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The Spatials Review: Approachable sim for hours of fun

The Spatials Price: $12.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 30, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Weird and Wry (Weird and Wry) ESRB Rating: Everyone I haven’t exactly kept it a secret that I’m not very good at simulations, and yet, I was super excited when The Spatials landed in my lap. Fires burn at lower temperatures in space, so the chances of more »

An Octave Higher Review: Musical novel

An Octave Higher Price: $11.99 System(s): PC Release Date: March 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AGM Playism (Kidalang) I count myself among the minority crying out for more narrative-driven games and for better narratives within them. The general quality of video game writing needs a serious shot in the arm, but I also want to see more »

Telltale Games and Marvel are teaming up

Sometimes, when it’s late and I’m still awake, I look into the night sky and I ponder deep, meaningful questions. Who was the second gunman on the grassy knoll? How much wood could a woodchuck indeed chuck, were that woodchuck able to chuck wood? Is Frozen the best Disney Princess movie of all time (yes, more »

Here’s Your April 24, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

Today is a fantastic week for indie game bundles. You can’t go wrong, I swear. There are a few bundles that pack together some old indie classics, as well as a bunch of new ones with games you probably haven’t played before. With 33 options available, this is one of the best Indie Game Bundle more »

Katawa Shoujo is getting a physical release in Japan

Katawa Shoujo, the visual novel created by Four Leaf Studios, which consists almost entirely of members from 4chan’s /a/ board, will soon see a Japanese release. The game originally released in English on January 4, 2012, and has since been translated to Spanish and French. This marks the creation of both an official Japanese and disc version. Katawa more »

How many Skyrim questlines can I finish before starting the game?

I’ve mentioned before the Alternate Start mod for Skyrim. If you don’t feel like going back to read the article, the gist of it is this. It’s a mod that allows you to start in a different location than the standard “you’re a prisoner going to be executed in Helgen” start. Instead, you wake up more »

Pillars of Eternity Review: Put it on a pedestal

Pillars of Eternity Price: System(s): PC Release Date: March 26, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Paradox Interactive (Obsidian Entertainment) ESRB Rating: Rated Mature for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Violence I have a real love/hate relationship with CRPGs. And by that, I mean that I always think I’ll love them, but I never do. The roots more »

Steam Workshop now supports paid mods, starting with Skyrim

User-made mods can now be bought and sold through the Steam Workshop. Although a wealth of player modifications have been available free through the Steam Workshop for years, such content has never been sold, barring a few rare instances of developer-sanctioned DLC. This meant the vast majority of mods were passion projects. Thus the aim of the new more »

Killing Floor 2 comes to Steam Early Access

Killing Floor 2, the unabashedly gory sequel to Tripwire Interactive’s original horde shooter, is now playable via Steam’s Early Access program. The current version of the game represents a “polished beta,” Tripwire said, is fully playable in co-op or single-player, and does not have any game-breaking bugs. Although many Perks and weapons are absent at this more »

Starbound’s ship-based pets aren’t too important yet

Starbound received a rather large update this month that does some things. Good things, on the whole, but also some that are rather, well, there. Adding the Ark as a location from the transportation gate is one. I don’t want to get into it, but basically it allows you to visit a temple, see some more »

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Western Digital My Passport X Review: Instant HDD expansion

Western Digital My Passport X Price: $139.99, though it’s available on System(s): Xbox One, PC Release Date: March 31, 2015 Publisher/Creator/Etc: Western Digital The next generation of consoles’ hard drives aren’t as impressive as the power that goes into making these systems work. Both the Xbox One and PS4 only offer 500GB hard drives, which more »

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations doesn’t inspire confidence

Let’s be honest with ourselves. There haven’t been many “good” Adventure Time games. The first one from WayForward, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!!, had its moments. Card Wars: Adventure Time is pretty fun too. But most of the other offerings were cash-ins with little to no merit. Which is why more »