Aaron Giddings

Aaron is proof that while you can take a developer out of the game industry, it's much harder to take the game industry out of a developer. When not at his day job, Aaron enjoys teaching Axis & Allies to his kids, writing sci-fi stories, playing classic space sims on Twitch, and riding around the American Midwest on his Harley.

Backlog Burndown #25 – Army Gals

Greetings Backloggers! After saving most of Earth’s chicks last week as Duke Nukem, the perfect follow-on would be a visual novel about being lost in the forest with three beautiful girls, right? These delinquents need saving, both from their various situations, and from the woods, so there’s commonality there. Okay, maybe Dharker Studio’s Army Gals wasn’t the most logical palette cleanser from Du...[Read More]

Square Enix Collective Releases Anime Adventure Game Tokyo Dark on Steam

This one’s been a long time coming. Originally Kickstarted in May 2015, Cherrimochi’s Tokyo Dark is out now on Steam! Featuring an anime art style and a dark take on the point-and-click adventure genre, Tokyo Dark promises a unique spin on what has generally been a more light-hearted genre.

Backlog Burndown #24: Duke Nukem Forever and Ever

Greetings Backloggers! Welcome back from summer vacation. The Burndown spent the summer trying to get a tan, and then a lot more of the summer hiding away from the evil glowing sky orb while recovering from sunburns inflicted upon its poor, pale body. At least I had time to finish a few games!

Gamescom 2017: Ubisoft’s The Crew 2 Gets Release Date

Today at Gamescom, Ubisoft announced a release date for The Crew 2, along with a variety of pre-order offers. Also released was a multi-vehicle gameplay trailer, and some additional details for how integrating cars, motorcycles, boats, and planes is going to work out.

Microsoft Announces Age of Empires IV

It’s back! After more than twelve years, a new Age of Empires game is coming! Today, Microsoft announced that Relic Entertainment, developers of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War RTS series, will be working on bringing Age of Empires IV to PCs!

NEOGEO Classic Aero Fighters 2 Returns

Remember arcades in the ’90s? Filled with great fighting games like Mortal Combat and Street Fighter II; Rush and Cruisin’ USA racing rigs off to one side, and most of the time, a big red NEOGEO cabinet somewhere semi-prominent, loaded with variety of fighters, a puzzle game or two, and maybe a Metal Slug or Aero Fighters game.

Free Neverwinter Mount! We’re Not Lion!

Perfect Worlds is celebrating the release of the latest Neverwinter expansion – Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation with a mount giveaway! No, we’re not lying, there’s a code for a free Ash Tribal Lion player mount at the end of this!

Ambition: A Minuet in Power Announced

Peanut butter and chocolate. Ice cream and summer evenings. Motorcycles and twisty roads. All great things that go great together. How about Roguelikes and dating sims? That’s exactly what newly founded indie studio Joy Manufacturing Co. aims to accomplish with their debut title Ambition: A Minuet in Power.

505 Games Partners with Flat Earth Games to Publish Objects in Space

Publisher 505 Games has announced a partnership with Sydney-based indie developer Flat Earth Games to bring their retro open-world stealth-action space game Objects in Space to PC, Mac, and Linux in 2018. Objects in Space was the winner of the PAX Australia Indie Showcase, and also an alt.ctrl GDC finalist.

GIGANTIC Airship Supply Drop Giveaway!

Since its launch on Steam, a bunch of us here at Marooners’ Rock have been playing a ton of Gigantic, Motiga’s new free-to-play strategic hero shooter. And now we’ve teamed up with Motiga and publisher Perfect World to give everyone a leg up on the competition!

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Futurama World of Tomorrow Review (iOS, Android)

Futurama really should have gotten more seasons. Even as the Simpsons train continues on with no end in sight, Futurama fans just count ourselves lucky that we got a few extra seasons courtesy of Comedy Central. Thus the announcement of a new Futurama game, one featuring much of the original voice cast and writes, came as a welcome surprise.

The Great Western Express Arrives in Train Sim World

Dovetail games announces that next expansion of their next-generation train simulator – Train Sim World – will be Britain’s Great Western Express, and its iconic HST (High Speed Train) will open up a whole new continent to the Train Sim World community.

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