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    by Published on March 15th, 2015 12:00 PM  Number of Views: 1974 
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    High ambition is both undervalued and very rare in the gaming industry. There is a serious lack of effort and innovation, with most games being small scale, one dimensional, repetitive, unimpressive, and unoriginal products that are rushed out in order to sell as many copies as possible. Not many studios set out to do something truly original, to do something great, to make their dreams come true. But when developers actually do make such games, amazing things can happen. This article is dedicated to such games; the most ambitious games of all time. Large scale games that ...
    by Published on January 3rd, 2015 10:00 PM  Number of Views: 9062 
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    Torment: Tides of Numenera is InXile's upcoming RPG. They released Wasteland 2 last year, which turned out to be one of the best RPGs not only in 2014 but in recent years. It was a throwback to classic RPGs like its predecessor as well as Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout: Tactics, and stands out as being one of very few hardcore modern RPGs. Wasteland 2 presents a thoughtful, very significant skill system, a complex attribute system, party dialogue system similar to Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir, and plenty of freedom to role-play in the story, leading to many different outcomes and even premature endings. InXile did a fantastic job with Wasteland 2.

    But like every other game, Wasteland 2 has its faults. It has serious pacing issues; we found it to be addicting for the first 35-40 hours or so, but then it dreadfully drags on later in the game, with main quests being reduced to menial tasks. Wasteland 2 also lacks a strong story; although the dialogue is often ...
    by Published on December 28th, 2014 10:00 PM  Number of Views: 9678 
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    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an open world first-person adventure, detective, and mystery game released during 2014. Independently developed by The Astronauts, the game was released as a timed PC exclusive but will make its way to Playstation 4 in 2015. Since its release it has gathered a cult following and made a strong impression on many, but it is hard to impress us at GND-Tech. Let's see if The Vanishing of Ethan Carter delivers.

    We apologize for the belatedness of the review; real life has once again interfered and we buy these games ourselves, as consumers just like the rest of you. But we assure you, the wait will pay off.



    Ethan Carter I didn't know. But he knew who I was. When the police won't help you, and the priests don't believe you, you call on Paul Prospero. You call on me. If you're a kid like Ethan, you write. Plenty do. Ethan's letter started out just like any other fan mail, but soon there were mentions of things no little boy
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    by Published on December 24th, 2014 10:00 PM  Number of Views: 1841 
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    GND-Tech's most anticipated game of 2014 has finally arrived. Dragon Age: Inquisition, a multiplatform Role-Playing Game (RPG) released in November 2014, is the third installment in BioWare's Dragon Age franchise. Like the other installments, Inquisition is a character-driven dark fantasy wRPG. The first game in the franchise, Dragon Age: Origins, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim, especially from GND-Tech which considers it to be one of the best games ever made. From an objective standpoint it was perhaps the most ambitious single player game ever made, by offering an expansive detailed game world, non-linear progression, strong story focus, some of the best character development you will ever find, far more dialogue than almost any other game (Inquisition being the exception), six 90-150 minute playable introductions (origins) based on your character's race and class, diverse tactical gameplay with no less than six different playstyles, a competent role-playing system, and masterful attention to detail. Best of all the plot and character development of Dragon Age: Origins branch out more than almost every other game, and this is based on player interaction. It takes no less than six playthroughs to see all of what it has to offer, and each playthrough can be vastly different from one another.

    Along came Dragon Age 2 in 2011, only one year after the release of Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening. It is unfortunate that ...
    by Published on December 19th, 2014 12:00 PM  Number of Views: 11627 
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    Welcome to the official 2014 Game of the Year ceremony of GND-Tech! 2014 was a refreshingly great year for gaming, definitely the best since 2010. There were a number of absolutely amazing games released this year, including what might be the greatest game ever made.

    The gaming industry seriously lacks good, critical reviewers with good judgement. Most other media outlets will give out awards to games based purely on popularity, but GND-Tech is one of the only exceptions. This industry is backwards with many of the highest rated games being inferior, and often terrible games designed for people with no intellect and no attention span. But here at GND-Tech, we recognize and value effort, good ideas, thought-provoking and challenging games. We scold rehashed, generic, low quality games which dominate the industry. Only the very best games are winners here. See our article here to see how critical and true we are. Compare that to the reasoning that most sites gave for awarding Alien: Isolation game of the year: they talked almost exclusively about how it's actually an authentic alien game and how it was made by RTS developers, and called it game of the year based on those two things. How on earth this decides what is game of the year is beyond us, but you won't see such nonsense here.

    Scroll on to the next page to see the awards and the winners!



    Mod of the Year - Overhaul

    Before getting into the actual games, we'd like to start off this ceremony with our Mod of the Year choice. For this award, we're looking specifically at normal, but large scale mods designed to drastically improve a game. FakeFactory Cinematic Mod wins this award, as we celebrate the final release of a mod that we've all loved for years. It is an overhaul mod for Half Life 2, ...
    by Published on October 30th, 2014 05:28 PM  Number of Views: 26892 
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    Hello GND readers, we've decided to continue our series of Mod Guides, this time with Total War: Rome II!

    As you may or may not know, Rome II actually has a thriving modding community with a freely available SDK and Workshop Integration, making modding a very, very easy task.


    If you trust my every word and have complete faith in the my mod choices without even looking at them you can go right over to my Steam Workshop collection and subscribe to them all, but make sure you read my description: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=377915478



    This guide contains personal recommendations and essential mods for playing Rome II. Many of these can be added in mid-playthrough but a handful of them will only take effect upon starting a new game. So this guide is best used when starting for the first time or starting a new playthough.

    *Note* These mods work best when you have all DLC but will function just fine without them unless stated otherwise.

    ChampLoos Gold Unit Compilation

    This mod adds hundreds new units to the rosters of varying armies in the game. New beast models and armor textures will give your armies much greater variety and variation. ...
    by Published on October 19th, 2014 08:00 PM  Number of Views: 3166 
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    It's that time of the year again. With Halloween right around the corner, we thought it appropriate to do another horror-themed article. Last year around this time, we made an article about the ten scariest moments in video game history. This year's is simple: what are the top ten best horror games ever made, and why? Scroll on to the next page to start the countdown!

    To get an idea of the things we look for in games, take a look at the forum threads and articles linked below. Although they aren't tailored to the horror genre specifically, much of the content discussed still applies.

    http://www.gnd-tech.com/threads/6391...stem-Explained

    http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/985-...me-of-All-Time

    We don't consider shooters like Dead Space, Resident Evil 5, or Resident Evil 6 to be horror games. They're just shooters with monsters. Even Resident Evil 4 is primarily a shooter, and survival horror is secondary. We also despise B-movie horror techniques featured prominently in games like Outlast and Slender.



    Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason starts off our top 10 list. It's a highly underrated PC exclusive horror game developed by Action Forms, a Ukrainian studio, and it was released in 2009. You take on the role of Alexander Nesterov ...
    by Published on August 30th, 2014 07:00 PM  Number of Views: 13115 
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    This is a distress call for all PC gamers who like shooters and/or strategy games. We'll cut straight to the chase: Natural Selection 2 is an innovative PvP (player versus player) strategic shooter developed by Unknown Worlds. It's one of the only PvP shooters that requires actual thought, planning, and team coordination. Pretty much every other PvP shooter like Battlefield, Call of Duty, and Titanfall involve none of the above and boil down to mindless run-and-gun with oversimplified game modes ...

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