If you’re anything like us, you’ve often lamented the fact that there aren’t more side-scrolling pixel art games about muscle-bound fish with memory problems. We’ve got some good news for you, though: Shütshimi is here to save us all. It’s a randomized side-scrolling shooter from the brains at Choice Provisions, whose track record speaks for itself. Trust us when we tell you that you will enjoy Shütshimi in ways you thought not possible.
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Fans of fast-paced frenetic action are in for a treat. Below are some additional details on the game.
If you own a PS4, have PlayStation Plus, and haven’t played Rocket League, then I have only one question for you: why do you hate having fun? The game–which is also available on Steam–is some of the purest fun I’ve had with a game in a long time. The fact that it was free for Plus members in July meant that anybody who was mildly interested in the game could give it a shot. As such, it has been downloaded over 5 million times.
While the game is extremely enjoyable, it does have a few issues that are still being worked out. I’m willing to cut developer Psyonix some slack though, as they are just a small team of 12 people. Having said that, Psyonix has heard our cries, and on Friday morning they released a patch that fixes many of the complaints the community had. I’m going to highlight the major points the patch fixed, but if you want to read the full notes, you can do so here.
Game Freak’s Tembo the Badass Elephant is a new 2D platformer about Tembo, a badass elephant living out his days on a quiet jungle island. Since badass elephants are always in high demand, Tembo gets pressed into action when an army of purple invaders takes over a peanut-shaped city and the local general concludes that a badass elephant is the only thing strong enough to stand against the mechanized army of the future. Tembo gears up with an implausibly tied Rambo bandanna and then gets airlifted in to save the day.
Did I mention that Tembo is a badass elephant? I just want to make sure that’s clear.
Her Story, slated to debut on Steam and iOS devices on June 24, is a new game from developer Sam Barlow (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in which players comb through a police video database that includes seven interviews of a British woman from 1994. The woman – played by actress Viva Seifert in full FMV (yes, I’m aware of the redundancy) – was taken in for questioning after her husband went missing under mysterious circumstances.
The gameplay is essentially Google. Players plug search terms into the database and get back video clips in which the interview subject says those words. The goal, presumably, is to piece together the mystery of what happened in 1994, giving the game a lot in common with true crime shows like Serial and cold case shows like True Detective.
The production version of the long-awaited Steam Controller from Valve has finally been revealed and is now available for pre-order.
This controller looks both familiar and strange to those of us who play with console controllers. Instead of dual analog sticks it makes use of dual trackpads designed to offer players a greater amount of precision than what they’ve come to expect from console controllers.
If you would have told me that I would be sitting here in 2015, eight years after the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, and I still wouldn’t know a single thing about Half-Life 3, I would’ve punched you right in the mouth. “Heresy!” I would’ve declared. “Our lord Gabe would not forsake us so!” But forsaken us he has. Why do we still not know anything about Half-Life 3, and can it ever live up to our expectations?
Valve has a potential problem on its hands here with Half-Life 3. I mean, this is a game that has presumably been in development for so long that it has reached Duke Nukem Forever levels of infamy. Actually, it has surpassed Duke Nukem Forever levels. Half-Life 3 has gone full meme. Never go full meme. This game has been unannounced for so long, that it has become one of the biggest jokes on the Internet. This is a problem for Valve. The long wait for any news, coupled with Half-Life 3’s confirmation becoming a popular meme, have created nearly impossible expectations for the game to meet. At this point, it feels like if Half-Life 3 isn’t the greatest game of all time, then it will be considered a failure.