Black Mage’s Best Games Ever – Minecraft

Minecraft and the Art of Getting LostInfinity is a little bit like death, in that it’s a concept that’s difficult to wrap one’s mind around. I’d like to think that a person is transformed, at least on some level, when he or she is faced with a close proximity to either of those things.

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Trailer Sailor: Rack N Ruin and Total War: Attila

Total War: AttilaAhoy mateys! In today’s edition of Trailer Sailor, we have a bit of a dichotomy.  See, in one game, you attempt to save your people from a metaphorical hoard of demons; in the other, you literally are a demon. I set sail for the preview trailers for the newest Total War game, and a trailer for Rack N Ruin, a top-down action adventure game.

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Seasons after Fall Shouldn’t Remind Me of Sonic & Knuckles, But It Does

Seasons after FallSeasons after Fall is an upcoming indie platformer from the folks at Swing Swing Submarine. It includes an adorable fox character and what appears to be a season-shifting mechanic that allows you to swap between seasons (the trailer only shows winter and fall, but I’m told the final game will include all four seasons). It’s very interesting stuff.

But I can’t stop comparing it to Sonic & Knuckles.

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Where They Cremate the Roadkill Is Drawing Me into Its Twisted World

Where They Cremate the RoadkillI was recently tipped off to a new project that’s silently building a tiny little campaign on Kickstarter right now. I’ll admit to not spending quite as much time perusing Kickstarter as I used to, but this game’s title caught my eye. Where They Creamate the Roadkill. What could that mean?

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Secret Ponchos Is the Most Wild West Fun I’ve Had Since Red Dead Redemption

Secret PonchosOkay, so it’s probably not fair to compare Secret Ponchos with Red Dead Redemption. The two games have almost nothing in common, as RDR is a twisted open world revenge story while Secret Ponchos is an isometric competitive dual-stick shooter. But the one element they do share is something that’s bizarrely rare in the world of video games: a Wild West setting.

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In RPG Lisa, A Balloon Can Save Your Life

lisa rpg balloonNear the start of RPG Lisa, you encounter something unusual: a single balloon tied around a rock. While a balloon may not be all that peculiar on its own, it’s a strange sight in the world of Lisa, which is dark, hellish, and generally balloon-free (they do have chickens, though).

If you take the time to look closer, you’ll discover the balloon has a purpose. Without it, you might accidentally wander off a cliff, bringing your life to an untimely end. [Read more…]

I’m Cautiously Optimistic About Starbound for PS4

Starbound PS4I have this weird tendency to buy games over and over again (I’m the guy who went through 7 copies of Terraria, after all). I also have this much less weird tendency to really dig space exploration games (the upcoming No Man’s Sky sounds like it’s going to be great).

So when Starbound lands on PS4, I’ll almost certainly be picking up another copy, despite the fact that I already own it for PC.

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Lisa the RPG Is a Testament to the Magic of Chickens

lisa the rpgLisa the RPG takes place in a dark post-apocalyptic world; a brutal land almost completely devoid of women. Death is rampant, punches are frequent, and things are generally pretty uncool.

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No Man’s Sky Might Be the Loneliest Multiplayer Game Ever Made

No Man's SkyWhen you think of multiplayer games, you typically don’t think about loneliness. But No Man’s Sky might change that.

See, in the game, you’ll be exploring the same universe as your friends, but the universe is so large that chances are you may never see them. In fact, you may not see any other players at all.

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I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 – Forgive the Title and Slaughter Some Zombies

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During a recent browse through the Xbox Live Marketplace, I stumbled upon an indie game entitled I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1 by Ska Studios. Curious, I downloaded the demo and jumped right in.

It turns out, it’s pretty addictive and surprisingly polished twin-stick shooter, despite its title. Think Geometry Wars, but with hoards of zombies, strings of number/letter combinations, blobs that multiply after taking damage, and deadly clouds.

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