There is good reason to shoot at anything that moves in Vlambeer’s Luftrausers. Everything else will shoot back quickly, violently, and accurately. And that is just the way old school gamers like it.
This week Mel looks at competitive games and Nintendo’s design philosophies as they relate to a small internet hullabaloo. Within, he discusses why wanting more challenge and more control from games is a good thing, not to be shunned.
Imitanis is in the mood for a rant, so he directs his anger at the scores of companies who try and ‘fix’ their products, but ultimately make them worse.
Ethan played one Nintendo game and watched another. He has good things to say but sees the ways in which Nintendo has been its own worst enemy by looking at some of their design choices that occasionally operate in contradiction.
When Lusipurr changes around the audio capabilities of the podcast, he forgets to rebalance the recording. The result is an ear-shattering trip through the news only made bearable after heavy application of Dynamic Range Compression. Technology ahoy!
Bup’s back with a few more amazing (horrible) looking Steam Greenlight games! Will he find a diamond in the rough? Heck no, Aladdin!
Mel reexamines the world of Early Access games this week with a much more critical, and so a much more cynical, eye. This industry, like any other, is plagued by opportunists willing to drown a good idea and Early Access is only the latest victim.
Imitanis lives in Brighton. The town is hosting the largest European gathering of games developers, and Imitanis is here to bring the Lusipurr.com community the latest information from the event.
Ethos played a very good side-scrolling game and a very disappointing side-scrolling game in an attempt to collect stories for this week’s Editorial Miscellany. Spoilers, but Shovel Knight is the good game. And Valiant Hearts is the disappointing one.
In a meandering ramble through a veritable cornucopia of disparate topics, including a repeated reading of the MCC vs. RoW Cricket scores, Lusipurr attempts to Make Bup Pay Up with the assistance of Ethos, Blitzmage, Imitanis, Mel, Iliya, Sabin, and Paws.