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  • ThumbnailAdventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a top down action-adventure game for the 3DS/2DS, Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. This review will focus on the 3DS/2DS version, however apart from the difference […]

  • ThumbnailSilence of the Sheep is 2D survival horror puzzle game on Steam for PC. It was created by Jesse Makkonen. You play as Jacob Reeves who must escape from a mysterious motel which is full of terrifying creatures, and […]

  • ThumbnailQ.U.B.E Director’s Cut (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first person puzzle platformer for PC. It was developed by Toxic Games. The simplistic way to describe Q.U.B.E would be to call it a Portal […]

  • ThumbnailHatoful Boyfriend is a visual novel pigeon dating sim. Yes you read that correctly its a pigeon dating sim. You play as Hiyoko Tosaka a human teenage cave girl who goes to school at a Japanese pigeon only high […]

  • ThumbnailHeroes of the Revolution is a turn based strategy game for IOS. Developed by GamerNationX, Heroes of the Revolution is set during the 1953 – 1959 Cuban Revolution.

    The objective of the game is to take command […]

  • ThumbnailWar Thunder is a free to play massively multiplayer online game for the PC and PS4. Developed by Gaijin Entertainment, it started off as a World War 2 air combat game, but has recently added tank combat, which […]

  • ThumbnailBlockstorm is voxel based first person shooter for the PC, Mac, and Linux. Developed by Ghostshark games, Blockstorm combines the game mechanics of Minecraft with the game play of the classic Quake Deathmatch. The […]

  • The Golf Club is a golf simulation game that has been released on Steams Early Access. It’s currently being developed by HB Studios. Even though it is in Early Access it shows a lot of promise, and even in this early stage has enough content to keep most golf game enthusiasts happy.

    2014-05-28_00003The controls are great if you are using a Xbox 360 pad, but is almost unplayable if using a mouse and keyboard. It seems like the game was built exclusively for consoles and someone added in PC support at the last-minute. The game controls similarly to the Tigers Woods game when using a Xbox 360 pad. You use the left thumbstick to aim your swing and use the right thumbstick to take your shot. Unlike Tiger Woods there are no power shots or aim assists. You have to rely only on your own experience, judging each swing. This might seem daunting at first but after a few rounds of golf it becomes easy enough to judge how far to pull back thumbstick, and how fast to push it forwards. The mouse controls are horrendous. Instead of making dedicated mouse control scheme such as the simple 3 mouse click controls (1st starts swing, 2nd sets swings power, 3rd swing accuracy) they seem to have just map the control pad control scheme to use the mouse and keyboard. This means instead of the thumbstick you need to pull back your mouse and then quickly push it forwards. The method rarely works and results in a lot of missed swings and over powered swings.

    The game comes with a good selection of “official courses” built by the developers. However the game also comes with a course creator that allows players to build their own courses and publish them for other players to play on. The course creator itself is really just a random course generator where the player can alter the parameters such as hill height and the volume of water on the course. Its simple right now but it allows users to quickly create a new course and start playing on it in seconds.

    TGC_01Graphically the game looks really good. Its full of small details like having individual blades of grass. Instead of having the courses looking like they haven’t been played on each one is full of wear and tear that any one who plays golf for real will recognise. There are repaired divots, puddles, and even greens with scared surfaces that show wear and tear as well as where the previous position of the pin used to be. There are much more types of imperfection in the game and they all add up to make the game feel authentic. The graphics come at a price though as the game needs a really powerful PC to run at a decent level. This preview was done using a PC with a Geforce GTX 660 and Intel i7 and the game barely ran above 30fps. It also requires DirectX 11 which will further limit the number of people able to play it on their machine.

    2014-05-28_00015The sound in the game is a mixed bag. There’s not much sound in a real golf course. There’s the sound of birds, golf balls being struck and landing, and frequent cursing when everything goes wrong. The game does most of these well. It sounds like being at a golf course early in the morning when its quiet. They do leave out the cursing, relying on the player to provide that! If taking a bad shot doesn’t make you swear then the commentator will. I’m still hoping he is just a placeholder due to early access because he can be only described as a condescending arrogant prick! It’s not just the “oh well that was poor” remarks, but the contempt behind them. It’s as if he thinks you’re not worthy of his time. The first thing to do when starting up this game is to mute him.

    The annoying commentator aside, The Golf Club is looking to be a promising alternative to the Tiger Woods series. If you enjoy golf games, and have a Xbox 360 pad connected to a powerful enough PC then this game is worth playing even in early access. It’s still missing some content such as multiplayer and a usable mouse control scheme, but the random course creator as well as user-created maps will keep you busy until they are added.

  • I enjoyed playing (and winning) it yesterday. It was really quick and easy to pickup and play.


    due 16th Dec

    Darkout is survival horror mine and build em’up for the PC. It is basically a combination of Terraria, the movie Pitch Black, and a pinch of Metroid. You play as a […]

  • 5) Grand Theft Auto V / Online
    This is the safe choice as almost everyone who has played it will have this on their list. GTA V has the same rampaging fun as the other GTA games, as well as the thrill of pulling […]

  • ThumbnailNihilumbra is a 2D puzzle platformer developed Beautifun Games for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The simplest way to describe this game is that it’s like a 2D version of Portal 2 without the portal gun. Though its much […]

  • Im a sucker for games that look like ZX Spectrum games. I had a ton of fun playing this on my Android tablet. Hopefully it runs just as good on IOS.

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    War Thunder is a free to play massively multiplayer online game for the PC (also coming out for the PlayStation 4). Developed by Gaijin Entertainment, War Thunder puts you in the cockpit of to […]

  • ThumbnailGone Home is a first-person interactive story developed by the Fullbright Company for PC. The game has almost no gameplay mechanics, and the ones it does have are solely to progress the narrative of Gone Home. […]

  • ThumbnailTake on Mars is a robotic Mars mission simulator from Bohemia Interactive. The main word here is simulator. This is not a Kerbal clone. If Kerbal was a Call of Duty game then this would be an Arma game. The point […]


    Fist Puncher, developed by Team2Bit for the PC, is a retro style 2D side scrolling beat’em up. If you have played games like Double Dragon or River […]

  • ThumbnailRising Storm is a large-scale 64 player online multiplayer first person shooter for the PC. Developed by Tripwire Interactive it is the next installment in the Red Orchestra franchise. This installment once again […]

  • ThumbnailInsurgency is an online first-person team-based shooter for or Windows PC and Mac OS X. It’s the sequel to the Half-Life 2 mod also called Insurgency. The main hook of this game is it’s realistic approach. From […]

  • ThumbnailDraw Slasher, developed by Mass Creation, is a side scrolling slash’em up for the PlayStation Vita. Think fruit ninja mixed with Streets of Rage. The game stars Hanzo, a pint size ninja who has to rescue his […]

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