4 Games to play during the Extra Life 24 hour marathon

Extra Life game day will soon be upon us. The epic gaming marathon fundraiser hosts an official game day every year so that participants can play their way through their marathon with friends. In some cases, Extra Lifers hold events on game day to create an even greater sense of community. Certain gaming venues even more »

Minecraft Is More Fun In Multiplayer

I’m a somewhat anti-social gamer. I don’t really enjoy multi-player games like Team Fortress 2 or any of the Call of Duty varieties. I tend to shy away from MMOs, because I feel as though having to involve other people in my gaming tends to degrade the experience. After all, you can’t reasonably expect human more »

There’s Secret of the Magic Crystals dress up DLC

Feast your eyes on the product everyone will be giving and receiving during the 2014 Steam winter sale. Behold! Secret of the Magic Crystals Dress Up DLC. These are some super pretty ponies. Of course, it is currently on sale for $2.09 until October 24, 2014, to celebrate it’s launch, so maybe people won’t wait more »

Humble Bundle now offering browser-based games

If you’re not familiar with Humble Bundle, it’s only the greatest thing to ever happen to indie gaming. It offers amazing games at a huge discount, allowing you to pay what you want, with special bonuses if you pay over a certain amount. Right now, it’s offering several astounding games that you can play in 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 »

We get to play Hyperdevotion Noire next year

We’re getting the Noire spinoff! Idea Factory International just confirmed that it will be releasing the game in both North America and Europe, and it is exciting. Mainly, because Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart is the first strategic RPG game starring the console goddesses. Also, because it’s the first game where Noire, the anthropomorphic PS3 more »

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will be my Mom’s birthday gift

Whew! Thank you, Natsume! You’ve really saved me a lot of time spent shopping and pondering with that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley release announcement. I mean really, you did me a service. See, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming out on November 4, 2014. Recently, I finally got my mom into the Harvest more »

It’s okay to buy Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You – now

Here’s the all clear! Everything’s okay, otome fans. You can go ahead and buy Dandelion: Wishes Brought to You. You have my official okay. I was rather critical of Cheritz’ first game when I reviewed it last year. See, I get like that when anti-piracy measures prevent me from playing a game I have a 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 »

This War of Mine, Day Two

Having squared myself with the fact that I was going to eventually have to beat an old couple to death no matter what, I sat down at my computer and set about doing my job. Or trying to, anyway. This War of Mine has several things that make it difficult for a person to do 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 »