Zachary Knight

Zachary Knight

I have loved gaming all my life and love the industry that makes them. Sure things can be a little hairy at times and I can be critical of the choices developers and publishers make, but I criticize because I care. Some of my favorite games are JRPGs and anything tactical such as RTS and Strategy games. I am currently loving my Ouya. Follow me on Twitter @EZKnight. Email me at zachary@randomtower.com

Linux Game Review: SteamWorld Dig By Image And Form

SteamWorld Dig by Image and FormI recently bought the Humble Bundle 12 in order to get a copy of Gone Home and Papers, Please. I really wanted to try both of those games. After playing Papers, Please, I decided to play a different game from the bundle and tried out SteamWorld Dig. As a result, I found my favorite game of that bundle so far. It doesn’t often happen that the game I bought a bundle for is not my favorite, but when it does, I am pleasantly surprised.

SteamWorld Dig is a clever platformer staring a steam powered robot named Rusty. Developed by Image and Form, SteamWorld Dig takes you to the heart of a mining town built on top of a mine with many dark secrets about the past and source of the robots that make up the cast.

The game opens up as Rusty travels to the mining town to visit his Uncle Joe just to find out that his Uncle is dead, beyond repair. Inheriting his trusty pickax, Rusty must dig through his Uncle’s claim to find out what happened to him. Throughout exploring the mine, Rusty finds ore and minerals that allow him to purchase new equipment and upgrades. Additionally, Rusty stumbles upon mysterious platforms that provide him new powers and abilities that allow him to reach harder to explore areas. Eventually, these new powers allow Rusty to solve the mystery of his Uncle’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 116

Super Podcast Action CommitteeIf you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 116), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.

On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the GamePolitics poll (“What is #GamerGate about?” – 23:40 mark), the ongoing campaign from Comcast to the FCC about the merits of merging with Time Warner Cable (1:02:20), and Steam’s new curated pages (1:18:00).You can grab an audio version at the link below:

SuperPAC Episode 116 (1 hour, 34 minutes) 119 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).

As always, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes and use our RSS Feed to add the show to your favorite news reader. You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SuperPACPodcast andGoogle +. You can send us feedback on the show by dropping a note tosuperpacpodcast@gmail.com.

Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.

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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 115

Super Podcast Action CommitteeIf you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 115), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below. On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics poll (“Did Microsoft pay too much for Minecraft?” – 25:48 mark), FTC cracking down on COPPA violations (36:50), the ESRB’s 20th anniversary (47:05), and Kickstarter updating its TOS (1:03:45). You can grab an audio version of the show on iTunes or at the link below:

SuperPAC Episode 115 (1 hour, 15 minutes) 94.3 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).

As always, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes and use our RSS Feed to add the show to your favorite news reader. You can also find us on Facebook, on Twitter @SuperPACPodcast andGoogle +. You can send us feedback on the show by dropping a note tosuperpacpodcast@gmail.com.

Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.

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