Game Vortex Review - Insecticide: Part 1

Game Vortex writes:

"Insecticide: Part 1 is the first half of a game that is equal parts action-platformer and adventure. While the shooter aspects of the game tend to get a bit repetitive, I did find the puzzle-solving aspects to be a nice change of pace. The odd thing is, when I played the game for the Nintendo DS, I had a lower opinion of it than now on the PC. I don't know if that is completely because of the change in platforms, expectations on the respective platforms, or my personal view of this type of game has changed, but Insecticide just feels better on the PC.

Insecticide really nails down the nitty-gritty film noir feel for this insect-ruled world. Inspired heavily from classic detective stories, everything from the long trench coats to distinct accents really sell the game's overall feel. As for polygon count, Insecticide won't win any awards, but what it does have looks good and is effective. Pre-rendered cut-scenes look the best (as you would expect), but even the in-game work isn't all that bad."

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Bundle Stars offering 12 PC games for only $5

For a limited time only, Bundle Stars, the direct-to-consumer company focusing on digital downloads, is launching its biggest PC game bundle to date. Gamers have the chance to download and own 12 standalone PC games for the price of just $5.

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New Video Game Releases for the Week of December 28, 2008

Gamerdeals.net writes:

"Enjoy what you have in your current game library, as we have another very short list of new video game releases...

Check out the full list of new video game releases (USA) for the week of December 28, 2008 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, and PC!"

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ACG: Crackpot Entertainment Interview

In the heat of production, Crackpot Entertainment thrives on the brilliant minds of individuals to the likes of Larry Ahern, Dave Grossman, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell, and Josh Mandel-all under the lead of the studio's founder, Mike Levine, who is personally involved in all of its development activities. Recently, ACG have been privileged to be given an opportunity to interview Levine about the challenges of designing Insecticide.

In the interview, Levine also speaks about his longtime obsession with all things that are insects and the secrets behind his company's unorthodox game development model. Lastly, he drops us a few hints about the exciting potential of a more epic Insecticide sequel and maybe even a whole series of Insecticide games.

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