Double Fine’s Spacebase DF-9 Orbits Steam Early Access

One of Double Fine‘s Amnesia Fortnight 2012 projects, Spacebase DF-9, is being built up into a full-fledged game with the help of  Steam’s Early Access program. Originally available solely to Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle contributors or the subsequent digital compilation of the Amnesia Fortnight prototypes, the expanded edition of Spacebase DF-9 is growing to include many more features and additional content.  In command of three beings at the start of the game, players must expand their station while dealing with adversity from the cold depths of outer space.

Early alpha access to Spacebase DF-9 costs $25 for a Steam code, with additional tiers of support offering additional benefits up through a $250 “Extradimensional Entity” pack. This bundle entitles the buyer to the game, soundtrack and original prototype version of the game in addition to digital wallpapers, Steam codes for Psychonauts, Costume Quest, and Stacking. Extradimensional Entities also get their name in the credits and on the base citizen name list along with a high-quality poster and signed art print from the game. Lower tiers receive different combinations of some of these benefits as well.

An official wiki for Spacebase DF-9 covers much of the existing in-game content and lore and will see continuous updates as the game develops and evolves. DF-9 project lead JP LeBreton is a more recent hire by Double Fine, having left 2K Games in 2011 to join the San Francisco developer. LeBreton has worked on the first two BioShock games as well as the recent indie darling Gone Home and the forthcoming Double Fine adventure epic, Broken Age.

Source: VG 24/7

Coffee Stain Studios unleashes “A Story About My Uncle” on Steam!

Coffee Stain Studios, creators of the popular Sanctum Series, have teamed up with Gone North Games to bring you a new platforming title in 2014!  Cutting out the violence and explosive action and gore of most of today’s games, ASAMU creates a much more immersive experience by encouraging players to explore their environments and progress the story arc. Using the effects of the juggernaut of an engine that is Unreal, this games promises to satiate ANY and ALL of the players needs for amazing graphics, smooth gameplay, and unmatched responsiveness.

ASAMU is still in development, and so the company is very secretive about just how much of the game it reveals to the public. As of now, they’re telling of a story in which a young boy ventures forth to find his lost uncle, but in true Alice In Wonderland fashion, he stumbles into a world of pure imagination and wonder. Fantasy intertwines with reality to create an environment that only the most creative minds could muster up.

ASAMU is extremely motion-centric, encouraging the player to use the smooth and brisk movement to explore every nook and cranny of its fantastic maps.  A grappling-hook style of movement is going to be your greatest asset as you traverse the landscape like a modern day Spiderman in a world no less whimsical than Narnia itself!

“Concept Art of the Young Boy Protagonist”

Loadout! release Jan 31st!


Good news for anyone looking for an outlet for their anger! “Loadout!” is a game featuring rage-ridden characters with an overabundance of testosterone roaming the map just BEGGING for a face to cave in! You like guns? Good, you’re gonna need that. There are lots of them. Lots and lots of them. And a near limitless amount of combinations, creating a vast array of death all at your disposal!

Got a friend you’re having frequent blows with? Fire up this game and take out your frustration on their skulls with more ways to kill them than most people can even imagine.  And the weapon customization system is so incredibly diverse, that there is basically NO WAY you can’t kill someone in an over-the-top, extremely satisfying fashion!

And don’t go thinking your tank of a character is gonna be a bulky, slow moving bullet shield. This game has a HEAVY focus on mobility. They really want chaos to reign supreme in each and every multiplayer match. Think about it. You could have an army of soldiers, all equipped to the ears with chain guns, rocket launchers, lasers, and grenades.  And now all of those soldiers have 40-yd dash times that would make a Speed-fueled Olympic sprinter blush.

That, my friends, is a recipe for chaos. And a hell of a lot of fun.

Bak on Trak!

Howdy y’all! Ransom aka Aria’s squeeze here, back with a vengeance! We’re planning on picking the site back up full steam ahead to bring YOU the coverage you deserve of the newest and hottest news in gaming! Of course we’ll have our fair share of throwback pieces to keep even the most jaded gamer happy as well!  With us expecting Baby Arsom into the ranks soon, naturally we’re keeping ourselves busy, but are planning on keeping you all up to date!  So buckle up kiddies, it’s gonna be a WILD RIDE.

Tournaments Galore on Twitch This Weekend

It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving and there’s certainly plenty to watch and keep you occupied before the big holiday! There’s a little something for everyone with the PS4 and Xbox One officially out now, but before Thanksgiving takes over, E-sports enthusiasts can breathe a collective sigh of relief with all the major stuff going on this weekend!




From Friday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 24th, the MSI “Beat It!” 2013 Grand Finals will be underway in Beijing, China. 12 teams from around the world will fight for a share of the $22,000 prize purse during three days of constant Counter Strike:Global Offensive action at the first major international CS:GO event. Check it out on the officially sponsored Twitch Channel this weekend, so you won’t miss any of the action!





Beginning on Saturday, November 23rd and continuing on through Sunday, November 24th, the Red Bull Battle Grounds Starcraft II tournament will be underway in New York City. 6 new challengers and 2 veterans will be competing for the $50,000 prize pool; so be sure to check out the Red Bull E-Sports Twitch Channel for yourself and see who will come out on top!






Also going on Saturday, November 23rd and continuing through Sunday, November 24th is the Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix, which will have top players competing for a $30,000 prize pool. Check it out on the Official Magic: The Gathering channel, and see which of your favorite competitors will win it all.







And for our last listed event. Starting Saturday, November 23rd and ending Sunday, November 24th is the Intel Extreme Masters League of Legends tournament in Cologne, Germany. The best teams from North America and Europe will compete for $80,000 and the title of best team in the Western Hemisphere. Check it out on the ESL TV Twitch Channel, It will be a fierce battle royale you won’t want to miss.



That’s all for this weekend on Twitch, but the content that will be shown is more than enough to keep any fan of fierce competition busy. So sit down with a bag of popcorn, and check out some of these awesome competitions, exclusively on Twitch.TV

Nintendo Announces Miiverse and Network ID’s for 3DS

With the introduction of Nintendo’s Miiverse and Network ID programs, fans no longer have to go through the string of hoops so to speak in talking with people and befriending them. However, it was only exclusive to the WiiU which left 3DS users out of the joys that came with the easier system. Especially so with having a separate Eshop balance. Today, Nintendo has announced that the Network ID system (as well as Miiverse) will be enabled for Nintendo 3DS after a December system update.

Once you download the update, 3DS users will be able to register their Nintendo Network ID that they made for the Wii U on their system. The much anticipated benefit of this update will finally combine the Nintendo eShop account balances enabling 3DS players to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U can still create their own Nintendo Network ID and will be able to take advantage of the feature if they wind up buying a Wii U later on.


As stated previously, this update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. This will allow users with a Nintendo Network ID and a wireless Internet connection, to be able to connect with players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.

If you would like more information, check out today’s Nintendo Direct. It is very interesting how the Wii U and 3DS are being integrated to be more user friendly online with each other. It makes me wonder if there will be 3DS titles that work on Wii U and vice versa (such as how some games can be played both on PS Vita and Playstation 3.)

BlargTV: Black Friday Sales

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching for those of us in the US, so to looms the much anticipated unofficial holiday known as Black Friday! It’s a day known as the official start of holiday shopping causing the masses to flock to various stores in search of the best deals and gifts for the holiday season. Though GameStop and Toys R Us have already announced their promotions for Black Friday, Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy have announced today the list of deals that each chain will be offering this Black Friday. Down below are some of the many deals that you can find:




Wal-Mart, which will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

4GB Xbox 360 – $99
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
12GB PlayStation 3 – $150
Disney Infinity or Skylanders Starter Packs – $38.96
Nintendo 2DS – $99
Call of Duty: Ghosts – $40
Battlefield 4 – $25
Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $34
Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 – $15



Best Buy, which opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
The Last of Us, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Beyond: Two Souls, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $35
Call of Duty: Ghosts – $45
Wii U bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and two controllers – $320
Luigi’s Mansion 3DS bundle – $150
250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Bundle (includes Tomb Raider, Halo 4, Darksiders II, and Batman: Arkham City) – $190






And lastly Target, which opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day
3DS XL – $150
Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle (with copies of Kinect Sports Season Two and Kinect Adventures) – $190
Disney Infinity Starter Pack – $50
All Skylanders toys – Buy two, get one free
PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins – $199
Battlefield 4 – $35
Max Payne 3 – $10
Three-month Xbox Live Gold subscription – $10

Target is also offering a buy two; get one free deal on more than 1000 titles this week, including games for the Playstation 4.

Here you have it folks, plenty of deals to jump start your holiday shopping. Though the Playstation 4 and Xbox One will not be marked down, most other consoles will, so if you are looking to get another console (or are getting one for the first time) there is no better time like the present! As a little PSA, we know how crazy Black Friday can be, so please exert caution and stay safe in the search of the ultimate deal. Or if you want to bypass the cold mornings/nights and the buzzing swarm, there’s Cyber Monday to look forward to which features online deals!