TPG Cast Episode 9: GOG Interview With Trevor Longino

Adam Ames and Phil Cordaro talk with Marketing and PR Manager for GOG.com, Trevor Longino about all things digital distribution.  Trevor also speaks on his discomfort with massively discounted PC gaming sales and how GOG researchers deal with finding info on old titles.  Adam asks about the difficulty convincing developers to embrace DRM-free while Phil brings up why GOG seems to be alone in global flat-rate pricing.  In addition, Trevor talks a bit about the shift in bringing indies and modern titles to GOG.  Plus much, much more.  Oh yes, according to Trevor, Carmageddon is still coming to GOG soon.

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Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Cinders Review

By Armaan Khan

Chances are good you’ve never heard of the term “visual novel.” If you have, then you either associate it with Japanese sex games or are a fan of the genre who knows better. I’ll save those in the latter category some reading and say up front that you should buy Cinders because it’s one of the best Western visual novels I’ve read. Everyone else might want to read on to find out more about this game, and the genre it occupies.

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Max Payne Mod: Payne Effects 3

For those of you who snatched up Max Payne 1 and 2 for a dirt cheap price during the Steam Summer Sale, here is a mod that will add to an already outstanding gaming experience.  Payne Effects 3 adds more realistic shootouts, weapons, and a ton of other features.  You can download Payne Effects 3 via ModDB.  Even if you must pay the full price of $9.99 right now, both games are well worth the price of admission.

GamersGate Summer Sale: Week 1

Do not put away your wallets just yet.  GamersGate has launches its own Summer Sale with the focus of Week 1 being on the RPG genre.  Notable titles include: Mass Effect 3 for $29.98, Titan Quest Gold for $3.99 and Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition coming in at $14.98.  If you are not familiar with how GamersGate works, read up on their business practices in the FAQ.  You can also check out our interview with GamersGate CEO, Theodore Bergquist.  Our friends in the UK can get these deals here.

Content Release Schedule

We enjoy bringing you original interviews, features and reviews from every corner of PC gaming  We wanted to give you an idea of what to expect from us over the next few weeks.  TPG has a lot of great stuff brewing in her laboratories so stay tuned.  Of course, this card is subject to change at the promoter’s discretion.  See the entire list below.

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Crazy Advertisements

As some of you can see, advertisements have been placed on TPG without my permission.  A few months ago, WordPress contacted me in regards to a new service called, WordAds.  I would be able to run ads on TPG in the hopes of making some money.  Currently, we cannot run ads due to being on free hosting provided by WordPress.  I responded by asking if I would be in control of these advertisements.  I was told WordPress would be in total control of the placement, type and functionality.  I politely declined.  Now for some unknown reason, I received an e-mail from WordPress stating, “I just noticed that WordAds were not active on your site but I just manually made the change.”   An e-mail has been sent to WordPress demanding this action be reversed.  I profusely apologize for this.  We will never run ads on TPG, in any form, which are not directly related to PC gaming or PC technology.

TPG Cast Episode 8: Indie Gaming With RockLeeSmile

Adam Ames and Phil Cordaro chat with Nick Reineke creator of the YouTube Channel, Indie Impressions.  Nick talks about the motivation for covering indie titles, his thoughts on the indie scene and his seven year tenure at GameStop.   Later on, Adam gets Nick to speak about the self promotion and marketing for Indie Impressions.  Sparked by GameSpot, Phil then goes off on a fiery rant for everything retail.  Finally, Nick talks about his time modding the crazy platformer, Super Meat Boy.

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Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes

TPG Freebie: Super Adventure Pals

From CoruptedGameStudio comes the adorable and addictive browser-based action RPG, Super Adventure Pals.   Be prepared for 75 levels, 4 boss fights and countless NPCs spanning over 3 themed cities.  You can play Super Adventure Pals via Armor Games free of charge.  If you want to know what you are getting into beforehand, check out the official trailer here.

TPG Cast Episode 7: Overrated PC Games With ThePCElitist

Woodsie and Sheppard from the YouTube Channel, ThePCElitist, speak their mind with Adam and Phil by disagreeing with critically acclaimed PC games.   The guys also chime in on their favorite broken PC games.  Also, Sheppard introduces Adam and Phil to the, “Goonie Rule”.  Meanwhile, Adam finally finds a friend in the PC gaming sports world.   Towards the end, things get a little cheesy as Phil defends the integrity of Kraft Singles while Adam goes on about a world where TPG is sponsored by Tillamook.

You can download direct via Dropbox or listen on YouTube.

Running Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes.

IGB Presents The Recession Bundle

Indie Game Bundles has released their newest project, The Recession Bundle.  The goal of this bundle is to get the spotlight on lesser known developers while helping a worthy cause.  Games included are: The Cat and The Coup Dubloonl, Mighty Jill Off, Action Fist, Vidiot Game and Neverball.  The charity involved is SOS Children’s Village Croatia which provides food, shelter and education for over 250 children.