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Monthly Archives: October 2012
If you’re a veteran player who has not played for a while, World of Tanks offers its own new set of challenges. Prior to the introduction of the new physics patch, you may have routinely scraped the edges of bridges, … Continue reading
Nick Diamon, aka Telefrog, joins us this week to discuss the scariest games we’ve ever played. Because, you know, it’s Halloween. Then we talk some Assassin’s Creed III, Halo 4, and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Yes, you read that right. … Continue reading
In the twee hipster-than-thou comedy Saftey Not Guaranteed, twee hipster Aubrey Plaza comments on someone’s laptop. “Why do you have flames on your laptop?” “It’s a gaming laptop. It’s really fast.” Then hipster Jake Johnson picks them up for some … Continue reading
Okay, whose idea was it to simultaneously release Natural Selection 2, Primal Carnage, and Guns of Icarus Online? And to furthermore do it at the height of the holiday release season? All three games are gunning for the same audience. … Continue reading
World of Tanks is a strange hybrid. Part online arena shooter, part sim, and part MMORPG, there are few games that seek to occupy the niche it has carved out. This makes the game compelling, delivering an experience that is … Continue reading
Although this Forza is unlike any Forza you’ve played before, it will feel familiar to anyone who’s played Smuggler’s Run, Fuel, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Burnout Paradise, or Driver. Basically, there’s a lot of driving between … Continue reading
A lot has changed on the virtual battlefields of World of Tanks in the 18 months since Dave Markell’s excellent series of articles. The matchmaker has been improved. Many new tanks have been added, including French and British tanks and … Continue reading
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is an uncanny Unreal 3 remix of the original Painkiller, which is my favorite Doom game of all time. It’s every bit as good as it was in 2004. Actually, better. I forgot how awesome it … Continue reading
Cloud Atlas leaves us variously nonplussed, in love, and appropriately whelmed. To skip spoilers, jump through time to the 55-minute mark for this week’s 3×3. We bring you our horror triple features just in time for Halloween.
Because I love Guild Wars 2, this is a column I don’t want to write. But because I love Guild Wars 2, this is also a column I have to write. And it’s long overdue. Read this week’s Guilded here.
XCOM is elegant and simple except when it’s not. For instance, ever wonder why you are or aren’t flanking a particular alien? Like so many things in XCOM, it’s all about the cover. MarinusWA’s excellent diagrams of various tactical situations … Continue reading
It’s not enough to have Rob Harvey join us this week to talk about Skylanders Giants. So we press into service a serious expert. But first, we talk Zynga, Sword of the Stars II, Dwarf Fortress, Fallen Enchantress, and “games … Continue reading
Magnar is a slaver race. When they raze enemy cities or defeat human armies, they boost the population in their nearest city. The idea is that they take slaves. Furthermore, they can train slave armies who they don’t have to … Continue reading
Just before Halloween 2011, Activision unleashed their toy/game hybrid Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure onto the marketplace. This Frankenstein experiment probably slipped under the holiday radar of most Gamers, a group so hardcore they get a capitalized category. It most likely drove … Continue reading