The Detail Review

The Detail

Episodic games are a popular format of titles recently, having played most of Telltale’s series and recently reviewing Blues and Bullets. I’m very familiar with the idea of having to wait to find out how a game’s plot continues. The Detail almost plays like a detective TV series, think CSI but told with a graphic novel art style.

You’ll have to solve the mystery of crimes and make difficult moral decisions throughout each episode. I played the first three episodes of this, rather than doing individual posts for each episode, it made more sense to put it all into one post.

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Game sales: Are they worth it?

Steam Winter Sale

Today marks the launch of Steam’s Winter Sale, something Valve have become particularly known for in terms of game sales. Although, they regularly do weekly sales on select titles, the winter and summer sales offer some of the best deals usually. So there’s a lot of competition between titles and fetching a good price.

This year’s winter sale appears to have launched quite weak with titles like the Stalker franchise with 50% off. It also seems like a lot of titles are being repeated in each sale. At the end of the day, I guess it’s like an online retailer, they recycle sale items over and over again. Amazon do it regularly, putting the same product on sale a number of times throughout the year. They just have such a large catalogue of products to go through that you rarely probably actually see it for yourself.

I personally love the Steam Winter Sale, not just for the game choices and great prices, but also for the community and trading cards bought with it. You’ll probably see the Xbox and PlayStation Store come out with some festive deals soon too if they haven’t done so already.

I guess my main concern is are they actually offering us deals when you determine how old some of these titles are and the worth of them. I can definitely say for some of them they aren’t actually deals, for example I can see Fallout 4 listed on today’s at £39.99. That to me isn’t a deal at all, but just a way to get more people to buy the title, which is already one of the most popular Steam titles.

What are your thoughts on game sales? Do you regularly buy from them and wait for titles to go on sale?

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Empire TV Tycoon review

Empire TV Tycoon

Ever thought of owning your own television network like Sky or ABC, well you can do exactly that in Empire TV Tycoon. Organise your TV schedule for each day, hire staff members to carry your network forward and create your own productions. I’ve always been a fan of tycoon games, but I’ve never played a TV network one before, so it was interesting to play something different.

You’re the person in charge, so all the executive decisions come from you. A key skill to Empire TV Tycoon is understanding your metrics. You want to place the top rated TV shows and movies in the highest viewing moments, which are shown on your TV schedule. If you want to generate revenue it all comes down to managing your advertisements during these busy periods. The more ads you place throughout the day, the more you’ll earn. So a combination of both good movies and TV shows, combined with advertisements will have you on the road to success.

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The Deer God giveaway

(Closed) Giveaway: 5 copies of The Deer God on Steam

The Deer God giveaway

It’s not often that I have giveaways on here, but I’m trying to branch this out into new areas and one of them is PC gaming, as you know I run Complete Xbox, as an Xbox dedicated website. So I’ll be popping up reviews and giveaways for PC related hardware and video games here.

I’ve got 5 Steam keys for The Deer God to giveaway, where I’ll be choosing five lucky users from the comments section.

Just leave a comment below telling me why you think you deserve a copy of the game below. I’ll contact winners on Friday 4th September.

The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes. Become one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth.

Best of luck!

This giveaway is now closed!

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Achievements: What they say about you

Achievement

Since the introduction of Gamerscore on the Xbox 360, I’ve never become so obsessed with earning achievements on a video game. Sure, games used to set you challenges in-game, but they were never on show for your friends to see, not to extent of Gamerscore or Trophies on the PS3, where you can actually share them with your friends.

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First Impressions: Arma 3

arma3

After about 4 hours of waiting for Arma 3: Alpha to install, I finally have the game up and running and ready to be played. My friend Stuart suggested we played a multiplayer match, since that’s the only thing we actually bother to play on Arma 2 anyway, so I agreed and instantly found that the Wasteland mod was running on some servers already.

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