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Interwebs troll simulator - PC review

interwebs troll simulator

Title: Interwebs troll simulator 
Developer: Michael Patrick Rogers
Format: PC
Genre: Simulator  
Resolution: Highest possible
Release date: 2014-08-25
Difficulty: Normal 
Spent time: Way to many hours
Average grade internationally: ????
PEGI age rating:
 16+
Price: $1 via the homepage

I can honestly say that people who troll others are wrong, but if you must troll someone you should at least be good at it right? Of course you should-- which is why interwebz Troll simulator is the perfect medium to practice on. It's not necessarily a conventional game, as opposed to a simple flash based im aesthetically based mini game.

As you "play" the Troll simulator, you can type anything you wish into the messaging bar, to respond to the various trolls that come your way from 50 different users. The game trolls itself, but what makes it fun is that you can interact with over 10 Twitter links, and other social media links.

interwebs troll simulator haters
The hate is strong with this one.

Michael Patrick Rogers, the creative mind behind Interwebz Troll simulator spoke on the game itself.

“I decided to make the game a troll itself, but about important issues and more of a political satire, like the political cartoons that they used to have in the newspaper when I was growing up.”

- Michael Patrick Rogers

One of the most interesting aspects of the game is choosing your troll class, in which you have 4 choices:
- Ignorant
- Fatass
- Know it all
- Annoying

Once you choose your class, the simulator starts and you’re basically able to start troll indefinitely, unless you run the amount, and the responses wrap themselves. It’s nostalgic of playing an old flash based game on your computer from Newgrounds.com, or Kongregate.com, but none the less it’s interesting and very satisfying.

Overall I give Interwebz Troll Simulator a high appraisal, however I won’t say to spend all day on it or you’ll begin to grow hair through your ears and fingers and have an affinity for annoying people.

 

Pros:
+ Interwebz Troll Simulator Is simplistic and very fun with its grungy and dirty thoughts. You’re able to practice your trolling just in case you end up having to fight one online or in person.

Cons:
-  It’s a Trolling simulator, so you don’t have a chance to really practice against someone who’s live. There’s no real way to master being a troll either so the best you get is 50 random responses to contend with.

Gameplay:  5/5
Graphics:  3/5
Sound and music:  5/5
Controls:  5/5
Replay value: 5/5

Verdict: 5/5‏

tgg grade 5 out of 5

tgg author avatar kenay peterson
/Kenay Peterson
The Gaming Ground

Square Enix presents Shinra cloud - Launch in early 2015

shinra cloud
Shinra cloud are Square Enix´s new cloud gaming service.

Square Enix has announced the launching of Shinra Technologies, which will be a new cloud gaming company, that plans to collaborate with numerous studios worldwide, including Ubisoft.

The new start up will be ran by Yoichi Wada, former CEO at Square Enix. It aims to offer games that can be streamed to any game devices, much like offerings such as OnLive. Mobile, and Tablet seem to be the main focus, but we're sure more will follow soon.

Shinra is already working with a number of game developers, to make their product shine thoroughly before it launches. Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot believes that cloud gaming is going to be an important part of the future for video games, and is looking to get in on the ground floor with Shinra.

Beta tests for the Shinra tech are due to launch in early 2015 in the U.S. and Japan, and Shinra is looking for more game developers to get involved with the project. This is a good move for Square Enix, especially due to cloud becoming such big factor in the gaming community lately.
 
If Japanese game developers perfect the cloud technology, we could eventually see sites such as Steam, and EA origins blow up into bigger communities--and even offer mobile options independently of Google Play store, and iOS app store.

tgg author avatar kenay peterson
/Kenay Peterson
The Gaming Ground

Son of Nor get´s a major content update

son of nor
Son of Nor offers co-op support up to 4 players.

Stillalive studios released the early access version of their action/adventure game "Son of Nor" via Steam (you can pre-order the game for 19,99 Euro. And by doing so, get your hands on the early access) back in July. Well, a lot of things has happened since July.

Like the big content update for Son of Nor for example. Which gives the players new gameplay modes, levels, classes and much more! And you can read all about the new content and features down below.

Press release:
Indie developer stillalive studios releases a major content update for upcoming third person action-adventure game, Son of Nor, this evening. Currently available in Steam Early Access for PC and Mac, Son of Nor gives players the ability to use the environment against their foes with a unique terraforming and telekinesis weapon system.

The first major update since the game entered Early Access introduces new levels through the Essence Temple,a huge new boss fight, three new player characters, a “proving grounds” gameplay mode, a new spell element, along with a new menu, numerous polishes, bug fixes and Linux support. Additionally, Early Access players will now receive access to “Featured Levels”, which will transport players to brand new levels with the required powers to complete the level so that they can immediately test and provide feedback to the developers, thus giving players the power to help shape the Son of Nor experience. To download Son of Nor on Early Access, visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/264000/

Cast as a Son of Nor, consecrated by the Goddess of the Night, players must protect the human race against total extinction from a sinister enemy from the past, the lizard-like Sarahul. Leaving the few remaining humans cornered in The Edge, the last human resort in a vast desert world, players embark on a treacherous journey that takes them to an ancient labyrinth that holds long-forgotten magical powers.

Beginning with the abilities granted by the goddess Nor, telekinesis and terraforming, players will explore the world of Noshrac, gain access to new and mysterious powers, fight through enemy territory and solve intricate puzzles in their journey.

Featuring up to four-player multiplayer via Steam Matchmaking, two-player co-op in local split screen or regular single-player mode, Son of Nor offers unique terraforming play mechanics that allow gamers to raise and lower sand to gain a tactical advantage against enemies, create barriers, trigger traps or even escape to higher ground.

Players can use telekinesis to pick up surrounding objects, using them as weapons or levitating them to create bridges and steps. Through your journey you’ll improve your abilities to harness elemental powers such as fire, wind and essence. Combine these elemental powers to create new offensive and defensive spells.

September Update Features:
- 3 New Levels – explore the Essence Temple and achieve essence power.
- New Boss Fight - Beat the boss to be the boss!
- Linux support
- 3 New male and female player characters - Play as a Son, or now a Daughter, of Nor.
- New Gameplay Mode -- "proving grounds" where players can test their combat abilities in a playground of destructive delights.
- Shiny New Main Menu - brand new and much improved thanks to player feedback!
- A New Spell Element - Essence magic is all about life and death.


robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Loading Human - The virtual reality adventure

loading human
Loading Human works with both the Oculus Rift and Sonys own VR headset (Project Morpheus).

I have wanted to experience "real" and great virtual reality for many, many years. I think my interest for virtual reality sparked when i watched Ghost In the Shell for the very first time. And as we all know. Virtual reality has come a very long (and hard) way since the 90s (Virtual Boy anyone?).

Because now we got both Oculus Rift, and Sonys VR headset. And more and more devolopers has started to take advantage of that VR technology. Like Untold Games for example. Because their virtual reality adventure game "Loading Human" (which runs on the Unreal engine 4 motor), supports both Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift.

And thanks to Kickstarter, Loading Human was successfully funded on Jun the 5th ($40,000 baby!). Good thing that, because Loading Human are a really impressive adventure game. And it seems like it really takes full advantage of the VR support as well.

So i would really like to give Loading human a try asap!

About Loading Human:
"LOADING HUMAN is virtual reality adventure game set in a thrilling Sci-Fi world. The game world is designed to fulfill all the needs of Virtual Reality gaming, including the use of the Oculus Rift and motion controllers that can simulate the movements of your hands: PICK UP objects, OPEN them or USE them just like you would in real life, Interact with an immersive world where the story unravels itself around you. LOADING HUMAN will be released for Windows and Mac OS."



robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

The indie royale parachute bundle is now available

indie royale parachute
7 games for the price of £3,53.

Not so long ago it was said that the indie game scene was just a trend that would die out over time. Well, i think it´s safe to say that´s not the case. Because more and more indie games get to see the day of light every week now.

I´m not saying that every single indie game = Epic win. Because that would be a lie. But a lot of good games are indie games. And right now you can get 7 neat indie games in the indie royale parachute bundle (for £3,53 via  indie royale). Hurry up though, because the deal ends in 5 days!

And you will find all the info and details about the games down below.

Press release:
- Indie Royale has launched its latest bundle, the Parachute Bundle. The latest bundle from the Indie Royale team features six indie-busting releases:
- Ground Pounders (Steam - Windows, Mac and Linux)
- Vangers (Steam - Windows, Mac and Linux)
- Burning Cars (Steam/Desura - Windows - DRM Free)
- 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (Steam/Desura - Windows - DRM Free)
- Super Trench Attack™ - (Steam/Desura - Windows - DRM Free)
- STARTAG (Steam/Desura - Windows - Steam Greenlight)
- Eternal Sunshine (Desura - Windows - DRM Free)

All of the games are available for Windows from Steam except STARTAG, which is in Greenlight looking for a place on Steam. Ground Pounders and Vangers are on Mac & Linux, too. Three of the games have Steam Trading Cards. The Parachute Bundle will close at 2pm GMT / 3pm CET / 6am PDT on Friday 26th September.

Additionally, beat the $6 bonus target and you also get the SMRTPHONE - #0 album from SMRTPHONE!

You can find more information on this Indie Royale bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its official website or via its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.

About Indie Royale:
Indie Royale is an indie game bundle website that offers up multiple top-quality indie titles every week for you to purchase at seriously silly prices. All you need to do is pay the price stated - or pay more - and the games currently featured will be yours to keep forever.

The website is a collaboration between Tenshi Ventures and the makers of notable online download service Desura as a joint venture. We know our indie games (a little too much, some might say) and we know the games that are worth playing.

The point of Indie Royale is to put the spotlight on those indie titles which provide fantastic experiences, but may well have been passed over by a good portion of the mainstream gaming public. If you purchase an Indie Royale bundle, you can be safe in the knowledge that you're not only getting multiple brilliant indie games - you're also supporting worthwhile developers.


robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Battle for the Galaxy - A sci fi mmo RTS for mobile

battle for the galaxy
Battle for the Galaxy are a F2P title for iOS and Android.

It seems like New Zealand are the new bright star on the big Gaming sky. Because Ninja Kiwi´s F2P sci fi mmo RTS game "Battle for the Galaxy" (for iOS and Android), are one hell of a impressive mobile game. Not only does the game look freaking awesome, but it´s really fun to play as well.

And imo, Battle for the Galaxy are like a mix of Red Alert and Dune. So if you like games of that kind. Then you should most definitelygive Battle for the Galaxy a try!

Press release: 
AUCKLAND — Sept. 18, 2014 —Ninja Kiwi, a New Zealand mobile and web game developer, is proud to announce that its sci-fi massively multiplayer strategy game, Battle for the Galaxy, is now available on iOS and Android. An exciting mixture of base building, resource management and strategic combat, Battle for the Galaxy offers players beautiful graphics and strategy action on a scale rarely seen in mobile games.

Battle for the Galaxy allows players to band together to form a Corporation, which leads to incredible “corporate wars” where hundreds of corporations battle for supremacy 24/7. In the basic gameplay loop, players: build their bases to increase production of key resources; create a powerful army; and attack nearby enemies. The goal is to steal enemy resources to feed corporate growth and earn medals.

“Battle for the Galaxy may be beautiful to look at, but it’s also quite brutal,” says Chris Harris, managing director of Ninja Kiwi. “Players can join forces to crush the opposition through military might alone or by playing to their individual strengths. Although we have 50 single-player missions, it’s ultimately the multiplayer gameplay that sets Battle for the Galaxy apart from other strategy games.”

Key features:
- Free-to-play massively multiplayer strategy gameplay on your mobile device of choice
- Stunning graphics and visual effects
- 20+ buildings to build and upgrade; transform your small outpost into a mighty planetary fortress
- 8 available units—each with unique attack abilities and multiple upgrade paths
- 50 engrossing single-player missions
- Recruit an army of Space Marines, Rocket Troopers, Giant Mechs, and Battle Cruisers
- Team up with other players to form Corporations
- Launch coordinated attacks on rival Corporations and compete for valuable rewards

About Ninja Kiwi:
Ninja Kiwi created the hit games Bloons, Bloons TD 5, and SAS: Zombie Assault 3 for mobile and web. The studio has offices in both Auckland, New Zealand and sunny Dundee, Scotland. For more information on Ninja Kiwi, please visit http://ninjakiwi.com/



robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - The worst Sonic game to date?

sonic boom rise of lyric
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric are set for a release in EU on November the 21th.

"Haters gonna hate", those words would describe SEGA´s and Big Red Button Entertainmen´s "Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric" rather well. Because that´s what´s going down right now. Well, okay. The hating started months ago, but it seems like the Sonic fans have reached an all time high when it comes to hating on a new Sonic title.

The nr 1 thing that the fans (and Gaming media) hates, is the character design of the game. I mean, what´s up with the super long legs? And what the hell has happened to Knuckles? He looks like a anabola version of his former self

Me, i don´t know. I just can´t get past the design thing. I don´t know about "Shattered Crystal" for the 3DS though. But if i get a chance to play Rise of Lyric, then i´ll give it a fair chance. I´ll give it that much.

About Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric:
In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy must work together as they face the deadly snake-like ancient villain, Lyric and his army of war mongering robots as they rise from deep within their home island.

Sonic and his team will navigate the world like never before; racing across ancient ruins, through the depths of the ocean and even back in time to save the world from Lyric's evil plan! With a strong emphasis on collaboration, the roles of Tails, Knuckles and Amy, will be elevated in gameplay that capitalizes on each character's unique talents and abilities.


robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Quake Remake - Part 2 - Quake is back in biz again!

quake remake part 2 
What´s the next step for the Quake series?

Even though this is just the second video that i have recorded for Quake Remake (it´s a mix of the Darkplaces engine and the Epsilon mod).  I can already say that Quake doesn get much better than this.

Quake Remake is like a mix of everything that made Quake epic + way better graphics, sound quality and animations. 
Honestly, Quake Remake (and Brutal Doom) OWNS most of todays FPS games (just saying).

Because Quake Remake are like, 100% awesome gameplay to the bone. 
So, with that said. Please enjoy the video folks ;)


robin
/Robin E
The Gaming Ground
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