When it comes to games I’m always on the lookout for a one that may or may not kick my ass as I play it. One game I’ve been playing lately has been the game Sanctum 2, which you can find on Xbox Live and Steam. If you have ever wanted a game that was part first person shooter and tower defense, then Sanctum 2 is the game for you! I can state now this is an addicting game to play whether you’re alone or have friends online playing as well. The amount of time I’ve put into this game is quite crazy, and I haven’t even beaten the final level yet. It has me trying to think up new ways to stall the enemies as they try to reach their goal. Of course by the time they get half way most are dead unless they’ve been super charged to totally kick my ass. Read the full story
I don’t really know anyone who dislikes a good heist movie. From classic con jobs like The Sting and the Ocean films to a more direct robbery like Heat, there’s always a great sense of camaraderie, clever calculation, and conflict that draws people in. There have been few attempts to translate this popular genre into video games, but Overkill Software has started to make a name for themselves doing just that. Their 2011 title, PAYDAY: The Heist, was met with mixed reviews; the concept was solid, but there were bugs that kept the game from being great. It did well enough, however, to justify a sequel. PAYDAY 2 takes what Overkill started building with The Heist and improved, like a good sequel should. Read the full story
Are you looking forward to creating your character in Saints Row IV? Well you can get started as of today creating your custom character (mine looks like a total bad-ass with pictures to come via my Twitter). After doing so you’ll be able to import the creation to your game once it has been released. Now you may be asking yourself, where do I go to download said program?
First you can simply click here, and you’ll be taken to the Xbox.com page to download said item. If you don’t want to do that you can look for the Saints Row IV page on Xbox.com and download that way. If you’re a PC gamer I’ve heard that if you load up Steam, and visit (http://store.steampowered.com/app/242590/) or you can simply search Saints Row IV to find it as well. In the meantime get downloading and share your creations with @Marooner_Rock on Twitter. We’d love to see what awesome looks you come up with.
There were pros and cons to attending the school where my father taught. The biggest con, of course, was that all of my other teachers knew where to find one of my parents immediately and conveniently. The pros, in my opinion, outweighed the cons. I had an on-site ATM for lunch and vending machine money. I had a ride to and from school every day. Most importantly, my dad was friends with the computer lab teacher. This meant that during lunch, after school, and even during some class periods, I was able to subvert the networked computer lab for my own dastardly purposes. More often than not, that meant playing LAN games of Rise of the Triad with a group of friends. Read the full story
When it comes to shooters, I’m a huge fan! Now, I want you to sit back and think of a game in which you and four friends team up against the onslaught of Hell. What’s the goal? Simply kill the waves of enemies and get the next area, which may or may not be a boss. Anyways, recently Atlus released the game God Mode on Xbox Live and I’ve been putting in a lot of time with friends. I can’t help but enjoy games that keep me and friends busy, but take note not all games are that good. Read the full story
What do space bears and spaceships have in common? I’m not quite sure but they both appear in Iceberg Interactive’s 4X space-strategy game StarDrive. In this game you’ll be able to explore, expand, exploit and exterminate to your heart’s content. You will be defending your own territory against those who would take it. You can either use diplomacy or brute force in your campaign. You can design your ship to your liking by deciding where to place your ship modules. You can also maneuver your ship during battle and hide behind a friendly ship if you’re in need of cover. Read the full story
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was developed by a Hungarian development studio, NeocoreGames. This action RPG is about the adventures of Abraham Van Helsing’s son. Abraham Van Helsing is from Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula. He was a vampire hunter, monster hunter, and archenemy of Dracula. The game is set in 19th century Europe in a fictional place called Borgova. Van Helsing follows in his father’s footsteps alongside a ghostly companion who goes by the name of Lady Katarina. Read the full story
I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There are a lot of things that, honestly, I appreciate now simply out of nostalgia and fond memory, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles receive my sincere appreciation. Has the franchise missed a few steps over the decades? Unfortunately, yes. However, when the Turtles hit right, they’re phenomenal, which is why I have high hopes for what Activision has announced today: a new TMNT game for digital download. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be available this summer on XBLA, PSN, and Steam. Read the full story
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to RiseUp44, Romain Braussen, Antonio Leon, Hanamichi Sakuragi, and Michael Zurring!
Just a couple of months ago, Bethesda released a game that has received multiple game of the year awards from various outlets: Dishonored. Let me give you one of my positive review comments about the game: “I shot a dude’s head off with a crossbow and found his severed head on a wall behind him, held up by my crossbow bolt (with a slow-mo kill cam giving me a close-up of the decapitation).” It’s a fantastic title, deserving of its accolades. If you haven’t had the chance to play yet, I highly recommend it. On that note, we do have five Steam codes for Dishonored’s newest DLC, Dunwall City Trials, which brings players ten challenge maps with various parameters. Read the full story
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to Alexandr Popov, GaryYam, Getsuga_Tensho, Stefan Vasilev, and Kyle A!
Did you know that there was a game out there that would let you play in a multiplayer deathmatch as a dinosaur? Well, there is, and it’s called Primal Carnage. Play as the first-person perspective Mercenaries, or as the third-person perspective Dinosaurs, in a team deathmatch gameplay arena with more modes to come. We have five Steam PC codes for Primal Carnage, so if you’ve ever run around the house with your arms tucked in to your t-shirt while T-Rexing, this is the contest for you. Read the full story
Everyone grows up; this is how the world works. Just because we grow decrepit and old, however, does not mean we have to forsake the things that make us happy, childish though they may seem. This is the core concept of Marooners’ Rock; we geek out on the things of our past, present, and future. Society and cultural norms be damned!