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Fairune is a deconstruction of RPGs

It was $2.99. It’s difficult to resist a game at that price. Especially since it only cost a little more than a 3DS theme. For that price, Fairune was mine. It looked aesthetically pleasing and for $3, it’s difficult to complain about a simple timesink. Though, more can be ascribed to Fairune. It is a 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 »

10 Best Dragon Age Inquisition fanfiction prompts

It started out as a joke. I was one of those people who wrote fanfiction in high school, and sometimes I like to brainstorm ideas for stories I’d want to read. That’s what I was doing on Twitter a few days ago, coming up with ridiculous, Dragon Age Inquisition fanfiction ideas. Except, some of these 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 »

I am Bread Preview: Toasty

I am Bread is no joke. It may seem like one, with its QWOP controls. Plus, it is from Bossa Studios, creator of . No, this is a strangely compelling, strategic kind of game. There will be laughs along the way, but you’ll also be in for quite the challenge. The basic concept in I more »

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Dragon Age Inquisition sets up a war between gods

Before we get into this, let me warn you that this article will be full of Dragon Age Inquisition spoilers. It’s a big round up of everything the game teaches us about the Elven trickster god, the Dread Wolf, Fen’Harel, and what happens with our favorite witch, Flemeth. If you’ve finished the game, sit back more »

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Valve had a right to pull Hatred

I’m quite certain everyone remembers the trailer for Hatred, which is quite literally the revenge porn game. I’m not going to talk much about my opinion on the game, because let’s face it. People are allowed to make whatever kind of game they want. This is the free market at work. Producers produce a product, more »

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Review: Feeling Blue

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): SEGA (Big Red Button Entertainment) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric takes the cast from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and reimagines them in a new setting, with a unique take on their more »

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Lindsay Lohan: The Price of Fame is surprisingly funny

I savor bad games like a fine wine. There’s something about these stupid, free-to-play iOS and Android games that make me smile. Which is what drew me to Lindsay Lohan: The Price of Fame. I knew nothing about the mobile title, other than it was appearing on the App Store under new additions. Always up more »

Ultimate NES Remix seems easier on the 3DS

The 3DS version of Ultimate NES Remix may not be as alluring as the separate Wii U releases or its bundled, physical compatriot, but I’ve noticed something unusual about this collection. I have the Wii U NES Remix games. I downloaded them upon their release because they were intriguing and, honestly, there wasn’t much else more »

Mousecraft Review: Tetromino Mice

Mousecraft Price: $14.99 System(s): (Also available on PC, PS3, PS4, Vita) Release Date: November 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Crunching Koalas (Crunching Koalas) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Fantasy Violence We’re used to cats chasing mice, but using them? That’s a new one. Unfortunately, it isn’t going so well for one specific cat in Crunching Koalas’ more »

Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker needed this port

The Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor games are probably the most innovative offshoots of the SMT series. Sure, Persona is much more popular, but it also is a fairly typical JRPG. Games like Devil Survivor Overclocked and Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker shook up the formula, not only because they’re strategic RPGs, but because the more »