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It appears the Alice in the Heart translation improved

I have some good news, otome game fans! Alice in the Heart, the translation of Quinrose’s Alice in the Country of Hearts , has been upgraded from a tragedy to a rather unpleasant situation. Patches are in, and the game is starting to make sense! I noticed the change the other day, when I decided more »

Microsoft makes biggest Minecraft purchase ever

Microsoft is spending the most money anyone has ever spent on a Minecraft after a formal announcement was made that a $2.5 billion deal for Microsoft to buy Mojang has been finalized. Reports circulated last week that Microsoft was in serious talks with Mojang for a mega-deal. More reports surfaced over the weekend stating that more »

Grand Theft Auto V gets a date with PS4, Xbox One and PC

America’s favorite pastime is back this November 18, 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One—sorry PC gamers that have to wait until January 27, 2015. No, I’m not talking about the NFL. Well, yes, that’s back too. But I’m referring to Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games finally spilled the beans on the worst kept secret more »

I Wrote FTL Fanfiction, Part 4

He engaged the auto-pilot, and jumped to his feet. There was no way he could respond to a fight from the pit, he knew, so he had to trust the auto-pilot to get him out of there as soon as the FTL was charged. He also had to hope the repair drone had been working 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 »

I Wrote FTL Fanfiction, Part 3

Three jumps later, and the closest thing to a station he’d found was an automated refueling ship. It had been welcome, since the ship was running low, but it hadn’t been the sort of place he could scrap the ship and be done with the whole thing. Not that the ship’s former pilot wanted him more »

I Wrote FTL Fanfiction, Part 2

“Have I ever mentioned how much I hate Bug-tech?” Anthony responded, moving to the bulkhead to grab the toolbox. “How one of them invented those damn teleportation devices, I’ll never know. I thought they’d be too busy decorating their ships with the bodies of their young.” “Hey!” Hawthorne chided, though Anthony didn’t even turn to more »

I Wrote FTL Fanfiction, Part 1

“You can’t repair the engines by cutting through the phase-connection couplets,” the Bug’s hissing voice clacked through his mandibles. “You have to re-route the power through the power reduction ports in order to pulse it properly.” “In case you hadn’t noticed,” Anthony responded, “the phase-connection couplets are burnt through. Maybe if you’d replaced them even more »

Ice-Pick Lodge remaking cult classic Pathologic

Pathologic, the cult classic game that marked Moscow based developer Ice-Pick Lodges’s career, is set to be remade. They’ve launched a Kickstarter, and as of the time of writing are halfway to their goal of $250,000. The original gained a lot acclaim in their Russian homeland, but the roughshod quality and poor translation made it more »

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I’ll take Fem-Shep over male Shepard any day

I’m not a huge fan of labels, but I’ve deemed it important to clarify that I am straight. I’m in a committed relationship with a man. But I don’t have any problems saying that I can admit when a woman is attractive. This is no more evident than in my love for Fem-Shep from the 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: Tales from the Borderlands might be Telltale Games’ best yet

It couldn’t have been more than 30 seconds into the playable demo when I realized Tales from the Borderlands might blow away all of Telltale Games’ previous adventure games. Yes, I said it. The introduction to the new episodic series at PAX Prime 2014 hit hard and fast with humor and action. It looks every bit more »