Author Archives: Alex Park

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 — Brutal Desert Warfare comes to Steam

I can’t get enough of World War 2 strategy games.  Been playing them since Squad Leader — yes, the bookcase game.  And then of course, its computer game offspring, Close Combat, and then others, such as Panzer Leader, West Front, Sudden Strike, et al. Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 from publisher, Strategy First, and developer, Graviteam,… Read More »

Brawl of Ages — New Collectible Card Arena

Brawl of Ages is a new card-collectible arena battle game.  Looks like a good one.  Check it out: EMERGING NEW GAME GENRE COMES TO PC WITH EARLY ACCESS LAUNCH OF BRAWL OF AGES New Collectible Card Arena (CCA) game from S2 Games combines quick-thinking strategy with deep customization options only possible on PC KALAMAZOO, MI… Read More »

Prey Hardware Labs Trailer — Yu got some Swag!

Last year’s gameplay trailer for Prey didn’t wow me, but the Hardware/Weapons video is a different story. Bethesda’s FPS/RPG (about a space station gone alien-hostile) has some gnarly goods. First up gnarly is a grenadish thing called a Recycler Charge. It’s like a mini-black hole.  Throw it, sucks stuff in.  Who doesn’t want a mini-black… Read More »

Surf World Series — Surfing that won’t kill you…hopefully.

I tried surfing once.  I almost died. Got caught under, board came up and smacked me on the bridge of the nose.  Spun under and tried swimming back but too disoriented. Eventually made it back somehow but I was done with surfing. Needless to say, I’m not a big surfing guy, not even in video… Read More »

Logres English version Beta — the JRPG we’ve been waiting for!

Mobile RPGs are everywhere these days but not many are any good.  Logres is actually one of the better JRPGs and it’s opening English Beta in April.  Definitely one to try out. Here’s more info: English version of top grossing Japanese Mobile Game, “Logres: Japanese RPG” launches beta test on April! Tokyo, Japan – March 27, 2017 – Marvelous… Read More »

The Occupation — Finding the truth was harder…and more fun…in the 1980s

The 1980s is the best setting for a mystery. Why? No Internet.  No social media.  No smart phones.  Actually, no cell phones and only doctors had pagers. Too many movies these days have guys discovering some plot-driving truth simply by Googling it.  Back in the ‘80s, folks had to dig for the truth…sometimes literally.  Much… Read More »

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days — As good as the ear-cutting scene?

Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs has one of the best ear-cutting scenes in cinema history.  It might even be the best mutilation scene ever.  What makes it great? It doesn’t actually show it. Yep, like a good book, the picture is painted in our brains, which makes it much more intense.  And intensity is at the heart… Read More »

Borders: Indie Game about Illegal Immigration — Here’s what’s wrong with this game

It’s an intense survival game about migration in an extreme hostile environment.  And it’s 8-bit. No, it’s not the Oregon Trail. It’s Borders, an indie by Gonzalo Alvarez. Here’s the game in Alvarez’s own words (gonzzink.com): Borders is a political art game created not only to exhibit video games as an art form but to… Read More »

Pico SDK — Create content for Pico Neo CV

This is exciting stuff.  Got a a cool VR game concept?  It’ll soon be easier to make idea to reality. Pico will soon release the Software Development Kit for its VR headset, Pico Neo CV. Here’s more info: The Pico SDK opens endless possibilities for independent creators and AAA studios to develop innovative applications, including… Read More »