Gamer’s Edition offers collector’s editions of indie games – PC Gamer

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Gamer’s Edition is a new service offering videogames stuffed inside cardboard boxes and sold as limited-run collector’s editions. It’s similar in many ways to the IndieBox, which we looked at up-close last year, but instead of using a subscription model, Gamer’s Edition essentially crowdfunds each of its proposed physical releases. The designs for Gamer’s Edition releases are created in advance, but actual production doesn’t begin until there are enough orders.

The service launched today with two games on the table, Hotline Miami 1 and 2, and Papers, Please. Both editions are very well stacked: The Hotline Miami package includes both games on DVD and Steam, a C90 mix tape—apparently an actual audio cassette tape—a trade paperback of the Hotline Miami 2 comic, five “Cameo” trading cards, a 50 Blessings spraypaint stencil, and a custom art card, all put together in a DVD case with packaging designed by Dennaton. The Papers, Please release is comparably loaded, complete with Arstotzkan passport and paperwork, a Labor Lottery keyring, posters, stamps, a pin, and separate “Approved” and “Denied” stamps (and even an inkpad).

They don’t come cheap. Hotline Miami is $60, while Papers, Please is $70; that’s not out of line compared to regular retail prices for triple-A releases, but it is a big premium over the $10 that each of them go for on Steam. Of course, people don’t buy editions like this just for the game; we do it so we can gaze pridefully at the deck of Dishonored tarot cards sitting on our shelves and think, “Boy, I wish I could open that and see what those things actually look like.”

The Hotline Miami and Papers, Please Gamer’s Editions will be available for ordering/funding for another 30 days. A third title is expected to be announced soon.

Australia to trial new ratings system for online, mobile games – PC Authority

The overhaul of Australia’s game classification system has been long, sometimes painful process. We’ve only had R18 classifications for a short while, and though that system seems to be allowing more games to reach Australian shelves, some games – specifically online and mobile titles – are still being ‘sold’ without classification.

The new system, announced today by Minister for Justice Michael Keenan, is that of the International Age Rating Coalition, or IARC (no, not the IARC that deals with Cancer Registries). It’s a rating system whereby participating online storefronts can work with developers to get their games rated, via a relatively simple questionaire.

The IARC, which includes countries such as the US, Canada, and Brazil, then ensures the global rating is converted into a local one.

The use of this tool will help keep the National Classification Scheme up to date with the pace of growth of mobile and online games.

Australians who download these games through participating storefronts will soon start seeing familiar Australian classifications. Parents will also be better informed when making decisions about what their children play on their devices.

It sounds like a pretty good service, relying as it does on storefronts and developers to do the heavy lifting. There’s one catch, though.

The IARC’s website lists participating countries and storefronts, and the storefronts list is pretty small. In fact, it’s one – the Firefox Marketplace. One would think that for a system to be truly useful, it would at least have Steam, and maybe the Play and Apple Stores as participants.

Unless there’s some as yet unannounced local alternative, it seems like a good idea that’s simply not going to have much use in practice. We’ve contacted the Minister’s officer for clarification.

Square Enix wants devs to pitch new Anachronox and Gex games – PC Gamer

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I’ll be honest, I don’t entirely understand Square Enix’s “Collective” initiative. It lets indie developers pitch ideas to the Square Enix community, and if they do well they… er, they get to do a Kickstarter. Couldn’t they do that anyway? I guess it’s a chance to utilise Square Enix’s marketing apparatus while still retaining independence, but if Kickstarter is already a popularity contest, I’m not sure I’d want to go through an additional one before that point.

At least now there might be a better reason to use the service. Square Enix have announced that they will accept pitches for old Eidos properties—specifically, for new Gex, Fear Effect and Anachronox games.

“We have more IPs that we may open up in future,” explains the Square Enix Collective site, “but we’ll start with those and see what the response is like.”

According to Squenix, they’d “love to see different takes on those universes.” They wonder Gex would look like as a turn-based strategy. Weird, I imagine is the answer.

Unlike with original games submitted to the Collective, playing in Square Enix’s disused Eidos pool will guarantee distribution through the publisher. That means a 10% distribution fee plus a 10% “license fee for the use of the IP”.


Shadow Fight 2 game download for Laptop & PC

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We all love to play action games on smart mobiles. It may be in Windows, Android or i-OS all we want is good gaming experience and entertainment. Every one of us has our favorite game which may come under racing games, action oriented games, puzzle games or fighting games. Shadow Fight 2 comes under the fighting games and it is best among many. It gained popularity as Face-book game and later on it is available for Windows, Android and i-OS.

You will get the experience of fighting with real Ninjas. Background score is really good and it creates the ambiance of real fighting. It shows the impact the shot you have used on the opposition very clearly. Having a fight between two shadows is really interesting to see and we being one in those two really give you a good gaming experience. There is tournaments section also, where you need to win some games and win the tournament. The way you use weapons and keys to get a perfect shot is really awesome. You will get daily bonus points and a new tip as new shot to use from thereafter This…

Shadow Fight 2 game is not yet available (for Windows 8.1/8,Windows 10/7) officially

Even though we don’t have this game for PC “we can install and play Shadow Fight 2 for in Laptops and Desktops”

using simple method. You can check that method below.

Shadow Fight 2 For PC/Laptop, Install SF2 For Windows 8.1/8/7

If playing in mobile gives you such gaming experience, they have you never thought of how it would be playing the Shadow Fight 2 on desktop? Yes, you can play Shadow Fight 2 or any Android game on your Windows 8.1/8/7 an can get more gaming experience. You can play your favorite game on the large screen of your desktop. Now, you can play Shadow Fight 2 on your desktop for free with the installation of single software by name

Blue-Stacks :

There might be many softwares or emulators available over the net, but I would suggest Blue-Stacks as it does it’s part very well.

So, first download Blue-Stacks and leave it until the download completes. As it is somewhat big software, it may take some good amount of minutes to complete the download. Anyways, it all depends on data rate of your internet connection.

If it is fast, it may take just few minutes. Once download is done, just double click on the ‘.exe’ file and click “Yes” if it asks for confirmation. It installs quickly and it does not take much time. It will create the shortcuts for Blue-Stacks on the desktop and double click it to open the Blue-Stacks.

Steps to Install and play Shadow Fight 2 on Windows Laptop/PC

Open Blue-Stacks you just installed on your desktop. It shows some Top Apps and other apps on the start screen. Just click on the “Search” button which is in orange color.

Search for “Shadow Fight 2” using the search bar and it gives you the suggestions and lists down the game in seconds. It may ask you to login and you can login with your Google account. It will ask for permissions and you can go ahead by accepting them and there is no problem in that.

Later, click on the “Search Play for Shadow Fight 2” and it shows the game from Google Play Store.

Now, click on the “Install” button which is beside the game and the game starts installing and in few minutes, you see that the game got installed.

Now, you can open and play the Shadow Fight 2 game in your Desktop through Blue-Stacks. It shows you the keys to be used before starting the game.

These are simple steps to be followed to install and play Shadow Fight 2 on your desktop using Blue-Stacks.

Features of Shadow Fight 2 Game and things to know about it

Shadow Fight 2 allows you to select the player and start the fight with the opposition which is nothing but the computer. You need to win 2 of the 3 rounds to be a winner for that particular game and you will get to the next level by winning more such games. If you feel that, you are not good at using the keys to get the right shot; you can go to the training section and get trained. You can practice all the shots available and when you fell you are done with the practice, you can start playing again.

It gives you more points for head shots and these shots help you to win the game with very few shots. When you keep on going to next levels the complexity increases. Opposition starts playing well and that is the real challenge for us. For continuous shots you will be getting double points. Whenever you give a blow or good shot to your opposition, it will be shown in slow motion and that shows how well the game is designed.

When you start playing the tournament mode, opposition comes one by one in a single game. You need to get the down, till your health comes down and after defeating all of them, you will win that particular tournament. There are many such levels and game modes which builds interest in you to play it more.

Download Shadow Fights 2 Game For Windows Laptop Conclusion :

Shadow Fight 2 is really the best game among many fighting games available. Playing it does not give only the best gaming experience, but also the entertainment and refreshment which was our aim to play games. It is advisable to get command on the keys to get best shots and practice more by making use of practice section. Easy to install and play through Blue-Stacks. Get most out of the game and you can enjoy it a lot. Happy gaming! If you love this share to your friends and others to know this thanks for reading and commenting…