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Kingdom: New Lands Review

on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 | By Tow

Kingdom: New Lands is a 2D, pixel-art strategy game where you play as a newly christened king or queen in unexplored lands. The game begins by dropping you, your empty purse, and your trusty steed onto the first island where you’ll build your kingdom. The goal is to survive long enough to escape to other, far off isles....

Score: 6

GL’s Most Anticipated Titles of 2018, Part I

on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 | By Trevor Whalen

Is there anything to look forward to after the great games of 2017? Apparently so. Some of our staff members share their most anticipated titles of the year in this multi-part story. -Christine McGahhey Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) It has been over a decade since Kingdom Hearts 2 was released. Since the ending of that...

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Review

on Mon, Jan 1, 2018 | By John Morano

Several years ago, another GameLuster writer remarked that Nintendo is like the Disney of video game publishers. I think that is a very apt comparison, particularly with regards to Pokémon releases. There’s few series as well-loved by gamers as Pokémon, many of whom buy entire consoles just to play these games, selling...

Score: 8

60 Seconds Review

on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 | By Simon Smith

Quick – the warning alarms are ringing, the bombs are about to fall, and you have only sixty seconds to gather your family and resources and make it to your bomb shelter. This is 60 Seconds, an exhilarating experience in its first minute that quickly becomes technically monotonous in what follows. That assessment...

Score: 7

5 Reasons Quake Champions Needs Bots

on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

Back in the day, I loved having the option of playing with bots in Quake III and the Unreal Tournament series. Bot matches provided a fun way to play the game without tough competitors and online toxicity. Team-based games, especially those like Team Fortress 2 or Overwatch, would not work well with bots, though bots still...

Top 5 PSN Holiday Deals, Week Three

on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 | By Kianna O'Sullivan

I assumed we would only receive two weeks of wallet-saving game deals. It was a very happy surprise to see yet another week of new titles with major discounts. Here are just a few of my favorite deals. Bloodborne Complete Edition Bundle ($13.99) This PlayStation exclusive title is quite similar to the Dark Souls games....

New ARMS Fighter “Dr. Coyle” Available Now

on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 | By Andrew Yeamans

Another ARMS fighter swings onto the scene: Dr. Coyle, “The Rad Scientist,” is rearin’ to go and ready to rumble. On December 21, ARMS major title update V5.0 was released (for free) and included the new fighter, a few new Arms, a playable stage, and some other minor adjustments for balance. Be sure...

GameLuster’s Game of the Year for 2017

on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

You’ve seen each staff member’s list. You’ve read about games you played and loved, played and disliked, or never played, but are now eager to check out. We, now, announce the overall Game of the Year recipient at GameLuster. It will be at the top of a list of five games that were chosen by considering each staff...

Come Watch “A Thief’s Holiday”

on Mon, Dec 25, 2017 | By Trevor Whalen

A Christmas tradition of several years in the Trevor household has been to play “A Thief’s Holiday”, the Thief II fan mission created by TTLG user Yandros. It was originally uploaded in 2004 but was re-uploaded in 2013 with New Dark support. (New Dark was a fan-made patch for the first two Thief games and System...