Backlog Burndown #008 – Gaming Like It’s 1989

Greetings Backloggers! Welcome to 2017! Sometimes there’s no school like the old school. Games were tougher. There were no “Press A to Win The Level” prompts or “Hide here for 30 seconds to regenerate health” options. On the other hand, things like limited lives, limited continues, and unsavable progress belong in the past as artifacts of cartridges and consoles without hard drives.

Steam Winter Sale Outed To Be December 22nd!

Prepare your wallets, folks. PayPal UK has outed (leaked?) the official first day of this year’s Steam Winter Sale as December 22nd.

ARK Park Coming to VR in 2017

Today, Snail Games unveiled details regarding ARK: Park, their new virtual reality experience. More than 100 creatures from the Jurassic era and the ARK: Survival Evolved franchise will arrive in this breathtaking VR adventure in 2017.

Looking For An Easy Way To Learn Acoustic? Rocksmith has your back!

Today, Ubisoft announced that Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered will feature acoustic instrument support for the first time, allowing acoustic players to join in the fun and learn to play guitar and bass through Rocksmith, a truly fast way to learn guitar.

New Trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Ubisoft’s upcoming South Park game, the hilariously titled “The Fractured but Whole” has a new trailer today!

Rogue One: Scarif Trailer for Star Wars Battlefront Released

The fourth and final expansion pack for Star Wars Battlefront season pass holders, is set to launch next week, and DICE has today released an official trailer for the Rogue One: Scarif expansion.

Danganronpa 1&2 Reload heads to PS4 in March

NIS America announced earlier today, that the upcoming PlayStation 4 mystery adventure game, Danganronpa 1&2 Reload, would be making its way to North America and Europe in March of 2017.

Yonder Wanders to the PC and PS4 in 2017

Developer Prideful Sloth announced earlier today, that its upcoming adventure game, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, would be making its way to PC and the PlayStation 4, towards the middle part of next year.

Zotac Launches VR GO Backpack for a Less Cluttered and Freedom Packed VR Experience

Earlier in 2016 at Computex, Zotac unveiled their newest product, the VR GO Backpack. After a five month wait, the final product is ready for purchase and is a comfortable and elegant solution to the mess and headache a traditional virtual reality setup can create. This is not just a VR backpack, but also a detachable mini-PC with top of the line hardware that is smartly designed for gaming at a d...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #5: Comfort Food and Jisei

Greetings Backloggers! What’s your gaming”comfort food”? When things get weird in life, in the world, or in general, what’s your gaming answer? For me it’s driving games. Nothing like focusing your world down to extracting a few tenths of a second more from your Ring time in Forza, or rumbling around Europe building your virtual trucking empire in Euro Truck Sim 2. I&...[Read More]

Bet You Can’t Drive This – Racing With Frenemies

I recently had the opportunity to sample Can’t Drive This, a new cooperative arcade racing game from Pixel Maniacs. Can’t Drive This differentiates itself from other arcade racers by requiring two players to work together. While Player One drives a car in a standard 3rd-person viewpoint, Player Two utilizes a top-down view to lay down the track ahead of their comrade. It’s dynamic, fast-paced, and...[Read More]

Super Rad Raygun Review

Super Rad Raygun comes as a re-imagining on the indie game Rad Raygun that made rounds on the Xbox Live Indie games section of the marketplace. While Rad Raygun was a cool experiment, it lacked depth, and honestly the Xbox Indies weren’t as prominent in their placement as indie games are now. Thus, a revamp of that idea was in order for the folks at Tru Fun Entertainment, produced by both Sc...[Read More]

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