Since the recent growth in Steam we have seen indie games become more and more popular. Games such as Dungeon Defenders and Super Meat Boy have seriously hit it off with the market by making as much profit as a normal retail game in some cases. We love these indie games because of the innovation that seems to be drained from the mainstream publishers, we see brand new ideas from hundreds of different studios that would never have the chance if we didn’t have distribution services such as Steam and the popularity of social networks today. One of the greatest things about indie games though are the prices, and by prices I don’t mean the regular price you pay when the game is released. When I talk about prices I mean bundles, indie bundles to be exact! If you have not learned of this growing phenomenon the basic idea is that a group of developers donate keys to a website for a good cause such as Child’s Play and the website sells these group of games in a bundle for what ever amount you decide to pay. That’s right, they are practically giving their game away. But that is not the point of the bundles, the point is to give what you think the games are worth and how much you appreciate the developers making these games, so you can donate anywhere from 1 dollar to 1000 and it’s all up to you. The most popular bundles seem to be The Humble Indie Bundle, Indie Royale and The Indie Gala. Continue Reading
A lot of websites, including ours, went black on Wednesday 18th January 2012 in an attempt to try to raise awareness of the SOPA and PIPA legislation currently proposed in the USA. I’ve been reading a few articles over the past few days questioning whether an internet wide protest is the most effective way of fighting things. However, here’s a few reasons why it has been effective. Continue Reading
Today from 08:00am to 08:00pm EST (01:00pm to 01:00am GMT) Gaming and Tech Network will be joining the internet blackout to protest against SOPA and PIPA alongside sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, Mojang, RPS, WordPress, Google and more.
Displayed in place of the normal site will be information about how to petition against SOPA and PIPA. Don’t worry though, if you’re not a US citizen you can still help if you want by petitioning the State Department. We’ll also have a ribbon displayed in the top right corner of the site from now until the 24th January 2012 linking to information on SOPA and PIPA.
We felt that this disruption is worthwhile since we have 2 US writers and our US readers. If this legislation is passed by the US senate it could change the way the internet works in the US, it may also affect us in the long run.
So join us and many others today in uniting to stop SOPA and PIPA once and for all.
The Gaming and Tech Network team
If you don’t know who Notch is then you probably have not read any PC game news within the last couple of years. Notch is part of Mojang who created the famous game Minecraft and even if you don’t know who Notch is you have indefinitely heard of Minecraft. Minecraft’s success has been undeniably huge and Mojang does not plan on stopping their success according to an interview that IGN had with Notch.
Notch himself but that does not mean that the other games won’t be equally as good. You may have heard that the Scrolls Alpha is to be released soon and also that Cobalt, a game that they published but not developed, is in the alpha stage right now. Hopefully we will be able to see these new games soon!
After some serious convincing from a couple of friends ( and more than a few youtube videos) who have yet to steer me wrong when it comes to games, I was, once again, talked into another game.
Minecraft, the limitless game in which, you mine… and you craft. The concept is simple and you are only limited by two factors, your imagination and your time. While Minecraft is probably one of the least graphically advanced games we have seen in awhile, it has taken the world by storm. Continue Reading