Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Feed Us: Lost Island is Odell Lake’s Filthy Cousin

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When I was in grade school (grammar school for those time traveling to the future from the early 1800’s), I played a game called Odell Lake on the Macintosh computers we had at school. In the game, you played the role of one of many fish trying to survive in the titular lake. What was… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Lakeview Cabin is Relaxing Until It’s Not

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing vacation to a cabin in the middle of nowhere.  For me, the bets part of this scenario is escaping from the everyday stresses in the big city. Unfortunately, cabin living can also have it’s own problems too, especially when one forgets to expect the unexpected. It’s really hard to… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Baron’s Gate Brings Beefy Bows

After a week of heavy drinking, heavy eating and heavy sightseeing in Amsterdam and at Oktoberfest, my mind has been a bit fuzzy. Fortunately, good ol’ EIC Justin Lacey had already prepared for this and sought out a wonderful game to be featured on this week’s Cheap and Dirty Gamer. In fact, Baron’s Gate is of… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Samsara Room for the Drunk Escape Artist

Knowing how to escape from a room, whether it’s a prison or a prison of your own inebriation, is a very important skill to have in your arsenal. Seeing that I’m halfway through an international romp characterized by inappropriate levels of binge drinking, I decided I should probably practice this skill just in case I… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Ragdoll Achievement 2 is a Family Friendly Torture Simulator

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Continuing with the trend I started last week of playing games that require little control but are entertaining nonetheless, I present to you Ragdoll Achievement 2. What can best be described as a torture simulator for crash test dummies, Ragdoll Achievement 2 tasks you with setting up a variety of traps and other pain inducing… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Monster Craft is Perfect For Lazy, Battle-Thirsty People

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Regardless of how little energy I actually have to expend while playing video games, there are times when I’m too lazy to actually commit to anything that requires the least amount of effort. This is preciously how Monster Craft, a game with little to no actual gameplay, can make it on to Cheap and Dirty…. Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Red Extinction is Better Than Soap

Everyone knows that your body’s means of protecting itself from foreign invaders is through the immune system, but I bet few of you know exactly how this works. I was just like you a few hours ago, but after playing Red Extinction I’ve come to realize that these battle are fought from a side-scrolling perspective; there’s a… Continue reading

Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Of Cupcakes and Trauma, Papa’s CupCakeria

After playing Outlast most the evening yesterday, I really needed to get my mind into a much lighter and fluffier place. Being the cupcakes are the lightest, fluffiest things I know of, I decided that I’d play Papa’s CupCakeria, a game about running a cupcake bakery. Whether my nerves were still shot from the night… 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