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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 »

Enough with Far Cry 4′s eagles

Far Cry 4 is a superb game. It needs to be said, because it’s the truth. It takes everything that was great about the previous game and amplifies it. There is, however, one small, ever-so-tiny problem. The worst part of the last game has also been magnified. I’m referring, of course, to those Far Cry 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 »

Dragon Age Inquisition bonds form more naturally

If you’re playing a BioWare game, you know you’re going to be putting in a lot of time and effort towards making friends, perhaps even finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s the way things go, as relationships matter. Dragon Age Inquisition is no different, though bonding is a lot more natural this time around. Instead 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 »

Dragon Age Inquisition suffers from the Elder Scrolls effect

Anyone who has played an Elder Scrolls game knows they all have something in common. It’s too easy to get captivated by the side quests and exploration aspects and completely abandon the storyline. Dragon Age Inquisition, is exactly the same way. Which is no surprise, since BioWare openly said during development that The Elder Scrolls more »

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 »

Dragon Age Inquisition’s tutorial lets players be (practically) invincible

Ever since I managed to break Bound By Flame in the first five minutes of playing it, I like to be goofy when I first start a game. You know, push the boundaries and see if the game pushes back. My first half hour playing Dragon Age Inquisition was an opportunity to see what I more »

The Goat Simulator joke has either gone too far, or just far enough

For the very few of our readers who don’t know, there exists a game called Goat Simulator. The game exists for the sole reason that the internet thought the joke was too hilarious not too exist. I use the word “game” in the loosest sense of the term, because the developers stated outright that they more »

Guard Dialogue Overhaul Skyrim mod adds dialogue guards deserve

If you’re anything like me, you get constantly annoyed at the lack of respect the various guards show for you in the game of Skyrim. Instead of recognizing that you’re the Thane of Whiterun, they want to annoy you into enchanting their blade. Instead of being amazed that you’re the Harbinger of the Companions, they more »