Hey there, internet. You’re probably wondering why I haven’t updated GameTwonk in forever…..it’s because my wife gave birth to our amazing son six months ago and…..well, I’ve been rather busy helping keep the little sausage alive.
That said, this is most probably the end for GameTwonk. It’s been a labour of love and a great learning experience, but sadly, playing dozens of video games doesn’t feed my little one.Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun.
Hot on the heels of Valve’s latest show of benevolence, EA have also revealed their charitable side….
The new Humble Bundle is dedicated to all things Origin, and contains some real gems for the usual ludicrously low HB price. Included are: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition, Medal of Honor, Mirror’s Edge, Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, The Sims 3, and Half Life 3!
All that for the cost of a decent coffee.
PC gamers’ favourite global behemoth, Valve, have yet again shown other, lesser developers and publishers how to do it right….
“COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE LAUNCHES THE ARMS DEAL UPDATE
New Stock Weapons, Weapon Case Exclusives and Over 100 Unique New Weapon Finishes Added
August 14, 2013 – Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the release of The Arms Deal Update for its tactical first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which allows players to collect, buy, sell and trade decorated in-game weapons for the first time. The Update will also introduce weapon cases, which can be acquired through timed drops and opened by purchasing or trading for the appropriate key.
The Arms Deal Update will also actively support the CS:GO competitive community with the introduction of the eSports Weapon Case. A portion of the proceeds from sales of eSports Case Keys will go towards prize purses at competitive events. This update also adds two classic Counter-Strike: Source silenced weapons to the game in the form of the M4A1-S and USP-S.
CS:GO is the latest expansion of the team-based multiplayer Counter-Strike franchise. Since its initial release in Fall of 1999, Counter-Strike has become the number one played online action game, surpassing all commercial and noncommercial titles in its class. For more information about CS:GO and the Arms Deal Update please visit the Update Page at http://blog.counter-strike.net/armsdeal/ and the Arms Deal FAQ athttp://blog.counter-strike.net/armsdeal/faq.php“
When I loaded up Super Splatters, I was greeted by a funny blob made of clay*, with a high pitched voice. As soon as I saw this, I knew this game was going to filled with these weird little clay blob people, although, they look more presentable than the “blob director” on the start icon. (more…)
Something wonderful showed up this morning when I was doing my daily strolls through the featured items in the steam store. Something ground-breaking, original, and daring. A game that will surely change the face of gaming for generations to come. A game with such an original story, that it would be sure to strike a plethora of emotions into the hearts of even the coldest heart. That game is Final Fantasy VII.
What…what do you mean it’s just a re-release? No matter. Final Fantasy VII is doubtlessly one of the more influential and well loved games of our time so it doubtlessly is pretty good news that it is available to more people. Moreover, the addition of steam achievements adds a bit of motivation for people who have maybe played this game many times (We know you’re out there) to go through it again, and at just $11.99 there isn’t much reason not to buy it if you’re into the whole turn-based RPG thing. And, did I mention that there was cloud saving?? Huh? *ahem*
I for one never really played the game. I’ve never seen the appeal of a bunch of bobble-headed dolls with over-compensatory weapons taking turns wailing on various baddies. I know it’s supposed to have a ridiculously rich story that goes unrivalled in the gaming world, but that’s all just so much noise. I heard that Dear Esther has a pretty rich story too, but that won’t make me sit through so much tedium. Maybe I’m wrong though, so I’m leaving it up to you to convince me otherwise. Is Final Fantasy VII worth getting on steam? Will you be purchasing it again, or purchasing it for the first time? Or will you be like me and passing it by because you would rather play a western RPG with a bunch of racist assholes with more boring looking clothes and hair? Let us know in the comments below!
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