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In Real Life Interview: Lawrence Tabak talks eSports, gaming kids, writing

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 »

D&D introduces LGBT identities in the core ruleset

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 »

Super Mario soundtrack getting a snooty critical analysis

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.?

Hands On: DC Deckbuilding keeps fighting evil with Heroes Unite

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 »

Spider-Man video game plot inspires Marvel’s “Spider-Verse” event

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 »

Champions of Balance makes Neutral a good thing

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.

Michael Thomasson Interview: The Man with the Most Games

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 »

5 Magic: The Gathering stories that would make fantastic movies

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 »

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII collector’s edition is $90

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 »

GamerTell’s 2013 Gamer Stuff Gift Guide

Oh. Yeah. The holidays are finally upon us and there will plenty of new games and two new consoles. But in order to truly geek out as a gamer sometimes players would want to recieve some nifty toys, books, clothing and other trinkets to show their love of gaming. To offer some guidance in finding more »

Europe’s Bravely Default Collector’s Edition is too cool

It just isn’t fair. Europe is getting all the good things lately, like collector’s editions, better PlayStation Plus games, and such. Now, it’s getting the coolest Collector’s Edition too. A collector’s edition hasn’t even been announced yet for North America. It just isn’t fair. It’s blatant favoritism, I tell you. It isn’t even like we more »

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma LE has the cutest Nendoroid

Aksys is getting good at these limited editions. They’ve been stepping up the quality of what you get when you pay a little more, and it shows. Especially with the just announced BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition. The PS3 game isn’t out until 2014, but the newly announced collector’s edition makes me want it now. more »