Donkey Kong Country

Was cleaning out a bunch of old stuff and found a VHS tape that was sent to me by Nintendo Power magazine in the 90’s. I remember watching it over and over before the game came out getting completely hyped about it. Now I can look back all nostalgia-like and laugh at the hair and clothes of the 90’s. It seems like every gaming system was always trying to out-extreme each other back then. I guess it’s not too much different today, but the video is still entertaining to watch nonetheless.

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Steam for iOS and Android?

Steam for IOS and Android

Kotaku is running an article about the upcoming Steam app for Apple devices running iOS and Android smartphones. There are a number of “Steam” apps already on the app store trying to fill the obvious demand for a mobile way to keep in touch with your gaming friends and to purchase games while away from a PC. Most of the non-official Steam apps are basically dressed up versions of the website where you can view member profiles, buy games, etc – all of which you can do through the website anyway. The new official Steam app promises to have the ability to chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on the numerous Steam sales.

It basically sounds like what we can already get from a third party app with what we’ve been asking for – a few more features like chat, etc.

You can grab the app from the appstore although the service itself is in closed beta.


Stardrive: Space Based 4x Action-Strategy


This is a game that I’ve been following on Kickstarter and on their website. It’s a 4x game which fits in the same genre as the Civilization games and others that involve building an empire and trying to command the world (or in this case, the galaxy) with your chosen race or species.

The game is being designed by a young guy that’s a lawyer by day and video-game programmer by night. They uploaded a new video to their Youtube channel showcasing a new race: the Kulrathi, and some new in-game footage. The Alpha build is going to start being tested by the people that backed them on Kickstarter if they haven’t started already and TruePCGaming has a pretty fun interview with him. Check out their latest Youtube video below.