Episode #2 - Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Have you ever wished your video game magazine was more like Maxim? If you just did a fist pump, then you're the target audience for Incite Video Gaming, the celebrity-filled misfire from Computec Media.
Episode #845 - While not as polished as other racing simulators, MotoGP 14 does a good job recreating the exciting sport. With a dizzying amount of single-player modes and a worthwhile online component, this game will keep fans of motorcycle racing busy for months to come. Too bad the visuals look so outdated and the career mode lacks variety.
Episode #843 - No matter if you're new to Grand Theft Auto V or a returning player, there's more than enough in this next-generation port to keep you satisfied. The first-person perspective manages to make a year-old game feel new again, and the changes made to the graphics, gameplay and online mode are substantial. One of 2013's best games is made even better on the PlayStation 4.
Episode #844 - Lords of the Fallen is both a shameless Dark Souls rip off and a solid action/adventure game. With an easier difficulty and smaller scale, this PlayStation 4 game is a good way to ease people into the challenging sub-genre. On the other hand, the story is underdeveloped and the levels designs are too linear. This new City Interactive release is a real mixed bag.
Episode #1 - Welcome to the 29 Days of Christmas, Defunct Games' annual holiday celebration. For the next month, we'll spend every single day looking back at the best and worst magazines from the 1980s, 90s and beyond. Seeing the success of Nintendo Power, Sega of America decided to create their own propaganda-laced magazine. How did it compare? Find out in today's episode of 29 Magazines of Christmas.
Episode #842 - Never Alone tells a deeply personal story of an Inupiaq girl on an adventure to survive the elements. This is a spellbinding experience that not only introduces players to the real stories and culture so important to the native Alaskan community, but goes one step further by creating two dozen informative videos featuring interviews with tribe elders, storytellers and artists. It's a dazzling adventure that is not to be missed.
Episode #835 - Samurai Warrior 4 is yet another solid entry in the long-running beat-em-up franchise. It offers a few new gameplay tweaks and a different narrative structure, but is largely the same old brawler you've seen countless times. Thankfully, the game's Chronicle Mode helps set this installment apart, making this one of the most memorable Dynasty Warriors spin-off.
Episode #839 - Although it may be the first installment made specifically for the brand new consoles, Unity remains a traditional Assassin's Creed game. The setting and atmosphere is cool, but some of the best ideas are marred by bad checkpointing and a story where the historical elements often feel like an afterthought. Assassin's Creed Unity is a solid action game, but a disappointing follow-up to Black Flag.
Episode #79 - Adam Wallace celebrates the Xbox's birthday with a look back at 13 games that can only be played on the 2001 console. From classic mascot characters to super-expensive mechs, this list has something for everybody. Find out if your favorite game make the list when Adam looks at the 13 Reasons to Keep Your Original Xbox.
Episode #840 - Race the Sun is a fast-paced surprise that should demands to be played each and every day. With a great sense of speed, addictive gameplay and levels that change every 24 hours, this is one of the most exhilarating games of the year. Race the Sun is not to be missed.