BTG: Hacknet

All the hacking, none of the jail time. We go Beyond the Game trailer of Hacknet an intriguing terminal-based game or as they call it a “hacking simulator” that uses actual UNIX commands. We spoke with Matt Trobbiani who developed the game about what players can expect when they immerse themselves in his world.

Releasing on August 12, 2015 for PC

HIGHLIGHTS:

Hacking simulation using real UNIX commands
Mysterious story to unravel
Fully immersive, it never breaks the illusion of real hacking on your PC
Minimal hand-holding, find your own path
A rich world of secrets to explore
Killer soundtrack featuring underground artists including Carpenter Brut (Hotline Miami)

Price: US $10.00

Website: Hacknet

Badass Inc. Gameplay

 

We love retro inspired games and Badass Inc. is right up our alley so when we got a look at this game we had to try out the demo. If you played any of the old school action/adventure side-scrolling games especially with a sci-fi or cyber-punk feel to it then you will really like this game. It’s fun and funny and looks great in the style and atmosphere created for you in this beautifully pixelated world. Our only gripe is that it was too short!

About Badass Inc.:

Building on 2nd place in the 32nd Ludum Dare and made with nostalgic 30 somethings in mind, Badass Inc. is a point and click action game that will take you back. You’re a contract killer; a sleek, stylish, feline predator that trades in scalps and briefcases full of cash. Your mission: eliminate a target for Ludum-Tek in an “unconventional way”.

Check out Badass Inc. for yourself and play the demo here.

BTG: Fragments of Him

We premiere the cinematic trailer for Fragments of Him, a unique and interesting first-person drama gaming experience coming to PC and Xbox. We headed out to the Netherlands to talk with Mata Haggis about what players can expect from the game.

About Fragments of Him:

Fragments of Him is a narrative-driven first-person experience that follows the aftermath of protagonist Will’s sudden death, and how the lives of those close to him are affected by this loss. Players experience memories and snapshots of four lives, including victim Will, his boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, and grandmother. Fragments of Him will come to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, and PC in 2016 and is supported by funding of the Dutch Stimuleringsfonds and Gamefonds.

Platforms: Xbox One / PC
Developer: SassyBot Studio
Genre: First-Person Adventure
Price: TBA
Language: English
Release: 2016
Website: Fragments of Him

Caffeine: AVCon 2015 Demo Gameplay

 

We got our hands on the AVCon 2015 playable demo of Caffeine and took it out for a spin.

In Caffeine you awaken aboard a caffeine mining space station to find yourself, a young boy seemingly all alone. The only thing you know for sure? Something bad has transpired here…

Confused and alone, you start to explore this seemingly derelict space station finding cryptic notes and messages everywhere you look, could these be clues to what has happened?”

BTG: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

We’re heading back to New Orleans with the remastered remake of the 1993 classic, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. We go beyond the game trailer and talk with Jane Jensen about the recent release for iPad and Android tablets and what it was like bringing the Sierra hit to a new generation of gamer’s.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is now available on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store.

BTG: Wars and Battles

We take a look at War and Battles, the tabletop inspired warfare game that offers realistic battle scenarios on your Apple and Android Tablets. Before the premiere of the trailer we sat down with some of the makers of the game to talk about their latest trailer for the October War 1973 campaign.

Key Features:

  • Historically Accurate: Each Wars and Battles campaign includes multiple scenarios that accurately portray historical events, including terrain, weather, unit types and characteristics, the state of military technology, modes of warfare, and more.
  • Choose Your Perspective: Oversee the battlefield in 2D, emulating traditional tabletop wargames, or play in 3D mode, mirroring a gorgeous miniatures-like experience.
  • Battle a Tough AI or Your Friends: Face off against a challenging AI opponent or play against friends and other armchair generals online via asynchronous multiplayer.

Wars and Battles is available now as premium title on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for $6.99.

Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel talks gaming preparation.

When preparing for a gaming competition gamer’s have different ways that they get ready or keep cool before their match. In this clip from the Obsolete Gamer Show professional gamer and entrepreneur Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel tells us about some of the things he used to do before some of his be tournaments.

First Look: Skyhill

We take a first look at Skyhill where your goal is to stay alive and make your way out of a hotel infested with horrible mutants and terrible creatures created after a biological attack. Find weapons, food and medical supplies and create new items and upgrade existing ones to survive if you want to make it all the way down the 100 floors.

In this first look we take you through the beginning stages of the game and show you how the basics of the game works including the combat mechanics and the crafting system.

Name: Skyhill
Genre: Rogue-like/ Survival
Release: October 6th, 2015
Price: $14.99 USD

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Developer: Mandragora
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

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Alpages: The Five Books (Early Alpha Gameplay)

 

In Alpages: The Five Books you are alone in a dark and scary countryside searching for five magical books, however as you find each book you unleash a supernatural horror that hunts you down and tries to kill you.

In this early Alpha watch me stumble across the countryside trying to find the books while being completely torn apart by the horrors I release upon myself.

Beyond the Game Trailer: A Quiver of Crows

 

We go beyond the game trailer of A Quiver of Crows, a very cool and interesting looking twin-stick shooter by indie developer, Shedo.net. We talk with lead developer Chad Ata and lead artist Danny Ata about what players can expect when they step into this Grim World Cursed by Demons and Ghouls.

Beyond the Game Trailer: Retro Assault

We take a look at a retro inspired top-down shooter from Big Shiny games that features all the weapon upgrades and combat action gamer’s expect from a Sci-Fi space shooter on their smart phone. We also talk with John Mulkey from Big Shiny Games on what to expect from this upcoming title.

Here are some key features of Retro Assault

  • Five Upgradable Starfighter Chassis: The P.O.D. Fighter, The Tank, The Infiltrator, The Destroyer, and The Interceptor offer a spread of tactical combat options of agility, hull integrity and shield capacity that can be upgraded to better face the challenges ahead.
  • Interchangeable Combat Wing System:  Build an arsenal of Combat Wings that you can deploy to any of the Starfighter Chassis in your collection to ensure you have the right ship and weapons combination for the mission! Each Combat Wing features three tiers of upgradeability.
  • Tacticals: One-Off Strategy Modifiers that can be collected and added to the control stick for fast access during combat.
  • Interstellar Chaos: Fight through the galactic saga of seven sectors of action packed missions, hordes of enemies, and enormous Capital Ships!
  • Rank, Leaderboard and Achievement System:  Test your skill for the best rank, score and time, and compare them against your friends and the rest of the world on global leaderboards.

Check out their site here.

 

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Rahul Sood

With eSports taking the world by storm with numbers that rival the World Series and the college football championship fans now have a new way to enjoy this brand new American pastime. In this episode of G.P.S. we profile Rahul Sood, a true entrepreneur that founded the gaming PC Company Voodoo and created the first incubation fund for startups at Microsoft and eventually became the global head of Microsoft Ventures.

His new company Unikrn gives fans of eSports a place to bet on top tier players and tournaments. As a fan of sports and fantasy leagues this intrigued me and I had a lot of questions and Mr. Sood was happy to answer them all. Unikrn sees their business as a way to get eSports the attention it deserves, rivaling other team based sports leagues like the NFL or NBA. It’s quite a goal and if successful could change the face of eSports the way companies such as Draft Kings has.

Check out the interview and judge for yourself.

You can check out Unikrn here

 

Wrestling memories with Mike -NESquester- Wright

If you did not know that besides being a gamer and a fantastic retrogaming writer, Mike NESQuester Wright was also a wrestler and during our interview with him on the Alt F4 show we just had to ask him to share some stories with us and he was happy to do so.

Now as you can imagine wrestlers can get crazy so the first story he told us was pretty NSFW so just keep that in mind as you watch this, but honestly, if you ever read or watched anything about wrestling (or football for that matter) it’s not surprising to hear of a story like this.

Mike also shared some other memories of his wrestling days in this clip about interactions with wrestlers and how they treated him and others on their way up and down in the industry.