Loot Boxes. What they are, whether they constitute gambling and whether they should be regulated.
This is the story of Twelve Absent Men, a courtroom drama game developed for Android and iSO. The Post-mortem looks at design features, ideas, gameplay and coding, along with various problems that came up along the way.
An in-depth character analysis via the psychodynamic framework of defence mechanisms in relation to James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2. Discusses iek's theory of 'The Real', Freud's theory of the 'Punishment Dream' and Jung's archetypes and psychosis.
It feels like an eternity ago when Star Wars: Legion was announced at Gen Con. You’ve spent many long months waiting, anticipating, reading previews, watching videos. Maybe you’re even one of the lucky few who got a chance to try it way back in August. Well, the wait is getting shorter all the time, and […]
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Meets Aquaman!?
The folks over at Blackwater Gulch are looking to expand the ranch once again. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Minions and Monsters expansion. It’s full of miniatures for all types of posses. You’ve got lawmen. You’ve got outlaws. You’ve got monsters (seems fitting, since it’s in the name there). You can go check […]
You all know how much I love being able to post about a game having been on Kickstarter now being available for general release. Well, this is one of those posts. Dann Kriss Games is now sending out Tavern Masters to distributors for delivery to brick and mortar gaming stores the world over. If you’d […]
Legacy games are an interesting concept. As you play, you permanently alter the game. It’s quite an interesting thing that’s been sweeping through the gaming industry for a while. Well, Indie Boards and Cards is bringing that format to their Aeon’s End game, with Aeon’s End: Legacy. The cooperative deck-building game is up on Kickstarter […]
Godtear is Steamforged Games’ latest creation. They’ve got their pre-release beta-test kits on their way out to those that’ve purchased them. But even if you didn’t opt-in for that, you can still now check out more about the game via the official forums. Steamforged has also posted up the game’s rules so you can get […]
While it is worth noting that players don't necessarily boil down to sales, Ubisoft says that the world history-inspired brawler sees at least 1 million unique players a month. ...
It’s Valentine’s Day! … Ok, enough of that. It’s Half-Priced Chocolate Eve! That’s more like it. But, before we get to those reduced-price bite-sized morsels tomorrow, let’s get you some gaming bite-sized morsels today (for free, of course). On the platter today we have: Kraken Dice Valentine Day Sale Happening Now, New 28mm WWII Jerrycans […]
AntiMatter Games has updated their downloads section of their website with new DeepWars cards. If you’ve been waiting for these new stats, your wait is now over. These new cards include submersibles, but every force has been updated in some way, shape, or form. From the announcement: The new cards for all DeepWars forces, including […]
Sure, Infinity is set in a distant future where humanity’s spread out among the stars, and I’m sure that paper books are a bit passe, and even these days, many people like books in digital form. But I’m an old fuddy-duddy who likes to actually have a book in-hand when I can. So I’m in […]
Lotsa people grouping together for this one. IDW has teamed up with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon to bring you a new Munchkin set. In this case, it’s all about pizza, ninjas, and heroes in half-shells. Yes, it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (every time I write that, the editor in me wants to put commas […]
I have added Steam achievements and now getting ready to test.
I think people play video games and invest in their experiences for two primary reasons: their artistic narrative and their ability to provide competitive entertainment. Unfortunately, I believe that the former is going by the wayside.
How good’s your vocabulary? What about words with four letters or more? How fast can you come up with said words? If you’re good at that kind of thing, you’ll want to check out Letter Go, a new word game coming from WizKids. From the announcement: Wizkids is pleased to announce its upcoming Word game, […]
Say no to face bouquet! When small developers make video game box they tend to mimic the designs of bigger games from their genre. That's a mistake, and here's why.
Lessons learned from organising the Malta Global Game Jam. An organiser's post-mortem describing the things we thought went well and things that went badly, so others can learn from our mistakes and take inspiration from our successes.
We had lofty dreams for virtual reality gaming, and unfortunately, in 2017 we did not see any of those dreams come true. The Oculus release prompted a long period of buzz and left consumers with a burning curiosity for what could follow.