Chip's Favorite Games of 2014 and Some Other Things

Hi, this is Chip and I’m not cool enough to get my top ten games of 2014 list put anywhere, but I’m still going to make one.

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Fast Karate Game of the Year #5: Gods Will Be Watching


Gods Will Be Watching looks like a 2D adventure game, but really it’s a time management sim. Dropping you into a hostage situation without much preamble, the game puts a lot on your plate from the jump and expects you to keep the pace. Your goal is to hack a system and steal data about a deadly virus, but to do so you’ve got to manage not only the hack, but the mood of your hostages in the face of your constant abuse (or lack thereof) and the SWAT team breaking down your door, trying to save them.

Action is turn-based. That doesn’t always match up with reality—you’ve got four guys doing different stuff and you can only choose one action before the world moves—but that’s part of what’s interesting. If the SWAT team breaches your barricade, you’re done for. You can shoot to keep them at bay if they get too close, but it’s more efficient to shout threats that will stall them in their tracks for a couple turns. Every action seems to affect every other action. Shooting at the SWAT team freaks the hostages out, and if they get too freaked one will make a break for it. You can talk to the hostages to calm them down, but if you’re too nice one of them’s bound to get bold and make a run for it anyway.


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xeldus asked:

Lok'tar ogar! For Christmas I have received a $30 gift card for a video game store, but I'm not %100 on any games. But, I look to you for guidance. I prefer games with strategy, maybe a bit of stealthy stealth. I also prefer long games, but not to the point where it's tedious, and perhaps a game where you play as an anti hero? Fast paced action isn't quite my style, as I like to play slow and thinking, hence if it's a shoot em' up game I usually play as the sniper. Any ideas, please respond!

DISHONORED GOTY EDITION! Basically the perfect game you’re describing. Daud from the expansion/DLC is very much an antihero.

You didn’t mention if you had it already. If you already do, then who knows. Deus Ex: Human Revolution? Shadowrun: Dragonfall?

is south park: the stick of truth gonna be the rogue legacy of this year in that i am constantly wondering “why is this on so many god damn GOTY lists”



Alright, so I woke up today to see that Fallout 3 GOTY and New Vegas Ultimate editions are part of the Steam sale. I figured why not throw a give away for my followers and gift a copy of each? 

So here are the rules:

  1. Only open to my current followers.
  2. There will be two winners, the first name drawn will be able to choose which game they’d like.
  3. You must be comfortable with giving me your email or with adding me as a friend on Steam to receive your game.
  4. 1 Like and 1 Reblog each, I will be checking to see if you are following me.
  5. The giveaway is open until January 11th 2015 11:59pm MST (-07:00 GMT) 

If you aren’t interested in the games or already own them and want to gift them to another you can still participate! I don’t mind this at all because everyone should have the chance to play these great games. The games are already purchased so there is no need to fear that this would be a 2 day only kind of deal as it is with the sale. It’s a busy time of year and I want all of you to have a chance to be able to enter. <3

Y’know, listening to these Goty casts makes me miss Patrick being on the bombcast a lot. He’s got a really articulate way of wording things and why he likes them that is really effective. 

Dude got fuckin Dangan Ronpa in the running for Best Story.

Plus he can really bring on the zingers if he tries, people don’t credit him enough on that because Jeff and Ryan were always the kings.

goty 2014

10. River City Ransom

it’s still great. go play it again.

9. Nekketsu Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes

river city ransom was downtown nekketsu monogatari in japan, and it had a fuckton of spinoffs. you already played super dodge ball and NES world cup, but this motherfucker was two on two basketball with super shots, fighting, item pickups, and three hoops stacked on top of each other at either end - that you can knock off and throw onto the other side so as to score even more points. better than NBA jam.

8. Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subete Koronde Dairanto

p. much all the shit i was just talking about with ganbare dunk heroes only now it’s hockey. you liked NES world cup, you’ll like this.

7. Nekketsu Kakuto Densetsu

2 on 2 team fighting with multiple fighting styles, special moves, team attacks, and interactive environments, all the way back on the NES. i really like the kunio-kun/river city ransom series

6.  ESP Ra.De


5. Earnest Evans

hahahaha, i’m kidding. earnest evans sucks. number 5 belongs to Sega Bass Fishing, not earnest evans. alternately, The Outfoxies. either way

4.  Betrayal at Krondor


3. Pinball Arcade


2. Euro Truck Simulator 2

i live to drive for hours and completely zone out and rack up thousands in damages because i can’t steer for shit

1. Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall - The Director’s Cut

i don’t actually know what games came out in 2014 but this is a really good one