One Amnesia Memories LE doesn’t come with the game

Amnesia Memories is going to give Vita and PC owners another way to (virtually) fall in love again come August 25, 2015. It’s good news for otome fans, and has the potential to be even better. See, Idea Factory International realizes people enjoy special editions of games, and has announced a Remnants of Love Keepsake more »

The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past comic is officially back

A long, long time ago, way back in 1992, Shotaro Ishinomori created a The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past comic. It was an officially sanctioned retelling of Link’s time spent saving Hyrule on the SNES. If you read Nintendo Power, you probably saw some of it, as the comic was serialized there. more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Fiction Edition

Yesterday, we went over books for people who enjoy video games. Because, you know, the hobbies tend to overlap. There are a number of titles designed to offer an intellectual look at our favorite hobby, and we picked four of the best to suggest to you. Now, we revisit the issue, but this time ask more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Nonfiction Edition

This will confound you youngsters out there, but there was a brief interval in humanity’s history between oral traditions and cloud based storage when information was recorded on physical objects called books. Inspired by the toxic mix of the invention of movable type and Oprah’s fanatical insistence on having an entire club dedicated to them, more »

Wolf in White Van is the perfect novel for gamers

I know you may not be the reading type, but let’s imagine you absolutely have to read a book. Maybe you’re young and have a book report due, for example. What are your options? Well, you could pick a classic and write your report from a summary online, but that’s boring and the teacher will more »

In Real Life Interview: Lawrence Tabak talks eSports, gaming kids, writing

In Real Life is an upcoming young adult novel about Seth, a troubled kid who dreams of a career in eSports. The novel opens as Seth struggles to balance a dysfunctional family, troubles at school and his first chance to get into a huge tournament for his favorite game, Starfare (inspired, of course, by Starcraft). more »

D&D introduces LGBT identities in the core ruleset

Dungeons & Dragons has introduced new gender identities and sexual orientations into the Version 5 edition’s core ruleset. That’s great news for a game that is entirely about collaborative storytelling. While there had been nothing to prevent people from playing more than traditional male/female gender identities or any sexual orientation they wanted, it didn’t necessarily more »

Super Mario soundtrack getting a snooty critical analysis

The 33 1/3 series of books is a legendary series among music snobs. The books tend to be lengthy explications of one particular album, such as or . And it’s just been announced that in May 2015, this august company will be joined by… Super Mario Bros.?

Hands On: DC Deckbuilding keeps fighting evil with Heroes Unite

We aren’t just about video games here at GamerTell. My nerdy travels find me playing board games, ccgs and really anything that seems interesting. The DC Comics Deckbuilding Game (yes, the name is bland) is getting a lot of love in my gaming group right now. A brand new expansion, Heroes Unite, released in February more »

Spider-Man video game plot inspires Marvel’s “Spider-Verse” event

A few days ago Marvel posted a teaser image for Spider-Man with the words “Every single one,” and a silhouette with a bunch of characters. Now they’ve revealed those were all Spider-Men, and they will all appear in the November comic event Spider-Verse. According to writer Dan Slott, every different version of Spidey that has more »

Champions of Balance makes Neutral a good thing

Paizo, makers what is fast becoming (if it isn’t already) the most popular tabletop role playing game, Pathfinder, continues to release books at a steady pace. Their latest, Player Companion: Champions of Balance, adds something to Pathfinder, the spiritual descendent of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) that’s long been needed: a reason to be something besides a “Good” character.

Michael Thomasson Interview: The Man with the Most Games

When Michael Thomasson, of Good Deal Games Homebrew Heaven in Western New York, rode his bicycle to the local Dairy Queen in 1978 with his big brother, it wasn’t a cup of Mr. Misty slushy he spent his quarters on. “instead I saw a huge hulking box in the middle of the restaurant,” Thomasson explained. more »