Final Fantasy IV joins multiple other versions of the long running franchise to hit the Steam Marketplace. There wasn't much information leading up to this, but the launch has happened and the game is now available for download for the reasonable price of $15.99. This version has been enhanced for HD and is based off of the Nintendo DS remake, so expect to see the 3D sprites in their full glory on your PC battlestation.
After I wrote my preview for Reassembly, the people over at Indie Voyage and Anisoptera were nice enough to give me an updated alpha to see what I think. It's been about a month since they gave me the first press release, and I'm amazed at how far they've come in such a short amount of time. You can check out all of my impressions of the updated alpha after the jump, but for now I want to let you know that the Kickstarter for Reassembly is well underway.
If you're intrigued by what I've had to say about them, you should definitely check out their Kickstarter page and main website. Even if you don't like me or what I have to say, you should go there just to check out the gifs. Whoever's making those is really good at picking moments that highlight what Reassembly does best. As of this writing, Reassembly has 16 days left and has raised $16,896 of their $28,000 goal, and you can secure a copy of the game for only a $12 pledge. If all goes according to plan, they're estimating to release in February of 2015; but if you want to get your hands on some sweet LEGO-syle ship building earlier than that you can buy yourself beta access for $30. They have more sweet reward tiers that get you a t-shirt and let you design an enemy ship, but if you want to see everything you need to check out their Kickstarter campaign.
It's been a month since Clockwork Empires went into Early Access via Steam, and now we're getting our first of many monthly updates, dubbed "Conscript Steelcog versus THE MURDERCULT" by the developers. In Clockwork Empires you take on the role of a junior bureaucrat in a fledgling colony in the new world. Your job is to order the colonists around to ensure they stay alive (cabbage crops good. Invading fish-people bad), keep them busy so they don't join a cult (As they say, idle hands are the elder squid god's playground) and most importantly, bring glory to the Queen and her empire (and most most importanly, earn enough prestige to get a promotion).
Here's a brief overview of things to expect in the latest patch:
If you're interested in more details, you can read the full patch notes after the jump. If you want to know more about Clockwork Empires you can check out their website- Even if you don't know anything about the game, the devlog usually makes for a good read. If you're ready to plunge into the Early Access, you can get it for $29.99 via Steam.
Earlier this summer when I reviewed GRID Autosport, my favorite discipline was the touring cars. I like that they're a little slower and a little easier for a racing game fail-pie like me to handle.
If you're like me then you'll be very interested in the newly released Touring Car Legends pack. The Touring Car Legends pack comes with the Silverstone Circuit and Donington Park. Car-wise, you'll get the 1994 Volvo 850 Estate, 1994 Alfa Romeo 155, 1996 Audi A4 Quattro, 1991 BMW E30, and 1989 Ford Sierra R S500 Cosworth.
It costs $14.99. To learn more, follow the jump.
I use the Xbox 360 wireless controllers with my PCs and really enjoy it. They are great controllers and work well in Steam games that are setup for it.
With the Xbox One, I know a few people were hoping to see Microsoft come out with the controller so that they can use it on the PC as well. This November, you'll be able to purchase an Xbox One Controllers with cable for the PC.
All you have to do is plug in the controller and you're ready to go. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use it wirelessly and that's a shame. With a PC, you'll have to be tethered, but you can use the same controller on the Xbox One both wirelessly or wired. I hope Microsoft comes out with a dongle someday to let you use the Xbox One controllers wirelessly on the PC, but for now, you're stuck plugging it in.
$59.95 will be the MSRP for the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows. That's $5 more than just the straight Xbox One controller, which isn't that bad of a price in comparison and if you own both an Xbox One and a PC, well you're good to go with on both with just one purchase.
Payday 2 is getting a big update tomorrow and it is called "The Big Fat Music Update" which will allow you to decide what music you want to hear when playing the game. The update adds new options in the game. In the options menu you can decide what music you want to hear on the main menu, what songs you want to play during specific heists, or you can just select the randomizer and hear random tracks during each heist.
In addition, if you own the Payday soundtracks on Steam, including the Christmas soundtrack, those tracks will also be available for you to use in game.
For more information, check out the special website they have set up with all the information and check out Simon Viklund giving a rundown of the new features in a Youtube tutorial which you can see below.
Positech games has released a new trailer for Gratuitous Space Battles 2 which shows off the some new gameplay footage of the game with a cool movie voice narrating over top of it.
The game does look like a big jump over the last game and it does have a good looking ship editor as well which should increase your fun with the game while dramatically decreasing your free time. The game is slated to hit beta later this year.
Did that title make any sense? I didn’t think so...
The PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection adds 6 games per month for PS Plus members. Driveclub launches next month and has always been promoted as having a special, PS Plus edition that is free for members. Common sense would tell you that means that Driveclub would be one of the the six free games for the month. A lot of people have theorized that this would be the case, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. That though, however, would be wrong!
Sony has clarified the subject in the comment section of one of the posts on the PlayStation Blog. The PS Plus edition of Driveclub is something separate from the monthly additions. So, in fact, members are getting seven titles this month, with Driveclub and the six monthly additions. See, I told you that is paid to be a member of this program!
For those who don't know about GaymerX, it's an alternative convention celebrating diversity in gaming- with a special emphasis on the LGBT community. The last time I wrote about it, their future was uncertain due to being cripplingly over budget from their second convention. But thanks to some generous donations, in a relatively short time they went from being deep in the red to potentially doing a third convention.
With 40 hours left to their Kickstarter for GX3: Everyone Games, they finally reached their $80,000 funding goal- meaning that doing a third convention is a real possibility. The final cost for the convention is estimated to be around $159,500, but they project that they'll be able to cover the other half of the cost with sponsorship deals. GX3 is set to take place in the California Bay area, either in November or December of this year. If you want to get your tickets early at a discounted price, or just want to support this celebration of diversity in gaming, check out their Kickstarter page and pledge some money. Oh, and if you're wondering why the name of the convention got shortened to GX, they wanted to simplify the name to encourage inclusivity. Since not everyone attending or participating is necessarily a 'Gaymer'.
Also, shout out to IGN for having a better finger on the pulse than I do, and making me aware that this was even happening.