Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:38:27 +0000
Zombie pigs are trying to take over your farm. It's up to you, and a barn full of weapons, to make sausage out of them. Literally, in some cases. [Editor's Note: I'm squinting at you as hard as I can.]
With one level and one enemy type, you'd think this game would be a crashing boar, but Blood and Bacon is surprisingly satisfying, and not just in that “part of this balanced breakfast” way.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:30:45 +0000
Planet Coaster, Dishonored 2, Multiple Endings in Games, Your Emails and More!
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:12:10 +0000
Welcome back, everyone. I trust you all had a nice long weekend and have recovered well from tryptophan poisoning. As we look at the week ahead, there is an impressive amount of quality gaming to be had. Maize looks delightfully corny. (Ahem.) And those of you who were worried about what happens to Super Mario Maker after the WiiU goes away have the 3DS version to look forward to until that system goes away, too.
My favorite part of the post-Thanksgiving week, however, is the leftovers. In that spirit, I’m looking at two games in particular for my games of the week. Why two? Because you can’t make a leftover turkey sandwich with one slice of bread, unless you’re some kind of weirdo who likes eating sandwiches with a fork. Or if you’re out of bread and only have the heel left.
Final Fantasy XV is the bottom of the sandwich, mainly on behalf of my wife who preordered it, but also because it looks like they took the series in a new direction that I’m interested in seeing. It promises to be a heavy, rich experience much like the bottom slice of bread on a turkey sandwich after it gets soggy from all the gravy and cranberry sauce.
The top of the sandwich is Syberia III. I’ve been a longtime fan of Microids’ work, and I’m pleased as punch to see them emerge blinking in the waning light of 2016. I am excited to see what clockwork mammoths are in store this time. It promises to be a pleasant topper to my leftover sandwich, sitting lightly upon the spread of dressing I put on top of the turkey, and offering a convenient way to keep my fingers from getting all greasy.
Metaphors are hard.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:31:18 +0000
Welcome to The Unmarked, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Rob Daviau as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich, Cory Banks and Julian Murdoch into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. This week it's time to roll the dice and put an end to the evil plaguing Coffeyville.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 03:05:43 +0000
I must not Steam Sale.
Steam Sale is the wallet-killer.
Steam Sale is the little-spending that brings total budget obliteration.
I will face the Steam Sale.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn my browser to see its path.
Where the Steam Sale has gone there will be a hundred games from past sales I’ve yet to play.
Only this time my finances will remain.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:03:19 +0000
Do you know why platformers usually have controller support?
Then please let the developers know, because they sure as heck don’t.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:23:56 +0000
Dishonored 2, Tyranny, STEEP Open Beta, Planet Coaster, Google Earth VR, Overwatch Updates, Creating a Sense of Wonder, Your Emails and More!
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:11:18 +0000
Welcome to The Unmarked, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Rob Daviau as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich, Cory Banks and Julian Murdoch into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. This week things come into focus.