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Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix Review

Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix Review

Nov 17, 2013

Saints Row IV‘s first DLC pack pays homage to the original DLC that inspired it – the cancelled “Enter the Dominatrix” pack that went from a huge DLC upgrade to a standalone game à la Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon to what was basically Saints Row IV. How does this “Director’s Cut” stack up compared to the actual retail game...

Pool Nation Review

Pool Nation Review

Jun 30, 2013

Ah, pool. Billiards. The gentleman’s game. Is that what they call it? I think that’s what they call it. Anyway,  there has been no shortage of pool games on modern consoles, and Pool Nation is yet another one. Pool Nation features both 8 and 9 ball modes across its single-player cups, endurance mode, and multiplayer. The cups pit you against an...

In the Lab with FrogDice’s Michael Hartman

In the Lab with FrogDice’s Michael Hartman

Jun 9, 2013

FrogDice is a gamer group from Kentucky that had many games to show off, most notably a strange mix of dungeon crawler and Dr. Mario of all things. This game, Dungeon of Elements, is related to Tower of Elements, which is a match-three tower defense RPG. The people at FrogDice seem committed to combining casual and core genres to create interesting new blends...

In the Lab with Giant Spacekat’s Brianna Wu

In the Lab with Giant Spacekat’s Brianna Wu

Jun 8, 2013

Episodic, cinematic action comes to iOS with Revolution 60, which combines the branching dialogue and moral choices from Mass Effect with quick-time events, such as in Heavy Rain. Combat, interestingly enough, takes cues from MegaMan Battle Network, in which you and your opponent have a grid of squares you can move around on during the fight, which gives it a...

In the Lab with Spearhead Games’ Simon Darveau

In the Lab with Spearhead Games’ Simon Darveau

Jun 8, 2013

It’s good to know that some developers still support local co-op and Tiny Brains is an excellent example of putting it to good use. The game has four rodent characters, each with their own special genetically-mutated, physics-based power, and all four will need to cooperate to complete the various puzzles and challenges found in the game. One has a force...

In the Lab with Shobu Games’ Chase LaCas

In the Lab with Shobu Games’ Chase LaCas

Jun 7, 2013

Fearless Night is shaping up to be another slickly-animated 2D fighting game in the same vein as Skullgirls or BlazBlue. While only one character was on display and not all of her frames were completed, the combo system was robust enough and the gameplay had a fast frenetic feel familiar to the genre. The developers are shooting for somewhere in the...

In the Lab with 11 Bit Studios’ Pawel Miechowski

In the Lab with 11 Bit Studios’ Pawel Miechowski

Jun 6, 2013

Anomaly 2 continues the interesting twist that the first game brought to the table: tower OFFENSE gameplay. Instead of placing towers along a path and vanquishing advancing foes, you lead a sortie of various tanks and battle mechs through a preset path while accordingly healing them or deploying smokescreens and the like. The big addition to this sequel is a...

In the Lab with Dropchord’s Greg Rice

In the Lab with Dropchord’s Greg Rice

Jun 1, 2013

The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube. When thinking of the company Double Fine, music games are probably the last thing that comes to mind (unless you count the fact that Brutal Legend was literally a game about music). But, that’s what Double Fine is planning on delivering with...

Saints Row IV Preview and Interview

Saints Row IV Preview and Interview

May 30, 2013

The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube. The Saints Row series has always been the sillier, over-the-top parallel to Rockstar’s more somber, serious Grand Theft Auto series. When Saints Row the Third came out, many of us thought they’d gone as far as they could with that...

Random Assault Podcast Episode 087: I’d Buy That For 55 Dollars!

Random Assault Podcast Episode 087: I’d Buy That For 55 Dollars!

May 20, 2013

Ok, this week is a silly one. Like really, really silly. Something about Final Fantasy: All the Bravest, and a virtual Japanese pop-star pizza fusion, and after the 2nd segment Mitch just kinda… leaves the show?? Yeah, it’s a weird one but since it’s an episode we hosts loved, you people will probably hate it. Have you heard of Random Assault?...