Chasing the Azure

Another Evo has passed us by. The world’s largest fighting game tournament, Evolution, is always an amazing event, and this year is no exception. It is a slight disappointment, however, that this is the first year that Evo hasn’t felt even better than the year before. The big games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Street …

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Ben and Colin Explore Arcanum: Part 3

If you missed the second part, you can find it here. Ben: Surprise, surprise: those jokers down at P. Schuyler and Sons were up to no good after all! As Colin pointed out to me after the fact, there’s no indication that any of the sinister rumors floating about their famed jewelry studio were true, …

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The Perfect Plummet

For a genre synonymous with exploring the unknown and going on grand journeys, adventure games are paradoxically rigid experiences. Rarely are you given the freedom to forge your own path; from beginning to end, you follow a linear story, picking up a sparse selection of interactive items and utilizing them in pre-approved situations to reach …

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Ben and Colin Explore Arcanum: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can find it here! Colin: Arriving in Arcanum’s first major city, Tarant, is a crash course in what to expect from the game. A cursory tour of town makes it appear huge and empty- a bunch of same-looking buildings on streets that seem to stretch for miles, with generic …

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We Need to Talk

We need to talk about something serious. The name “Max Temkin” might not ring a bell, but if you’re in college, play games (either board or video) or have attempted to run a successful Kickstarter campaign, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with his work. His biggest claim to fame, Cards Against Humanity, is …

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Ben and Colin Explore Arcanum: Part 1

Colin and Ben journey into the steampunk lands of Arcanum, sharing their thoughts as they go. In this first chapter, they create their characters, play through the intro, and deal with bandits on the edge of Shrouded Hills! Ben: Well, I started out with a pre-made character, but quickly abandoned that after Colin vehemently encouraged me …

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Expanding the Final Frontier – Part Two

After years of lying in a subdued state of near-hibernation, space games are finally going into full bloom again. It would take me ages to write about all the good-looking games that have either come out recently, or are in development. Homeworld: Shipbreakers, Strike Suit Zero, Elite: Dangerous, and FTL are just a few of …

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