Astronauts, Cults, and Gnomes, OH MY! It’s a Puzzle Agent 2 Review

‘The one that got away’. A phrase many of us are familiar with, usually relating to a lost love. To Agent Nelson Tethers of the FBI Puzzle Research Division, that love is traded for mystery. You see, before a field assignment to Scoggins, Minnesota,  Nelson’s life was fairly normal. He would sit at his desk, completing crosswords and sudoku puzzles. But right at the conclusion of his recent assignment, he witnessed something he couldn’t quite get out of his head.
Whispering red forest gnomes.

Halo: Reach Goes Gold!

Halo Reach is just around the corner, and today Bungie Studios announced they had completed work on the project. This concludes their work on the Halo franchise, but from everything they’ve shown so far they seem to be sending it out with a bang. Earlier this year, the public multiplayer Reach beta gave us a taste of what to expect from Matchmaking (and boy did it taste sweet), but the new trailer titled “The Battle Begins” offers a glimpse at the campaign. Lets watch:

That last shot sends a shiver down my spine. An eagerly excited shiver. I’ve always gone into Halo games for the campaign, then stayed for the multiplayer. The atmosphere these games evoke just immerse me into a world I don’t want to leave. Last fall’s ODST in particular presented a completely different tone than other Halo game by giving it a noir-esque theme and presenting an open, living hub world to explore. It’s a fine line to walk, but Bungie always manages to get it right. Judging by what we’ve seen and played of Reach, they look to have another masterpiece on their hands. I can’t wait to group up with Noble team on September 14th!

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future E3 Media

Professor Layton is back for an adventure through time. Not to be confused with Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, which is the 3DS game.

This ‘Sam & Max – The Devil’s Playhouse: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak’ review most certainly ‘Cut’s the Cucumber Lengthwise’

Throughout their adventures we’ve seen Sam & Max go to some pretty exotic locations. They’ve driven their car to the moon, gone to Easter Island, and even the North Pole. Curiously enough though, their newest romp manages to lead them to the far off reaches of Egypt all without Sam & Max leaving the comfort of their buildings basement! Those Freelance Police sure do know how to innovate!

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Try Portal for Free!

I was once called ‘cheap’ for looking for the best deals on things I intended to purchase (I call this smart). Regardless of that, when a good game becomes free you should not pass it up.

To celebrate the release of the Steam client for Mac, Valve Software has decided to make 2007 critic darling Portal free for all Steam users until May 24th. Get your copy here. If you still need selling, GLaDOS has prepared a video for you to check out:

Get it while it’s free!