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Slow download speeds on PS4? Try this

Slow download speeds on PS4? Try this

Nov 29, 2014

You might have noticed that when downloading content from the PSN store or Xbox Live marketplace downloads can sometimes be really slow. Even when connecting a LAN (Network) cable to your console, downloads still stay pretty slow so the conclusion there is that it might not have anything to do with your WiFi network or network at all. However, there is a chance that the slow...

Best of Steam Greenlight (June 2013)

Best of Steam Greenlight (June 2013)

Jun 26, 2013

By now every gamer is familiar with Steam Greenlight, Valve’s voting system that allows developers to submit their game to the community for approval where if the Steam community overvotes a title then this is being added to the Steam catalogue. In Greenlight you will find games for PC and Mac, single-player, multi-player, and cross-platform multiplayer games in a number...

7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on

7 Kickstarter projects to keep an eye on

May 31, 2013

Launched in 2009 Kickstarter has funded over 100,000 launched projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. The company also noted that of those, 43.96 percent have been funded successfully. Not bad for such a young service. Kickstarter does not only serve as a method of financing for developers, but it is also a...

Ludum Dare 26: The winners

Ludum Dare 26: The winners

May 22, 2013

Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s a 48 hour solo competition that challenges game developers to create a game centered around a core theme that is selected through a series of community votes. Ludum Dare 26, once again attracted developers from all sides...

Ludum Dare 26 Preview

Ludum Dare 26 Preview

Apr 29, 2013

Ludum Dare the recurring competition where you’re encouraged to make a game from scratch in 48 hours, happened again this weekend. The latest competition was the 26th and was held from the 26th of April until the 29th and the theme these talented developers had to illustrate in their efforts was Minimalism. The accelerated game development event has just finished collecting games...

LucasArts 1982-2013

LucasArts 1982-2013

Apr 24, 2013

When on October 30, 2012, LucasArts was acquired by The Walt Disney Company through the acquisition of its parent company Lucasfilm in a deal for $4.05 billion, many industry insiders predicted that this was the beginning of the end for the innovative game developer. This happened on April 3, 2013, when Disney confirmed that LucasArts would cease to operate as a video game...

IGF 2013 Preview

IGF 2013 Preview

Feb 1, 2013

Back in 1998 UBM TechWeb established the Independent Games Festival in order to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers. Since the IGF launch there have been many major IGF prize winners that have gone on to much larger exposure, garnering increased distribution, a bigger profile, and getting lots more gamers playing their...

5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on

5 Kickstarter games you should keep an eye on

Jan 24, 2013

Launched in 2008 Kickstarter has funded more than 26,000 creative projects ranging from indie films, music and comics to journalism, and what interests us the most, video games. In the Kickstarter model, supporters of a project decide how much money they want to pledge and receive different levels of perks in return. Many people heard of Kickstarter when the recent success of the...

Ludum Dare 25: The winners

Ludum Dare 25: The winners

Jan 14, 2013

Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. The latest competition was the 25th , and was held from December 14th until the17th, 2012. Ludum Dare 25, once again attracted developers from all sides of the industry, students, hobbyists, industry professionals from many well respected game studios, as well as many...

Best of Steam Greenlight

Best of Steam Greenlight

Nov 19, 2012

Announced in July Steam Greenlight is the new voting system that allows developers to submit their game to the community for approval where if the Steam community overvotes a title then this is being added to the Steam catalogue. The Steam Greenlight website provides a forum space for fans to voice opinions about particular games, or the Greenlight process. Just like any game on...

Dark Matter: Interview with InterWave

Dark Matter: Interview with InterWave

Oct 23, 2012

InterWave is a gaming developer studio based in Sittard, The Netherlands, who after their critical acclaimed FPS/RTS Nuclear Dawn, are working hard on their second major project titled Dark Matter, a 2.5D survival horror game inspired by Metroid, Castlevania, Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Interwave have made significant progress with Dark Matter so far, and they recently...

7 indie games for your iPhone

7 indie games for your iPhone

Oct 1, 2012

While there is a huge number of AAA console-like games which you can play in your iPhone, the App Store gaming scene wouldn’t be half (or even quarter) as vibrant as it is today, if it wasn’t for the games talented individuals and small development teams have created. Their way into the App Store over the last year have found acclaimed indie titles, like Zeboyd’s...

Bundle the indie way

Bundle the indie way

Sep 17, 2012

A year in the gaming industry is a life in terms of human years. After that period a game’s sales start to decrease, which may not a big problem if you are EA, Activision, or Sega, but it is if you are a small indie developer. What gave the kiss of life to many struggling indie developers was the promotion of Indie Bundles, an experimental movement where a gamer pays a...

Online Retailers Expose

Online Retailers Expose

Aug 31, 2012

Over the last few years, online video game stores have become a huge force in gaming and you don’t need to leave the house to get video games, or spend hours online searching a decent Web-based casual game. Whether you are a PC, a Mac or a Linux owner you can get hundreds and thousands of new, full games over with a touch of a button. The services are free, and they often have...

Ludum Dare 24 Preview

Ludum Dare 24 Preview

Aug 27, 2012

Ludum Dare (to give a game in Latin) was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April 2002. Since then the accelerated game development competition has run more than 20 regular Events, dozens of practice competitions, collectively creating thousands of games in just a weekend each. The latest competition was the 24th and was held from the 24th of August until...

Interview: Shadow Remnants, Kickstarter funded turn-based tactical RPG

Interview: Shadow Remnants, Kickstarter funded turn-based tactical RPG

Aug 7, 2012

Shorebound Studios is a small indie studio based in Atlanta, GA, who are working hard on their first project titled Shadow Remnants, a turn-based tactical role-playing game for the PC that aims to reignite the excitement that these games brought us. In Shadow Remnants players will travel through the fantasy world of Avatia, battle against the tides of corruption to uncover an...

Streaming Media with DLNA

Streaming Media with DLNA

Jul 18, 2012

These days we all have lots of devices in our home that are connected to the internet. From a connected smart TV to a Console, and from mobile phones like Android and iOS based devices to a simple hi-fi set, they are all connected. Although many manufacturers tried to make their devices compatible so you could for example stream a youtube video from your phone to the TV, it still...