Leo Espada

Highly opinionated one half of GwtW.com, gaming for over 30 years.

Through the STASIS Looking Glass – Review

“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” The profound statement opens science fiction adventure horror game STASIS, developed by The Brotherhood. The somber cinematic opening and haunting introductory orchestrated music foreshadows what is to come. So, what is STASIS? Take the following influences: Sanitarium, Alien, Event Horizon, …

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If Humphrey Bogart starred in a PC game, it would be Calvino Noir

  Beads of sweat raced down like skiers off a lift, tripping up on the unkempt cactus field along my jaw. It was a hot summer day. People streamed in and out of this place letting in gusts of the Sahara in with them. Those that came in looked like miserable …

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How to Kill a Party, with Party Hard

  Lava Lamps. Pet Rocks. Big Mouth Billy Bass. Bobbleheads. Novelty items, unusual and entertaining fads that blow over quickly. Party Hard releases today on Steam, and only time will tell if this game is a novelty item or not. It is unusual and entertaining in it’s own way. Party Hard began …

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DOTA 2 – Masters Championship – Details Coming into Focus

Valve has posted details as well as sign up registration for their upcoming Majors Championship series. There will be four Majors tournaments being hosted, leading up to one huge finale dubbed The International. There will be Open Qualifiers starting October 6-9 for any team that wishes to register, can so …

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How much entertainment volume, does Volume hold?

Making a game is easy. Making a good game is not easy, let alone a good game by a one man production company. That is about as common as passing 24K gold kidney stones. Mike Bithell has already struck such rare gold with his first solo project, Thomas Was Alone. It’s fair …

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Curses N’ Chaos Defeating the Grim Reaper, One Frog at a Time

  Tribute Games took the indie gaming scene by storm with its 2014 release Mercenary Kings. It’s arcade Metal Slug inspired flavors and addicting platform action pushed Tribute onto my ‘must watch list. Curses N Chaos is a straight up a NES era inspired brawler. It’s handling of power items and co-op play manage …

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The Cage Match is Over: 3d Realms, Gearbox, & Interceptor Shake Hands

It’s over. The long courtroom battles, the pencil sketch guy handing artistic renderings of the inner workings of the private courtroom drama to the nearest C-SPAN reporter, the spitting and biting have come to a close. Actually it was never really that bad. Gearbox announced that it had resolved the …

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Nvidia releases cheapest DirectX 12 option to date: The GTX 950

    Last night Nvidia officially released the GTX 950 Graphics card. Their marketing campaign is appealing to GTX 600 series users. The GTX 950 has a starting price point of around $159 with 2-3x the overall performance power of the GTX 650. Interesting to note, Nvidia has an entire …

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Oculus VR Believes Devs Will ‘Master’ Oculus Touch in 1-2 Years

  Oculus VR made an exciting splash this past June when it announced its plans for an input solution to pair with its Oculus Rift VR helmet solution. These motion sensitive devices, feature two buttons, and analog sticks for dual control. Up to this point, most Oculus VR enabled game …

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Steam User Fixing What WB Seems Unable To with Batman Arkham Knight

  The final chapter in the successful Batman Arkham series, Arkham Knight should have rivaled its predecessors. Expectations were high for impressive graphics and improved open world gameplay. These expectations were met on consoles but not on PC. The fiasco that ensued after the game’s release on PC is well documented. Within days …

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