Dragon Age Origins

Dragon Age: Origins Needs a Better Idiot Marker

Recently, EA attempted to garner some goodwill and gave away Dragon Age: Origins for free. It doesn't make up for being a generally horrible company, but it does mean I got a free copy of a well-regarded game. I'm trying to play it, but I keep coming up against one major problem. The quest markers aren't very good. … [Read More...]

chicken pizza

5 Games That Were Improved by the Presence of Cuccos

"Mandi," our editor in chief said, layers of frustration evident in his voice. "There's a problem with your chicken articles." … [Read More...]

Hatred game

We Need to Have the Violence Conversation in Spite of Hatred

Every so often, a game comes around that forces us to ask the question "how violent is too violent?" Sometimes it's Grand Theft Auto; sometimes, it's the "No Russian" mission in Call of Duty. This time around, it looks like it's going to be Hatred. While the game's developers are almost certainly trolls, that doesn't mean the violence … [Read More...]

Bastion screenshot

Bastion Is a Truly Delighful Little Game

I recently dove into my gaming vault, hoping to find something fun I hadn't played in a while. Most of the titles I saw didn't suit my fancy, and I was beginning to grow weary. Then I saw a link to a review for Transistor, the most recent title from Supergiant Games. That made me recall the gem that is their first release: Bastion. And that … [Read More...]

Skyrim bed

I Wish I Could Pass the Time by Sleeping like in Skyrim

One of the more entertaining aspects of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the in-game time system. I'm not quite sure how they measure time, because it takes about two in-game hours to walk from Whiterun to Rorikstead, while fast-traveling takes half an in-game day. Most amusingly, you can sleep your life away, an ability I sorely wish I actually … [Read More...]

Pokemon Horror Manga

Junji Ito Reaches Out to the Pokémon Demographic

Pokémon has always been a little creepy. If you look beyond the brightly colored rodents, you'll find spooky cemeteries and Pokédex entries that are downright disturbing. Apparently, Nintendo's decided to embrace that dark side. They've teamed up with horror mastermind Junji Ito to release a series of terrifying Pokémon drawings. … [Read More...]

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition: Is It Worth It?

I'll put this out there right now: If you haven't played Sleeping Dogs, you need to rectify that. I'm not someone who typically enjoys open world games, but I'm not ashamed to admit I've finished this one to 100% completion three times. It's that compelling. … [Read More...]