Gen Con warns Indiana governor over controversial religion bill

On March 23, 2015, the CEO of Gen Con sent a letter (PDF) to Indiana governor Mike Pence, asking him not to sign SB 101, a law that would implement the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into Indiana state law. Expressing pride in the diversity of Gen Con attendees and concern that the law “could more »

Midnight Star could be the first truly mobile first-person shooter

On February 5, 2015, Industrial Toys LLC released Midnight Star, an FPS designed by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian. Seropian, one of the names behind legendary shooter games Marathon and Halo, designed Midnight Star exclusively for mobile platforms. It’s one of those free-to-play affairs, with an Android incarnation soon to follow. Seropian is not the only more »


Borderlands: The Handsome Collection takes Handsome Jack to next gen

When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched in October 2014, one of the loudest complaints was that it was not available for the latest generation of consoles. However, this is now being remedied. Gearbox has announced the launch of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle containing both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, for the PS4 and more »

China’s Borderlands Online probably isn’t the Borderlands MMO we think it is

China’s  Shanda Interactive has revealed Borderlands Online, a PC and mobile MMO, to introduce the Borderlands franchise to China. Borderlands Online is being developed in cooperation with Gearbox and 2K Games, and is set to enter the beta phase in 2015. The game will be free to play, and will launch with four playable classes: Mercenary, more »

Rollers of the Realm Review: When Pinball Meets Wizardry

Rollers of the Realm Price: $9.99 System(s): Windows (Also available for PS4 and Vita) Release Date: November 26, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Phantom Compass) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence and Use of Alcohol If you think pinball would be fun if it had more of a plot, Rollers of the Realm might just be more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Doppelganger Pack shows a new side of Handsome Jack

Jack’s back! Or, more precisely, his lookalike has joined the fun, in 2K Australia’s  that adds Borderlands baddie Handsome Jack’s surgically-altered body double to the roster of playable characters for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. After playing that character for a few levels, I am quite impressed. In terms of gameplay, Jack is a well-balanced character who more »

Free to Play mobile games cost too much

Over the last few years, mobile devices have gone from being digital assistants to full-fledged computers in their own right, with the computing power to give console and PC games a run for their money. But, mobile games have one major flaw they need to overcome in order to be taken seriously. Far too many more »


Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack arrives on Veterans Day

Gearbox has announced that the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, first of four DLC packs for , will release on November 11, 2014. This pack features a new playable character, one of Jack’s surgically-altered look-alikes. It has been known for a while that this would be the first add-on character, though the release date was still more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Halloween event is live

Gearbox isn’t wasting any time getting started on special holiday events since launching Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel just . The “Bloody Harvest Celebration” event for that game is now live. The main event takes place in Regolith Range, one of the earliest zones in the game. Gearbox has reskinned Deadlift, the first boss, as “Undeadlift,” and more »

Make The Typing of the Dead: Overkill your Halloween zombie game

‘Tis the season for zombies. Need some? Steam’s Halloween 2014 sale has you covered. Valve’s landmark zombie shooters Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 are $5 each. The Walking Dead games are marked down, too. But the sale also includes one of my favorite guilty zombie pleasures: a Windows game from Modern more »


Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Concluding Thoughts

It’s been a busy week or two, but I’ve beaten Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the first time and played partway through with a second character. It’s a good time to reflect. Don’t worry, I’ll try to avoid any major spoilers. First of all, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s story is fantastic. I will admit, I had my more »

Android convergence continues with Google Nexus Player

The idea of “convergence” is a funny thing, given how often companies have gotten it wrong. When the idea was popularized back in the ‘90s, everyone assumed that all entertainment and information functions would naturally “converge” on the television, at that time the center of any media-consuming household. After all, people already watched live programming, more »