National Superhero Day!

That is right ladies and gentlemen. It is time to don your capes and masks to do good around the world! According to the National Superhero Day Facebook page 21 years ago today employees at Marvel created National Superhero Day. Interns wore capes from and wondered around the streets finding out what people thought of superheroes.

Now just because Marvel created the day does not mean you can't celebrate DC or Indie heroes. It also does not mean you have to celebrate a fictional hero. You should also celebrate the heroes that helped you get to where you are today. A Father/Mother that supported you on every step of a long journey, a teacher that never gave up on you, or a friend that picked you up when you were at your lowest. Heroes are everywhere, and today is a day to celebrate them!

Review: Pixel Galaxy

Review: Pixel Galaxy

Pixel Galaxy is a new "space" shooter from indie developer Serenity Forge. At its core the game is a "bullet hell" shooter where you start out as a single pixel. From there more pixels race on to the screen, some of them shooting (lots of) bullets at you. If you can dodge the plethora of bullets and run into the pixel firing at you then that pixel is added to you. The more pixels you get the bigger you are. These new pixels may even fire bullets to take out other pixels and add protection for you, the core pixel. But this also means you are less nimble and will get hit by more bullets.

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Best Indie Game of 2012

*Note, don't let the posted name fool you, IrishPride wrote this one*

This award may not provoke heated debates amongst peer groups, but this year, we had a strong showing of downloadable games.  In fact, a lot of other video games industry websites have been picking a downloadable games as their game of the year.  Downloadable games have come a long way which is great for gamers.  I would be remiss not to mention our honorable mentions, because in their own right, they are damn good games.

Faster Than Light
Mark of the Ninja
Shank 2

However, the one downloadable game that stood above the rest for me is Mark of the Ninja. Mark of the Ninja is the definitive stealth/assassin game of 2012.  Anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for a game with great stealth play and if you're an assassin on top of it, I'm all in.  The mechanics of Mark of the Ninja is actually quite simple, but it is executed (excuse the pun) to perfection.  The ambiance and atmosphere is spot on and you truly feel like a ninja trying you darnedest not to be spotted.  In other stealth games, if you get spotted, it's not the end of the world.  You can go guns ablazing and finish the job.  Personally, I don't want this in a stealth game.  Call me a masochist, but I want to be punished for being spotted.  I want to curse under my breath for leaving the shadows too soon and be killed my a guard on patrol.  While Mark of the Ninja isn't that unforgiving, you can tell it was the developers intention to remain unseen for your missions.  If you're a fan of stealth games and haven't tried Mark of the Ninja yet, you are doing a disservice to yourself.  For an eight to ten hour campaign with a ton of unlockables to obtain, Mark of the Ninja is definitely worth your time.  *Vanish*