By Dale Weir on June 6, 2012 - 9:55am.
Extra Credit looks at the latest gaming trend: crowdfunding. It's not quite a household term but going by Twitter, press releases and gaming news coverage in general, it's getting there. Crowdfunding takes money from ordinary people in exchange for, say, a copy of the game or seeing a digital version of that person somewhere in the game. Right now Kickstarter is the company on everyone's lips but it isn't the only game in town. IndieGoGo, RocketHub, ulule and the newly formed Gambitious are all out there trying to help someone create that sequel to TIE Fighter or Star Tropics.
By Dylan Collins on June 4, 2012 - 4:32pm.
On this episode we examine the state of Portable Games. Brad also brings Dragon's Dogma to the table, and Mike and Chi weigh in on Max Payne 3. This episode also features what is surely the greatest Thumbs up, thumbs down of all time! With Dylan Collins, Chi Kong Lui, Brad "Bromance" Gallaway, Mike Bracken and special guest Michael Cunningham.
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By John Vanderhoef on May 31, 2012 - 1:52pm.
HIGH Dozens and dozens of levels.
LOW Game pacing controlled by scroll of the screen.
WTF The design of the villain. Seriously.
By John Vanderhoef on May 22, 2012 - 10:29pm.
Finding Shapes in Chaos...
HIGH Fast-paced, yet simple tile-based mechanics.
LOW A lot of the game boils down to waiting for the right piece.
WTF The main character is a strange mix between Harry Potter and The Riddler.
By Dale Weir on May 22, 2012 - 9:22pm.
Once again, the guys at Extra Credits go through some games that caught their eye but may have flown under everyone else's radar. Some obvious ones make the list like Dungeon Defenders and Recettear, but they also include some lesser known releases like Dear Esther, The Dark Meadow and Xotic to name a few. Check out the video to see they mentioned one of your under the radar releases.
By Brad Gallaway on May 19, 2012 - 5:16pm.
Straight Outta Innsmouth
HIGH Having an unbelievable streak of luck and finally sealing Cthulhu away.
LOW Needing just one more glyph and repeatedly being denied.
WTF Getting "+3 Doom" four times in a row for a speedy WTF Game Over.
By Brad Gallaway on May 16, 2012 - 10:18pm.
Three Slices Through the Same Exquisite Corpse
HIGH Tense and significant story-based choices.
LOW Not knowing whether I was stuck or just waiting for the plot to progress.
WTF The way to break a window "silently." Also, batteries.
By Sparky Clarkson on May 9, 2012 - 7:53am.
The simple truth is that if you spend your time at PAX waiting around in line for a demo you'll play on Xbox Live in a few months anyway, you are a chump. There are so many awesome games from smaller publishers and indies on the floor that you might not get exposed to anywhere else. So, if you were being a linefool, here's some of what you missed.
By Brad Gallaway on May 9, 2012 - 7:46am.
The Slow-moving Runaway Choo-choo Train of Deadly Death
HIGH Bringing maxed-out missile launchers to bear on the enemy.
LOW Waiting one second too long to change course and getting mulched.
WTF It's never explained why your forces can't slow or stop. No brakes?
By Sparky Clarkson on May 7, 2012 - 8:05pm.
The convention's stealthy aspect kicked off with a great panel on the subject featuring Nels Anderson, Andy Schatz, and Dan Silvers, chaired by Matthew Weise, also featuring the con's largest single-room concentration of guys in suits.
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