Between-Days Gaming Friday

This edition of Gaming Friday (GF) has been propelled into the future due to unavoidable circumstances involving time machines, Planescape: Torment, another GF and cartloads of chocolate. Do bear with us as we bring you the Everything That Hit Gaming Shores This Week episode. I am still hung over Torment which I re-started playing about a week ago.

Worms: Reloaded and Alien Breed: Impact get their own Steam Community pages! Yay but there is no beta in sight for either of these games.


Impulse has released the strategy classic Total Annihilation for $9.99 and has promised to treat it as a new game with constant updates and the like. Impulse also has a weekend sale up for grabs this time.

Steam, on the other hand, is running a sale for the super-realistic World War II shooter Sniper Elite. Patience, slow breathing and great reflexes are a must for this game. is running a sale for two great adventure games!

The MMO/Racing hybrid Need for Speed: World has entered into another public beta. Here’s how you can get in on it.

iPhone gamers can rejoice as Spikey’s Bounce Around has been released for free for a limited time.


Bad news for Indian gamers as the World Cyber Games’ Indian edition is in a fix as main organizer Indiagames withdraws from the entire affair due to lack of funding.

Sony has opened up an ear for its fans at long last listening to their suggestions to better serve them.

Gaming Friday Buzz and Deals Roundup

Welcome to the newest weekly feature of Techie Buzz. Each Friday night, we hope to hound all you gamers with the latest news, deals and more from the world of gaming in bite-sized pieces. The first part of Gaming Friday is the Buzz that highlights the latest news of this week, while the latter part is the Deals section for all you gamers who buy legit!



  • Great news for Indian console gamers: post the Indian Union Budget, gaming softwareimports are to get cheaper. Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget was not without drama, but at least us gamers received something for the first time. Note: Newspapers have not mentioned much regarding this, but let’s see how things go about.
  • A new Steam client UI opened up for public beta. With a lot of new features and a shiny exterior, Valve has given Steam users a chance to use and comment upon this new client. Though it has its host of issues, it will be ironed out in the coming days for a much nicer experience while using Steam.
  • The classic Atari game Missile Command has been released for free multiplayer online play by OMGPOP. This rehash of the nostalgia-inducing Missile Command will feature power-ups, new enemies and boss-battles.
  • A new Worms game is going to be released on the PC exclusively through digital distributor Steam. Worms: Reloaded will be an extended edition of the earlier console versions.



That’s it for now from Gaming Friday. Do let us know how you enjoyed it and what can be improved in the next edition by commenting below!