Syndrome Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Horror is a difficult genre to master. Hell, it’s a difficult genre to do even half-way well. There aren’t many great horror games that have been released over the last few years (and no, I do not count Five Nights at Freddie’s as a good horror game), there have been some exemplary titles but most of the time all we can hope for is something that will give us the odd jump scare. Creative Ass...[Read More]

Gang Beasts: Multiplayer Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Lately, games have not taken themselves too seriously, and that’s okay. Games like Battle Born, Plants vs Zombies, and Ratchet and Clank all strum to a more comical string. Along with these titles is indie hit Gang Beasts. The original game released in August of 2014, and is now adding a multiplayer function. A lot of the joy of playing Gang Beasts (if not all of it) comes from playing wit...[Read More]

Starship Corporation Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Imagine a business of some sort. Any kind – doesn’t matter what it is. You did? Great. Chances are, there exists a simulator game out there that deals with the business you’ve imagined. Trucks, busses, trains, game development, zoos, theme parks… and these are just off the top of my head. It’s perhaps a bit of an oddity, then, to see that there are fa...[Read More]

InSomnia Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

There are definitely some strange things brewing out of Russia right now. As the first game from Russian-based studio MONO, InSomnia is distinctly titled as a “tactical real-time RPG with sandbox elements that include randomly generated events and a deep crafting system set in a retro-futuristic dieselpunk world.” Yes, it’s a mouthful, but it is pretty much on-point with the experience I had...[Read More]

Democracy 3: Africa Review | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Democracy 3: Africa is the newest installment in the Democracy franchise by Positech Games. For those unfamiliar, the Democracy series is a strategy simulator that puts you in the place of a newly appointed president. Strictly focusing on D3: Africa, this means you are placed in the role of a president of a select number of African states. Before you begin playing, you are given the option ...[Read More]

Starpoint Gemini: Warlords Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  I love exploratory gameplay. Games like the Wind Waker and Sid Meier’s Pirates always get me excited to play them, with little to no buildup necessary, and I’ll spend hours of game time just aimlessly sailing around the world maps with no real goal or objective in mind. Maybe it’s because that’s the closest I’ll ever get to being an old world explorer, or maybe it’s just somethi...[Read More]


  If you have been online in the last few days you may have noticed a dominant swell of communal negativity toward the recent open beta for DOOM multiplayer. It has been a week since the beta closed, but even after being removed from the store page on Steam, the echoes of user reviews still resonate. A great majority of the aftermath of negativity was geared toward the feeling that the curren...[Read More]

Battleborn Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  There has been a lot of hype for Battleborn since its announcement and one thing that can hurt a game more than poor quality, glitchy gameplay or terrible animations is hype. The Battleborn open beta has launched and after a couple of days’ worth of casual play, I have to say that the hype isn’t all that blown out of proportion. Developed by 2K, this first person slaughterfest stands up...[Read More]

Crush Your Enemies Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

CRUSH YOUR FEARS! CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES! CRUSH EVERYTHING! One of the most underappreciated aspects of game design these days seems to be developing a game’s personality. That extra little spark of flair and set dressing, mixed with the right characters and bits of dialog, to create a unique feel in whatever game you’re playing. While it’s not the key defining attribute, I find that a game with...[Read More]

Zombie Night Terror Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

   Zombies. They’re a little like Lemmings, right? I mean, they follow their baser instincts, move in a pack mentality, and love eating brains. Of course, the developers at Psygnosis played down the whole cannibal thing in their game- something Did You Know Gaming neglected to mention in their video as well. Of course, Lemmings never show their dark secret in their games, but the team at N...[Read More]

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  Boy, talk about not judging a book by its cover. When I first downloaded Stikbold!, I was expecting a straight-up sports game with a cartoonish aesthetic. What I got instead was more of an adventure game filled with kidnapping, betrayal, love, and a giant white whale that tries to swallow you whole. Yes, you heard me right; Moby Dick makes a cameo in this game.   The game may start off...[Read More]

Caromble Preview | MOUSE n JOYPAD

  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; the Arcade classics will be remade by newcomer developers endlessly. Whether it’s as simple as Asteroids or as deceptively complex as Tetris, for many indie devs there’s no better way of flexing those mental muscles; than to take a long cherished classic and ask themselves “how can I make this better?”. In a way, it’s similar to sket...[Read More]