Nintendo haven't done much for E3 for a few years now, but with their new console, codenamed the NX, just been announced for March 2017, you'd expect them to have their shiny new console offering at the world's biggest electronics expo, wouldn't you? Well, wouldn't you? Nintendo being Nintendo have said "well, I'm not gonna" or words to that effect, bringing instead a look at its new Legend of Zelda game, which will be playable for the first time at E3.
Sure, a new Zelda game is something to look forward to and of course they'll be bringing more to the party than just that, but it seems that the lure of the bright lights and booths of E3 just doesn't do it for Nintendo any more. Let's just hope that the company's maverick ways see them have continued success in shunning the norm; Sony and Microsoft focused on hardcore gamers and Nintendo brought out the Wii, after all. And that was, to be fair, a very shrewd move.
My mum always said that if you didn't have anything good to say, you shouldn't say anything. That's probably a lie, knowing my mother, she'd have said nothing of the sort. So, I thought I'd just say a few words about Skyling: Garden Defense.
Now, I've not played the game - it's pretty ugly and a rip off of much-loved games of the 1980s - but what caught my eye while scanning through the press release was that it said it was part of their "Less-than-a-Latte pricing scheme". Less than a latte. Not as, one would presume, expensive as a latte. Now, we all know that Starbucks* is pricey when it comes to coffe, right? I mean, it's all right, but it's not the cheapest (or best) coffee on the planet. But just looking at pricing for a latte (a cinnamon dolce latte, in fact**), you can expect to pay $4.25 for such a beverage.
The price of Skyling: Garden Defense? $4.99. I need say no more. But I will. $4.99 is patently more than $4.25. So, thanks, Mighty Studios. You have lied to me about the pricing for your icky-looking game. Perhaps a career in politics awaits.
* Other coffee retailers are available in a similar price range. ** What? A cinnamon what? What even is that?
Reviews for the taster song are overwhelmingly positive, with one individual saying "I was already hyped but now I just shit a chicken." Which, I think we can all agree must have been a delight.
You get sixteen tracks for your money, six of which are 'soundscapes', whatever that might actually mean. And, if you've the pennies (or cents) to splash out a bit, you can even get it on vinyl. Mmmm. Vintage.
It's about time too, don't you think? Yes, you read it right, UFO Gamers is back. This is version ten. UFO-X, if you will. Here, we aim to bring you video games news, reviews and opinion from our community here at UFO Towers.
And, of course, the community that plays together stays together, so to that end, I've brought along a little friend: Rust. Now, if you're not familiar, Rust is a first- (or third-)person shooter, with base-building, survival, radiation and Russians. Lots of Russians. And it's jolly good fun. And we have a server. Just search UFO in the server list and you'll be well away!
The game is in alpha at the moment, which means it's constantly being updated, there are regular wipes and you lose everything on those occasions, but still, it's shaping up to be an amazing game and you can grab it on Steam for £14.99 right here.
No, we're not on commission, this isn't an advert, I'm just letting you know that you can usually grab me on the Rust server or the UFO Gamers forum should you need me.
Who am I? Well, I'm the editor-in-chief. My name is, and has been for quite some time, LorD.