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Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

Review: Lara Croft GO (Plus: Happy Holidays!)

Greetings, XP4Ts. There’s less than a week to go before Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus etc, and also that universal celebration of December gaming known as the Steam Winter Sale (22/12-04/01). I’m sitting here late on a Saturday night, relaxing with Lara Croft GO, which was released just this month by Squeenix’s Montréal, Canada branch. And as I sit here thrilling at my tiny, perfect, polygonal Lara, it occurs to me that I opened this year on XP4T with a review of Rise of The Tomb Raider and a bit of a flap about Tomb Raider (2013). So what better way to close the [...]

December 19, 2016 Neurotic Reviews 0

Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

   NEW BORDEAUX, LOUISIANA –  It’s been a rough couple of years of Miss Molly Scaret. Back in 2000, she started working on the original Mafia production and which took place in Lost Heaven. She had a number or roles, ranging from hot dog vendor, random pedestrian 1 as well as secretary.  “We were a family. Working on the original (production) was an amazing experience. We were all so young, and full of hope.” Miss Scarlet said. Fast forward to 2008. Production for the sequel began, and as luck would have it a majority of the original cast was used [...]

October 12, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0

GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

LOS SANTOS, CA – The city never sleeps. Neither does the constant hustle. Players are always trying to find the next glitch or bug to increase revenues and get the upper-hand, it is the nature of the beast. Investigators have uncovered a prostitution ring they say was run by a Navy computer expert that advertised via Lifeinvader and various magazines.  The ring was organized by Petty Officer 2nd Class Billy Mayton, a computer scientist at the Easter Basin Naval Station, and Jiang Liang, a local massage parlor chain owner. At least 50 prostitutes and 350 patrons are involved according to police [...]

September 28, 2016 PsychoSyd News 0

Review: Viscera Cleanup Detail

Review: Viscera Cleanup Detail

After you’ve taken a long break from a game, what was it that made you go back to it again? In the past, I’ve been on walks in woods and large parks that made me re-visit various fantasy MMORPGs, inspired by the scenery and the peaceful feeling of exploring a natural space. I took my kids to our city’s military museum a few summers ago, and that inspired me to pick up Combat Wings again, and finally finish CoD: World at War. I once started reading Norman Davies’ Europe: A History, and put it down half-way through to play Civilization [...]

June 22, 2016 Neurotic Reviews 0

Getting Funky with Uncle Spelunky

Getting Funky with Uncle Spelunky

Since re-playing Spelunky back in March, I’ve been on it extensively every day since. It’s a bit like Minecraft in that respect. You may only hit it from time to time, but when you do it’s probably for long, intensive bursts. I find it to be hugely addictive, partly because it taps into the simple, colourful pleasures of the arcades and the 16-bit era of my youth, and partly because the game is so beautifully and precisely polished mechanically. (In fact, Spelunky’s mastermind, Derek Yu, has written an entire book about its creation). But behind the simplicity and the chunky little [...]

May 18, 2016 Neurotic Editorials, Tips & Tricks, Varia 0

The Division: Fun despite Ubisoft’s best efforts

The Division: Fun despite Ubisoft’s best efforts

In one short week (or less, depending when you read this), the tactical 3rd person shooter/RPG/open world game Tom Clancy’s The Division will be hitting shelves and digital storefronts worldwide. For those of you who’ve been living under a rock for the past four years, here’s the deal. The Division is a curious undertaking. It was originally planned to be more or less a sandbox MMO in the same style as Bungie’s much-maligned Destiny was intended to be, and The Division has been through just as many feature cuts, revisions and delays as Destiny. But it’s still somehow managed to keep the interest of Console and PC gamers alike, [...]

March 3, 2016 Laserus Varia 3

Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

Interview with the devs: Heaven’s Hope

„Heaven’s Hope tells the story of the Angel Talorel, who has literally fallen from Heaven. He is now stranded on Earth in the 19th century next to a town called Heaven’s Hope, having lost his halo and his wings. His goal is to now to find a way back home. But our world is strange for an Angel, so Talorel needs advice from his old friends in heaven and from some new and unlikely companions that he will meet on his adventure. In Heaven’s Hope the Inquisition has risen again under the rule of the fanatic nun Greta. Suppression, fear [...]

March 2, 2016 geekycatlady Interview with the Devs, Interviews 1

Review: Clandestine

Review: Clandestine

WELCOME BACK TO  1996, WE MISSED YOU (for the sake of full disclosure, the Senior Editor of www.xp4t.com worked on a number of Logic Artist projects as a voice actor and voice director). Clandestine is a stealth/hacking game developed by an indie studio in Denmark called Logic Artists. It features hard-core stealth mechanics, a fun asymmetrical co-op mode and a nail biting story that keeps you coming back for more. It is set in 1996, a string of accidents and murders have put the world of international espionage on high alert, veteran Cold War operatives from both sides of the [...]

February 23, 2016 Markus Pursche Reviews, Videos 0

Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

Interview with the Devs: Ken Levine

As the Creative Director  and Co-Founder of Irrational Games, Ken Levine is one of the most well known and respected writers in the games industry, responsible for such classic games as BioShock, Thief: The Dark Project and System Shock 2. He was named one of the “Storytellers of the Decade” by Game Informer and was the 1UP Network’s person of the year in 2007.  We were honored when he agreed to answer some questions for us, but how to make the most of this opportunity? Why not enlist another games writer to interrogate interview Mr. Levine from the perspective of a colleague? We [...]

February 15, 2016 Jonas Editorials, Interviews 0

The Division: Faction Facts

The Division: Faction Facts

“When our city started to collapse, the dark side of humanity took control of the streets.” Crisis situations bring out the best of people….and the worst. In the aftermath of the Black Friday attack, New York city has been taken over by various factions. Here’s the rundown of who you’ll be meeting in the grim streets of Manhattan. SHD (Strategic Homeland Division) SHD, A.K.A. “The Division“, is a response to the weakness and problems, which have been identified during simulations like Operation Dark Winter and other disaster scenarios in the real-world. The unit’s agents are sleeper agents, but are highly trained to ensure that the key infrastructures and [...]

February 11, 2016 PsychoSyd Varia 0