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Eclectic Delights

Ever since The Humble Indie Bundle started selling indie[1] games for any price you’re willing to pay, and it turned to be popular as well as profitable, more and more similar bundles started popping up. Cheap access to DRM-free direct downloads were something we all wanted for a long time, while Steam and Desura keys catered to our (or mine, at least) obsessive-compulsive need to have our game libraries categorized, centralized and tracked. Last week I’ve found Bundle In A Box, with the current bundle called Eclectic Delights. There are 5 games (and some related goodies) – Shadows...

Darkstar One

Ever since I’ve read a favourable review in the LEVEL magazine, I’ve kept this game on my list of things to play once I upgrade my hardware. A few years later the time has finally come. I’ve been really looking forward to it for more than one reason – besides having high expectations of game-play and affable characters, I’ve never really played any spaceship simulation – those few minutes of X hardly count. Our heroes: The first encounter The game was off to a nice start – after a short (and pretty standard) intro where I learned my (character’...

Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity

A disembodied eyeball, you plunge and fall into a deep, colorful tunnel on your way to a new, evolved form. This experimental game by Digital Eel tries its best to excite new emotions and judging from some reviews on the ‘net, it succeeds. I’m not convinced, though. The gameplay is really simple, you just go forward, never slowing down or turning around. The only thing you have to do is evade various colorful obstacles and, optionally, collect glyphs representing various ideas that seem to do nothing at all, so I saw no reason not to ignore them. When the...

“Explosion! Eight injured and without shelter.”

Flash point is an appealing board game, where you take up the role of courageous firefighters and step into a burning building. Your goal is to lead everyone to safety before they get devoured by flames or crushed by falling debris.Interestingly, the game was funded through Kickstarter in 2011. An expansion was funded 7 days ago. Flash Point is co-operative, meaning you and your friends work together, sharing victory or defeat. It has two sets of rules. The first one is simplified to the basics and a great starting point for casual gamers. It explains what tools and actions...

The Diablo III farce

Diablo III is what the newest gaming craze is all about. And no wonder – the first two installments of the game were amazing and successful. (I still think the original Diablo had a better ambiance, while the second one was better at… well, pretty much everything else.) Of course the graphics got updated, and of course it looks like WoW. Everything from Blizzard does, these days. A lot of people bitched about that, but I have a different bone to pick with D3. It was known from the very beginning it wouldn’t have any support for local (LAN) games....