The Curious Gamers Articles

Posted on 26th May 2016 by Wiggin

View: Overwatch


Wiggin takes a look at the new First person shooter/Moba type game from Acitivision and Blizzard. This game comes out of the box with 21 heroes and 4 sub classes for your enjoyment. Does this game have everything any FPS junkie wants at an amazing price point to boot? ...

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Posted on 28th April 2016 by TCG

CompareGameBoosting.com


A lot of games have an in-game currency or level system to gauge progress, in-game wealth, and/or ranking within the game. Progressing in some of these games require a lot of time and sometimes require quite a bit of grinding. Some players opt to purchase in-game currency and experience ...

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Posted on 8th April 2016 by TCG

Review: Ashes of the Singularity

Ozzy's Review of Ashes of the Singularity

Direct and to the point: If you were looking for a simplified version of Supreme Commander (not the sequel,) along with all the similar mechanics minus all the (what felt like) “hundreds” of units, then this is the game for you. But ...

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Posted on 25th February 2016 by Ice

The Good, The Bad, and The Opinion: PIXELMAN (Steam Version)


PIXELMAN is a retro styled, high-score chaser game now available on Steam created by Kindermann Corp.

Last year, I reviewed PIXELMAN for Android. A lot has been updated in the last year!

In PIXELMAN, you can play as Pixelman or Pixelgirl to rescue citizens ...

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Posted on 16th February 2016 by TCG

Influent: Danish Debut DLC Release


San Francisco, February 16, 2016 – Indie developer Three Flip Studios , released a 17th language pack featuring Danish for its critically acclaimed edutainment title, Influent. This new addition to Influent’s growing library is now available on both Steam and the Humble Store, ...

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Posted on 24th January 2016 by Wiggin

Wiggin's View: Homeworld Deserts of Kharak


Homeworld Deserts of Kharak developed by Blackbird Interactive and published by Gearbox Software. An RTS set in the Homeworld universe this time set on the planet of Kharak instead of in space. This allows for different types of gameplay and a new experience overall to the Homeworld universe.While this game ...

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Posted on 1st January 2016 by TCG

A Look Back on 2015


The Curious Gamers take a look back at 2015 and give opinions on games we have enjoyed throughout 2015. The games listed were not all released in 2015, however these games are the games we spent the most game time in or enjoyed the most throughout the year. Also listed ...

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Posted on 7th December 2015 by Ozzy Osborn

Fallout 4 Full Review


Accidentally discovering Fallout 3 at a thrift store for $5, I figured “eh, the cover looks cool, I'll get it.” Little did I know that the play-through upon play-through upon hours upon hours I would be playing that game. How many times I would save every few minutes ...

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Posted on 14th November 2015 by Ice

Looking for a few podcast contributors


Hi All!

We have missed making a weekly podcast and very much missed the live podcast viewer interaction when we live stream the podcast on twitch.tv.

We are looking to start the weekly podcast again but need a few more podcast members. If you are interested in being a part ...

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Posted on 12th November 2015 by Wiggin

What's Free this Weekend ?


This weekend on Steam for free is GRAV. Along with the game being free to try this weekend it’s also discounted. GRAV is currently in Early Access and is an open world survival game set in a sci-fi themed universe. If you’re interested in a sandbox game set in a ...

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Posted on 25th October 2015 by Wiggin

A TCG Update!


I am trying to have a better outlook on gaming. Instead of complaining about developers and industry trends, I want to play a game I like and enjoy it. Going forward, there will be a lot less focus on the shenanigans of developers and the industry. Things that matter such ...

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Posted on 8th August 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: WW2 Chronicles for Assault Squad 2


Curious Mods: WW2 Chronicles for Assault Squad 2

Wiggin takes a look at a mod that enriches your World War 2 expericne to the fullest. Adding both amazing reworked sound effects and a wonderfully imagined damage system, this WW2 Chronicle brings the Assault Squad 2 experience to a whole new ...

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Posted on 13th July 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: Star Wars for Assault Squad 2


Curious Mods: Star Wars for Assault Squad 2

Wiggin takes a look at a mod that takes your Men of War experience to a new galaxy. While this mod is still in alpha it lets you fight out your Clone War fantasies in a fun and exciting new game engine. ...

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Posted on 2nd July 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Bytes: Ep 5 (E3 Thoughts + Arkham Knight Pulled)


Curious Bytes: Episode 5

In this episode I take a look back at E3 and express my overall thoughts on it. With the WB pulling Batman Arkham Knight from PC sales consumers finally win a battle against a poorly finished game.

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Posted on 30th June 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: Portal Stories:Mel


Curious Mods: Portal Stories:Mel

Wiggin takes a look at a mod that adds to the Portal universe and creates more space to think with portals. A completely free and fan created project that adds hours of fun if you enjoy the Portal universe. If you're running into trouble and ...

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Posted on 24th June 2015 by Wiggin

Wiggin's View: GTA V


Wiggin finally gets his thoughts sorted out on Rockstars GTA V for PC. Boasting an open world and an immerse story mode with multiplier to top it off. This game has quite a lot to offer but was six months worth the wait for the PC “definitive” edition ? ...

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Posted on 9th June 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: Crime and Police Rebalance & Enhancement for GTA V PC


Curious Mods: Crime and Police Rebalance & Enhancement for GTA V PC

Wiggin takes a look at a GTA V mod that balances and makes the police much more realistic and adds many needed features. If you're interested in finding out more about this mod check out the video. ...

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Posted on 3rd June 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Bytes: Episode 4


Curious Bytes: Episode 4

In this episode I take a look at Steams new Return policy and what the possible future may hold along with concerns with the current system. I also touch on the sadness that is the closure of Infinite Crisis.

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Posted on 28th May 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Bytes: Episode 3


Curious Bytes: Episode 3

In this episode I take a look the new changes Twitch has made to its rules. I also take a look at the new addition everyone is getting their arms about over in FIFA 16.

Have something you want me to talk about ? Email Wiggin@thecuriousgamers.com
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Posted on 26th May 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Bytes: Episode 2


Curious Bytes: Episode 2

In this episode I take a look at three news items. The first one being GTA V mods having malware in them. The second involves the new Battlefield Spring patch and some initial thoughts on it. Thirdly I discuss a new game mode for the Evolve ...

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Posted on 24th May 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: Fuel Tank mod for GTA V


Official Rockstar stance on mods: http://steamed.kotaku.com/rockstar-sa...

Mod Name: Fuel Script V Mod

Game Mod is for: Grand Theft Auto 5

Mod Version Number: 0.7

Mod Developer: Sakis25 [ https://www.gta5-mods.com/users/Sakis25]

Offical Website: N/A

Where to get it: https://www.gta5-mods.com/scripts/fue...

Script Hook V + Native Trainer (https://www.gta5-mods.com/tools/scrip...)

LUA Plugin for ...

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Posted on 12th April 2015 by Ice

Pretty Kitty Domains - Web Hosting Plans and Domain Names


Looking to start a website but not sure where to start? Get your domain name today with a hosting plan to get your new website up and running. The catalog includes domain names, hosting, e-commerce solutions, SSL certificates, online storage, and much more.

Use promo code ICE for ...

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Posted on 31st March 2015 by Ice

Screenshots from Grand Theft Auto V for PC


Rockstar released a new set of Grand Theft Auto V PC screenshots. The release date (as of today) is still tentatively April 14th. The announcement from Rockstar also states Grand Theft Auto V for PC is fully optimized to support the latest hardware with a list of the following PC ...

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Posted on 30th March 2015 by Wiggin

Men of War Assault Squad 2 3v3 Gaming League


We are very excited to announce the return of the 3v3 Assault Squad 2 Gaming League. Organized within the Assault Squad 2 community the league by dedicated community members to encourage a fun, competitive and exciting league.

A big shout out to the league administration for organizing this fantastic ...

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Posted on 16th March 2015 by Ice

Elite Dangerous Update - Wings


Frontier Developments launched the second major update for Elite: Dangerous, free to all players.

Wings allows players to form a 4 person group using the Comms panel on their in-cockpit user interface. Players flying with wingmen share ship data with the wing. All wingmen that participate in a successful attack ...

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Posted on 16th March 2015 by Ice

Curious About: Finding Teddy 2


LookAtMyGame and Storybird announced the release date for Finding Teddy 2: April 2nd 2015.

Finding Teddy 2 is a 2D action/adventure gamer with Pixel Art like graphics. To accomplish the missions, you will have to use your sense of directions, hearing, and fight.

This is one ...

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Posted on 3rd March 2015 by Wiggin

Wiggin's View: Hand of Fate


Wiggin takes a look at the newly released Action RPG card game Hand of Fate . Developed by Defiant Development and published by Defiant Development this game combines RPG gameplay, action and deck building into one package. This game finally made it out of early ...

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Posted on 3rd March 2015 by Ice

Influent Brazilian Portuguese DLC Release


Oi!

Influent Brazilian Portuguese DLC pack was released 02/20/2015. UI language packs for Spanish, Italian, European Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese were also released. If you already own Influent, the DLC is $4.99. If you are looking to get started playing Influent, the first language of your choice is $9.99. ...

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Posted on 12th February 2015 by Ice

PIXELMAN Update


Previously, I posted about PIXELMAN on the Google Play Store by Kindermann Corp.

My main complaint about the game was lack of cats.

In the latest update, Pixelman can now rescue cats.



That's right, Pixelman will now rescue kitty from the top of the ...

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Posted on 10th February 2015 by Ice

What’s in Beta: Crash Match


Crash Match is a casual, browser-based game in beta testing available on smart phones developed by Fofatt.

The object of the game is to match cars of the same type within the time limit to gain points.

Crash Match is free to play at this time. Fofatt ...

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Posted on 7th February 2015 by Wiggin

Wiggin's View: Grey Goo


Wiggin takes a look at the newly released RTS game Gray Goo. Developed by Petroglyph and published by Grey Box this RTS game breaths new life into a genre that desperately needs revitalization. Will this game stand up to RTS giant Starcraft 2 is yet to be seen but ...

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Posted on 5th February 2015 by Ice

The Good, The Bad, and The Opinion: PIXELMAN


PIXELMAN is a high score chaser currently on the Google Play store created by Kindermann Corp.

In PIXELMAN, you play as a flying super hero by the name Pixelman and rescue citizens of Pixville from the villain Baron Von Pixel. The object of the game is to keep ...

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Posted on 31st January 2015 by Ice

Curious Mods: Add More CAS Traits (The Sims 4)


A new series focusing on PC mods.

Ice takes a look at Add More CAS Traits, a mod that enables more CAS Traits in The Sims 4.

The install can be found at Modthesims.info

The CAS traits than can be added are: Bookworm, Art Lover, Loves Outdoors, ...

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Posted on 27th January 2015 by TCG

The Curious Gamers featured fan of the week!


Thecuriousgamers.com featured fan of the week is Smuffle for the League of Legends video submission.

Here's Smuffle, she kicks ass at League, add her because she's awesome.



Send in your screenshots, gaming fan art, and stories to fans@thecuriousgamers.com. Every Tuesday, 1 submission will be featured ...

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Posted on 13th January 2015 by TCG

The Curious Gamers featured fan of the week!


Thecuriousgamers.com featured fan of the week is PeaceLover2292 for the top score screenshot submission.

PeaceLover2292 submitted her screenshot from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Not only was PeaceLover2292 on the top of the scoreboard, she also had an impressive 3.33 KDR. That's right! 30 kills and 9 deaths. Game ...

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Posted on 12th January 2015 by Wiggin

Curious Mods: Faces of War Campaign for Men of war Assault Squad 2


A new series focusing on PC mods. Wiggin takes a look at throw back mod that allows you to play the Faces of War campaign in the newly released Men of War Assault Squad 2. This mod is something that should be checked out basically due to the ...

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Posted on 29th December 2014 by TCG

TCG Top games of 2014


The Curious Gamers' list of top games of 2014 by genre.We sat down to go over our favorite games that we played this year and organize them by genre. To qualify for entry the game had to have been played this year and come out this year. We decided ...

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Posted on 17th December 2014 by Ice

What’s in Early Access? Radial G: Racing Revolved*


What is Radial G: Racing Revolved? Radial G is a racing game developed and published by Tammeka Games with unique tracks, futuristic race craft, and Occulus Rift support with the option to play single player or multiplayer.

Ice’s Thoughts: I am not a big fan ...

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Posted on 16th December 2014 by Ice

Influent Portuguese Please DLC


Oi!

Influent European Portuguese DLC pack was released 12/12/2014. If you already own Influent, the DLC is $4.99. If you are looking to get started playing Influent, the first language of your choice is $9.99.

Influent is an interactive way to learn vocabulary for a new language. ...

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Posted on 18th December 2014 by Ice

What’s in Early Access? Nosgoth*


What is Nosgoth? Nosgoth is a multiplayer action-adventure game developed by Psyonix on the Unreal Engine 3. Nosgoth is a third-person game where matches consist of two rounds where players play as Vampires or Humans. The team with the most points wins the match. Currently ...

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Posted on 30th November 2014 by Wiggin

10 Gift Ideas For Pc Gamers


The holidays are coming up and we threw together some Gift Ideas for the PC gamer in your life.

1) Steam/ Origin Gift Cards

Gift cards can be redeemed on specific digital distribution platforms so that PC gamer you know to download their favorite game.

2) ...

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Posted on 11th November 2014 by TCG

TCG Thoughts: Killing Floor


For the TCG Sunday group stream, the contributors played the 6-Player co-op survival horror game Killing Floor. Below are short reviews from The Curious Gamers contributors:

Wiggin: Killing Floor was played this week and I have to say I miss it a bit. Well, I miss the gun play and feeling ...

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Posted on 4th November 2014 by TCG

TCG Thoughts: BlazeRush


For the TCG Sunday group stream, the contributors played the newly released dynamic arcade racing survival game BlazeRush. The only game mode played was the online multiplayer. Below are our first impressions of BlazeRush:

Wiggin: Blazerush is one of those games you see and you think to yourself ...

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Posted on 16th December 2014 by Ice

Podcast Locations


Our Podcast is now on Stitcher!

The Curious Gamers podcasts can also be found on:

iTunes

YouTube

blubrry

Soundcloud

And of course TCG Podcast page:

The Curious Gamers Podcast

Like what you hear? Have any suggestions? Send a message to info@thecuriousgamers.com or post suggestions ...

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Posted on 26th October 2014 by TCG

TCG Thoughts: F.E.A.R Online


During our Sunday group stream, TCG Contributors played the recently released F.E.A.R Online Co-op and player vs player gameplay. We stuck with Team Deathmatch. We also played some of Co-op but that was cut short because we needed consumable items in order to continue playing the Co-Op. These are ...

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Posted on 16th October 2014 by Ice

Payday 2 is Free to Play for the Whole Weekend


A friendly reminder that Payday 2 is free for the whole weekend per the Steam announcement

Payday 2 and all of the DLC (with the exception of the new Hotline Miami DLC) is 75% off this weekend.

#FREEHOXTON

PS: Payday:The Heist is free to download for the next 24 ...

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Posted on 13th October 2014 by Cardi

Payday 2 Has Reached 1.5 Million Members and Payday: The Heist Will Be Free October 16th


I love the Payday series so hearing this news really makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. For those of you who are unaware, the awesome people at Overkill issued a challenge to its fans to get a total of 1.5 million heisters to join ...

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Posted on 12th October 2014 by Wiggin

What's in Alpha*: Evolve "Big Alpha"


The next Evolve Alpha is incoming! The 2K and Turtle Rock Studio co-op game Evolve is getting ready to start up again. The 4 vs 1 co-op game where you and your team are tasked with hunting down and killing a player controlled monster.

Unfortunately the official release has been pushed ...

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Posted on 10th October 2014 by TheLuckyTuck

Space Engineers Free Weekend


For those of you like me who have been closely waiting and watching the development of the Early Access game Space Engineers, but haven't wanted to take the gamble of purchases a pre-released not fully developed game now have the opportunity to try it out for free this weekend! Until ...

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Posted on 8th October 2014 by Wiggin

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros PC release date


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros will be released for PC through Steam on December 18th per Konami announcement.

Ground Zeros originally launched march of this year for Playstation 4, Playstation 3,Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The phantom Pain is also speculated for the PC release but ...

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Posted on 4th October 2014 by TheLuckyTuck

EVE Online: Proposed Long-Distance Jump Travel


Recently in a dev-blog by CCP Greyscale, Greyscale proposed a series of changes to jump drive and portal based movement. The proposed changes include a 3 phase series of sweeping changes to shake up the current status quo and improve the stagnant state of Nullsec. Phase one which was included ...

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Posted on 3rd October 2014 by Ice

Payday 2 Hotline Miami DLC


Hotline Miami DLC is the 9th DLC release for Payday 2. This DLC set adds 3 new sub-machine gun weapons, 5 new melee weapons, 8 new masks (plus new patterns and materials), achievements, and a 2-day Hotline Miami themed heist.

The new Hotline Miami heist includes a pre-planning map ...

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Posted on 1st October 2014 by Ice

The Sims 4 - Free Content Updates


Today The Sims 4 makers announced free content updates for the next 3 months.

The October content update released today includes Sim ghosts and Star Wars costumes. The sim ghosts retain the attributes they had as a Sim but the ghost behavior is altered according to how the Sim died. ...

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Posted on 29th September 2014 by Wiggin

What's in Beta*: F.E.A.R Online


The free to play shooter F.E.A.R Online is finally coming to steam. Before that, it is going to have an open beta period between October 8th and October 17th. Click here to apply for the beta and find out more information

Wiggin's Thoughts: I really ...

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Posted on 28th September 2014 by Ice

New TCG Team Fortress 2 Server


We are currently working on a new Team Fortress 2 Server! The server IP address is 64.94.101.45:27015 or can be found in the TF2 server browser under the name TC Gamers TF2 Server.

The admins for the server are:

- Wiggin

- Ice

- TheLuckyTuck

- Admiral Holmes (Goes by Ozzy on the ...

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Posted on 24th September 2014 by Wiggin

Curious about: Early Access. Wiggin's Thoughts


Early Access is a new way for developers via Steam to receive bug reports and feedback for games from their customers before the games are released. Developers also use Early Access as a way to fund games in development. Steam states they like to “support and encourage developers who ...

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Posted on 21st September 2014 by Wiggin

A Curious Raffle

We are pleased to announce a raffle we are starting. For more information please visit the forum post bellow. Click here for more information Click Here for more information We look forward to announce the winner on October 4th

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Posted on 28th September 2014 by Ice

More TCG Merchandise


We've started making more custom merchandise and accessories through Zazzle.

Zazzle is a great site for custom gifts. The site has a really good selection of Geek Gifts.

New items created include mouse pads, playing cards, key-chains, and much more.

Come check it out and tell us what you ...

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Posted on 15th September 2014 by Wiggin

Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates Announced

Rockstar games officially announced release dates for Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. Playstation 4 and Xbox One will be released on November 18, 2014. The PC version release date is January 27, 2015.


Rockstar Games stated the following regarding the delay for ...

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Posted on 14th September 2014 by Ice

The Curious Gamers T- Shirts

We've started making custom apparel and phone cases through Wordans.

It's easy to create a custom shirt or other custom apparel.

I have used this site for a couple of custom shirts I designed and loved the outcome. I jumped on the opportunity to create apparel and phone ...

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Posted on 13th September 2014 by Ice

Payday 2 Hotline Miami DLC


Hotline Miami themed DLC will be released on September 30th according to the announcement by Overkill Software on Steam. The collaboration between the developer and Dennaton Games (Hotline Miami creator) will feature (at very least) 1 heist mission. No mentions of the price ...

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Posted on 14th September 2014 by Wiggin

What's in Beta*: Strife


So, what is Strife? Welcome to the Arena! Strife is a second generation Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) by S2 Games designed from the ground up to address some of the common pain points that plague the MOBA scene.

What Makes Strife Unique? Strife's features and mechanics carve its own niche in ...

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Posted on 7th September 2014 by Wiggin

Gearbox & Sega regarding the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit


Recently the court battle between Gearbox Software and Sega has gotten more intense. Back in July Gearbox claimed they had nothing to do with Aliens: Colonial Marines marketing and it was all in the hands of Sega. As of September 2nd Sega claimed that Gearbox was and equal participant in ...

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Posted on 7th September 2014 by Wiggin

Sims 4 Cheats


So far, the following cheat commands have been discovered. Thankfully, the cheat codes are similar to previous versions of the Sims.

First open the cheat console: Ctrl + Shift + C Then enter AlwaysAllowBuildBuy before entering another cheat

“testingcheats on” or “testingcheats true/false” - debugging cheats enabled

*As with ...

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Posted on 11th September 2014 by Wiggin

Gearbox Announces New Game


Gearbox software recently announced its new “hero shooter” that it claims will combine first person shooting with co-op. In a tweet from CEO Randy Pitchford he claims