The Binding of Isaac community lost their minds yesterday, in search of items missing from the game. Teases from designer Edmund McMillen suggested it was an elaborate, totally ridiculous mystery for players to solve. The reality is far more mundane: it was a joke, while the developer worked on a patch.
I think this qualifies as a pretty good easter egg. It’s a hidden message in the PC version of Trails in the Sky SC, which came out last week after four and a half years of localization hell. Poor guys.
Steam has added a new ‘item store’ feature. Now, in addition to the player-driven community market, developers can run their own stores (where they set their own fixed prices). Rust is the first game to take advantage, and they’re undercutting some community prices. Hmmm. I’m interested to see how this shakes out.
For me, going into an RPG like Fallout always means spending hours agonizing over every single stat. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, however, I can now start that meticulous process before the game is actually in my hands.
Undertale has finally hit the bigtime. The hilarious, sometimes moving RPG led one gamer’s concerned parent to call popular Christian news program The 700 Club for advice. They said their daughter was obsessed with a hoodie-wearing skeleton. Rev Robertson urged them to get their daughter into less “evil” video games.
Steam is a howling vortex of games both brilliant and terrible. Steam curators were supposed to be part of an effort to cut down on the chaos. I can’t help but feel like the system failed.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth was supposed to add at least 120 items to the tough-as-nails roguelike. Players have only found 74. This prompted claims McMillen had lied, but it seems they’re merely...hidden. Fans are ripping the game apart to find the truth, even going so far as to read the Bible for hints.
Cibele, a new PC game released earlier this week, might just be the most honest game about sex on Steam right now.
New Vegas’ Beatrix Russell and an Enclave goon have one week left until Fallout 4. They will be spending it like a lot of other folks: waiting at the bar.
I’ve always considered myself to be a particular sort of gamer: the kind who loves the stories they weave above all else, and the characters who carry them. But I discovered something about myself recently—I can just as easily love gameplay too. Thanks for opening my eyes, Nova-111.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has proven to be a hit, selling five million copies worldwide. According to today’s Nikkei, the Tokyo-based fitness company has began internal talks about the next Metal Gear title.
Retro RTS fans, take note: the African Kingdoms expansion for Age of Empires II HD hits at the end of the week. Here’s what that’ll entail.
Beware, law-abiding citizens. Terrorism has a deadly new weapon: the door.
I’ve only scratched the surface of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, the latest expansion to Edmund McMillen’s popular roguelike, but I already know what might keep me coming back: the fantastic addition of a daily challenge mode.
Jäsøn is an episodic movie series that just popped up on Steam. Or at least, it claims to be. It’s in Early Access, which for now means words on digital paper. For sale. For actual money.
One day in March of last year, video game writer Andrew Dice wrote out a check for all of his company’s money. He stuck it in the doorframe at his business partner’s apartment in Portland, Oregon, then went back to his own place. (They live in the same complex.) He closed all the windows. Then, as he tells it, he laid…
Fallout 4 does not officially release until November 10th...but the internet is already crawling with new, never-before-seen images and footage of the game.
Following last week’s re-release of a game still broken for many players, Warner Bros. is now offering full refunds on Steam copies of Batman: Arkham Knight until the end of the year. Everyone who purchased a copy should take advantage.
People don’t just like Undertale; they love it. This game is personal for them. It’s personal for me, too.