Archive for July, 2013

  • Dark Souls first-person mod

    First-person Dark Souls is jaunty as all get out

    Word comes from Polygon of a Dark Souls player who has made the notoriously difficult role-playing game Dark Souls even harder by shoehorning it into a first-person perspective. The player goes by the name of Soul Slasher, so make sure your soul is in a safe place before you watch the video above, which demonstrates […]

  • Dyna Boy

    Boom Goes The Dynamite

    Dyna Boy’s pyromaniac hero gives Bomberman a run for his money.

  • Shadowrun Returns

    Back To The Future

    Shadowrun Returns brings the wayward cyberpunk universe back to its roots.

  • Hook

    Somewhere Between Sleep And Awake

    Hook the game has what Hook the movie is missing, and vice versa.

  • Dive For Treasures

    In The Land Of Submarines

    Dive For Treasures turns piloting a submarine into a game of patience.

  • The Oregon Trail

    Read This: A detailed history of the genesis and development of The Oregon Trail

    42 years ago, Carleton College seniors Bill Heinemann, Paul Dillenberger, and Don Rawitsch, searching for a way to get kids interested in western expansion, invented The Oregon Trail. Mental Floss has a lengthy feature about the genesis and history of the game, and it’s a truly fascinating read. Originally intended to be a board game, […]

  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea

    New BioShock Infinite episodes take you back to Rapture, are noir as hell

    Irrational and 2K Games have taken the wraps off of new downloadable add-ons for BioShock Infinite. The first, titled “Clash In The Clouds,” is launching today on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 for $5. This will add a new mode to the game where players, constrained to one of four different maps, mow down […]

  • That’s Science

    In this week’s new releases, Mars doesn’t attack.

  • Rob Sherman

    Something Wicked This Way A) Comes B) Lurks

    Rob Sherman and Dan Franklin, the writer and publisher of The Black Crown Project, on rethinking interactive fiction.

  • Icarus Needs

    Beautiful Dreamer

    Icarus Needs is a quest to wake up.

  • Fez II logo

    People have fight on internet, game canceled

    Over the weekend, a person who bills himself as the “Annoyed Gamer” got into a Twitter fight with the person who made Fez, a beautiful game. As a result of this angry exchange of words in a forum where people are pretty much obligated to speak in half-sentence bleeps and bloops, the maker of Fez […]

  • Ouya

    Never Gonna Give You Up

    The Ouya isn’t taking over the world, Denis Dyack won’t quit, and Microsoft keeps trying to make you like the Xbox One.

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    A True Overdog Story

    History is written by the victors, and the end of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is nothing but win.