Deathtrap Early Access available on STEAM

The much anticipated Deathtrap has finally made its way to STEAM early access. It’s available for a pittance at $19.99. There’s a ton of information including a video links and other goodies below provided by Neocore Games. Give your wits a test and give the game a shot.

Deathtrap Early Access Out Now on Steam!

Deathtrap Early Access Out Now on Steam!

Be clever, be quick – and show no mercy.

Budapest, Hungary – October 22, 2014 – 
Deathtrap Early Access is finally out on Steam for $19.99. Come and take part in the development, grab the Sorceress’s staff, dive into the campaign and use the map editor to create and share your own ideas of a deadly maze. The game will be updated every other week with new content so you’ll never get bored.

We believe that Early Access allows us to make Deathtrap the best possible game it can be – with the help of the players.” – says Zoltán Pozsonyi, Producer of Deathtrap. “This is our first game to feature user-generated content, so we’d like to ask for your assistance.”

Click to see the video!

Deathtrap is a tower-defense game with strong action-RPG elements, a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades and splattering blood.

Fast Facts and Links

Name: Deathtrap
Genre: Tower-defense
Developer: NeocoreGames
Publisher: NeocoreGames
Release date: Q1 2015
Price: $19.99
Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac);
Xbox One, PS4 (coming later)
Multiplayer: Co-Op, PvP Facebook: /DeathtrapTheGame

Twitter Twitter: @DeathtrapGame
NeocoreGames DevBlog:

NeocoreGames Forums:
 YouTube: NeocoreGamesVideos

Steam Store: /app/310510< /a>

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Old man Logan coming 2015

Old man Logan coming 2015

Here’s a teaser piece of artwork from Marvel. Marvel is definitely gearing up to release some big series next summer, 2015. Keep checking back here and via my twitter to find out what else Marvel has in store.


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Screencheat Launches on STEAM

Surprise attack Games releases Screencheat on Steam.

Surprise attack Games releases Screencheat on Steam.

Cheaters Sometimes Win

I just got this press release from Surprise attack games, distributor and purveyor of fine #indiegames. I’ve played a few of their great games, and reviewed Snip and Chu awhile back (read about it here.) I’ve had my eye on Screencheat for a while now and hope to be reviewing it soon. There are loads of information on this indie game, so dig in and have  look below.

Screencheat Launches on PC, Mac and Linux

Oct 21st, 2014 – Cheaters never win? Cheaters never prosper? Tell this to Samurai Punk and Surprise Attack Games! They’ve just launched Screencheat, the first person shooter where everyone is invisible and the only way to murder your friends is to look at their screen to know where they’re standing. Return to the glory days of lying to your friends that you totally didn’t know they were camping and your grenade was “just a lucky guess.” Consider this game your self-help guide for your cheating addiction and write it off as a medical expense at

Click to watch, or download the trailer here.
Everyone is invisible, but what does it matter since you were looking at your best friend’s screen the entire time anyway! This is the premise behind Screencheat, the revolutionary split-screen first person shooter that tells you that it’s ok to be a louse, a rat, a cheating… well, you get the idea. Screencheat has you covered by color coded map areas and many unique landmarks. Yes, you, I see you there hiding near that Woolly Mammoth in that red room. The name of the game in Screencheat is to never stay still and let your opponents get a bearing on you. Just don’t take your eyes off your screen for too long or you may find yourself walking right off a cliff.

Eight unique and crazy weapons, combined with a heap of game modes and maps keep Screencheat fresher than eating watermelon in a field of summer blossoms.

King of the Hill has never been more dangerous, as once you step foot on the capture point in “Hillcampers” mode every player will know exactly where you are.

The more unique “One Shot” game gives you a blunderbuss and only one bullet. Be fast and be accurate or be dead and… well… dead.
For those of us who loved Madeline Kahn and Tim Curry, “Murder Mystery” mode gives you a mansion and a set of objectives.  Green with the Candlestick? It’s a party and someone’s going to die.

“Capture The Fun” has one player holding a confetti-spreading pinata with everyone else trying to blast it (and the player) to smithereens. Fun for the whole family.

Finally, the good old fashion Deathmatch, where the only thing that matters is fragging people as fast as possible, because what would an FPS be without it?

Screencheat is giving all of us legitimate cheaters out there a shot at redemption, to show that all those hours of split screen GoldenEye and Mario Kart Battle Mode weren’t wasted, they were just training for the ultimate split screen showdown.

Find out more at
Other stuff to know:

  • Screencheat will be available for PC, Mac and Linux on October 21st, 2014
  • Price: US$14.99
  • Screencheat is being developed by Samurai Punk and published by Surprise Attack Games
  • Visit for more information



Surprise Attack Games is an independent games label focused on partnering with Australian game developers to provide marketing, distribution, and strategic assistance in taking their games to global audiences on any and all game platforms. For games that operate as a service, the label also provides monetisation strategy, design guidance and operational analytics.

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First look at Spider-woman #1

The new Spider-Woman ties in with the Spider-verse story arc

The new Spider-Woman ties in with the Spider-verse story arc

I’m pleased to offer a sneak-peak or preview of the upcoming Spider-Woman series. Marvel has been on an update blitz today, as I’ve put out a couple of updates here, and here, and here? Spider-Woman is an under-appreciated character in the Marvel universe, and has been a member of the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D and her powers are pretty cool. The comic is written by DENNIS HOPELESS with rrt & Cover by GREG LAND. The new series focuses on the new story arc Spider-Verse. I know I’m eager for a new arc within Spidey’s world. I’m still recovering form the finish of the Superior Spider-man, one of my favorite comic arcs of all time.

Here’s what Spider-Woman’s Senior Editor Nick Lowe had to say about the series.

“This is the start of something very big for Spider-Woman. Yes, it’s a big part of Spider-Verse, but this is going to be a character defining first arc for the SPIDER-WOMAN ongoing series.”

FOC – 10/27/14, On-Sale – 11/19/14


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Marvel Teasing Infinity Gauntlet reboot

Looks like Marvel will be rebooting the Infinity Gauntlet series next summer.

Looks like Marvel will be rebooting the Infinity Gauntlet series next summer.

Another unaccompanied Cover from Marvel

After receiving a cover for House of M earlier today with no information, I received this cover art for the Infinity Gauntlet. The Infinity Gauntlet saga features Thanos attempting another takeover of the universe (yawn) and has him assembling all of the gems to create said gauntlet. This series featured one of my favorite creations, Cosmic Spidey. 

Have a look at the cover art, and check back here for details on Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet. For more information visit


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Review of Green Arrow-introducing Hank Van Hawkins

One of the many incarnations of Green Arrow.

One of the many incarnations of Green Arrow.


Well, I want to start off by saying I love doing reviews and I couldn’t be more excited to take part and share my take on many things creative week in and week out. I am starting off by reviewing The Green Arrow. Not necessarily a particular issue, arc, or the CW TV show. I am reviewing Green Arrow as a whole in general.  That being said, the world of superheroes and comic books is an ever expanding universe and can sometimes overwhelm a newbie or first time reader. Simply sometimes by not knowing where to start or which hero to start with. As for myself ,I have many titles and arcs that speak to me and peak my interest, and they are in turn compelling me to buy the newest issues directly off of the stand every Wednesday. (Of course I will make more notes of these in the future!) So I always say/suggest to go exactly for what you like and what stokes your own curiosity. From a collector’s standpoint maybe it doesn’t have a lot of dollar value per se. But, if you enjoy the story and the art work and it respects and satisfies your curiosity then that is all that really matters, Therefore it is valuable to you and it makes it that much more easier to pass the fascination on down the line to the next generation.

   That being said I am going to review some lesser known and or out of the normal heroes as a whole sometimes, if not only to discover their stories for myself but to help the general comic connoisseur to have as much information about a title/hero (without giving away spoilers of course) before simply buying it blind.

I started my Green Arrow journey by playing his character on Injustice God’s Among us and I totally enjoyed having his skill set at my disposal. I actually won a few battles. Woo hoo! That in itself kindled an interest in the character for me and low and behold, with a trip to the comic shop, I went ahead and thought there was no better place to start than with this year’s Future’s End Green Arrow one shot. I picked it up upon seeing the cool cover art and once I started reading it I was drawn in and immediately wanted more.  Sure Oliver Queen follows DC’s magic formula for super heroes where they take a wealthy man who turns vigilante at night much like their greatest success Bat Man, but that is where the similarities end. It is following the formula, albeit with Green Arrow’s very own sense of identity far removed from Batman. Not to mention a whole other host of foes he ends up coming to blows with.  I can never get enough of the back story of any villan/enemy/arch-nemesis. I find the bad guy’s back story is always fascinating, and The Green Arrow always delivers this in abundance. 

     I also love the wealth of plots and back stories that not only come along with Green Arrow, but his true identity Oliver Queen and his company Queen Industries. It is a fail safe method of always having another source of corruption or criminal influence to keep the character’s battles ongoing and constant, thus giving these characters a long running saga that can carry itself for years on end. I find it very easy to just jump right into the story line regardless of where it is at to the plot or arc as a whole. That is especially so with his TV show Arrow. Which I had never seen at all until this year and I think this is either the third or fourth season. It has been seamless. In fact, if anything, it compels me to go ahead and catch myself up on the previous seasons and episodes I have missed thus far. My fascination keeps pollinating with the more info I get. With the flashbacks and the constant building blocks of the current plot, it’s almost hard to miss the story line, much less the moral to the story. Green Arrow also relies on a staff of others who help him both on location and behind the scenes. Behind every great hero is a whole set of unheralded sidekicks there for support and help. Characters that not only add to the plot but to the legend of The Green Arrow himself. So, I say don’t be scared off by the similarities here. Embrace them if you haven’t already. Green Arrow is a bad ass and I have loved everything I have read, watched, and played so far.  I will continue to do so since it has indeed touched on all the hallmarks of a super hero that appeal to me. 

   Hank Van Hawkins

Co-host for SOBS

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Baseball SIM OOTP Baseball half-off for World Series


For some baseball fans, like myself, this time of year is a sad, sometimes bleak time. My Redbirds lost in spectacular fashion to the Giants, and I’ve found it hard to get ready for the World Series. I do have a podcast to do on baseball tonight, so I’ll need to shake it off soon. For those of us that are looking for a baseball fix to ease the pain of our teams not playing, OOTP baseball is offering up their current edition at half off. I really enjoyed my time with ‘Out of the Park Baseball,’ and hope to get up a review soon. It will need to be in the ‘Delayed Reaction’ reviews I’ll be starting. Anyway, enough blabbing. Here’s more information on the game and sale, and look for Brad Cook from OOTP baseball to appear on an upcoming episode of SOBS-songwriters on baseball soon.


World Series Special: OOTP 15 is 50% Off, iOOTP 2014 is 80% Off

OOTP 15 Picks Royals to Win a Tense World Series

Hamburg, Germany — Out of the Park Developments today announced its annual World Series Special: Out of the Park Baseball 15 for PC/Mac is 50% off ($19.99) and iOOTP Baseball 2014 for iOS is 80% off (99 cents). In addition, iOOTP’s 10-season bundles are $1.99 (regularly $4.99) and iOOTP’s all-in-one historical season pack is $14.99 (regularly $19.99).

OOTP 15 is also 50% off everywhere else the game is offered for sale, including Steam.

“After Opening Day, the start of the World Series is our favorite time of the year,” said OOTP creator Markus Heinsohn. “We expect this World Series will be an exciting one, so what better way to celebrate than by putting OOTP and iOOTP on sale?”

Bundles of OOTP 15 and iOOTP 2014 screenshots can be downloaded from OOTP’s web site at the links on the games’ names.

OOTP 15’s World Series Pick: Royals

This World Series pits a pair of closely-matched teams, as OOTP 15 showed when the series between the Giants and Royals was simmed five times. A post on the company’s new blog digs into the compiled stats and shows this could be too close to call, but with three wins in five sims, OOTP Developments predicts the Royals will be this year’s champion.

Interviews: Game Designer Goldfarb & New OOTP Team Member

The new OOTP Developments blog, which in the coming weeks will also feature posts about the upcoming Franchise Hockey Manager 2015 and Beyond the Sideline Football games, is already packed with content, including an interview with game designer David Goldfarb (Payday 2, Battlefield 3) and a Q&A with new OOTP team member Matt Arnold.


New PEBA Novel Published

Finally, OOTP Developments is happy to announce that award-winning author Ron Collins has published Chasing the Setting Sun, a sequel to his novel See the PEBA on $25 a DayChasing the Setting Sun is also set in the world of the Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance (PEBA), a unique OOTP online league with a strong creative storytelling component. Collins’ first PEBA novel is now free.

About Out of the Park Developments 

Out of the Park Developments is the developer of the award-winning OOTP and iOOTP series of baseball management simulations, Franchise Hockey Manager, Beyond the Sideline Football, and Inside the Park Baseball, a role-playing game. German-based OOTP Developments was founded by Markus Heinsohn and Andreas Raht in 1999. OOTP Developments has consistently produced games that have met with critical acclaim, including winning Metacritic’s coveted “Game of the Year” for the 2007 edition of OOTP. Further information on the company and its games is available from the OOTP Developments website,

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Bayonetta returns with more over the top crazyness

Box art for Bayonetta 2

Box art for Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 comes to Wii U, bringing it’s unique over-the-top explosive combat to the Nintendo console. Platinum Games has refined its formula has created a new multiplayer or co-op component with the Tag Climax system. Join friends to lay waste to legions of baddies as different characters from the main game.

Players that purchase the physical edition of Bayonetta 2 will receive a disk copy of the definitive edition of Bayonetta 1. Suggested retail price for the game is $59.99. The packaged versions of the game will be available Oct. 24th, and a playable demo will be available soon on the Wii U Nintendo eShop. For more information about the game, visit

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This is probably the most calm thing you'll ever see in a Bayonetta game.

This is probably the most calm thing you’ll ever see in a Bayonetta game.

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Return to the House of M

House of M 2015.

House of M 2015.

I received this mysterious email yesterday, with no information, except for Summer 2015. Is Marvel rebooting one of the most impactful series in its history? I wrote Marvel for more information and will update you as soon as I hear more. I’m a day late posting, I just wasn’t up to posting yesterday. Sorry for that. In the meantime, enjoy this artwork.

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Preview of Thor #2

The new saga of Thor continues with Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The new saga of Thor continues with Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The saga of the new Thor continues with Thor # 2. Malekith the Accursed has left the Odinson unable to combat the onslaught of frost giants that have invaded Midgard. Someone must don the mantle of the God of Thunder and wield mighty Mjolnir.

Jason Aaron brings a story to the masses unlike any reader has ever read as the power of Thor flows through a new hero. I personally can’t wait to know more and get my hands on Thor #2. Be one of the first to look upon this preview art directly from the mighty monster makers at Marvel.


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THOR #2 (SEP140857)

Written by JASON AARON

Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE (SEP140859)

Design Variant by ESAD RIBIC (SEP140858)

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Variant by JAMES STOKOE (SEP140860)
FOC – 10/20/14, On-Sale – 11/12/14

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