Love 'em or hate 'em, 4x strategy titles are growing in popularity at a rapid rate. One of the major and best players in the genre is Stardock and they are working in full force with the new expansion/rework, Fallen Enchantress--Legendary Heroes.
Oh boy, another stylized, side scroller beat em up with generic fantasy characters right? WRONG! Sacred Citadel took us all by surprise as it graced out Steam library and bashed our brains and fingers trying to beat the challenging yet rewarding gameplay.
Fresh, fun ideas in gaming these days are about as easy to find as honest, good-natured politicians. While there are plenty of indie games out there, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is an amazing example of how quality platforming without all the pixelated craze as of late, can be done right. Whether you enjoy old school platforming or not, this game is worth your time.
October 1996. Core Design unleashes the original Tomb Raider upon the world. People were mezmorized not only by the stellar and fresh game design but with the games main heroine, Lara Croft. Since then, several Tomb Raider titles have been released, major motion pictures have been launched, knockoffs created, and nerds everywhere have salivated over Lara.
While Starcraft wasn't the original title that started the real-time strategy (RTS) genre, in 1988, it definitely skyrocketed it into the mainstream with huge sales and a much beloved cast of characters, creatures and slick gameplay. The cinematics were also revolutionary and many late nights at both work and home were filled with laughs of pure nerd bliss with LAN play. Now, it's 2013 and it's time for more swarm. It's time for more Kerrigan.
What's all this crazy talk about free to play games? Is it really free? Is it too good to be true? Am I going to be bombarded by microtransactions and ads? Well, the answer to those questions are not universal.
We at Digital Hippos appreciate good art. Especially art that's video game related! Check out this awesome homage to the Mega Man franchise.
On 11-11-11, (Has it been that long?!), Skyrim swept the gaming scene with all the nerdy goodness that we were longing for. A huge, open-ended world, hundreds of quests, thousands of places to explore, plunder arnd loot and on the PC version, dozens of nude mods to be had. Oh, but there is more!
It's a creature! It's a monster! No, it's Gila from GX Gaming! And yes, it is a superhero in it's own right.