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.
TPG Daily Links cannot be stopped, you can only hope to contain them. From the Morrowind v3.0 Overhaul to the KOTOR II Content Mod, today we have assembled a great few links from the world of PC gaming and PC technology.
GetGames is offering Darksiders II Limited Edition for $37.99 if you pre-order before August 14th. Pre-ordering also entitles you to the upcoming Argul’s Tomb DLC due out a month after release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a mix of RTS and Arena Shooter, A Nation of Wind, throws the player into a world of airships, floating islands and terrifying creatures. You must appease the Gods while creating human colonies. Developed by Jameson Wilkins, A Nation of Wind is available to download via GameFront.
Developer Curious Planet has released their action stealth game, Worlds. You play as an Agent of the Order determined to maintain a balance between different worlds. You can check out the demo on the official site and buy via Indievania.
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.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Underrail is an indie RPG set in the depths of metro-states during the downfall of humanity as we know it. Dejan, the sole developer on Underrail, gives us a sneak peak behind this upcoming tale of horror and survival.
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
When we released Episode 2 of our new internet show, TPG Cast, we briefly discussed our favorite PC demos. This got some other members of TPG thinking about their favorites and what developers should be bringing to the table when they do release a PC demo.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Tom Grochowiak head developer from MoaCube gives TPG a behind-the-scenes look at his RPG-ish visual novel, Cinders. You will read about how Cinders came to be, his time with CDProjekt RED, going on his own and the life of an indie plus much more.
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.
Conducted By Adam Ames
Michael Molinari brings a new twist to the PC gaming sports genre with his recent release of BasketBelle. You will learn how a character from a different game lead to inspiration, his thoughts on the PC gaming industry as a whole, his beginnings with Flash and much more.
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.
Flying Wild Hog has put together a great offering for fans of Hard Reset. A Visual Journey showcases concept art, renders and much more from the studio’s acclaimed old-school FPS. You can view or download the entire art book in PDF format free of charge.
By Omar Khan
Krater is the fourth game to be released by Swedish developer Fat Shark. Although they call themselves an ‘indie’ company, they are staffed by veterans of the industry which helps explain why the game looks so good, but doesn’t help me understand why so many of the ideas failed when put into practice.
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.