Tabletop Tuesday: ‘Love Letter: Batman’

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Even if you only occasionally dip into modern board games, you’re likely to have seen Love Letter. The wonderfully concise card game involves luck, bluffing and memory, is easily stored in its little pouch and is quick enough to work as a buffer between longer games. It’s one of the best new card games of recent … Continue reading

Netflix Doco Binge: Gaming is Fun! (‘Atari: Game Over’ and ‘Indie Game: The Movie’)

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Ah, the mid-year marking and reporting nightmare is at an end! That means this is the last delve into docos for the time being. We’ve already covered Nerd Culture, Porn, Internet Makers and the business of Love, Sex and Immigration,  now we’re going to merge bits of all of them together for video games. Except … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Fallout Shelter’

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We try and avoid mobile games that come with in-game purchases, but this one gets a pass because it hasn’t been designed around trying to squeeze extra dollars out of the players pocket, and carries with it a solid brand. Bethesda Studios is well known for it’s detailed, expansive fictional worlds. The fantasy setting of … Continue reading

The Geekery Guide: The History of Arkham Asylum

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Do you know what comes out in a week? Batman: Arkham Knight, the third part in Rocksteady’s awesome trilogy of games! These story driven, action and stealth masterpieces rank among the best games ever made, and they all started with Batman trapped inside the infamous Arkham Asylum with some of his most dangerous enemies. What we saw in … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Prison Architect’

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Whilst the rest of the niche market for management sims are getting all bunched up about Cities Skyline I find myself back in the time sink that is my favourite management sim: Prison Architect. I’ve spoken about this one before, but every couple of months I head back into the game to find dozens of new features … Continue reading

An Incomplete History of ‘Aliens’ (and ‘Predator’) in Video Games: A Personal Journey

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I’m an adult. Got a job and a car and children and everything. And like many people in my age group I play video games. Having been born in 1980 I was part of the generation who saw the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry during its infancy. We went to friends houses to play Atari, lined … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Sherlock: The Network’

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We don’t usually get into iOS and Android games in this series because the once innovated platform for creativity has become a cesspit for knock-offs and endless ‘games’ designed to strain every last cent out of players pockets. We do keep half an eye on the App Store though, because we occasionally catch something worthwhile. … Continue reading

We Have to Retire the #gamergate Hashtag

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Do you want to paint a target on yourself? Go on to any social media site and say something – anything – with the #gamergate hashtag. Regardless of your views on this topic using this phrase potentially puts you in the crosshairs. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to have stalkers at your door and … Continue reading

Tabletop Tuesday: ‘The Doom That Came to Atlantic City’

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Publisher: Cryptozoic Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45 Minutes Genre: Dice rolling, hand management Review: Oh dear. Oh dearie dear. Here’s a game that went from Kickstarter success story to cautionary tale. After the Lovecraftian themed reverse-Monopoly launched on the crowd sourcing site it reached it’s goal and then much, much more, instantly marking it as a board gaming event … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘This War of Mine’

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War is hell, man. Not that you’s know it from the average output from the video game industry. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare had a fairly well executed anti-war message but it kinda got over shadowed by handing the players a big machine gun and entertaining them by hitting the front lines and kicking ass. … Continue reading