Matt Perry

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Exploration sim No Man's Sky coming from Hello Games

Joe Danger developer Hello Games announced its next game at the Spike VGX awards, a massive, procedurally generated, sci-fi exploration sim called <i>No Man's Sky</i>.<p>In the game's debut trailer, <i>No Man's Sky</i> was pitched as an exploration game where "every atom" is procedurally generated, from flora and …

Windforge achieves Kickstarter goal in its final hours

Snowed In Studios' whale-filled, steampunk-themed role-playing game, <i>Windforge</i>, surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $50,000 CAD with only hours to spare in its campaign.<p>With the help of more than 700 backers, the campaign raised $50,161 CAD. The campaign did not achieve any of its stretch goals, which …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Kano kit offers an easier way to make a low-cost Raspberry Pi computer

Raspberry Pi provides an inexpensive way for aspiring computer scientists to start hacking, but its bare-bones offering can be intimidating to a newcomer. Kano is a forthcoming open-source computer kit designed to make coding as easy as assembling Legos. A Kickstarter for the project has attracted …

FTL getting a free expansion, iPad version in early 2014

<i>FTL: Faster than Light</i>, the punishing indie spacefaring roguelike from Subset Games, will receive a slate of new features as part of a free expansion that will launch early next year, alongside a much-anticipated iPad port.<p>The expansion, <i>FTL: Advanced Edition</i>, will add "new weapons, drones, …

Owlchemy Labs launches Kickstarter for psychological adventure Dyscourse

Indie studio Owlchemy Labs, a company bent on creating the "perfect enjoyable, silly gaming experience," launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its latest project, a psychological adventure called <i>Dyscourse</i><i>.</i><p><i>Dyscourse</i> is a survival game for Windows PC, Mac and Linux that features an emergent story …

CastleStorm coming to PS3 and Vita Nov. 5

Tower defense-brawler mashup <i>CastleStorm</i> is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on Nov. 5, developer Zen Studios community manager Bobby Loertscher announced in a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>The game will be available for $9.99 and supports cross-buy, so one purchase will net buyers the …

Elder Scrolls Online trailer breaks down the character creator

One of the most defining parts of any MMORPG is the options it gives you in creating the character you'll be playing for hours to come; a new trailer shows how character creation works in <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i>.<p>In the trailer, the game's art director Jared Carr discusses the team's design …

Friends List: Should people build their own PC?

What's that? Why, it's a new name! Yes, Polygon Live has evolved into it's mega state, Friends List.<p>It's even better than before. In the coming weeks, we'll be adding a logo, a theme song, new hosts and great conversations to the program.<p>For now, I will be joined by a fellow member of Polygon's …

Survarium hands-on: the free-to-play shooter with a survivalist streak

When Vostok Games' community manager Joe Mullin describes existence in Survarium as being “like Bear Grylls, but with a gun,” I can't help but think …

Darkest Dungeon trailer introduces an 'uncompromising RPG'

A trailer released this week for <i>Darkest Dungeon</i> sets the tone for Red Hook Studios' self-described "uncompromising RPG about the true cost of adventuring."<p>Check out the trailer above to learn of the bravado, the hopes and the emotional costs that weigh upon those who venture into the ancient and …

Games and art: Minecraft at the London Victoria & Albert museum

A child of around ten years old walks past me accompanied by his mum. He is noteworthy largely because he is carrying a gigantic cardboard squid …

The Elder Strolls, Part 1: Fresh Off The Boat

It's morning, and I've just arrived in Skyrim. I wear no armor, just simple clothing and footwraps. I carry no two-handed broadsword, just a small …

The Long Dark trailer gives an early glimpse of winter survival

It was last month that The Long Dark went out in to the wilderness of Kickstarter . Since then, it's been successfully scavenging for internet money, …

Myst co-creator developing new project on Kickstarter with Cyan Worlds

<i>Myst</i> co-creator Rand Miller is currently working along developer Cyan Worlds on a "larger project" that will take advantage of the opportunities made available through Kickstarter, he announced during this year's Indiecade attended by PC World.<p>In the lead up to a larger announcement, an alternate …

IndieCade 2013 winners include Quadrilateral Cowboy and Kentucky Route Zero

Cardboard Computer's <i>Kentucky Route Zero</i> won two categories at tonight's IndieCade 2013 awards, with Blendo Games' <i>Quadrilateral Cowboy</i> taking out The Grand Jury Award.<p>Out of 850 submissions, a total of 36 games were announced as IndieCade 2013 awards finalists last month. The finalists will be …

South Park's Minecraft episode hits the internet

An episode of Comedy Central's irreverent <i>South Park</i> focusing on Mojang's indie hit <i>Minecraft</i> is now available to watch online.<p>In the episode "Informative Murder Porn," the children of South Park fear their parents' addiction to racy dramatized-crime shows will lead to real-world violence. Using a …

Japanese commercial claims PS Vitas are transmogrified penguins

A new commercial for the redesigned, multi-color PlayStation Vita imagines an aquatic origin for the handheld platform.<p>The commercial shows a group of penguins playing with their Vitas in various colors. Suddenly, the penguins are the Vitas.<p>We don't understand it either. The redesigned PS Vita hits …

Gran Turismo 6 adds Bathurst circuit

Polyphony Digital's next installment in the Gran Turismo racing franchise, <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>, will feature Australia's Bathurst circuit, the developer announced today.<p>The Bathurst circuit, also known as Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, hosts the Bathurst 12 Hour motor race and the Bathurst 1000 in …

Battlefield: Bad Company franchise will make a comeback, says director

A third installment in the Battlefield: Bad Company franchise will happen, creative director Lars Gustavsson told reporters at a <i>Battlefield 4</i> event, clarifying that it won't happen immediately because of the recent spate of newly announced Electronic Arts DICE-developed titles.<p>"My feeling is that I …

Truck Stop: Burnout's Crash mode with added zombies, martian backgrounds...trucks

In the absence of a new Burnout game, something that's quite a lot like a new Burnout game will have to do, particularly when it's quite a lot like …

Endless Legend: turn-based empire building with some strange twists

Picture two generals meeting face to face on the hexy grid of a turnbased 4X game. Imagine their armies deploying in carefully designed formations …

Dungeon of the Endless first look: fight your way out of the dark, or die forever

I can only stare blankly when game director Max von Knorring tells me his title is “a mix of roguelike and tower defence, with a little pinch of …

Xi3 Piston Console launches November 29 in US

Coming hot off the recent Valve living room news , Xi3 has announced that its modular gaming PC , the Piston, will be available for $999 in the US on …

Planetary Annihilation trailer heralds the launch of beta, the annihilation of planets

Call your game Planetary Annihilation and you're making a pretty big promise that, at some point, a planet is going to be destroyed into bits. …

Vikings bring axes, beards and bearskins to Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior

Historical multiplayer combat expansion <i>Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior</i> will be going into beta next month, offering players an opportunity to battle as various fighting cultures throughout history.<p>The <i>Chivalry: Medieval Warfare</i> expansion is based on the the Spike TV series, Deadliest Warrior. Developer …

The ‘implied fiction’ and gun bazaars behind Destiny's weapons

The weapons in <i>Destiny</i>, Halo developer Bungie's upcoming open-world shooter, share a common ancestry with Star Wars lightsabers and Kill Bill's Hattori Hanzō — even if that connection is only implied.<p>When creating <i>Destiny</i>'s weapons, designers wanted them to convey the feeling that they were crafted, …

Shadowrun Returns now available on iOS and Android tablets

iOS and Android tablet versions of <i>Shadowrun Returns</i>, the Kickstarted revival of the role-playing series, is now available from Apple iTunes and Google Play for $9.99, Harebrained Schemes announced on the project's Kickstarter page.<p>The tablet version omits access to community created content and the …

AMD announce Mantle, a direct access graphics API that will debut in Battlefield 4

AMD are in a strong position right now, thanks to the presence of their GPUs in both of the 'next-gen' consoles. Yesterday, they revealed the next …

Thief pre-order DLC takes on a massive, impregnable bank

The Master Thief once stole to survive, he says, but now he survives to steal in this DLC trailer for the upcoming <i>Thief</i>.<p>The City's most secure location is the Stonemarket First Bank. Dozens of guards patrol the place, and that's before one gets to the vaults themselves. It would be impenetrable for …