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Still Not Dead: World of Goo & Dead Space Reviewed

Posted by inpheaux on December 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

It's been awhile, but we've got excuses. We're good at excuses. What are our excuses? Have you SEEN the games that are out right now? Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Dead Space, Chrono Trigger, Mother 3, Left 4 Dead, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Dragon Quest IV. I'm sure I'm missing some. Or […]

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Mother 3 Fan Translation Almost Seriously Really Close to Being Released (Maybe)

Posted by inpheaux on September 27th, 2008 at 1:14 am

After two and a half years of waiting, the guys over at the Mother 3 Fan Translation are reporting that all hacking is complete. That means that barring any super-bizarre bugs, the translation patch could be released soon. You know, like, for reals. Finally. They've posted a neat little video to Youtube showing that it […]

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How we spent our long weekend: Hardware Hacking

Posted by inpheaux on January 21st, 2008 at 8:56 pm

We had a productive long weekend here at Directional Pad. A few weeks ago Andy picked up the Nintendo Wii Zapper and was - as we assume many people were - completely dismayed by the fact that it wasn't compatible with Resident Evil 4. The problem stems from the fact that the zapper and all […]

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Fortress Forever out now!

Posted by inpheaux on September 13th, 2007 at 5:46 pm

So, since Valve's little announcement stole Fortress Forever's thunder for Monday, the FF team kicked themselves into overdrive and got their mod out today. Yes, so you can go play it right now. (Windows and Linux dedicated servers are also available.) Now you can enjoy your bunnyhopping, conc-jumping, grenade-jumping, rocket-jumping, and whatever other kind of […]

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Fortress Forever: Finally being released on 17 SEP 2007

Posted by inpheaux on September 11th, 2007 at 7:54 am

After years of development and constant fears that the game had evaporated, the team behind Fortress Forever have finally set a release date for their HL2 true-to-the-original remake of Team Fortress Classic: Next Monday, 17 SEP 2007. Fortress Forever is a third-party mod for Half-Life 2 that started years ago because some developers got sick […]

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Toribash 3.0 Tantalizes with Trailer

Posted by Akaishi on July 17th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Fans of Toribash, the ragdoll physics powered turn based fighting game, recently got a video vision of things to come with a youtube trailer for the upcoming version of the game. Toribash version 3 is reportedly coming in October, with an all new graphic engine that uses Shaders 2.0 for much more realistic abstract 3D […]

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Steam to get community features next month

Posted by inpheaux on June 20th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

Having first effectively created the concept of unified online game distribution and then conquered it, Valve is looking to branch out. Next step for Steam? Community. Next month, Valve is planning on rolling out "Steam Community", a major upgrade to the Steam platform which intends to kill Xfire, and maybe take a stab at Teamspeak […]

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Harmonix helps keep ScoreHero afloat

Posted by inpheaux on May 24th, 2007 at 11:33 pm

Fans of the Guitar Hero series are likely familiar with the fansite Score Hero, a site populated entirely by robots, or at the very least humans with glorious robot hands. They're the keepers of scores. If you absolutely need to know how many points you need to five-star Jordan on expert [you know, like if […]

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Followup: Clover Studios returns as SEEDS

Posted by inpheaux on February 14th, 2007 at 8:36 pm

Clover Studios being disbanded last October was some of the most depressing gaming news of 2006. They had just shipped their long-awaited and now critically acclaimed Okami, and Capcom showed them the door. Luckily, the rumors we brought up in the previous article - that Clover wanted to break from Capcom, and do stuff on […]

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Smash-hit Flash game “Line Rider” coming to Wii and DS

Posted by inpheaux on December 19th, 2006 at 11:51 pm

A few months ago, you probably saw the little Flash toy Line Rider. Like nearly all amazing Flash toys, it was simple. Draw a line, hit play, watch your little sledder fly off into oblivion. Despite having a very simple set of tools, Line Rider is flexible enough that it can be used to make […]

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