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About Christopher Floyd

Christopher Floyd is VGW’s token Brit. Ever the champion for gaming underdogs, he is more likely to be found covering Triple-eh? than Triple-A. Each Sunday, he welcomes the VGW faithful to the Sunday Sidebar, with interviews and popular reflections on the gaming world and life within it.

‘Antichamber’ gets January 31 release date at last, coming to Steam

Next time you see this man, give him a pat on the back.

It has been a long and impatiently-trodden road getting here, but Alexander Bruce’s long-awaited psychological puzzler Antichamber is finally releasing on Steam on January 31st. When we spoke to Alexander about the possibility of a 2012 release back in July of last year, he was tentative and reluctant to commit to another deadline: “I’d like […]

Microsoft Studios announces ‘PLAY,’ 15 games in line-up

Lawsuit from Moby incoming.

Today Microsoft Studios announced its new Windows 8 initiative, PLAY. As part of the announcement, the company highlighted 15 games that run on Windows 8-compatible devices, such as their new Surface tablet. Billed as “Xbox games on Windows 8,” the collection contains a few fan favorites such as Gunstringer: Dead Man Running, as well classics […]

Republican Diane Franklin proposes “violent video game” tax

Not to be confused with the star of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Following the recent elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Republican representative Diane Franklin of Camdentown has suggested placing a tax on the sale of violent video games. Interested parties can read the bill here. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. In Rep. Franklin’s definition, the bill describes where to place the tax thus: “…the term […]

Finnish developer shows Ouya console in action

Finnish developer Aptual received their Ouya development kit over the holidays, and posted a video today demonstrating their upcoming title, Roasty Rooster. While seeing their own release in a playable state is interesting, what really piqued my curiosity with this video was the chance to finally see the Ouya in action. I am pleasantly surprised […]

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Alex Jordan of Apathy Works

Alex is a dark, brooding, and mysterious guy. (Not really)

Greetings visitors, and welcome to this week’s Sunday Sidebar. This week, I spent an evening chatting to Alex Jordan of Apathy Works. He’s a developer who released the popular XBLIG title Cute Things Dying Violently. His new project is something completely different altogether. Read on to find out more! Who are you and what do […]

When a Kickstarter turns against you: A conversation with Code Hero’s Alex Peake

Primer Labs' Alex Peake.

The past 24 hours have been rough for Alex Peake and the rest of the team at Primer Labs. As the developers behind Code Hero, a serious lack of communication resulted in one of their Kickstarter backers, Dustin Deckard, reaching to the page’s comments section, and announcing that he was looking into the possibility of […]

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Justin Ma of Subset Games

Meet Justin Ma of Subset Games.

Greetings, one and all, and welcome to another stellar Sunday Sidebar. I do not say that in jest, for this week has me speaking to Justin Ma, co-creator of space roguelike FTL: Faster Than Light. This game is arguably the definitive indie success of the year, and is particularly noteworthy for being the first game […]

‘Guardians of Middle Earth’ to bypass Microsoft, Sony certification

The console MOBA is intended to be faster-paced than its PC brethren.

Monolith’s Lord of the Rings MOBA is launching this week on consoles, and it’s not just going to be remarkable for bringing the genre to the console space – it’s also going to bypass the much-despised certification system for patches and updates. In an interview with VG247, Guardians of Middle Earth‘s producer Bob Roberts described […]

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Daniel Jacobsen and David Baumgart from Gaslamp Games

Daniel Jacobsen [left] and David Baumgart [right] from Gaslamp Games.

Greetings wanderer, and welcome to this week’s Sunday Sidebar. Winter’s really starting to set in, huh? Nevertheless, the Sunday Sidebar isn’t afraid of a bit of snow. This week I spent some time chatting with Daniel Jacobsen and David Baumgart, two of the guys behind Gaslamp Games, an indie developer in British Columbia. They’re pretty […]

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Collin van Ginkel of Two Tribes

Meet Collin van Ginkel of Two Tribes.

Greetings everyone, and welcome to this week’s Sunday Sidebar. In between gorging on myriad Thanksgiving delights, this week I caught up with Collin van Ginkel of Two Tribes in The Netherlands. They’re an indie company that have been collectively working on games since 1999. Their most recent project is avian-protagonist puzzler Toki Tori 2, which […]

Sunday Sidebar: Meet Pat Kemp of Spry Fox

Meet Pat Kemp of Spry Fox.

Well hello there, and welcome to the next installment in your indie gaming education. Today’s class features Pat Kemp, a game designer working at Spry Fox in Seattle. Pat has had a varied and fascinating career in the games industry, having worked for numerous indies, as well as two very well-known corporations, both of which […]

Rockstar Games releases next ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ trailer

Meet the three new main characters in GTA V.

Grand Theft Auto fans, the wait is over. This morning at 11am ET, Rockstar Games released the new trailer for the next installment in their GTA series, Grand Theft Auto V, offering a sneak peek at the world of the game, but still remaining tight-lipped in terms of actual plot or storyline. While details are […]

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′ accidentally ships with ‘Mass Effect 2′

More like COD Bloops.

A number of purchasers who lined up for the midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have been dismayed to find that disc 2 of their retail-purchased copies of the game, while printed with a Black Ops 2 label, is, in fact, Mass Effect 2. It’s still unverified whether or not the Mass […]

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