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Port Report: Papo & Yo

By Eden Crow, April 25, 2013 0 Port Report
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Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor Eden Crow. For an up to date account of Papo & Yo′s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

When any act is committed primarily for financial benefit a few eyebrows are often raised. So when Minority Media Inc. announced that they were porting their debut game “Papo & Yo” to Steam in order to cover the original development cost that wasn’t fully recouped when the game was originally released as a PSN exclusive in August 2012 there was worry that it could be a quick, un-enhanced port. But have Minority actually done a decent job or is this just a quick and dirty money grab?

Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This article was written by EdenCrow and edited by Andytizer. For an up to date account of Duke Nukem: Megaton Edition’s fixes and improvements, please visit PCGamingWiki.

The 1996 FPS classic Duke Nukem 3D has been rereleased yet again under the guise of Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition, a port to Steam on Windows and Mac developed by the relatively unknown studio General Arcade. The Megaton Edition contains the original game remastered in OpenGL with resampled music, and includes Steam achievements and cloud syncing. Multiplayer through Steam is a planned feature, as is the implementation of a number of missing options and settings and also a Linux port. It is also the first time that the three expansion packs: Caribbean: Life’s a Beach, Duke it out in D.C. and Nuclear Winter have been made available in downloadable form.

The Megaton Edition represents the first commercially available update to Duke Nukem since the GOG.com release in February 2009, which only contains the original game without expansions running through DOSBox. Does the Megaton Edition offer anything new to the Duke Nukem experience, and is it the very best version of the game to get?

Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor EdenCrow. For an up to date account of Trials Evolution′s fixes and improvements, please visit PCGamingWiki.

The Trials series started with a flash game, before becoming a full PC title and after that moving to Xbox Live Arcade, but now the series is back again on the PC with Trials Evolution Gold Edition, a port of the XBLA title Trials Evolution. However, this is more than just a straight port. The in-game editor, track sharing and global leader boards have all been updated to better suit the PC and every Trials HD level has been re-created in the Evolution engine too (although oddly the DLC from neither game have been included). Easy to use Facebook and YouTube sharing have also been integrated.