LQVE: Lion Quest Versus Expanded – Coming Soon

LQVE Lion Quest Temple 2.5Jethro and friends will be returning for another action-packed adventure. LQVE: Lion Quest Versus Expanded is coming soon to Steam and will launch with support for Windows, Mac and Linux/Steam OS.

For players of the original Lion Quest there’s also good news – version 1.20 will go live on Steam this week and this features numerous improvements to the game including a new dynamic camera tracking system. This was originally developed for LQVE, but I ended up liking it so much that I couldn’t resist configuring it for the first game also.

LQVE Lion Quest Fish Tank 2.5

Review: Wipeout Omega Collection

Wipeout: Omega Collection is the remaster of a remaster, and much of the content goes all the way back to the good ol’ days of the PSP. There’s tracks here I’ve now played through in four different iterations of the franchise, but the fact that there’s now a Wipeout game on PlayStation 4 is certainly nothing to complain about – especially considering that Studio Liverpool closed back in 2012. Although familiar, Wipeout: Omega Collection delivers a further level of refinement to an already masterful series, and that’s pretty great.

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Top 5 games inspired by Twin Peaks

It’s been quite the wait, but this week Twin Peaks has returned after a twenty six year break between its second and third season. In that time, Mark Frost and David Lynch’s cult classic has been hugely influential, and its ambitious storytelling, eerie atmosphere and memorable characters have had a notable influence on many videogames. Today I’ve picked out my top five games that embody everything amazing about Twin Peaks.

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This Week’s Purchase: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch 01I realised yesterday that I’ve been blindly purchasing Nintendo consoles on launch day for sixteen years now. More specifically this has been happening since the Nintendo GameCube came out back in May 2002. However the journey hasn’t always been smooth; I was flat-out disappointed with the Wii and the Wii U spend most of day one installing a system update. The newest addition is of course the Nintendo Switch, and the good news is that my initial impressions are really very positive. With that in mind I though I’d take a quick break from playing Zelda to write about why that is.

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M1 – A surprise release from Dracula’s Cave

m1-a-death-in-the-desert-title-banner-02Another game? So soon? You’d be forgiven for thinking I’ve gone mad, but I’m here to tell you about a project that goes much further back than Lion Quest. This is the story of a visual novel I’ve been making on-and-off (mostly off) for the last six years, and M1: A Death in the Desert is finally available for download.

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Review: Persona 3: The Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth

persona-3-winter-of-rebirth The Persona 3 movies are collectively a real treat for fans, retelling its engaging story in a compelling new format. Split into four parts, Winter of Rebirth covers the final section of the narrative, and ties up the series with a competent adaptation of the game’s most fiddly section.

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Review: Redout

redout_titleA strange thing is currently happening to one of my all-time favourite genres. Wipeout is no more, there hasn’t been a F-Zero game in over a decade, and Rollcage II came out in 1996 – the future of the futuristic racer is now a race between new IPs. Redout is the game that’s taken an early lead, and although heavily influenced by the aforementioned titles, it also throws some compelling new ideas into the mix.

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