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Elite: Dangerous chronicles 3: Piracy gone wrong

In yesterday’s episode, I spent an embarrassing amount of time learning how to dock in Elite: Dangerous. After finally working out proper space-station etiquette, I was ready to begin my Elite career in earnest. The only problem was that I had no idea what that career should actually be. Today, details the beginning of my more »

Elite: Dangerous Chronicles 2: Docking Permission Granted

In the last episode of “Jerimiah fails at Elite: Dangerous“, I decided that after dumb-lucking my way through less than half of the training missions, I was ready to sit in the big chair. In today’s article, the trend of ramming my ship into everything around me continues, with a good bit of law-breaking thrown more »

Fate Tectonics Preview: Time absorbing

Fate Tectonics is the unique, new puzzle game that’s much like putting together a complicated puzzle, and then having a toddler smash it to bits. Sound frustrating? That’s the predominant emotion I expected to feel while playing Fate Tectonics and seeing hours of hard work go to waste. However, and quite surprisingly, the exact opposite more »

Elite: Dangerous Chronicles 1: Collision Alert

Elite: Dangerous is a forthcoming space trading, exploration, and combat sim from developer Frontier Developments. Currently in Beta, the project is being led by David Braben, co-creator of the original Elite for the ZX Spectrum way back in 1984. Elite: Dangerous is a game of immense scope, and a massive undertaking in terms of both more »

Rituals Preview: A Story within a story

Rituals is a demo release from developer Oleomingus that offers players a brief taste of a fantasy world set in a radically reimagined vision of colonial India. The demo takes place entirely in the house of a deceased English colonial, yet the storytelling techniques Rituals employs are so expansive that by the time it ends more »

Domestic Dog: What the hell did I just play?

Earlier this month, we gave away free codes for an intriguing game simply titled, Domestic Dog. It’s a simulator game where you play, as the title explicitly implies, a domestic dog. The dogs and their homes are randomly generated, so it’s rare to get the same combination twice. Some of the dogs are average looking. more »

The Escapists Preview: Feigned complacence

My name was BaldEagle, and I was the baddest mutha in Center Perks minimum security prison. What did I do? It doesn’t matter. I wasn’t guilty. And even though the punishment for whatever it was I didn’t do was to take a time-out in a jail with flatscreen TVs with cable in every cell, caviar more »

Paradigm Alpha Demo Preview: The Future is Dumb

The eponymous Paradigm of the video game demo Paradigm inhabits a world where nothing works particularly well. Various generations of radically varying technological advancement have been kludged together to make a quasi-functioning world, but what with all the horny computers, beat-boxing eggplants, and industrialist sloths with bad comb overs, it’s a wonder anything gets done more »

Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo Preview: Such a tease

Who’s playing Super Smash Bros. already? I’m playing Super Smash Bros. already! Well, I’m enjoying the demo, to be precise. This right here is when having a Japanese 3DS LL pays off. Nintendo put the Super Smash Bros. demo on Japanese eShop yesterday, and naturally everyone went nuts. I mean, it’s a chance to play more »

PAX 2014: Nintendo shows up big with Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo will be just fine. I say this having not played any of its games at PAX Prime 2014. The only thing I have to go on is their slate of games scheduled to release between now and 2015 and the fact every Nintendo station at PAX had a crowd each time I walked by. more »

PAX 2014: Can Evolve live up to expectations?

Evolve might be this year’s Titanfall. It looks and plays great. It has a fantastic multiplayer premise. I won’t deny I had a blast playing as the Goliath and decimating the other four Hunters at PAX Prime 2014. Yet the thought that Evolve can’t hold players’ attention for very long after its release was a more »

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PAX 2014: Galak-Z combines rogue-like with 80s sci-fi anime shmup

17-Bit Studios’ follow up to the highly regarded strategy role-playing game, Skulls of the Shogun, taps into 80s childhoods with its new sci-fi anime-inspired shooter, Galak-Z. The premise couldn’t be any more in my wheelhouse. I grew up on Star Blazers, Voltron, and Macross (Robotech). These shows were my introduction to love, war, sacrifice, betrayal, more »