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 »
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 know you may not be the reading type, but let’s imagine you absolutely have to read a book. Maybe you’re young and have a book report due, for example. What are your options? Well, you could pick a classic and write your report from a summary online, but that’s boring and the teacher will more »
In Real Life is an upcoming young adult novel about Seth, a troubled kid who dreams of a career in eSports. The novel opens as Seth struggles to balance a dysfunctional family, troubles at school and his first chance to get into a huge tournament for his favorite game, Starfare (inspired, of course, by Starcraft). more »
Dungeons & Dragons has introduced new gender identities and sexual orientations into the Version 5 edition’s core ruleset. That’s great news for a game that is entirely about collaborative storytelling. While there had been nothing to prevent people from playing more than traditional male/female gender identities or any sexual orientation they wanted, it didn’t necessarily more »
The 33 1/3 series of books is a legendary series among music snobs. The books tend to be lengthy explications of one particular album, such as or . And it’s just been announced that in May 2015, this august company will be joined by… Super Mario Bros.?
We aren’t just about video games here at GamerTell. My nerdy travels find me playing board games, ccgs and really anything that seems interesting. The DC Comics Deckbuilding Game (yes, the name is bland) is getting a lot of love in my gaming group right now. A brand new expansion, Heroes Unite, released in February more »
A few days ago Marvel posted a teaser image for Spider-Man with the words “Every single one,” and a silhouette with a bunch of characters. Now they’ve revealed those were all Spider-Men, and they will all appear in the November comic event Spider-Verse. According to writer Dan Slott, every different version of Spidey that has more »
Paizo, makers what is fast becoming (if it isn’t already) the most popular tabletop role playing game, Pathfinder, continues to release books at a steady pace. Their latest, Player Companion: Champions of Balance, adds something to Pathfinder, the spiritual descendent of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) that’s long been needed: a reason to be something besides a “Good” character.
When Michael Thomasson, of Good Deal Games Homebrew Heaven in Western New York, rode his bicycle to the local Dairy Queen in 1978 with his big brother, it wasn’t a cup of Mr. Misty slushy he spent his quarters on. “instead I saw a huge hulking box in the middle of the restaurant,” Thomasson explained. more »
Recently, it was revealed that Fox bought the film rights for the collectable card game,Magic: The Gathering. This news has been met by confusion by various people, including myself. But after some thought about it, I ended up realizing something. The most difficult thing would be to try to create an original story, especially due to more »
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a strange kind of game. We don’t know what to expect from it, exactly. It’s apparently doing pretty well in Japan, but it’s also like Square Enix is trying to pressure gamers into loving FFXIII and accepting LIghtning as gaming’s latest savior. Naturally, there’s quite a bit of discussion more »