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How to Siege

How to Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has been out now for almost two months now, can you believe it?  I had played the beta, and was pretty impressed, but honestly, I had just gotten Fallout 4, and Star Wars Battlefront so I was pretty much set for games for awhile. I was lucky enough to score a pretty good deal on Siege during Black Friday, and I figured, why not? I’ll fire this baby up and see what it’s all about. Long story short, I haven’t touched Fallout 4, or Star Wars Battlefront since. Siege has been my bread AND my [...]

January 22, 2016 J.J. Costello Editorials 1

Ace of Space: The Case for Spacebase DF9

Ace of Space: The Case for Spacebase DF9

Full disclosure: as a Star Trek fan, I would give this game 10/10 for the title pun alone.  Spacebase DF9’s 2,580 “mostly negative” Steam reviews (at the time of writing) are probably more a testament to Steam’s ubiquity as a content delivery platform than to the game’s own (very real) problems. And it does have problems, to be sure, but depending on your outlook and how much you pay for it, they’re not insurmountable. Its gameplay appears at first glance to be something along the lines of the legendary Dwarf Fortress, Mucky Foot’s 2001 classic Startopia, or Firefly Studios’ 2003 Space Colony, [...]

June 23, 2015 Neurotic Reviews 0

Pre-Poll The Best RPGs of the 90s

Pre-Poll The Best RPGs of the 90s

That’s right ladies and germs, we’re putting together another poll here at XP4T! This time we’re gonna do it right, and ask YOU, our esteemed readers for your input.  Below is a list that we’ve wacked together of potential candidates to be the Best PC RPGs of the 1990s, but before we open the poll, we just want to make sure that we didn’t miss any.  All you need to do is write your suggestions below in the comments section. If the game that you’ve suggested was in fact published in the 1990s and had a PC release, and is of [...]

February 5, 2015 J.J. Costello Editorials, Varia 30

Interview with The Devs: Into The Stars

Interview with The Devs: Into The Stars

  At the time of writing, Into The Stars is bathing in the warm, green glow of Steam’s Greenlight programme, and the team behind it – Fugitive Games (composed of four industry veterans with backgrounds ranging from Battlefield to Lost Planet and Medal of Honor) – have met their $85,0000 Kickstarter target and are now venturing through stretch goal territory. All of this is excellent news for homebrew Captain Kirks and General Adamas everywhere, because while others in the current crop of space games are offering promises of citizenship or dangerous reputations, Into The Stars wants to drape the mantle of responsibility on your [...]

January 30, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Interviews 0

The Life And Trials Of Dayz Standalone

The Life And Trials Of Dayz Standalone

To understand the present, we must understand the past. Can you remember the first time you played DayZ? It may have been the vanilla version of the original Arma 2 mod, or maybe Origins, Epoch, Overwatch or a whole bunch of others. It might even have been DayZ Standalone. Some of you may even have been a first-timer in all of them. But can you remember the very first time you ever set foot in the DayZ universe? I can. It was the original version of the mod, based on Arma 2 with the Operation Arrowhead expansion, back in the summer or autumn of 2012. I first [...]

January 28, 2015 Rousty Editorials, Varia 0

Interview with the Devs: Chris Avellone

Interview with the Devs: Chris Avellone

As the Creative Director of Obsidian Entertainment, Chris Avellone is one of the most well known and respected writers in the games industry, responsible for such classic CRPGs as Planescape: Torment, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Alpha Protocol. 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. Avellone from the perspective of a colleague? We reached out to Jonas Wæver, Creative Director of the small Danish indie game studio Logic Artists, who wrote the [...]

January 26, 2015 Jonas Editorials, Interviews 4

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

32 Years of Alien Games (Part 1)

Two weeks ago, it was widely reported that Rebellion’s Aliens vs Predator (2010) and the notorious Aliens: Colonial Marines had both disappeared from Steam. Last week, it was reported that they were back again, with the whole thing shrugged off as a bit of standard legal business whilst SEGA’s Alien franchise licensing rights were renewed with 20th Century Fox. To make a long story only slightly shorter, this led me to reinstalling the 2010 AvP, playing the Marine campaign for about 15 minutes, then quitting in terror before I’d even met the first alien (which is exactly how I played [...]

January 14, 2015 Neurotic Editorials, Retro Gaming, Varia 1

Poll: Best RPGs of the 80s

Poll: Best RPGs of the 80s

UPDATE: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. Welcome to the days of yore! Some of us have very fond memories of the early days of PC RPGs, whereas some of you may not even have been born. Either way, there may be one or two jewels below that you’re unaware of, but thanks to sites like GOG.com you can experience them for the first time – it’s never too late! Then again, maybe you know them all and will have a hard time choosing just five as your favourite RPGs of the 1980s! Yes, that’s right, we’re running a poll to find the best [...]

January 10, 2015 Staff Varia, XP4T Exclusives 30

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

From the dying embers of lackluster 2014 we look ahead to 2015 with hope, hope that finally shit is going to get real, hope that Ubisoft is going to deliver on it’s promises, hope that these f@cking rigs we built with our bare hands are going to get punished by some motherfunking bitching gaming awsomenessness. And what gives us this hope? these mofo’s right here……..   Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft) Imagine a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential (so, not unlike real life then? – Travel Ed.). The Division is inspired by Operation Dark [...]

December 30, 2014 Staff Editorials, Impressions, News, Site News 3

Bow down to your… Glorious Leader!

Bow down to your… Glorious Leader!

  Have you ever played arcade classic Contra and felt like it needed more Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK ? Well you’re in for a treat because right now on Kickstarter, Moneyhorse is looking to raise $55,000 for just such a game. Take up arms in defense of the worlds greatest nation in Glorious Leader!, a stunning marvel of cutting-edge 16-bit graphics and sound that chronicles the incredible but true tale of the defeat of the entire imperialist army at the hands of the [...]

December 22, 2014 Dig Bick Varia 1