The Last Door Chapter 2 – Memories Reflex Review: Better and Weirder Than I Remembered

If you’ll recall, I stumbled across The Last Door in what can best be described as a “happy accident” while attempting to find a game for my weekly Cheap and Dirty Gamer series. I was immediately taken aback by the impact a seemingly simple point and click adventure game had on me, and as a… Continue reading

Asylum Jam Challenges a Different Kind of Trope

I stumbled across an article while browsing Joystiq the other day about a game jam with a very unique premise. Asylum Jam will take place October 11th through the 13th and will challenge players to create a horror game without falling back on tropes dealing with mental illness. This includes things like insane asylums, psychiatric wards and… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Zombies Should Look Both Ways Before Crossing Road of the Dead 2

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So I apparently got the “nerd flu” while I was at Gamescom and am currently in the throes of a sickness that is not unlike the initial signs of zombie transformation. This had put me into a foul mood but has also forced me to imagine a world where I actually gave in to such… Continue reading

Gamescom 13 Report: Expansions Ahoy

Expansions were announced for both Diablo III and XCOM: Enemy Unknown yesterday, both of which I was happy to hear as I’ve been trying to find reasons to jump back into both games. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Diablo III will be introducing Reaper of Souls, expanding the base game by adding a new Act… Continue reading

Gunpoint Review: These Pants are Made for Jumping

I don’t remember exactly when I purchased Gunpoint but for one reason or another it sat uninstalled in my Steam queue for at least a month. After growing tired of my recent Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim runs, I needed something different and by happenstance, stumbled across the game sitting there like a neglected child…. Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Earn to Die 2012 Inspires Playing Beyond the Intro

Earn Die To Die 2012 is a very simple game that has you driving through levels and earning money in order to buy upgrades that allow you to drive further in aforementioned levels (also, these levels have zombies in them, go figure). It’s a fun time killer, but there’s only so much a guy can… Continue reading

Spelunky Reflex Review: Loving Torture

Spelunky is a game that is far outside my level of skill, so much so that I’m quite confident I will never see it through to its conclusion. For most games, that would be  enough reason to set down your controller, take a deep breath and settle on something else from your library, something that… Continue reading

Tangiers is the Stealth Adventure Game You Didn’t Know You Wanted

I definitely have a love hate relationship with Reddit but I can’t deny that there are a ton of interesting stories to be found on the front page of the internet. One example of this is the tale of a man who quit his job, gambled on his dream of developing games and eventually found… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: A Duck Has An Adventure in the Gamification of Comics

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I’m going to be honest with you all, I’ve gotten sucked back into the wastelands of Fallout: New Vegas and waited till the last minute to write Cheap and Dirty Gamer for today. Because of that, I picked the very first game I saw. It just so happens that the game I picked turned out… Continue reading