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July 31, 2017

In 2015, the Pew Research Center conducted a study on people who do and don’t consider themselves gamers. They found that while equal numbers of men and women play games in the United States, the majority of those who considered themselves “gamers” were men. In fact, the study revealed that men and women in the […]

May 22, 2016

★★★★★ “I’m so sorry, Red. They took your voice. I couldn’t stop them.”   Step into the shoes of Red, a displaced chanteuse from Cloudbank—the iridescent cyberpunk metropolis in which Transistor takes place. The city is beautifully reminiscent of an art deco space station, a blue-green paradise that glows primarily with accents of white, red, […]

May 8, 2016

★★★ Developer & Publisher: Alexander Ocias Platform: Browser-based, playable at ocias.com, kongregate.com, jayisgames.com.   Prepare to have your self-esteem lowered by Loved, a short, arcade-style adventure game that unabashedly sets out to frustrate and verbally abuse players. The game was conceived and developed by Alexander Ocias, an artist and graphic designer. Loved was constructed in […]

April 17, 2016

★★★★ Developer & Publisher: Steel Crate Games Platforms: Samsung Gear VR, PC: Oculus Rift DK2 Optional, PlayStation VR, & additional platforms TBA   If you’re looking for a bonding experience to die for, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is the game that’ll keep on giving. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a co-op puzzle game created […]

April 3, 2016

★★★★ Developer & Publisher: Guru Games Platform: Windows PC   Here’s a rule of thumb to live by: don’t lock your daughter in a catacomb. Otherwise, she may turn into Medusa. Medusa’s Labyrinth is a Steam Greenlight game, released this year. The game is a short first-person journey through a dilapidated, supernaturally-ransacked Ancient Greece, where […]

March 13, 2016

★★★★ Developer: Climax Studios Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One   Bolshevik Russia, 1918. The Tsars are held captive by the Bolsheviks, and the country is in turmoil. Nikolai Orelov participates in the Order of Assassins, which has been playing cat and mouse with the Templars for centuries. But for no longer! […]

March 6, 2016

It’s often been said that some music is best heard live, and after seeing Death Cab for Cutie play in Wellington’s Opera House—I believe it. Playing the first of only two shows in New Zealand, this famed quartet has been called many things—indie pop, indie rock, alternative. Their style unable to fit a precise genre. […]

February 28, 2016

We’re dealing with spirituality, transcendence—the philosophical journey to embrace one’s immaterial essence. The birds serve as mediators between the supernatural realm and reality; as ‘vehicles’ for the inspiring, uplifting feeling that comes from the aspects of art in the surreal experience of this game.