Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sally Forth! - Tavern Brawl Highlights - RNGBS

Sergeant Sally calls in reinforcements to clean up the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan! Special guest appearances by Bolvar, N'zoth, Antonidas and a damn lucky Murloc Knight!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

MMOMG: Riders of Icarus Starts Tonight!

The December game for MMOMG is Riders of Icarus, an MMORPG about taming dragons! The stream begins tonight at 8pm ET on my Twitch channel - you can also join me in-game on the Hakain server (NA). Hope to see you there!

Project Gorgon - Week 4 - MMOMG

My final week in Project Gorgon (for now), I address some pros, cons and planned updates. I very much enjoyed my month here, and look forward to revisiting the game at some point in the future!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Tonight on RNGBS!

I'll be checking out the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan tonight (8pm ET) live on Twitch! Join me for Tavern Brawls, pack opening, and maybe even an Arena with the new cards!

Neverwinter Nights Diamond FREE on GOG!

Just a quick post to let you know that Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition is available for free for a limited time over at GOG! All you have to do is have a GOG account (which is free) and click the banner on the main page. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stargunner - The Friday FREE GAME Feature!

Classic sidescrolling shoot-em-up action!

In Stargunner, two intergalactic civilizations are at war. You're an elite pilot from one faction on a mission to stop the other... and that's pretty much the story. Seriously, you don't play these types of games for the plot, do you? It's all about blowin' stuff up!

As far as scrolling shooters go, this title is average. Prior to each stage, you can upgrade your ship with new gear, and the end of each level features a boss fight. There's a few things that make the game fairly challenging - namely that you can die by touching the terrain (ala Silver Surfer, NES) and you'll often get surprised by some cheap stuff that is far less avoidable the next time you play.

The real disappointment with this game is that it offers nothing new to the genre, and didn't even when it was new back in 1996 (Tyrian did just about everything this game does, but better, and was released the year prior). Much like the classic Contra, this game has a spread shot that is objectively better than the other primary weapon powerup.

I know I sound really critical of this title, but in all it's not terrible. Stargunner does get a lot right by sticking to tried and true staples of the genre. It's a competent shoot-em-up, but don't expect to see anything unique here.