My Top Ten Video Games of 2013

January 15th, 2014 | Posted by Gothamghost in Video Games - (2 Comments)

10. The Stanley Parable

9. Grand Theft Auto V

8. Rogue Legacy

7. Gunpoint

6. Super Mario 3D World

5. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

4. Fire Emblem: Awakening

3. Bioshock Infinite

2. Last of Us

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Honorable Mentions:
1. Spelunky, it would be high on this list except technically it wasn’t released in 2013.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD; It is one of my favorite Zelda games and so that makes it one of my favorite games period. But it is an HD remake and so I couldn’t in good conscience put it on this list.
3. Gone Home;
4. Rayman Legends;
5. Pokemon Y;
6. Tomb Raider;

Games That I Didn’t Get Time To Play That Probably Would Have Made This List:
Assassin’s Creed IV
Metro: Last Light
Saints Row IV
Beyond Two Souls
The Swapper

Biggest Disappointment:
Sim City

Early Access Games

March 21st, 2013 | Posted by Gothamghost in Video Games - (0 Comments)

Early Access Games

Valve announced yesterday that it will now be allowing companies to sell their games on Steam while still in development.

“We like to think of games and game development as services that grow and evolve with the involvement of customers and the community. There have been a number of prominent titles that have embraced this model of development recently and found a lot of value in the process. We like to support and encourage developers who want to ship early, involve customers, and build lasting relationships that help everyone make better games.”

According to Valve some of the games in this program will be free and others will not, and that decision is solely up to the developer.

This is a great opportunity for both players and developers to come together and address concerns before the game is even released and this reminds me of Minecraft early in its development. I recommend checking out the available games on Steam and playing any that might interest you. Games such as the Kerbal Space Program, Prison Architect and the ARMA III Alpha are already on the store and ready to be played. I have heard great things about the Kerbal Space Program and will probably check that out myself.