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New League of Legends patch redefines meta

Riot has released the patch notes for the 4.20 version of their exceedingly popular moba, League of Legends. The lengthy document lays out their plans for the 2015 pre-season, and includes a joke or two alluding to the fact that the patch number is one that has significant meaning within pot culture. It’s kind of more »

This War of Mine Review: War is Hell

This War of Mine Price: $19.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): 11 bit Studios (11 bit Studios) ESRB Rating: N/A One of the things I love about games these days is that they explore concepts and ideas beyond the gameplay. Games like The Stanley Parable and Gone Home explore the concept more »

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Steam Black Friday Sale? Say It Ain’t So!

As I’ve said in the past, I hate black Friday and everything it stands for. So it makes me sad to see that even Steam may be getting in on the day with a Steam Black Friday event. Recently leaked screenshots from Japan have appeared on NeoGAF and proclaim a “Steam Autumn Sale”, running from more »

I’m getting better at Rogue Legacy

For the longest time, I didn’t understand the appeal of especially difficult games. I like games that let me be powerful, and feel competent. Games like Skyim, which allow me to slay dragons and fell great beasts. Then I picked up Rogue Legacy during a Steam sale, and my gaming habits turned upside down. Even more »

Here’s Your November 21, 2014 Indie Game Bundle Update

Ready for an indie game bundle? Because this week, there are 25 of them. Sadly, most are returning bundles that were here last week, and perhaps even the week before. Still, hopefully you can find a good deal for yourself. GamerTell’s Best Indie Game Bundle Picks: Humble Jumbo Bundle 3 (Windows, Mac, Linux). Bundle Stars more »

Nintendo’s Online Pokemon TCG great for beginners

I’m a sucker for tabletop, and as logic would follow, I have a healthy interest in trading card games. But, thankfully for my wallet, I don’t have an overwhelming amount of people to play them with. As another noteworthy aside, seasonal updates to the games make it a pretty daunting hobby to get into. Perhaps more »

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Patterns and the dangers of Early Access games

Linden Lab, the creators of Second Life and Blockworld, recently had an early access game out called Patterns. I use the past tense because Patterns is now a thing of the past. Linden Labs has declared that they will now focus on their other two games, and has withdrawn development from Patterns. I feel like there’s more »

Massive Chalice Preview: I’m no better than the Cadence

Throughout Massive Chalice, players are repeatedly told of the Cadence’s evil. It’s a demonic presence, corrupting everything, and the next 300 years must be spent doing everything possible to stem its waves of destruction. The Massive Chalice, tells me the foe will never stop generating and unleashing its pawns upon the kingdom in this war. more »

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Massive Chalice’s alchemists are amazing

Double Fine’s Massive Chalice is a more realistic, strategic RPG. It’s undoubtedly a fantasy game, but it’s more rooted in reality than most. This means, sadly, that a wizard isn’t going to come along and save the day. No, the closest thing one has to that is the alchemist, a class I believe is one more »

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2014 GameStop Black Friday ad isn’t striking

I want to state in no uncertain terms, I hate black Friday and everything it represents. For these stores to be open, even at midnight, means someone has to give up their holiday by going to bed early, and then deal with throngs of people who are focused on nothing more than crass consumerism. However, more »

Goat MMO Simulator is the new best thing ever

Do you know part of the reason why Goat Simulator is so great and never gets old? Coffee Stain Studios won’t let it die. The developer keeps putting out free DLC that makes the game better, and the patch transforming the game into Goat MMO Simulator looks to be the most incredible yet. You read more »

Massive Chalice made me restart

The Technology Tell Gaming Channel is going to do a preview of Double Fine’s Massive Chalice. That isn’t surprising, of course, because this is a Double Fine game, it was Kickstarter success that raised almost $1,300,000, and you can’t let the Early Access of a release like this pass you by. Unfortunately, our preview is more »