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Backlog Burndown #009 – Holiday Hangover

Greetings Backloggers! I hope everyone had a good holiday season. My backlog may have taken a bit of a wrong turn thanks to the Steam Sale, but it’s a new year, and a new chance to get on track. I’m not much for official New Year’s Resolutions, since those are far too often derailed almost before they’re begun, but I do believe in building on success, or at the very least, working on improving whe...[Read More]

Backlog Burndown #007 – Episodic Gain, Old School Pain

Greetings Backloggers! Welcome to column 007, where if I were planning better, I would have gone and played one of the various James Bond games lurking in my backlog. Instead, I set out with a plan to knock out a seemingly easy SEGA classic that’s been in my backlog in one form or another since picking up Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for my PS3 back in 2009.

Electronic Arts and Real Racing 3 Announce Formula E Partnership

Yesterday, EA announced a new partnership between Real Racing 3, their award-winning mobile racing franchise developed by Firemonkeys Studio, and the FIA Formula E Championship.

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]

The Escapists 2 Reveal Trailer Released

At TwitchCon 2016, Team17 and Mouldy Toof officially announced the upcoming release of The Escapists 2, the sequel to the 2015 hit game The Escapists, by releasing their official reveal trailer.

Sundered, the New Game by Thunder Lotus, Announced Today

Thunder Lotus Games released Jotun almost exactly one year ago, and its hand-drawn animation, bad-ass female Viking protagonist, and deep attention to Norse mythology gained them a solid fan base from the Kickstarter to the current Valhalla Edition. Now they’re back with the highly-anticipated sophomore effort, entitled Sundered. This announcement comes just before TwitchCon 2016, where thou...[Read More]

Steam Changes Review Scores, Disregards Non-Steam Purchases

On September 12, Steam shook things up again in the store in an attempt to address “scam” reviews that have been clogging up the pipeline and providing what are considered fraudulent review scores for video games.

The Metronomicon Release Date Announced

Here at Marooners’ Rock, we’ve already shown everyone the latest hands-on preview for The Metronomicon, a highly-anticipated rhythm RPG from Puuba and Kasedo Games. We’ve known for a while that the release date is sometime in September, but it’s finally been set in stone: September 29.

Square Enix Releases New World of Final Fantasy Screenshots

World of Final Fantasy, the upcoming title from Square Enix, and the next in the beloved Final Fantasy series, has some new screenshots for its eager fans.

The Culling Preview

Long ago, in a game publication far, far away, I wrote a preview of a game called The Forest. I had vivid flashbacks to aspects of that particular experience while playing The Culling. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; there are, however, a lot of similarities between the two, ignoring, of course, the battle royale survival vs. the defensive survival. As with the former, I am taking thi...[Read More]

SGDQ 2016 Runner Spotlight: HALFCOORDINATED

Every Games Done Quick event has a few standout runs that get massive response from everyone watching. It became pretty clear early in the week that halfcoordinated’s Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight run was going to be one of those standout moments. Right off the bat his run was on the insane level difficulty, which dramatically increases the skill level required to even beat the game let al...[Read More]

Erin’s PAX East 2016 Highlights

2016 marked my second attendance of PAX East, and this type of expo in general. Year two was definitely a different experience from year one, in that I spent more time exploring on my own instead of just waiting for Andrew to finish appointments. I also attended several appointments with Andrew in order to get a better feel for how to represent Marooner’s Rock when speaking with developers. Here a...[Read More]

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