GetGames is holding their weekend sale with some good deals up to 75% off. Here are some of the highlights: Batman AC – 50% off ($9.99), Batman AA – 50% off ($7.49), Trine – 75% off ($3.75), Bioshock 2 – 60% off ($7.99) and Just Cause 2 – 75% off ($3.75).
Monday is here once again and so are the Daily Links. Take a look around this crazy place we call the internet for great PC technology stories. Safari not being updated, Windows 8 will only boot into Metro, various hardware reviews and PC gaming articles.
We wanted to give everyone an update on the happenings going around TPG over the next month. We are officially transferring the site to our new host, TPG Cast is taking off, along with our usual releases of e-mail interviews. In addition, a new TPG video series we hope you will enjoy.
Modders. Is there anything they cannot accomplish? KOTOR II was released seven years ago and finally after years of hard work, The Restored Content Mod is now available. This mod restores much of the content dumped by Obsidian in order to meet their release deadline. It also fixes many bugs, some of which, blocked available quests and dialogue. You can download TSLRCM via ModDB or the official forums. KOTOR II is not available on any digital distribution platform, but can be found at local US retail stores such as Best Buy, Target or Wal-Mart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Desura is offering the fantastic 2D platformer, Chester, for the low price of only 99 cents. You can also try out the demo before fumbling for change in your couch cushions.
For those of you who have a nice rig and the itch to mod GTA IV, iCEnhancer 2.1 is now available for download. This update offers support for the Steam version and you no longer need to downgrade the official patch in order to install. You can check out iCEnhancer 2.1 in action via YouTube. If you are in need of support, hit up the official forums.
Misfits Attic has announced an official release date for their charming indie puzzler, A Virus Named TOM. On August 1st, computers throughout the gaming world will be put on alert as TOM begins to spread. The last beta trailer has also been released which gives you a sneak peak at what you can expect. You can also read up on what Omar thought of his run with the beta a few months ago.
A Virus Named TOM will be available via Desura, Steam and the official site.
Ethan Lee from flibitijibibo (The Big Steam List of 3rd Party DRM and Steam on Linux) takes both Phil Cordaro and Adam Ames to school on all things Linux. Ethan starts by talking about the origins behind his site and motivation in porting games to Linux. In the end, Ethan tells his harrowing tale of losing 100GB of data thanks to SecuRom. Finally, the most important aspect to this show was the realization that we call could use more downloadable RAM. Ethan would also like to thank Josh Bush for his contributions in designing and maintenance of flibitijibibo.
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With a mix of Dig Dug and Boulderdash, newcomer Bluestar Interactive offers up a charming little title called, Zig Zag. In this game, find your way through underground mazes in hope of collecting diamonds all the while avoiding enemies who kill with a single touch. You can check out the trailer for Zig Zag and visit the official site.
By Russell S
If you have visited most PC gaming websites recently then you may have heard mention of the Rezzed show that was in Brighton, UK. It was a PC gaming show co-hosted by Rock Paper Shotgun and Eurogamer showing off a mixed bag of games from Indie to AAA, with hourly talks by various developers including Peter Molyneux and Day Z creator Dean “Rocket” Hall. I was at the show and Adam asked me to share my thoughts on the whole experience.
Take a bit of Indiana Jones, sprinkle a touch of Castlevania with a pinch of Dustforce and you have the indie action/adventure title, La-Mulana. Battle your way through ancient ruins, deactivate deadly traps and avoid terrible monsters. The purchasing process is a little convoluted, but the game is worth the trouble.
With the Steam Summer Sale now upon us, it would be a good time for Linux users, or those interested in Linux, to know what you can expect from Linux supported games on Steam. Thanks to creators of flibitijibibo.com (Ethan Lee and Josh Bush) plus the overall community, you can access this list of Linux titles. While Steam does not yet have an official Linux version, you can follow these steps to install Steam via Wine.
Inspired by the subreddit, /r/gamedev (a sub forum of reddit.com for game developers), the Gamedev Bundle is now live. Using the Pay What You Want pricing method, you will receive download links to all six games plus Desura keys. The titles included are: Auralux, Astroslugs, Girl With a Heart of, Cardinal Quest, Pitman, and Influence. For more information on some of the games available, check our reviews for Girl With a Heart of and Cardinal Quest, plus an interview with Rat King Entertainment, the developer behind Pitman.
Flying Wild Hog has released the long awaited free DLC to their old school FPS Hard Reset, Exile. This DLC gives the player five new levels, new enemies and one new boss fight. If you already have Hard Reset installed via Steam, you should be good to go. If not, you can download here. In addition, you can pick up Hard Reset for the asking price of $14.99 which includes the new update.