budget title that aims to capture that vintage arcade-racing feel, with modern touches.

Gioteck™ Gets Smarter with the Smart TV+ Duo Wireless Controller, the Ideal Choice for TV Based Gaming Services @GioteckArmy ๐ŸŽฎ

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New Wireless Controller Effortlessly Connects to Multiple Devices Including Your Smart TV, Tablet, Phone and PC for the Authentic Pro Gaming Experience

Gioteck™, a leading videogame accessory brand and part of Embracer Freemode, introduces the Smart TV+ Duo Wireless Controller, a wireless controller which can be used across cloud gaming services on Smart TVs and PC.

Ideal for those with accessing gaming services via a smart TV, the Smart TV+ Duo Wireless Controller uses Dual Band Wireless technology in the form of advanced Bluetooth® or 2.4GHz technology via a USB adapter to provide a rock-solid, low-latency wireless connection. A fully featured controller the Smart TV+ provides a professional, reliable, and authentic gaming experience no matter the service you are using to play via your smart TV.

BIGBIG WON Unleashes the Ultimate Gaming Experience with its RAINBOW 2 Pro Translucent Frosted Wireless Controller ๐ŸŽฎ @BIGBIG_WON

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RAINBOW 2 Pro Translucent Frosted Wireless Controller

BIGBIG WON have announced the release of their RAINBOW 2 Pro Wireless Gaming Controller. This controller is now available across multiple platforms including Windows PC, Xbox, PS4, Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch. 

It's a competition grade controller that boasts an array of high-end features that cater to the needs of both hardcore gamers and casual gamers alike.  

The RAINBOW 2 Pro is available for RRP £64.99 from Amazon UK and $64.99 on Amazon. It is also available as a combo with a charging dock, 3 sets of joystick caps and 2 sets of D-pad caps for RRP £79.99 on Amazon UK and $79.99 on Amazon.

23/01/2024

Uzzuzzu My Pet: Golf Dash (mini-review) Nintendo Switch 4/10 ⛳️ @RedDeer_Games #GameDev #IndieGame

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Uzzuzzu My Pet: Golf Dash
Based on a popular South Korean franchise, Uzzuzzu My Pet: Golf Dash takes visual, stylistic and gameplay cues from What the Golf?

But it unfortunately fails to capture the charm and replayability that oozes from every pore of the game that it apes. 

22/01/2024

Super Arcade Racing Nintendo Switch Review 7/10 ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ @outofthebit #IndieGame #GameDev

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Super Arcade Racing Nintendo Switch
I recently covered Full Void by OutOfTheBit, and in requesting a code for reviewing purposes, I noticed their previous release, Super Arcade Racing.

As a fan of top-down racers, I thought it would be fun to do a mini-review of this, as I hadn’t heard of it before stumbling across it on the developer’s website, and it takes a slightly different approach to its gameplay when compared to games of a similar ilk, in that it’s much more of a fun, unfolding narrative than simply disjointed races.

19/01/2024

Kingdom Eighties Summer of Greed – Original Score by Andreas Hald Vinyl Review ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Kingdom Eighties Summer of Greed – Original Score by Andreas Hald Vinyl Review
I do enjoy diving into a soundtrack for a game that I have no context for, having covered Raw Fury’s previous OST Cassette Beasts – a game I was very familiar with – Kingdom Eighties is a game that I was aware of, but hadn’t yet played.

Written and performed by Denmark-based composer Andreas Hald, This soundtrack hurtled at me out of nowhere to become a real favourite due to the world conjured up by the rich production, emotive compositions and powerful melodies. There’s so much to take in here, with echoes of some of my favourite albums through the years from the wonderful, alien oddities of Chase Bethea’s work on Aground, through the wide-eyed synth innocence of Salvinsky’s Narita Boy, the cyberpunk expanse of Encodya, to name a few that come to mind – all popping with the expertise mastering at the hands of Adam Ayan at gateway Mastering Studios, a huge high-five especially in this regard as the album is so clear and bright, it makes for a glorious listening experience and completely brings the music to life.

18/01/2024

The 10 Best Video Games To Play With Your Kids ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ•น️ @CommonSense

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As a gamer of many years, playing video games with my children has been a constant soure of joy and I thought it would be great to cobble together some recommendations based on what works for us as a family of gamers with children aged between 8 and 11.

Hopefully this is useful...let us begin.

SpecialEffect Invite gamers to join GameBlast24, their annual charity gaming spectacular ๐Ÿ’™❤️ @SpecialEffect @GameBlast #GameBlast24

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Special Effect Gameblast 2024

Gamers’ charity SpecialEffect invite gamers across the world to join the growing community of streamers, creators, and games studios who’ve already signed up for GameBlast24 over the weekend of 23-25 February
Heralded as ‘the best reason to game ever’, the charity’s GameBlast weekend will see gamers take on sponsored fundraising gaming-themed challenges including marathon livestreams, speed runs, esports tournaments, board games sessions and games-themed office events. GameBlast has raised over £1M to support disabled gamers over the past eleven years.
 
 
SpecialEffect COO Tom Donegan said, “GameBlast has always been very close to our hearts, because it reflects the very essence of what we do: gamers coming together to help their fellow gamers. The buzz is incredible over the weekend and the creativity of the participants each year in devising new challenges to raise much-needed funds for SpecialEffect never ceases to astound us!”
 
Content creator and SpecialEffect ambassador Kolo, who is also a beneficiary of the charity’s support, will be running a charity stream during the weekend. She added, “SpecialEffect isn’t just about allowing somebody to play a game, [They] help people engage with an entire beautiful community and allow people to do things independently... I’m forever thankful for the help SpecialEffect gave me.”
 
In addition to the individual gamers and stream teams who’ll be gaming hard over the weekend, a host of games industry partners will also be taking part.
 
This year, participants can choose to join one of four optional teams on Tiltify to support and inspire each other during the event. Details of the GameBlast Teams can be found here: https://tiltify.com/+specialeffects-fundraising-teams/profile
 
GameBlast apparel partners Insert Coin have this year created a limited edition GameBlast pin badge with all profits going to SpecialEffect.
GameBlast24 Insert Coin Pin Badge
GameBlast24 Insert Coin Pin Badge
When taking part in GameBlast24, you've got the choice of signing up via Tiltify or JustGiving! We'll also have access to Crowd Control, which lets your viewers interact with the games you play on stream in return for donations to your Tiltify fundraising page.

Sign up on Tiltify here.
Sign up on JustGiving here.


17/01/2024

Growth Nintendo Switch Ten Minute Taster "Grow Your Bush and Let Your Bees Roam Free" ๐ŸฆŒ @AssembleTeam #IndieGame #GameDev

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Rich takes on Assemble Entertainment's relaxing puzzle game Growth for Nintendo Switch. Growth is a cosy, hexagonal-grid based soft-strategy game by VoodooDuck. Explore and populate a procedurally generated world by utilizing the unique abilities of animals. Growth blends the beauty of cosy exploration with challenging navigation around obstacles.

This Bed We Made PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay "What The Maid Saw" ๐Ÿ› @LowbirthGames #IndieGame #GameDev

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Rich dons his frilly maid's apron and begins making beds, picking up dirty socks and scrubbing baths in This Bed We Made on The PC.

This Bed We Made is a third-person mystery game in which you play as a maid in a 1950s hotel and snoop around strangers' rooms to uncover their deadly secrets. Discover what links guests together in this tale of love, heartbreak and murder!

16/01/2024

The Kindeman Remedy PC 6/10 “Shock and awe, or shock and bore?” ๐Ÿ’‰ @_Troglobytes_ #IndieGame #GameDev

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“The most blasphemous, diabolical and insane management game ever created!” – a quote taken directly from the trailer of The Kindeman Remedy, and the main reason I wanted to play this game, now granted I’m not sure how blasphemous or diabolical other management games are, so I was just going to have to take their word for it. That said, it’s an interesting hook, and I was dying to see just how insane this game was.

The Invincible PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay "Walking In A Sci Fi Wonderland" ๐Ÿš€ @StarwardInd #GameDev #IndieGame

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Rethink human’s dominion in The Invincible: a story-driven adventure set in a hard sci-fi world by Stanisล‚aw Lem. Discover planet Regis III as scientist Yasna, use atompunk tools looking for a missing crew and face unforeseen threats. Make choices in a philosophical story that’s driven by science.

15/01/2024

Blasphemous 2 Nintendo Switch Review 9/10 "Blasphemous 2, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways" ⚔️ @BlasphemousGame @TheGameKitchen @Team17 #IndieGame #GameDev

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Blasphemous 2 Nintendo Switch Review

I’m going to start off by saying that the original Blasphemous is one of my favourite games of recent years. A difficult hack and slash platformer? Check. Monstrous religious cult storyline with Lovecraftian elements? Check. That’s one for me all day long.

I’m pleased to be able to say that the sequel has all of these elements in spades and may even be better than the first game. 

Toaster Ball Nintendo Switch Ten Minute Taster "Pop Dat Toast!" ๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿ @toasterball #IndieGame #GameDev

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Toasterball

How much fun can you have with multiple toasters, a ball and constantly changing arenas?

The answer is surprisingly, a massive amount of toasty ball FUN!

A ball, two goals and... toasters! Welcome to Toasterball. Play against your friends in this physics-based multiplayer sports game, where toasters are athletes, bread flies everywhere and the gameplay changes every time you score a goal!

12/01/2024

Gothic 2 Classic Nintendo Switch Review 7.5/10 "odd characters, amusing dialogue and locations" ⚔️ @gothicthegame @AlkimiaGameDev #IndieGame #GameDev

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I’ve been a fan of Piranha Bytes since discovering the first Risen game back on the PS3. After completing that game, I was so taken by the rough ‘n ready (also slightly bizarre) style of the Piranha Bytes games that I worked backwards and picked up Gothic 3, also enjoying that title – but finding it a bit awkward to get to run on my PC, at the time.

Since moving on from both the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes are now working on their third ELEX game, a series that I’ve had a mixed opinion of, especially because of the game-breaking bugs I encountered when reviewing ELEX 2 last year.

Through all of this though, Gothic 2 is held as somewhat of a high watermark of their games in terms of narrative, quest design and atmosphere. Playing it on the Switch was my first time with the game, and whilst it is certainly showing its age in many areas, that janky charm and idiosyncratic approach to quests and dialogue does still feel fun and fresh, and kept me coming back for more, each evening.

11/01/2024

Cookie Cutter XBOX Review 8/10 " My Cherry Amour " ๐Ÿค– @maxharvey79 @Rogue_Co #IndieGames #GameDev

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Cookie Cutter XBOX Review
Cherry was cheery. She was an android with a lovely girlfriend, and life was good. But you know the old story – girl bot meets girl bot, girl bots fall in love, bad guy steals girl bot and stomps the other to a pulp. A tale as old as time. And so it’s not surprising that Cherry’s demeanour switches from joyful to rageful pretty quickly. 

10/01/2024

Full Void Nintendo Switch Review 7 / 10 "A Slice of Cinematic Cyberpunk" ๐Ÿ‘ค @outofthebit #IndieGame #GameDev

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The cinematic platformer is a genre well-suited to Switch, as the impact of the pixel visuals works especially well in docked mode, when you can snuggle up in bed or in a comfy chair and dive into a genre that tends to never be overlong, by design, making them relaxing experiences over a night or two.

Developer OutOfTheBit Ltd have delivered a strong slice of such action, in a wonderfully wordless experience that clocks in at around a couple of hours, making it a breezy game to replay – in a similar vein to Devwill Too on MD, a game I routinely return to each year, for its brevity and melancholy.

Nickeolodeon All Star Brawl 2 PC Ten Minute Taster "Sponge Bob Goes To War!" ๐Ÿงฝ @NickBrawlGame @GameMillEnt

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Rich sets his sights on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 which lets you duke it out with the biggest and best Nick fighting character roster yet! Choose your favourite brawlers, master their unique move sets, and use all-new powerful Supers to land the finishing blow with friends or across a unique, roguelike player campaign!

09/01/2024

Achilles: Legends Untold PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay "Like An Arrow Through The Heel?!" ⚔️ @DarkPointGames #GameDev #IndieGame

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Rich prepares himself for a ten minute taster vid on Achilles: Legends Untold which is an action RPG with a souls-like combat system. 

Master blocking and dodging, explore vast open world with countless challenges. Rise stronger after setbacks, enhance attributes, acquire skills, wield blazing swords or a poisoned spear. Are you ready for unforgettable adventure?

Famous People Who Are Fans of Video Games ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Famous People Who Are Fans of Video Games
Sometimes, it seems like celebrities live in a totally different world. But actually, that is not true! They have a lot of common things that they do on a regular basis. For example, superstars can be fans of video gaming too.

It has become more noticeable in recent years when the popularity of video games has been growing.  So, let`s discuss the top 4 famous people who play video games from time to time.

08/01/2024

Trust GXT490 Fayzo 7.1 Gaming Headset Review By Britt ๐ŸŽง @TrustGaming

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Trust GXT490 Fayzo 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
We’ve covered several Trust products here at GF HQ, and they always deliver a quality experience at fair prices, the Trust GXT490 Fayzo 7.1 Gaming Headset is no exception to this rule in the quality, comfort and accessibility that it offers.

YOU Will DIE HERE TONIGHT PC Gameplay Ten Minute Taster "Resident Evil vs House Of The Dead" @SpiralBound_Dev #IndieGame #GameDev

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 YOU Will DIE HERE TONIGHT PC GAME

Rich wanders into a mansion on his first day at work only to find himself confronted with unspeakable Pixel art horror! Explore in top-down retro aesthetics and face the horrors of Breckenridge Hall in pulse-pounding first person combat. Scavenge for supplies, solve puzzles, and upgrade your gear. Do whatever it takes to survive, but remember: You Will Die Here Tonight.

05/01/2024

40 Best Machine Code Routines For The ZX Spectrum 4th Edition ๐Ÿ•ฎ @huey_games #ZxSpectrum

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40 Best Machine Code Routines For The ZX Spectrum 4th Edition

Today I received the latest expanded and remastered 4th Edition of 40 Best Machine Code Routines for the ZX Spectrum book.

The book features the full original text from the original 1983 release that was written by John Hardman and Andrew Hewson. 


As an added bonus there are now new forewords from both original authors which does a great job of putting the book into context.


There’s also all-new content from legendary programmer and Spectrum Next founding member Jim Bagley.


As an added bonus there’s new cover art by Mike Berry of Old Skool Pixels fame.


And at the end of the book there’s a great appendix full of ZX Spectrum Memories which is a delight to read!

If you like what you see then Head over to huey games.com to grab your copy for £18.99.

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Make Way Nintendo Switch Gameplay Ten Minute Taster ๐Ÿš˜ @WeAreSecretMode #IndieGame #GameDev

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Rich gets stuck into Make Way which is a classic, top-down, multiplayer racing game with a neat little twist!

Grab track pieces from a pick n mix menu and snap them together to build your first course. Dodge hazards, unleash weaponry, and avoid falling off the edge in a chaotic rush to the finish line, then bolt on new track pieces for the next round.
Scrap across ever-growing courses with increasingly perilous features until a winner is crowned before starting over with a brand-new course.

04/01/2024

Transvaal’s 2023 Games Of The Year List ๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ… #GOTY #goty2023

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The legend of Games Freezer that is Transvaal gets to grips with a list of 5 wonderful video games that crossed his path in 2023. 

Our man loves himself some JRPG shenanigans topped off with some mainstream and indie horror scares...