I recently joined netgalley.com after the publicist for Prophet of Bones contacted me to write a review. Since then, netgalley has been sending me some nice emails with different books to review. If you don’t know netgalley.com, it’s a site where authors can upload their books and book reviewers can download them for free, including the option to directly send manuscripts to a Kindle, which is what I do. Netgalley is really nice for independent authors looking for publicity and it provides a means for large publishing houses to provide e-format books to reviewers before the printed version is ready. For the big-name books, reviewers must request and be accepted before they can receive the book. But enough of netgalley, this review is about Protocol 7.
This gaming generation will be known for quite a few things. One of them will be the resurgence and interest in retro gaming; an idea Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft took an interest in. Gamers saw remakes, ports, and other forms of retro games from the past make it to their favorite consoles. The big question is which one of them handled retro gaming better this generation?
LucasArts is no more. That's is sad, so many great games came out of the house that George built: Grim Fandango, X Wing vs Tie Fighter and dozens more. Disney said they are keeping the LucasArts name but they are shifting from in-house development to licensing games. So what does that mean for gamers?
Dead Island Riptide is going to be a good game not because it’s going to have zombies and co-op gameplay, but because of the ongoing controversy. Remember the bikini torso that was available for pre-order, which caused some of the gaming community to get upset? The good news is if gamers still want this version of the game they can pre-order it from the UK. If gamers are more concerned about the regular pre-order bonuses, GoozerNation has a breakdown of the good, the bad, and the okay for Dead Island Riptide.
Last week I had the opportunity to beta test the Goozex Exchange. What? You haven't heard of the new Goozex Exchange yet? Well, it's back and better than ever in a whole new form. If you are one of the few remaining people on the internet that has not yet heard of the Goozex Exchange, let me explain it to you: the Goozex Exchange is a means for you to spend your points on brand new, still sealed games in an auction format. If you have points that you're looking to spend on the latest hot new games, then you have a reason to participate. The new Goozex Exchange starts today and you can find more on Goozex.com.
The original Syndicate is considered a classic in the turn-based strategy genre. Released way back in ’93, I never had the honor of playing it (turn-based action is not exactly my “thang”). Back then I was high on first-person-shooters like Doom and Quake. How ironic is it then that the reboot of Syndicate (released in early 2012) just so happens to be an FPS? I picked up the PC version recently on sale and gave it a spin.