Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition Review: A Relic

Title: Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition Price: 19.99 System(s): PC (Also on iOS and Android) Release Date: Oct, 15, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Phoenix Online Studios (Pinkerton Road Studios) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Animated Blood and Mild Language You know how when you give a hot dog vendor a gift certificate, he more »


6 Games keeping last-gen consoles alive (update)

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are finally here. It’s been a year and games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2 are showing what these machines can do. An incredible list of games like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grand Theft Auto V and Halo: The more »

Mini Metro Preview: Stress-free subway

Mini Metro is a game about managing subways. It’s also a game about drawing efficient lines. The two are not exclusive. The details of the aforementioned mass transit are automatically monitored. A player doesn’t have to worry about train, track or station maintenance. Money is no object. Instead, you focus on the visuals. Allow me more »

Diggin’ in the Carts is a deep dive into Japanese video game music

If you’ve ever been interested in the history of Japanese video game music, Diggin’ in the Carts by the Red Bull Music Academy is a must see documentary. With five episodes already available, and a sixth and final episode to be released on Thursday, October 9, Diggin’ in the Carts is director Nick Dwyer’s comprehensive look more »

The Long Dark has promise, but is obviously unfinished

My son is 17 years old, adores Minecraft, and is also a boy scout with actual cold weather wilderness survival training. Thus, I sat him down in front of The Long Dark and asked him to play it. I figured if anyone could give me a good idea of how true to life the game more »

This War of Mine Journal, Day 4

I have lost, and I think I’m okay with that. This War of Mine is a game where you are forced to experience the horrors of war, not as a soldier, but as a civilian. You must learn to scavenge for what you need, and how to use the resources you have to survive as more »

This War of Mine Journal, Day 3

“I can do this,” I mutter to myself, “It’s only twelve days.” “What’s only twelve days?” The Fairy of the Glade asks as she walks into our kitchen. “This War of Mine. It lasts twelve days. But you have to play it all the way through, because there’s no save files” I helpfully explain. She more »

Uncanny Valley Preview: Less Than Human

The uncanny valley. The name given to the eerie feeling elicited when we come into contact with something that’s almost human, but not quite. The term “uncanny valley” has been fully assimilated into our culture, proving so relevant it’s migrated out of the field of robotics where it was first coined to touch all stratas more »

Elite: Dangerous Chronicles 5: War and peace

In yesterday’s iteration of the Elite: Dangerous Chronicles, I made a fortune by trading in animal meat and crop harvesters. It was a lucrative venture, allowing me to trade up to better spacecraft twice. But alas, it takes more than a mountain of credits to be happy in life, and I could no longer ignore more »

This War Of Mine Journal: Day 1

Much like a real war, This War of Mine throws you into the middle of chaos and expects you to figure out what to do. The start screen doesn’t give me the option to start, but rather, to survive. I’m thrown into a rubble-strewn apartment building, and given three people to control. One’s a good more »

Elite: Dangerous Chronicles 4: Rags to Riches

In the last installment of the Elite: Dangerous chronicles, I made a fool out of myself, as I thought I’d be a good pirate. After that embarassing attempt, I decided I should try my hand at a nice, quiet life of trading. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to play the intergalactic trading game, so became more »

You can burn yourself with your own campfire in The Long Dark

The Long Dark promises to be many things. An immersive first person survival simulator, for example. A realistic game designed to make you really think about the hows and whys of survival in the wilderness. A game that I can probably enjoy playing with my boy scout son. But after five minutes with The Long more »