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Games

July 24, 2016

Mobile games aren’t exactly my forte. Normally they are something I despise immensely, particularly since the major mobile storefronts are filled with micro-transaction-laden money sinks, cheap knockoffs of said money sinks, and broken ports of triple-A games. It also doesn’t help that I have a Windows Phone and can’t afford to upgrade. It is for […]

July 17, 2016

Though initially stereotypical and unsympathetic, there have been queer characters in video games for at least thirty years—the first exemplar (from a then-major publisher) being Ultima VI: The False Prophet in 1990. However the first game to make being queer an integral part of the protagonist, rather than a choice in a single scene with […]

May 29, 2016

★★ Developer: Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Platform: PS4   If anybody reading this is over the age of 30, you may well recognise the name of this game. Long before the dawn of modern PC gaming, Shadow of the Beast—released in 1989, was one of the Commodore Amiga’s most iconic games; […]

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 15, 2016

When it comes to online multiplayer games, the most important period pre-launch is the open beta testing. For a few precious days your game will be free to the world and in the hands of the harshest critic of them all—the general public. Generating hype to get people buying your game is all dependent on […]

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 […]

May 1, 2016

As much as I have harped on about the issue of preferred systems, I can’t help but admit that I’m a sucker for pretty much anything PlayStation related. Having owned many of the systems produced by the brand, little can make my gaming experiences feel more comforting than when I sit back with a DualShock […]

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 […]

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