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Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »

Free The Elder Scrolls Online as subscriptions disappear

If you dreamed of enjoying a gorgeous and engaging MMORPG on your console, or even computer, without having to worry about paying more every month to keep going, then prepare to rejoice. Bethesda has answered your wish. Free The Elder Scrolls Online is on the way! Not entirely free, of course. PC owners will still more »

Examining the Creative Mode and Munari Starbound mods

As you saw the other day, I went ahead and made my first Let’s Play video for Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel, because boredom and a holiday are powerful forces. Since I had more spare time after that, I decided to show the power of being OP with Starbound mods. After all, we’re pretty limited in more »

Sword of Asumi Review: Proving oneself

Sword of Asumi Price: $15.99 System(s): PC Release Date: January 8, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AJTilley.com (AJTilley.com) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s okay for players ages 13 and up. More and more crowdfunded games are finding their way to market, and each one released is further proof that sometimes, it’s okay to take a chance more »

Dex Preview: Start exploring Harbor Prime

I was alone in a futuristic, gritty town. People shuffled along the street past me. Some seemed like victims of circumstance, others like they had purposely come to a place like Harbor Prime for a reason. Not a good one, either. There were no directions for me. No story pointing me in the right way more »

Here’s Your January 15, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

It’s Friday, which means it’s that time again. We get together and go through all of the indie game bundles that have appeared online this week, in the hopes you can find something good and cheap to play. It shouldn’t be too difficult. This week there are 26 indie game bundles to choose from. GamerTell’s more »

Long Live The Queen suggests I’m a horrible princess

I don’t want it to be true. I am, after all, a magical Elven Princess in real life. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it). Obviously, if I get a chance to play as a magical princess, I can’t possibly lose, right? I mean, when I’m put at the helm of any attempt at more »

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Sword Daughter Review: Read the Book

Sword Daughter Price: $6.95 System(s): PC Release Date: January 5, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Hanako Games (Hanako Games and Rhondi Vilott-Salsitz) ESRB Rating: N/A I grew up with Choose Your Own Adventure books. I savored the opportunity to try and find my own way through a world, while enjoy the relatively low risk factor. Don’t like more »

Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter already funded (update)

Harebrained Schemes is looking to crowdfund another Shadowrun game! The Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter is live, waiting for your to fund it. Or not, you know. I mean, it’s not like your individual input is really critical this time. This project is going to happen. It isn’t because the Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter is part more »

Sword of Asumi has more lingerie than Victoria’s Secret

It isn’t often that we get a new visual novel, so one does come about, everyone able is going to seize the opportunity to try something new. At first glance, Sword of Asumi seems like it has something for everyone. The alternative reality plot is filled with intrigue, as an assassin attends a school for more »

Long Live The Queen Is Surprisingly Dark

When I got Long Live The Queen, I figured I was purchasing a game that would let me play a magical princess. And in one respect, I totally am. There is absolutely a story about becoming a magical princess in the game, and that’s a story you can engage with if you so choose. In more »

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Disney Princess movies don’t prepare you for Long Live The Queen

Because it was on sale for the low price of five dollars, I finally purchased Long Live The Queen. It’s a visual novel, choose your own adventure style game where your job is to train up a princess so she can be the best queen ever. I’m having a lot of fun with it, and more »