Sunday Gaming News – 10/3/2013

March 10, 2013

If you’ve never heard it, I highly recommend grabbing a copy of The New Romance by Pretty Girls Make Graves. It’s a godsdamned fantastic record, and one of my favourites from the last decade.

Wait, this isn’t Pitchfork…

  • Rhythm action/shooter… thing Retro/Grade is coming to Steam soon. If you can’t wait, you can get it from its own website already. The Steam version will be US$9.99, with a 10% launch discount. If you want to know what the game is about, check this trailer:

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  • At the SXSW festival in Austin, Gearbox revealed that there will be a sixth vault hunter for Borderlands 2. The character looks to be a melee-focused character, not unlike Brick from the original game. Jonathon Hemingway and Matthew Armstrong, who presented the panel that the teaser was shown at, have lamented the lack of a melee character in Borderlands 2, and also acknowledged that they liked the Mechromancer’s stacking system.
  • While we at RC Towers await our review copy of Sim City (expect the review next Sunday), it’s good to know that there are other city simulators that have a much smoother launch. Tropico 4 puts you in charge of a tinpot tropical island republic, and offers some pretty solid mechanics, to boot. It’s also 75% off on Steam (including all DLC) right now. Go check it out while you wait for Sim City to be fixed.
  • Remember F-Zero GX, the GameCube edition of Nintendo’s F-Zero franchise, developed by Sega? Remember how there was also an arcade version running on Sega/Nintendo/Namco’s TriForce hardware called F-Zero AX? The folks at The Cutting Room Floor have discovered that F-Zero GX contains all of the code to play F-Zero AX on a Gamecube, with only the application of (a lot of) Action Replay codes. As an aside, the entire Cutting Room Floor site is riveting, and you should check it out if you’re fascinated by leftovers and unused items in game data.