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.

Full Classic Roster for F1 2017 Revealed

Codemasters has finally pulled the wraps off of the last four cars in its classic list for the upcoming F1 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! The addition of four classic McLarens (although “classic” may be stretching the point a bit in at least one case) brings the total roster of previous season F1 cars to twelve.

Aksys Games Brings Drive Girls to North American PS Vita

As a racing game fan, I’m always on the lookout for fresh takes on the standard driving formula. Aksys Games is definitely bringing something different to North America with a localized version of Japanese PS Vita title Drive Girls, scheduled to release on September 8th.

NASCAR Heat 2 First Official Gameplay Trailer Released

It’s not the green flag yet, but you could call this the qualifying laps: the first gameplay trailer for NASCAR Heat 2 has been released by 704Games! The trailer shows off the variety of tracks and cars that players can expect, while also calling out some of the major multiplayer features.

Backlog Burndown #23 – X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter 

Greetings Backloggers! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Summer vacation has hit hard, and with it, backlog progress has largely ground to a halt. There is one game that I’ve finally finished, however, and that would be the late ’90s classic Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter – Balance of Power!

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Everspace Review (Xbox One)

I had made it to Sector 2 with seconds to spare, a wave of alien fighters hot on my tail. I’d lost my pursuers in the jump, but with failing life support and a hull damaged in more places than I cared to count, I was in serious need of repairs. A derelict shipwreck promised a chance for the materials I needed to fix my damaged ship, but that’s when a scavenger and two drone fighters ju...[Read More]

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame Hits PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Time to get dirty! MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame gets the green flag on June 20, 2017 to bring some serious off-road dirt bike action to consoles and PCs. There aren’t a lot of motorcycle racing games around (there aren’t even a lot of recent racing games outside of The Crew that even include motorcycles) so it’s always nice to see a new two-wheeled contender join the ranks.

Symphonic Rain HD Remaster Arrives on Steam

There aren’t very many games that combine the visual novel and music genres. One of the best from the early 2000s was Symphonic Rain, which just got a remaster and Steam release! Featuring visuals remastered by the original character artist Siro, and with an official English translation, this HD translation is one fans of visual novels won’t want to miss.

The Crew 2 Open World Racing Announced at E3

Among their slate of new games announced at 2017’s E3, Ubisoft introduced The Crew 2, sequel to 2015’s The Crew. Featuring a fully redesigned map of the United States, The Crew 2 builds on the experiences of the first game, while adding boats and aircraft to the mix of cars, motorcycles, and trucks.

704Games Announces Additional Racing Series for NASCAR Heat 2

704Games announced today that NASCAR Heat 2 will not only feature the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, but also the NASCAR XFINITY Series™ and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ vehicles and tracks.

EVERSPACE Launches for PC and Xbox One

ROCKFISH Games announces that their hybrid roguelike/space shooter EVERSPACE has officially launched. After hitting Steam Early Access and Microsoft Game Preview in September 2016, the v1.0 game is now open, and available on Steam, GoG.com, Xbox One, and the Windows 10 Store.

Happy Wars Announces Biggest Battle Ever with World Alliance Mode

Toylogic, developer of the Happy Wars game announced the start of their biggest battle event ever, with the introduction of the new World Alliance mode for Happy Wars. Taking place across all three platforms where Happy Wars is available, this challenge calls on all players to unite around a single goal: defeating all Bosses.

ARK: Survival Evolved Update Brings New Music, Creatures, and Gear to Xbox One and PS4

Popular dinosaur-survival game Ark: Survival Evolved received a new update from developer Studio Wildcard introducing some new gear. The news also includes four new creatures, new music tracks, additional player character hair customization options, and a revised volcano. Other updates include adding full console-style gamepad functionality to the Steam version of the game, a welcome addition for ...[Read More]

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