Content and news by Mario Figueiredo

Humble Bundle with New Weekly Deals

For about any gamer out there the Humble Bundles have established themselves as amazing deals offering periodic collection of games at a pay-what-you-want price. In its most recent move, the company added a new type of deal. The Humble Weekly Sales. The Humble Weekly Sale is a pay-what-you-want promotion that runs for one week, with…..

Published on March 19, 2013

Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten Review

Sometimes a tower defense game springs from the minds of talented game designers that assures you this is a genre where a whole lot can still be done. That’s Defender’s Quest. With a perfect balance of RPG elements and tower defense tactics, this is a tower defense game you will want to know about. Read on to see what Mario thinks about it.

Published on November 30, 2012

TrueCrypt Primer: Part 1 – What It Is & Why You Should Care

We’ve talked a lot in the past about keeping your computer safe and data backed-up, but we haven’t delved much into keeping your data secure. In this first part to a three-part series, we’re taking a look at one of the best (and easiest-to-use) cross-platform solutions for keeping your important data encrypted: TrueCrypt.

Published on November 20, 2012

Team Development at Cost Zero

Many Web services provide open source teams with an infrastructure for collaborative development, but what if you’re a small team of developers with little funding wanting to develop closed source software? Can you still engage in collaborative development while keeping your costs minimal? Yes, of course. We show you how.

Published on October 29, 2012

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Preview

With the next version of Visual Studio soon to be upon us, we’re taking a look at what’s worth waiting for. While some animosity exists around certain decisions made by Microsoft, VS11 brings a lot to the table, most notably the addition of a robust environment for creating Metro-based apps.

Published on April 11, 2012

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition This Year; Baldur’s Gate 3 Around the Corner

Atari, Overhaul Games and Wizard of the Coast announced yesterday that the development of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition has started and is planned for release starting Summer 2012. Now, please excuse me while I got to the other room to jump and scream of joy without breaking…

Published on March 15, 2012

NVIDIA joins the Linux Foundation

In a surprising announcement today, The Linux Foundation made it known that NVIDIA has become a member of this nonprofit consortium of companies tasked with the promotion and growth of the Linux operating system. NVIDIA joins its name to such companies as IBM, Intel or AMD. NVIDIA currently offers a proprietary driver…

Published on March 8, 2012

Apple Launches the New iPad

Apple unveiled yesterday the new iPad, aptly named iPad. That’s right, the third generation of the iPad brand dispenses any need for version naming. Most likely because this is a vastly different product from the original iPad, both in features and presentation. Much has been talked about the third generation of iPad. For nearly a year, press and users were…

Published on March 8, 2012

Valve, Razer and Sixense: Motion-Sensing on Steam

Razer, the well known manufacturer of computer accessories for gamers and Sixense Entertainment, a developer of motion-sensing technology, announced this Tuesday motion-sensing support for Valve’s games Half-Life 2, Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead. How so? With the Razer Hydra motion-sensing PC device…

Published on March 7, 2012

Crusader Kings II Review

Politics, intrigue, assassination and plotting. Going to war against infidels and pleasing the Pope. Claiming land from your neighbors and getting rid of inconvenient family members. That’s good old Middle Ages, for you. Read through Mario’s review of Crusader Kings II and please, please, do not attempt at home the things he’s done.

Published on February 27, 2012

Independent Games Festival Opens Audience Voting

Votes are on! The 14th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) has opened its finalists games for public voting. From this procedure the prestigious IGF Audience Award will be delivered to the game with more votes. Gamers and indie developers alike can vote for any of the 28 finalist games in the 8 categories. This year the list…

Published on February 6, 2012

The Internet Stratification: Tales of an Unequal Web

Think that the Web is equal for all? Not quite. While countries with great access to the Internet move towards creating content-heavy websites and services that require ever faster connections, there exists even more countries that would simply like a stable and reliable Internet connection to begin with. Read on to explore this digital divide.

Published on January 30, 2012

Cities XL 2012 Review

It’s almost ironic that it would take the desire to create an MMO for the last survivor of the city-builder genre to come to life. The latest incarnation of that survivor is Cities XL 2012. It’s not an MMO, but rather a traditional city-builder sim that tries to cater to old-school SimCity fans. Does this game do enough to fill that void?

Published on November 21, 2011

A Look at Frozenbyte’s Trine 2

Released in 2009, Trine offered a unique platforming experience, a colorful world, and progression that made it feel like you were really playing through a storybook. With Trine 2, the game introduces a new engine, improved audio and graphics, even more puzzles and best of all, a much-requested feature: co-op.

Published on November 2, 2011

Orcs Must Die! Review

There seems to be a major emphasis on killing an innumerable number of zombies in gaming today, but it’s important that we don’t ignore another threat: orcs. In Orcs Must Die!, you’re provided with the right tools to kill hundreds, if not thousands, of these grunting annoyances. Go ahead, paint the town green.

Published on October 24, 2011