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Pottermore keeps Harry Potter relevant

I joined the Harry Potter-centric website Pottermore way back when it first started in 2012. At the time, the book series was long since finished, and the movies were coming to an end. I knew that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be opening up, but getting there from the frozen Minnesota tundra more »

Here’s Your April 10, 2015 Indie Game Bundle Update

You’ll be forgiven if you speed through this week’s Indie Game Bundle Update. There are some good offerings here and there, but also many repeats. We’re in a lull. There aren’t many exciting prospects. It’s best to review the 28 indie game bundles, and see if any of the few, new options stand out. This more »

Last call for Club Nintendo Coin redemption

Last call, Nintendo fans. Well, almost last call. One of the big Club Nintendo dates is fast approaching. As we all know, the company is shutting down the rewards program in favor of some as-of-yet mystery service. The first “date” was January 1, 2015, as no products or games released past then provided Coins. The more »

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3DNPC is genuinely the best Skyrim mod out there

One of the problems with Skyrim is that the NPCs aren’t really that interesting. This isn’t a knock on Bethseda, they really did try their best. The NPCs as they exist are entertaining, and certainly do the job well enough. Heck, I even have my favorite NPCs to marry, which tells you they did something more »

Cards Against Originality lets you be awful with smartphones

If you’re anything like me, you’re a terrible person who enjoys doing terrible things. That makes it likely that you’ve played the super popular card game Cards Against Humanity. If you’ve never played it, I hate you and hope you never bear children. In any case, now there’s a way to play that awesome game more »

SteamLeft lets you know how long you need to play

I recently discovered a website called SteamLeft. What it does is calculate how long it would take you to finish playing all the games in your Steam library. After doing so it presents the time needed, accompanied by a fun time related fact. Take my result for example. It would take me 14 days, one more »

TwitchCon could be better for Let’s Play “stars” than attendees

Game steaming has become a viable method of entertainment media. League of Legends finals draw over 30 million viewers, there were 9.4 million Awesome Games Done Quick unique viewers this year, and in 2014 Twitch had over 100 million unique, monthly viewers. It’s no wonder that TwitchCon 2015, the first official convention celebrating streaming games, more »

Rentpunk Game Jam: Nickel and Dimed

Rentpunk is a game jam for our uniquely precarious times.  In the current information economy, geek culture has become mainstream culture, yet the revenge of the nerds has been exacted at a terrible price.  The middle class is an anachronism.  Ghost towns dot the vast wasteland that separates major metropolises, their empty warehouses and factories more »

WotC makes PathGuy take his D&D Character Generators down

Everyone who plays Dungeon & Dragons, I’m afraid I have some bad news. A valuable resource is now gone from the internet. I regret to inform you that Wizards of the Coast have asked Ed “PathGuy” Friedlander to remove his D&D character generators from the internet. Which is a shame, because they’ve been making tabletop more »

2015 Lunar New Year Play-Asia Sale has begun

Good news for anyone who’s a fan of importing delightful games and items from Japan. One of the most anticipated Play-Asia sales is now on. Yes, I’m talking about the Play-Asia Lunar New Year Sale. Why is it so great? Because stuff is discounted, and you can win other stuff for shopping. Over 10,000 items more »

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Club Nintendo website working again

Club Nintendo website working again Since I know a lot of people are eager to call dibs on their Club Nintendo freebies before everything shuts down on June 30, 2015, I figure now’s a good time to send out the alert. The Club Nintendo website is finally, kinda, sorta working again. I mean, there are more »

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Club Nintendo offers new rewards, good luck getting them

I was so excited this morning, people. Do you know why? Because I woke up to people saying that the new physical and digital, Club Nintendo rewards were online! I raced to my computer, headed to the website, then remembered that the Club Nintendo website is stuck in 2001 as I slowed to a halt. more »