Steampunked: Adam’s Venture Episode 3

boxIt’s been a long slow day here and since it’s Sunday and the Lord is with me all day I figured why not just bang out this last Adam Venture episode.  Honestly I’m kind of glad to be done with these, no offense to Adam and the crew over at Vertigo Digital Entertainment but these things can best be described as inoffensive, certainly not gripping entertainment. Without further ado lets talk about the final chapter in Adam’s Venture!

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Steampunked: Adam’s Venture Episode 2

BoxHere we are on the Lords day and I gotta be honest, this is probably the first Sunday I’ve EVER spent doing anything remotely educational about religion.  Adam Venture is back in his second adventure and this time he’s left the stuffy cave of Eden behind for the arid desert of King Solomons mines.  The good news here is the second episode certainly improved on the issues I had with the first game, the bad news is it’s still overall not that much better than the first.

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Steampunked: Adam’s Venture Episode 1

BoxWell folks, I’ve got some good news and some bad… the bad news is that since we’re going alphabetically we are starting off this journey with Adam’s Venture and it is a trilogy so buckle in for two more of these.  The good news is the game isn’t actually terrible.  Was it good enough to win me over with it’s Judeo-Christian values? Probably not… Continue reading

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Steampunked!

So our good friend Mike has decided to go off on his own with some new project about music or whatever, you can learn more about that at Project Playlist, and despite my protests to have him just post it to the site here I’m left with not much to do and a domain sitting around gathering dust.  So I’ve decided to do what any red blooded American with a website would do and steal his idea!  Only this is The Unplayables and I don’t purchase music while whacked out on ambien so my music collection is already perfection in every way.  However, what I do have a problem with is Steam.  Through years of Steam sales and poor impulse control my Steam library is telling me I’ve got 382 games in it, and frankly I was never going to play most of these things.  That’s where the site comes in! Continue reading

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GOTY: Jeff’s Top 10

So I was able to convince Mike that the usual categories for video game awards are stupid. I think they are arbitrary, silly and don’t really add anything to the conversation.  My suggestion was as he said, for us to each compile a list of the ten games we think were worth playing from the past year.  On the next episode of FreeDLC we’ll compare and contrast our lists, defending the games we chose and heckling each other for the ones we differ on.  After the end of all that we’ll decide an overall best game of the year.  There is no reason to tell you which game had the best cutscenes, or was most fueled by dew, that’s just silly.  Without further ado here are the 10 games I personally think you should have played in 2012:

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GOTY: Mike’s Top 10

You know how we posted GOTY nominations two weeks back, just like we did in 2011? Yeah, ignore that. After talking it over with Jeff last week, we have decided that the traditional way of nominating and awarding GOTY awards is asinine.

Games don’t really fit neatly into categories and forcing discussions to be based around genres or consoles tends to shortchange worthy entries. Moreover, it’s just not how people play games, and certainly not how we at The Unplayables play games.  Continue reading

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It’s Here….

Just in time for your Christmas break, Valve has officially launched its Holiday Sale, scheduled to run today, December 20, through January 5.

As usual, look for daily deals, periodic flash deals (with the same voting mechanic as the last sale), and publisher packs. It doesn’t look like they are doing anything super nifty with this sale with achievements or anything, but still… it’s a great opportunity to pick up some great games at ridiculously low prices.

Check it out here. 

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Complete Spike VGA 10 Recap: We Watched it So You Don’t Have To

Last Friday, Spike TV aired the 10th annual Spike VGAs, a show that simultaneously delight and disgust gamers across the world with its tradition of great new game reveals, as well as its tone deaf insistence on using non-gaming celebrities to poorly deliver even more poorly written jokes.

This year, in many ways, was no different. We had some great new reveals, including a game that may or may not be Metal Gear Solid V, and we had Snoop Lion saying he put the “high in high score.” A little unexpectedly, however, we also had some awards given with integrity, with games like The Walking Dead taking top honors. Read on for a play by play breakdown of the 2012 Spike VGAs.

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The Political Machine 2012 Review

The More Things Change…

Here we go again.

Politics is my day job. Seriously. All day, every day, I deal with the mudslinging, posturing and tit for tat media battles that make up the modern political process. As such, I am both the best and the worst person to review something like The Political Machine 2012. On the one hand, I am totally the target audience: both a gamer and a political junkie. On the other hand, I know too much, and I am pretty jaded on the process itself. Even so, this is the exact sort of game that’s bound to fly under the radar, and Jeff sure as hell isn’t going to play this, so I’ll give it a shot.

Ultimately, this review comes down to one sentiment: If you have played either of the first two Political Machine games, you have played The Political Machine 2012.  Apart from some new customization options, a political roster update and a (very slightly) shinier coat of paint, this is the same game as Political Machine 2008, which was pretty much the same game as Political Machine 2004.

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FreeDLC Episode 29: Treacle Mistakes

Mike’s Made a Terrible Mistake.

On this week’s episode, Mike takes a gamble… and loses badly. There are no good videogames to talk about right now, so instead, Mike samples exotic South American malt beverages, blue corn health drinks, and horrifying treacle cake in a can. After this, he will NEVER be in the same.

Jeff also tries some off-brand gas-station sodas, but frankly, he had it easy.

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New games are coming out soon, so stay tuned. In the mean time, enjoy our pain.

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