Chester McChexington and the Flemoids of Ooze

Miss our scheduled broadcast of Andrew trying (and failing pretty horribly) to beat Chex Quest on the hardest difficulty?  No worries!  You can catch the replay below.

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Retromancing the Chex Quest

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Tex Murphy returns in glorious FMV

The next Tex Murphy game is headed to Steam in early 2014.  It’s been years… many, many years since the last installment and the gaming world has changed drastically since Tex has been relevant.  That doesn’t mean Tex has to change with the world.  The game looks wonderfully retro, albeit more high-rez, with full motion video (FMV) cutscenes packed with just the right amount of camp.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this 8-minute trailer to the game:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming in November

Developer Retro Studios is bringing back the beloved Donkey Kong Country franchise again with a new title in the series:  Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  The developer is well-known for the Metroid Prime franchise as well as their revival of the DKC franchise with Donkey Kong Country Returns which released on the Wii in 2010.  I’m excited to see this next installment as Retro never disappoints.  DKC: Tropical Freeze is set to release on Wii U this November.  Trailer below:

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon “sequel in mind.”

Blood Dragon Logo

With sales of the downloadable title exceeding expectations by five times, it’s understandable that Ubisoft would consider making this one-off a franchise.  Michael Biehn, the voice of Blood Dragon‘s protagonist, stated in an interview with Microsoft’s Major Nelson that Dean Evans, the creative director for the testosterone-filled retro throwback, has a sequel in mind for Blood Dragon.  It’s likely, given the success of the downloadable game, that we will be seeing more of Rex Power Colt in the future.  The beautiful, neon laser filled, post-apocalyptic future.

 

Source:  Joystiq

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Details

Upcoming standalone add-on/spin-off to last year’s Far Cry 3 may be released on May 1, 2013–just 3 short weeks away–and will feature the voice talent of 80s movie star Michael Biehn.  The game was announced officially earlier this month with a VHS-styled teaser that hints at all of the wonderful 80s-ness of this game.  The synopsis that was pulled from the Xbox website (which has since been removed) is equally awesome:

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (TerminatorAliensNavy Seals) collide.

Someone also dumped glorious 80s awesomeness all over the box art, as well:

I’m more than a little excited about this upcoming retro-inspired open-world experience, so I’ll be sure to post more when new information is available.

 

Source:  Game Informer