Jason is a PC Gaming aficionado from the Great White North. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonlamb.
The year 1996 is calling, and has invited you to revisit the classic game Quake. Why you ask? Well, there’s a new level editor called TrenchBroom out, and it beckons you to build more fiendish levels to blast your way through. Read on to see what this level editor brings to the now 17 year old classic.
Exciting news, Dukem Nukem II is being released on iOS devices in time for it’s 20th anniversary! Developed by Interceptor Entertainment (the people behind the upcoming Rise of the Triad reboot) in Conjunction with 3D Realms, the game is set for release in April for $1.99. Read the full press release after the break.
Road Rash, the series featuring motorcycle-based destruction, has long been dead. Though the games have been featured on everything from the PC, to the Sega Master System, there hasn’t been a release since the 2003 version for the Game Boy Advance. But, that may not last for long.
Released in 1994, Rise of the Triad was a FPS released and developed by Apogee Software. Featuring engrossing gameplay, and a penchant for being over the top, the game has gone on to be a cult classic. Lucky for us, the game is being faithfully remade by Interceptor Entertainment, and will see release later this year on Steam.
Game Director Frederik Schreiber was kind enough to answer some questions for me, so read on below to hear all about the game!
If you’ve been keeping your eye on gaming news this past week, you’ve probably seen that Gearbox Software managed to outdo themselves with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines. While Alien based games haven’t always been disasters, recent releases may make you think otherwise. However, at the turn of the century, a lovely game called Aliens versus Predator was released. Read on to learn about just how scary this classic was.
It was revealed this week that System Shock 2 would finally be coming to GoG and Steam! For those of you who don’t know System Shock 2, it is one of the most highly-revered PC FPS games of all time. Taking place on a spacecraft in the year 2114, you play the role of a soldier trying to stem the outbreak of a deadly genetic infection. While a FPS at heart, the game incorporates a role-playing system, where the player can develop skills such as hacking and psionics.
The game should now already be released on GoG, and should be on Steam in the near future. But, perhaps, we should take this time to look at what tools there are out there to make this old gem shine.
In case you haven’t seen it already, Tom Hall is creating a spiritual successor to his game Commander Keen, and is asking for your help via Kickstarter. This of course seems like a prime time to dive into what made Keen not only a great platformer, but a defining game of the early 1990’s.
One of the downfalls of old games is, well, they eventually begin to show their age. Yes, they may be your favourite, but after 20 years of playing them you might want a little more. I’m not saying the games are bad of course, there’s just some room for an extra feature or two. This is where mods come in. Read on to learn about some mods that will breathe new life into some of your old favourites.
Sports games, as you may very well know, are an immensely popular genre in the world of video games. Every year, the Madden series manages to sell a staggering amount of copies, arguably with very little changes from the year before. The same can also be said of the NHL, NBA, and MLB franchises. Yet, what about games based on less popular sports? Why is there not great attention paid to games based on bowling, paintball, and even fishing? Well, I’m here to explain the joys of Real Fishin’.
American McGee: The man is the founder of Spicy Horse, creator of the Alice series of games, and currently is pushing Akaneiro: Demon Hunters on Kickstarter. But perhaps you’d like to know more about the man who got his start working for ID, on such games as Wolfenstein and Quake. Read on, as we’ve got an interview featured after the break!
Sandy Petersen. You may know him as the level designer behind such games as DOOM, DOOM 2, and Quake. Or maybe you’re more familiar with his role as a game designer for many of the Age of Empires games. Perhaps though, you’re instead a fan of his Call of Cthulu role playing game? Whatever it is, I got a chance to ask Mr. Petersen some questions on his varied, and influential, career.
3D Realms/Apogee were really king of the FPS in the early to mid 1990’s, with entries such Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem, and Blake Stone. While not as popular as the Wolfenstein’s or DOOM’s of the world, a little game called Rise of the Triad captured the hearts and minds of gamers back in 1995. Read on to see what the fuss was all about.
Long before Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, Cliff Beskinski got his start at Epic Megagames working on a platformer known as Jazz Jackrabbit. What’s Jazz Jackrabbit you ask? Well, I’ll have you know, he’s the coolest Space Jackrabbit to ever be featured in a video game. Read on to see what the fuss was all about!
Technology. Technology, and the constant advancement of the internet. To me, they are an exceptional tour de force in the world of gaming. For others, they are everything that is wrong in gaming today. But let us digress, and just take a step back and look at the wonderful games they can provide us. Read on to learn the power of HTML 5!
If the last two weeks of the 1MorePodcastle haven’t given it away, I really am a sucker for simulation/management games. There’s just something about the challenge of managing virtual societies that continually draws me in. And with that, I think it’s time we look back on the 1999 mega-hit, Roller Coaster Tycoon.