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Paranautical Activity dev threatens Gabe Newell, gets punished

Paranautical Activity launched and was removed on Steam on October 20, 2014. That might as well be the epitaph on its tombstone, because it was removed the same day. If you blinked, you probably missed it. Is that a record for a game being pulled from Steam, by the way? For those not familiar with Paranautical Activity, more »

I have a Skyrim stalker

Skyrim has a lot of fun sandbox tidbits. Amongst those is the ability to invite certain adventurers along. They follow you, carry your stuff, attack your enemies, and are capable of doing a few other things depending on who they are. The only downside to this is that the game decides who is and isn’t more »

Enter the InnerSpace on Kickstarter

In the same appealing way that Darksiders is the “sampler” of  main stream videogames, InnerSpace appears to be a loving mixture of lesser known titles. Created by PolyKnight, InnerSpace seems to have elements of  Flower, Antechamber and Shadow of the Colossus as core ingredients to its recipe. The basic idea is for players to pilot an aircraft through an inside-out world, fulfilling the more »

Costume Quest 2 Review: Sugar-coated

Costume Quest 2 Price: $14.99 System(s): PC Release Date: October 7, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Midnight City, Majesco (Double Fine Productions) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence Costume Quest 2 is exactly what it sounds like. More Costume Quest! Several hours of it, even! This is a sequel in the purest form possible. There was more »

Metallica will shred Blizzcon 2014

Well, this is something of a surprise. Former metal gods and current metal punching bags Metallica are headlining BlizzCon 2014, of all places. Guess that subscriber revenue is still flowing in! Of course, it helps substantially that Blizzard is mitigating the cost of the event by selling “Virtual Tickets,” essentially charging you $40 for a more »

The Sacred Tears TRUE Review: The Underdog

Title: The Sacred Tears TRUE Price: $9.99 System(s): Windows Release Date: September 25, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (AlphaNuts) ESRB Rating: N/A, but I’d say it’s appropriate for an Everyone 10+ kind of audience. The Sacred Tears TRUE is the kind of game that tugs at my heart. It’s the underdog. September, October, and November more »

Alien: Isolation: A Beautiful place to die

Alien: Isolation is an odd beast, but so is the series that spawned it. The original, 1979, Alien film is a masterpiece of atmospheric tension that could’ve only been made when Ridley Scott was at the height of his directorial hubris, possessed with an obsession for world building. The sci fi technology of Alien seems more »

I’m pretty sure I’m a terrible Skyrim parent

Skyrim is an amazing sandbox, letting you do a number of things that don’t impact gameplay, but are hilariously fun to do. Amongst those things is adopting children. There’s not a lot you can do with the children, of course. They live in your house, call you mama or papa, and occasionally ask for money. more »

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 »

Humble Bundle Helps You Support Extra Life

Charity helps everyone. It obviously helps the people who receive it, since they’re in need of charity. It also helps the person who gives it, making them a slightly better person than they were before. It’s even better when a company comes along and makes it easy to give to charity, because then you can more »

The Marry Me Skyrim mod lets me wed Saadia

Skyrim is an amazing sandbox, offering you the ability to do a number of things in-game that don’t have much effect on gameplay, but are fun to do anyway. Things like owning a house, adopting children, and getting married can all add entertainment value to any Skyrim playthrough. Sadly, you can’t marry any and all more »

Deciding between Alien: Isolation and Evil Within

October is brutal on gamers. Traditionally, October and November are the busiest months, as every company wants to have their game out in time for the holiday shopping season. Which means people often find themselves torn between two games, like Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within. In this particular circumstance, both games came to next more »