One of the greatest things about going to PAX was going to meet all the developers who made some of my favourite games. Although, if you’re in the Indie area of the expo hall, it’s about meeting all the people who could potentially become fans.
When I was walking around the expo hall during that rainy PAX weekend, I met the guys at Walk Thru Walls who were demoing their new game Metal Dead Encore. I had a great chat about their point-and-click zombie game with the heavy metal soundtrack and the Steam Greenlight project they’ve got going on.
After the PAX Pox and PPD (Post-PAX Depression) set in, I received an email from Liam from Walk Thru Walls with a handy little link to their previous game, Metal Dead and thus, this review was born!
I have to apologise to the guys at Walk Thru about how long this has taken. Not long after PAX ended, I got horrendously sick (pretty sure that I was carrying some kind of new plague) and then Uni started. So yeah, sorry. read more
Okay, that’s it. Games community; you need to sit your arse down, shut the fuck up and listen for two fucking minutes.
No, really. Shut the fuck up.
Alright, I suppose I’ll give you some context. Grand Theft Auto 5 came out last week? Week before? In the last month and it’s been unbelievably successful that I imagine the Rockstar office’s look something like this:
It’s also getting 9/10 kind of reviews from websites better known than this one. One of the FEW complaints this game is getting is that it’s sexist or misogynistic. Which yeah, it is. It’s what you expect from a GTA game from 5-years ago, but maybe not one now, where almost half of the people who play games in this modern age are women. Gamespot let one of their female journalists review the game and it was met with the same level of maturity I would expect from a year 6 sex-ed class.
People though that her glowing-nine-out-of-ten review of their beloved game was so terrible, they started a petition to get her fired.
Guys, this kind of behaviour isn’t acceptable. read more
@DSVolition So, Australians are getting the censored editions no matter where we purchase the game from? Yes or no.— Addie Naylor (@RadeyLady) August 18, 2013
After yet another date pushback on the Australian release of Saints Row 4, the rumour mill is in overdrive. Media outlets are reporting that Volition, Deep Silver or Steam (Valve) have enabled region-locking on digitally downloaded copies of Saints Row.
This could mean that if you try to avoid the Australian ‘low-violence’ version of the game, Steam will convert your full-game key to an Australian key.
Not only does this mean you’ll get the MA15+ version of the game, you could lose the ability to play with your non-Australian friends.
I’ve contacted Volition’s social media team with a support ticket to write in the morning. I’ll update you as soon as I know anything.