A few days ago the final episode was released in Telltale’s brilliant game adaptation of The Walking Dead series of graphic novels. I’ve had a chance to bring my own story of Lee and Clementine to a conclusion, so now seems like a great time to look back at the entire season. And what a season it was… I could regret calling this early if Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 turns out to be as good as some media are saying it will be – but for me The Walking Dead was easily the best game of 2012.Continue Reading
I’ve been planning on writing some newbie strategies for it, but haven’t had time yet. In the meantime, I found an excellent beginner’s guide you should check out on It’s Dangerous to Go Alone. Its got some great knowledge – like the splash damage patterns of the Gunner/Heavy attacks and more. Definitely worth your time.Continue Reading
Console gaming in 2012 is boring. Sorry, but its true. Sequel-itis abounds, and thus creative new experiences are few and far between. This is probably caused by a whole variety of factors, but the most obvious is the 7+ year age of this console generation.
Due to Sony and Microsoft’s hesitance to start the next-gen, PC gaming has really risen to the forefront in 2012. In addition to the technical and graphical advantages to playing PC games over console – there is simply a much better variety of gaming experiences available on PC. Stuff like Amnesia, Legend of Grimrock, Lone Survivor, Gemini Rue, Machinarium, Diablo 3 and so much more. Add on to that PC-only F2P games like Blacklight, League of Legends and Tribes and the difference is pretty stark.
Regardless of this, the trump card of console gaming has always been price. Purchasing a console for $250 that does not need upgrading is considered a huge advantage over the money required to get a decent gaming PC running. But here is the thing – that simply is not true anymore. Console gaming is more expensive than PC gaming. Read on for the comparison!Continue Reading
So the Summer Steam Sale is over. Thank god… With all the new ‘flash’ sales, it was enough to drive a borderline-OCD gamer like me insane! I did exercise some restraint though, amazingly. My final tally is $80.95 for ten games. Let’s have a quick look through, shall we, and see which games were sweet deals and which might be regrettable purchases.Continue Reading
If you’ve been wondering whether I’ve disappeared or not – fear not! I’ve just become a father, that’ s all. Eva Marie Janzen was born March 15th, 2012 and its been a crazy ride since then. My free time is rather slim at the moment. Still, GameThought will live on, hopefully with more frequent updates coming soon.
But this article isn’t about me, its about the new Indie Game Music Bundle 3 released by gamemusicbundle.com. This bundle featured 5 albums sold for ‘name your price, and a further 15(!) albums if you paid a minimum price of $10. Bundles like this can be overwhelming, but are also a great way to discover new artists – which I have certainly done. The album Fastfall by Lifeformed is absolutely amazing and was worth my purchase price all by itself. Before I get any farther, you should start listening to it right now. I’ve embedded the album on Bandcamp below.Continue Reading
App Store Link: Hero Academy, Free
Awhile back I posted about Hero Academy by Robot Entertainment, a really great iOS multiplayer strategy game. Well, as of yesterday Hero Academy is that much better with its brand new 1.2 update. Click the link for full details, but here are the main updates:
- Hero Academy is now a universal app with iPad support!
- New team available: the Tribe! Led by fearless chieftains, the Tribe is relentless in its pursuit of victory!
- New FREE Tribe-themed playfield featuring Barbed Crystals and Magic Resist premium squares!
Read on for more update goodness.Continue Reading
This is the final diary entry in the WoW Me series detailing my experiences in the first 20 levels in the Starter Edition of World of Warcraft. You might want to go back and check out the previous days before starting on this one. If not, just read on!
The first thing you’ll probably noticed is that this diary is condensed from two different days. There is a good reason for that – Day 3 was fucking boring, and just writing about that would make for a crap article. So I’ve wrapped up that day with Day 4, where I finally get a chance to delve into WoWs dungeons! Its about time, eh?
Read on for the final chapter of WoW Me!Continue Reading
Flogalish the Undead Rogue and myself are back to relate some experiences from day two of WoW Me – my World of Warcraft Starter Edition trial diary. In case you missed the first day and intro pieces for WoW Me (go back and read ‘em, I’ll wait!), the gist of it is that I’m looking to explore what makes WoW so compelling – from the perspective of a MMO newbie.
Keep reading for Flogalish’s first PVP experience and more!Continue Reading
Pinball is a game that I’ve never felt has translated well to video form. Part of it is the visceral, physical experience of a good pinball table – the other part is the form factor or aspect ratio of a pinball table (which is much taller than it is wide). While in the last few years video pinball has come a long way in terms of realistic physics, there is still the aspect ratio issue. Most of us play games on a widescreen monitor or TV which is the exact opposite of what is best for video pinball! Is pinball best left to the real arcades? Well, not anymore. Video pinball has launched a renaissance on iOS. With Zen Pinball, and now Pinball Arcade as well (which I hope to try soon), iOS gamers are now spoiled for choice to get their pinball fix.
Keep reading for the Zen Pinball table buyer’s guide!Continue Reading
Welcome to Day 1 of WoW Me. In case you didn’t read the intro article – this is a diary that follows me exploring Azeroth through the World of Warcraft Starter Edition. Will I become an unrepentant MMO addict? Or just bored of the grind? Only one way to find out!
Read on and let’s begin the quest!Continue Reading