Since the latest changes, the new design that I’ve created, significant amount of various features has been added to the site. I simply cannot edit everything in a day, even if I was working on it all day. Therefore, I’ll post new content as well as edit the old to utilize the new features, so don’t freak out if something looks odd or out-of-place. Chances are, it will be fixed in a couple of hours since you saw it.
The demo for The Showdown Effect was released three days after the game itself came out. I think that more developers should provide demos early, as trying a product is always better than watching a gameplay video, or more so a trailer or reading a casual review. Although, this particular demo only allows you to play the single-player training mode, while the game itself is based on multi-player. [...]
In case you are wondering how March of the Eagles looks like and prefer to have your hands on a game before you purchase it, it’s your lucky day! March of the Eagles demo is available on Steam, however it is limited to Prussia single-player campaign with all the features enabled except the ability to save your game. That’s alright for a demo in my opinion, although the saving restriction is rather annoying, assuming that games last a few hours. [...]
In my opinion this press release is not worth a publication, however it contains some comments from the CEO, which is always interesting. Basically it says the same thing that was announced two weeks ago, the difference is that instead of saying “all next-gen platforms” it highlights PS4 and then mentions all next-gen platforms. [...]
March of the Eagles, another strategy game from Paradox Interactive, will be available in a few days. Strangely, the game is said to be an RTS, rather than turn-based. Other than that, it looks like it can be a great title, as it obviously has many features, including a multiplayer mode. Although March of the Eagles seems kinda limited to me – it is fixed in the Napoleonic era. [...]
Another developer went indie, this time it’s the designer of Civilization V – Jon Shafer. Along with finding a new studio called Conifer Games, he’s announced a new strategy title they have been working on quite some time now – Jon Shafer’s At The Gates. Strangely resembles Sid Meier’s Civilization V, doesn’t it? [...]
The Witcher 3 has been announced today, but only a short CGI trailer is available so far. It’s a shame, but most likely that simply means that it’s in a very early development stage at the moment. [...]
The Sims 3 already has over 10 DLC that cost at least $20, and yet one more is coming soon – Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats. If you ask me, that is too much, but on the other hand, it is a huge simulator, which basically means that there’s no limit of how much features can be added to the game. [...]
I have not player Crusader Kings 2 yet, however Rule Designer DLC sounds pretty neat. Although, it eliminates a feature that I think is an important part of Crusader Kings 2 – pre-made characters. I think so purely because knowing Paradox, they create game content in an image of real-life events, which means real-life rulers. The possibility to create your own ruler which is added by this DLC virtually destroys the nature of that. Modders, however, should absolutely love it! [...]
It seems that Mount & Musket will be released as a DLC for Mount & Blade Warband! After some googling around, it seems that Mount & Musket was an extremely popular mod for Mount and Blade Warband, which is now being remade into a DLC by a new company formed from the very same mod makers – Flying Squirrel Entertainment.
I wonder if the fans who made it will get royalties from the developers for using their idea, I think it would be only fair. However most likely the mod belongs to the developers, as it was created by using their game. That’s one of the reasons I’ve never took modding, I don’t feel comfortable when my work doesn’t belong to me… [...]