KEEP CALM AND PLAY BOARD GAMES
An invisible enemy is sweeping across the world in these uncertain times and the only thing we can do is stay the F at home. Well, what to do with all that time which, of course, you want to spend wisely. What to do when you are busy with NOT going to work, NOT spending quality time with your friends, and definitely NOT going to a bar for a nice, cold, refreshing drink?
SNK 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
During this year's Gamescom, we had the honor to attend the presentation of NIS America. One of the games showcased there, was the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. This collection contains a variety the works of studio SNK, a studio that has launched many different classic arcade games. 2018 is the year to celebrate their 40th anniversary and what better way to mark this extraordinary milestone than with an awesome game collection for your home consoles, right?
ROAD TO SPIEL 2018: BLACK BOX ADVENTURES & GRUMPY OWL GAMES
On this crazy Road to Spiel, we've already travelled past Spellenfestival, Quined Games and Keep Exploring Games, Gamebrewer and Ankama Boardgames as well as Inside Up Games and Barpig. And of course, we couldn't complete our journey without making a stop at the Black Box Adventures headquarters. At the end of this special I also want to share with you what Grumpy Owl Games is taking with them on their visit to Spiel 2018.
ROAD TO SPIEL 2018: INSIDE UP GAMES & BARPIG
The Road to Spiel takes our cardboard reporter to different places all across this wonderful world. The road started in Belgium with two Dutch publishers, after which it spiraled back to Belgium and continued its way into France. Today, we are taking the road even further, a lot farther from our Dutch beds than before!
ROAD TO SPIEL 2018: GAMEBREWER & ANKAMA BOARDGAMES
It is about time for us to look at two awesome board game developers and publisher that our very own Raymond "DuMeeple" Dumee met on his epic journey to Spiel 2018! Today, we meet Belgium-based Game Brewer and France-based Ankama Boardgames! Are you ready for a plethora of boardgames? If so, let's go!
ROAD TO SPIEL 2018: QUINED GAMES & KEEP EXPLORING GAMES
The first step towards reaching Spiel 2018 was visiting Spellenfestival in Genk, Belgium, where he met a number of awesome board game developers and publishers and generally had one hell of a great day. Two of these awesome groups of people were Quined Games and Keep Exploring. Click on the link below to read more about them and their games!
AN AFTERNOON WITH DAEMONOS
It has been two years since we crawled into the depths of dread to interview the Daemons of Dutch metalband Daemonos. In the meantime, these game-loving metal-playing Daemon-heads have released a second album and will be organizing their first and very own Daemon Metal Festival! So it's about time to, once again, have a chat with these amazing creatures of the dark: Mike Vogels, Robin Ritzen, Tom Bronneberg and Rik Ritzen!
SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSICS
Back in the 90's, a friend of mine had a Sega Mega Drive and we used to play with it for hours every weekend. We had so much fun! So, playing this SEGA Mega Drive Classics is going to be a trip down memory lane for me.
A PLAYLINK PARTY
What's better than enjoying a game with your friends? Nothing, am I right? Well, with Playstation's PlayLink games you will become the host of the best party ever, right in your own home. All you need is a PS4, people with a decent Smartphone and a number of awesome PlayLink games. The three mighty Dumeegamer.com crewmembers, carefully selected for this night of good old Party fun are: Diana a.k.a. DumeeGamer, Ferry a.k.a. Sadhonker and Tom a.k.a. El Diablo.
GEECU.NL: THE GAMEBOX
The sweet people at DumeeGamer.com asked me to write a short bio (400 words or more) about what we do and who we are. Well we do love homework at Geecu... no really, we do! So here goes nothing.Geecu stands for Geek culture, but as that is way to long for a domain name we shorten it to the hipster term Geecu [geek-u]. We currently service the Netherlands and Belgium but we do have plans for world domination lying around somewhere...
THE LEGEND OF ZELD: BREATH OF THE WILD & STRATEGY GUIDE
It has been a little over a year that played Breath of the Wild for the very first time during Nintendo's preview event. From that moment on I couldn't wait till the full release and judging by the enthusiasm of the rest of the crowd, I just know I was not the only one. Meanwhile, five months have come and gone since the full release and I would love to tell you about my great adventures while playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!
AN INTERVIEW WITH TOBII
An eye tracker we can use for gaming? Where do I sign up?! But what is it exactly and how does it help me experience games even better? We, here at DumeeGamer.com thought it was time to ask the people at Tobii, creators of, among other things, the Eye Tracker 4C, a few questions and discover what this technology is all about.
AN INTERVIEW WITH WOUTER VAN LEEUWEN
Sometimes, you meet people who are capable of creating something awesome out of nothing. Wouter van Leeuwen, a young aspiring musician and dj from Limburg, The Netherlands, is definitely one of those people. Inspired by old video game music, he started creating his own music, how cool is that?!
AN INTERVIEW WITH PHIL RING, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AT TT GAMES, ABOUT LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2
During my visit of the Warner Bros press presentation on May 29, Phil couldn't make it because of technical difficulties at the British Airway airport. But we still got a chance to play the game and Phil was kind enough to answer our questions afterwards.
UTOMIK: UNLEASH GAMING
The concept of Utomik is simple but effective; you'll pay a monthly fee and after that is up to you which games you want to play. The developers of the games are getting paid depending on how many minutes subscribers play their games. So after you've registered, all the games in the library are available for play, no strings attached. How cool is that?
PS PLUS MARCH 2017 - DISCS & BUGS
For the PS Plus line-up of March 2017, Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee and Tom "El Diablo" Brock joined forces and reviewed not one, but two games! While Tom threw discs around on his way to becoming a top-athlete, Diana got her hands on a big gun and battled loads and loads of giant insects! How's that for an awesome combination?!
BARPIG LAUNCH PARTY
Guys, let me tell you something. If you ever get invited to go to Amsterdam for the Kickstarter release of a card game by the name of "BaRPiG", be ready to meet me in a not so much "professional" and/or "journalistic" way. Why? Well, let me tell you a tale that I would like to call: "Meeting the BaRPiG crew in Amsterdam and crashing on their couch".
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARTINO WULLEMS FROM EENDHOORN GAMES
A little while ago, Dutch indie developer Eendhoorn Games crossed our path. On January 24, 2017 it's finally launch time for his latest game called Spirit Sphere. You can find our review about this awesome game right here. Martino Wullems is the one and only man behind Eendhoorn Games. So far, he had already developed several games . Time to get to know this developer a little better, don't you think?
RESIDENT EVIL: VOLUME I - THE UMBRELLA CONSPIRACY
I think it's no secret anymore that, besides playing games, I love to read a good book. Since there are more and more novels, inspired by or based upon a game series, being published these days, I regularly read a book of this genre. The last one I read was Resident Evil: Volume I – The Umbrella Conspiracy.
RED EYED RABBIT
During our visit of the 'Revenge of the Dictators' launch party, we met Tom Pattyn and Erlend van der Haegen; the two guys that make up Red Eyed Rabbit, a Belgian webshop / developer that specializes in fantasy and scifi games. These guys are actually selling board games through their own webshop, as well as developing a number of games themselves! How cool is that?
LARA CROFT AND THE BLADE OF GWYNNEVER
What's a good way to celebrate your twentieth anniversary? A luxurious vacation, sipping champagne in a hot tub, or maybe a big party to celebrate this momentous occasion with family and friends? Well, Lara Croft has her own way of doings things. She published a book!
BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION & STRATEGY GUIDE
Before I start, I have a confession to make. When I played the original Bioshock, I only played for like 10 minutes. It didn't quite do it for me, plus, I wasn't that good with FPS games at the time. This year, I played Bioshock Infinite and I immediately fell in love with it. And now, there's Bioshock: The Collection, an awesome package that contains HD remastered versions of Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite, including all the games' DLC! So, with the release of Bioshock: The Collection, it was time for me to gather all my courage and play the entire series from the beginning.
AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM B
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for the greatest, the most wanted, tha thing that goes bump in tha night! I give you: the one and only: Sam B!!
STRATEGY GUIDE REVIEW: UNCHARTED 4 & DOOM
“To use or not to use a strategy guide. That’s the question!”, right? Well Shakespeare, maybe for you, but not for me; I think these babies are very handy indeed. The recent releases of Uncharted 4 and Doom made us, here at DumeeGamer.com, as happy as a puppy with two tails. And, as an added bonus, Prima Games also provided us with the corresponding strategy guides for both games!
AN INTERVIEW WITH PLAYSTATIONCLAN.BE
During my visit at the 2K studio I met four people of the PlayStationclan.be. My head was immediately filled with questions, so I asked them if they would like to do an interview. And, like the nice people they are, they said yes!
AN INTERVIEW WITH DAEMONOS
Here at DumeeGamer.com, we do not only concern ourselves with playing games. Our very own Ferry “Sadhonker” Adams is also drummer in a Death Metal band. And playing in a band means you get to meet other bands at gigs. This is exactly how we met the guys from Daemonos. And as luck would have it, they’re also into playing videogames! Time for a little videogame-talk, don’t you think?
DYING LIGHT: NIGHTMARE ROW
A book about a game? As a big fan of the Dying Light series, I knew I wanted to read Dying Light: Nightmare Row, the prequel novel by official James Bond author Raymond Benson. And of course I’ll share this experience with all you DumeeGamer.com fans!
So come with us as we make our way through the streets of Harran and witness how this whole thing got started in the first place!
REVENGE OF THE DICTATORS - NOW ON KICKSTARTER
Hear ye, hear ye! Golden opportunity awaits those who dare to dream big. Revenge of the Dictators has launched its Kickstarter campaign and we would like to urge all of you to go and have a look at this awesome board game.
Together, we can make sure that each and every one of you out there has the opportunity to be a dictator for a day, lose your friends and rule the world.
we here at DumeeGamer.com thought this marked the perfect occasion to conducted an interview with Black Box Adventures and see what makes them tick... except, of course, a timebomb.
Have you ever wanted to be part of a cool gaming website, but you just never got the chance? Well my friend, this might just be your lucky day! Because of the number of games we aim to play and review, DumeeGamer.com is looking for people to join our team!
A CLEAN SLATE
Kevin "Methodone89" van Dongen gives his views on the long awaited upcoming installment in the Street Fighter series. What will it bring... what changes have there been made... Join him on an epic quest to become a serious contender in the Street Fighter Community!
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER STRATEGY GUIDE
It's time for Diana to return to the cold and hardships, endured by Lara Croft during Rise of the Tomb Raider. But this time, she came prepared... Armed with Prima Games' Collector's Edition Startegy Guide she sets out to solve every mystery she can possibly find!
MKX: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL "TACO" MARTINEZ
This is an interview way past due. One of my closest friends (in my opinion my best friend) Michael Martinez, to the world known as LLL Taco, is reaching new heights in his fighting game career. Taco participates in almost every local Mortal Kombat X tournament and even did well at some foreign tournaments.
MAD CATZ ARCADE FIGHTSTICK TOURNAMENT EDITION 2
The Mad Catz Arcade Fightstick TE2 for PS4 and PS3 continues the legacy of the original TE FightStick. Premium Sanwa Denshi parts create a tough arcade stick that's always ready for a fight. Will the Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 help make you a better fighter?
BOUNCE BABY - AN INTERVIEW WITH WOUTER VISSER
Developing a game and bringing it to the public is always exciting. That’s exactly what Wouter Visser did. He developed the game Bounce Baby and now, you can play it on your iOS device. So we at DumeeGamer.com thought it was about time to have a talk with this developer. What does he want? How much time and effort does it take to make a game? And how cool is it to see your own game being played by other people?
E3 2015 - HIGHLIGHTS
The world's biggest gaming event presented us with lots and lots of trailers, news, surprises and much more. So for those of you who want to know what happened and who did what, we've made a list of highlights for your viewing pleasure.
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT STRATEGY GUIDE
How do you make a strategy guide for such an elaborate game? How are you going to keep it organized? And how do you make sure that it doesn't give away too much of the surprise? Lucky for us, this is Prima Games we’re talking about!
GUNS, GORE & AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN VERBEEK
Finally, here we are! Only one day until the release of the long-awaited, zombie infested, platform action shooter: Guns Gore & Cannoli. The perfect time for us to stage an interview with the man with the plan. Crazy Monkey Stusios' own Steven Verbeek. Time to find out what they've been up to since we spoke last.
So grab your gun and your cannoli and come with us...
ZOINK GAMES - KLAUS LYNGELED
We met Klaus Lyngeled at Firstlook 2013. He was there, presenting the indie game Stick it to the Man to the audience on behalf of his game studio: Zoink Games. So we though it was about time to speak to Klaus again, and see what he's been up to.
THE ORDER 1886 STRATEGY GUIDE
This year, one of the PS4 exclusive titles is: The Order 1886. In an alternative Victorian London we meet Sir Galahad and his order of valiant knights. They have their hands full, dealing with an old war between Man and Half Breed. Luckily for us, Brady Games is here to help with yet another excellent strategy guide!
Goro Lives! This quote is one of the most hyped quotes in gaming at the moment. With the release of the upcoming Mortal Kombat X drawing ever nearer, Goro has been revealed as an pre-order DLC character. Goro Lives! But is Goro worth the hype?
FROM COUCH HERO TO RANKED ZERO
One game... One man... His journey from being unbeatable, sitting on a throne (or couch, as the case may be...) of absolute rulership, to being utterly crushed in today's unforgiving struggle to be the best of the best. Will the love for the game be enough to restore our own hero to his former glory? A thrilling tale of hardship, pride and loss...
UNCHARTED: THIS SORT OF THING IS MY BAG...BABY!
Have you ever dreamed about discovering a new land, finding that long lost treasure and become famous for it (not to mention terribly rich?) For us at DumeeGamer.com this is still one of our back up plans. We take our backup plans very seriously here at our top secret DumeeGamer HQ, so we’re preparing ourselves by playing the Uncharted series (over and over again...).
CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE STRATEGY GUIDE
Is it fun to play a FPS with the aid of a strategy guide? That’s a question we asked ourselves here at DumeeGamer.com. Sure, we already reviewed The Last of Us Remastered strategy guide from Brady Games, but that was different. The pace of the game is slower than in a FPS. Can you read the page in your guide that fast, without getting killed? Do you have to pause your game all time or need someone who reads it to you?
REVIEW: TRUTLE BEACH EARFORCE PX22 HEADSET
While gaming (especially when you play online), you will probably want to have a decent headset at hand. We at DumeeGamer.com had the opportunity to test a Turtle Beach headset: The Earforce PX22!
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2014
Halloween has almost arrived! And not only in our world, but in the world of games as well. DumeeGamer.com has checked out all the special events developers and publishers have in store for you.
HELL-MONKEY AKA DUTCH-8-REBEL
Have you ever heard of Hell-Monkey or Dutch-8-Rebel? Well, guess what? We had the chance to talk to him. He is one of the best WarFrame, Call Of Duty and Watchdogs gamers of this age.
GAMESCOM 2014: DAEDALIC ENTERTAINMENT
The current masters of the point-and-click genre, Daedalic Entertainment, had invited us to see their newest games. An opportunity we gladly seized. So here is a list of upcoming games from this acclaimed game studio.
GAMESCOM 2014: NINTENDO
Who hasn’t played Nintendo games? I dare you to find someone with an extensive experience in gaming who hasn’t played a single Nintendo game. Our experience started with the NES. So an appointment with Nintendo at GamesCom was something we really would like to have.
GAMESCOM 2014: RONIMO
Game developer studio Ronimo were present at Gamescom. Luckily for us they managed to free up some time to talk to us.
GAMESCOM 2014: CD PROJEKT RED
This game studio is well known because of the Witcher series. They’ve worked very hard to finish The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is scheduled for Februari 25, 2015. At GamesCom they presented this game and we from DumeeGamer were present and accounted for.
GAMESCOM 2014: WARGAMING
Prepare for war. Aim… hold… shoot! But now for the big question: do you prefer tanks, airplanes or ships? Take your time to think about it… we’ll just grab a beer in the meantime. Ok, that’s long enough! So what’s your answer? You don’t know?! Well, if you can’t make a decision, that’s actually no problem.
GAMESCOM 2014: GAMEFORGE
GameForge is a renowned publisher of games. Any company that releases games with a title like Orcs Must Die immediately arouses our curiosity. The man with the plan at GameForge is Jörn Fahrbarch, and he’s going to show us round the GameForge booth today.
THE LAST OF US REMASTERED SIGNATURE SERIES STRATEGY GUIDE
Yes, this is quite a moment actually. Welcome to our very first Strategy Guide review ever. And it’s a doozy! For our very first strategy guide, we were lucky enough to receive Brady Games’ guide to Naughty Dogs’ survival horror extravaganza The Last of Us Remastered. So let’s survive this horror!
DARK DRAGON BOOKS
Dark Dragon Books is a publisher of comic books. They have offer a huge collection of comics about all your favorite games and fantasy stories. Tomb Raider, World of Warcraft, Game of Thrones and many, many more. DumeeGamer.com had the honor of speaking with Amin Gemei, Founder of Dark Dragon Books.
TWO REASONS WHY 2015 IS GOING TO BE AN AWESOME YEAR!
Why can't it be 2015 already... Why, you ask? Just look at these two announcements and see if you agree with us here at DumeeGamer.com when we say: HELL YEAH!!!
INTERVIEW WITH MARCELA BOVIO FROM STREAM OF PASSION
Marcela Bovio is the singer of the Dutch Metal band Stream of Passion, but did you know that she loves gaming? Remember, you heard it first, here on DumeeGamer.com...
STRONG VIKING MUD EDITION
Gamer and athlete Laura Hendrickx participated in the Strong Viking Mud Edition, which took place at March 29th 2014. We all feel invincible, while we’re gaming. But while we accomplish most of our amazing feats from our lazy game chair, Laura did the real thing!
INDEPENDENT GAME DEVELOPER LIFE STUDIOS
Creating your own game. That's something more than a few of us gamers only dream about. We found two guys who have stopped just dreaming, and leaped into action. Meet LIFE STUDIOS from the Netherlands.