Posts Tagged ‘Steam’

Foreign Legion: Buckets Of Blood Review

August 5, 2009


Well here’s an odd little distraction – Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood arrived on Steam yesterday. I’d not heard anything about it, but the cheap price of £5.24 (25% off the normal price) and the rather nice simplistic art style persuaded me to drop the money and give it a go. Obviously, from the Steam description it wasn’t going to be the most subtle of games, but was it worth the money?



LucasArts Does The Sensible Thing By Selling It’s Games

July 7, 2009

It’s about bloody time this happened. I saw this news a little while ago, but of course forgot all about posting it on here. The basic story is that LucasArts, who for years have attempted to make all their old classic games as difficult to buy as possible, have suddenly decided to give making money another chance and dump their back catalogue onto Steam. There aren’t any majorly exciting announcements yet – there’s no Grim Fandango, Monkey Island (although the remake is being released on the 15th) or X-Wing on the list, for example – but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. The full list is:

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
  • LOOM
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Star Wars Starfighter
  • The Dig
  • Thrillville: Off the Rails

They’ll be available on Steam from tomorrow, with the promise of ‘more to come’. All this makes me think that these’d be the perfect thing for someone to want to win in our Big Ass Steam Games Competition.

Win! Steam Games Worth £40!

June 29, 2009
As you can see, we are the kings of exciting banners.

As you can see, we are the kings of exciting banners.

Ever wished that somebody would offer to buy you games from every-body’s favourite digital distribution platform? Ever thought that it would be neat if you could ‘compete’ against others to ‘win’ that ‘prize’? We’re introducing a novel idea called a ‘competition’ in which one lucky person who cares to enter (that’s UK, US and anywhere else that Steam operates) can win up to £40 of games from Steam.


Steam Suggests I Have Little To Do, And Is Right

June 12, 2009


Just as I complain to a friend that I’m bored on a Friday night, this piece of news drops into my lap: Steam is having a 20% to 75% off sale on all their MMOs. Predictably, there is actually only one MMO which is 75% off (Everquest II The Shadow Odyssey), but it also offers EVE Online and Conan for half their previous prices. You can check out the news post over at Steams website for more information. What do we think, is EVE Online worth £4.49?

Killing Floor – A Co-op Survival Horror Game That Is Not Left 4 Dead

May 13, 2009


Poor Killing Floor. What with Left 4 Dead already being available, it’s inevitable that some comparisons will be drawn between the two. On top of this, Tripwire Interactive (creators of Red Orchestra) are releasing it on Steam where it’s all too obvious that the similarities between the two games will put some people off purchasing this (cheaper) alternative. However, I thought it might be a good idea to look at exactly why Killing Floor might be worth a purchase…


The ThoughtShake Steam Group

May 10, 2009

What with all the Twitter feeds and RSS feeds, one might be forgiven for thinking that a follower of the site has found every way to keep up to date with their favourite video gamed blog written by us. However, such a thought could not be more wrong – today, I present to you fine folk The ThoughtShake Steam Group. Seeing as Steam is undoubtedly one of the places where most of the games we discuss are available, as well as having a brilliant social structure, it seemed only sensible to extend our influence over to Valve’s fine distribution system.

Despite being basically an excuse for us to see just how popular we are, the steam group is nevertheless a great place to join if you fancy a bit of friendly gaming, or to chat to the writers of The Thoughtshake directly. We have scheduled the first event for the group as a round or two of Left 4 Dead versus that should take place tonight at 8:00 PM (GMT), so if you fancy pouncing on us from a great height, why not do it digitally? Just join the group and get in on the action!

Ghost Recon Retrospective

May 8, 2009


For me, Ghost Recon and my childhood are nearly inseparable. Just as I would go through a phase playing nothing but Final Fantasy VII, or Abe’s Oddysee, I had a good couple of months (at least) playing Ghost Recon for the majority of my time. From what I remembered, it was a fairly difficult squad-based shooter that generally allowed you to move at your own pace and in your own way. I’d often experiment by sending in a team of nearly all snipers and watching in fascination as they got decimated in front of my very eyes.

In any case, I recently decided to return to Ghost Recon after seeing that it was available on Steam – the purveyor of digital crack – to see if the game still held up to the memory I held in my mind of it and more importantly, would I be any better at it?


The Plants Vs Zombies Review

May 7, 2009


Before I start, I might warn you that this review will be somewhat biased. The fact that the game has bob-sledding zombies and a Michael Jackson look-a-like zombie who summons back-up dancers my have clouded my judgement of the overall game, and perhaps the fantastic almanac and hilarious art design have distracted me from the core mechanics of the game. All in all, though, I have to say that this game is brilliant fun.


Plants Vs Zombies Released

May 6, 2009


Do you enjoy killing zombies? Do you enjoy horticulture? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you have a far more interesting life than me. For those of you without a backyard full of zombies to kill, Popcap have released the next best thing – a new ‘tower defence’ style game in which you attempt to stop the zombie advances across your lawn with a variety of willing plants.

Needless to say (it is Popcap after all) Plants Vs Zombies is addictive, and as far as I’ve played definitely worth the £7 they’re asking for it on Steam. However, if you’re not persuaded by my words or the illustratic image above, there is a demo available on Steam too. So go, check it out!

Zeno Clash Released!

April 21, 2009


I’ve not got long, seeing as I just jumped out of the game long enough to write this post, but Zeno Clash – the Source-based Dali-’em-up which I’ve been excited about for a long time – was released earlier today. It’s available on Steam, so head on over there for some good times beating the crap out of some colourful characters. You can find a whole lot of screenshots I’ve taken here.