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|The Best of Unfiltered: Deus Ex's Warren Spector|
Added: 28.12.2017 20:50 | 3 views | 0 comments
The creator of Deus Ex, System Shock, Ultima Underworld, Epic Mickey, and more sits down for an hour-long interview about his entire fascinating career.
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Prey 2017, and The Modern Immersive Sim|
Added: 25.12.2017 22:48 | 2 views | 0 comments
The mid-late 90s spawned the immersive sim, a genre defined by influential PC titles such as Thief: The Dark Project and System Shock with the original Deus Ex following suit at the start of the millenium. Ion Storm and Looking Glass Studios pioneered the open-ended design we currently associate the genre withdesign that consists of two core tenets:
Large interconnected environments
|Outcast - Second Contact review|
Added: 16.11.2017 14:00 | 5 views | 0 comments
Initially turned off by its stock 1990s action game protagonist and fuzzy voxels, I came to appreciate Outcast rather late in life. At the time of its original release I craved titles that would put my fancy new GeForce 256 to good use, for which I was spoilt for choice: a new Dungeon Keeper was atop the PC hit parade, which, together with Hidden & Dangerous, System Shock 2 and Unreal Tournament, effortlessly outshined Outcast's dull palette.
It wasn't until a full 15 years later that I gave Outcast the attention it had long deserved. This was at the time of the v1.1 release, an understated - and still worthwhile - remaster that, in facilitating an outpouring of affectionate reader reviews across GOG and Steam, stirred in me old curiosities and a dormant sense of guilt at having dismissed the original game so easily.
And so, after years of wilful ignorance (and fresh from having completed Far Cry 4), I pushed myself to fall for Outcast's charms. It took a fair while. For many hours Cutter Slade remained every bit the second-rate Korben Dallas I'd suspected that he was, but eventually his out-dated wisecracks broke through and the pudgy faces of the indigenous Talan, in delivering their redundant vowels in Parisien kebab shop accents, forever endeared me to their plight. Before long I was hunting high and low for fabled Essence Stones and the missing brothers of peasant farmers, plundering abundant resources for ammo and, slowly but surely, turning the culpable and often cowardly administrators of the harsh Adelphan regime into unwitting allies in my insurgent efforts to save two worlds.
|Jelly Deals: Up to 80% off Capcom classics on PC at Fanatical this week|
Added: 13.11.2017 13:52 | 5 views | 0 comments
A note from the editor: is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer.
In case you missed the memo a fortnight ago, Bundle Stars is no more. Instead, the company has rebranded its digital download online store as Fanatical, complete with a slick new website. To celebrate, the site has been hosting its own range for the last two weeks with new offers being shuffled in occasionally to keep everything fresh.
The current crop of offers features a whole batch of titles from Capcom, encompassing everything from Resident Evil 7 to Mega Man Legacy Collection - though there are a handful of non-Capcom titles worth checking out as well, most notably System Shock Enhanced Edition and System Shock 2. All of these games get an extra 10 per cent off their listed prices when you enter the code FANATICAL10 at checkout.
|System Shock Update Video Displays New Maps and Systems|
Added: 09.11.2017 23:50 | 4 views | 0 comments
NightDive Studio's backer update video for the System Shock remake shows that it's less of a remake and more of a reboot, complete with new maps.