Hey! Buy! Two Visual Commpendiums of Commodore Art

I can’t say I have the experience to fully participate in a Commodore nostalgia fest, but I can appreciate a collection of art from classic games. Thanks to Kickstarter, Sam Dyer has released two great looking books celebrating the artistry of the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium – “A book that celebrates… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Early Access or Full Release?

I have found myself cooling on early access games so far this year. I would rather play through my backlog and catch the game’s full release. My thinking is if the game doesn’t fulfill on its promise, maybe it wasn’t worth playing in early access or ever. I know others love their early access games though. I’d… Continue reading

Darkest Dungeon Smashes Kickstarter Goal with 14 days Left

Red Hook Studios’ Darkest Dungeon has not only achieved its Kickstarter goal, it’s done so in spectacular fashion. With 14 days left, the “challenging gothic roguelike RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring” is already 300% funded, a testament to its intriguing take on the genre as well as its unique art direction. I think the… Continue reading

Spark Rising Kickstarter Got a Rise Out of Me

Upon my daily perusal of Steam Greenlight, I came across a title called Spark Rising; a game marketed as a “Build+Battle sandbox game.” Being that I love to both build and battle, I decided to take a look at the trailer and was excited about the prospects of a game with equal parts strategy, creation… 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

The Cursed Checkpoint #206d – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Game Time

In episode 4 of a 4 part interview, Ethan and Michael wind their way back to talking about video games and focus on marquee game developers, Kickstarter games that have their attention, and the status of the next episode of Tiny Barbarian DX. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

The Cursed Checkpoint #206a – The Michael Stearns StarQuail Interviews: Tiny Barbarian DX Update

In episode 1 of a 4 part interview, Ethan catches back up with Michael Stearns of StarQuail Games and discusses the lead up to the release of Tiny Barbarian DX, player reaction and his thought process on difficulty curves and pleasing the audience. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and… Continue reading

Forsaken Fortress Looks Amazing

Being a good journalist means being up to date on all the latest gaming news, especially fresh projects coming our way via Kickstarter. Being that I’m a mediocre journalist, I tend to be a few months behind on things. That doesn’t mean, however that I can’t still get excited when I see something really great… Continue reading

Survive Infections and a Sinking Cruise Liner in SOS: Ship of Sacrifice

While perusing through Kickstarter, I came across an interesting looking game by developer Water Bottle called SOS: Ship of Sacrifice. SOS is an online co-op adventure game that tasks players with escaping a sinking ship after an infection spreads throughout the passengers and crew on board. While the concept sounds intriguing, it was the art… Continue reading

More Creepiness Coming Your Way: Among the Sleep Gets Kickstarted

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; it’s a great year for horror. You can add another entry to that list of announced titles as Among the Sleep, a survival horror game from the perspective of a young child has surpassed it’s goal of $200,000.00. This means that Krillbite Studios, the developers behind… Continue reading

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Video Reflex Review: I Thought I Knew You

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a re-imagining of classic Mario-clone The Great Giana Sisters. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Black Forest Games ran a successful Kickstarter in June of ’12 to create this new entry. The Machinae Supremacy soundtrack may own bones, but will that be enough to get Justin through some questionable… Continue reading

Horrible Newswire: Need for Constant Reassurance

Not much is clear in December in the gaming industry, at least until the awards come out. Until then, it’s filled with a lot of reflection and predictions and last minute shuffling for the next quarter of releases. The weirdest thing? The VGA’s turned out to be watchable this year. Predict that. Ethan continued to… Continue reading