Is Sonic Forces: Speed Battle as Bad as Its Sibling?

The gameplay of Sonic Forces: Speed Battle has four players competing against each other to win reaches. These typically don’t even last a minute, which makes it great for on-the-go gaming. Come see how this one runs!

 
 
A Mortician's Tale review A Mortician’s Tale Review: a game about Death, not Killing

A Mortician’s Tale is a short, beautiful, and powerful game that will have you reassessing the way you think about death, and maybe even planning your funeral in the most death-positive way. This one is particularly poignant and enjoyable for thoughtful players.

A Magnum Opus in Oathbringer

Having already proven himself as a master of fantasy storytelling, Brandon Sanderson is back with the epic conclusion to the Stormlight series, the thousand-page-plus masterpiece that is Oathbringer. This is a must read for fantasy fiction fans.

 
 
Flipping Out For Super Mario Odyssey

One of the best games released yet for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey takes players on a journey thorough lots of different environments – and introduces many new and exciting game mechanics.

Going Nowhere in Bound Below

This week our Time Waster checks out a difficult platformer with a heavy focus on puzzles in the browser game Bound Below.

 
 
Rogue Trooper Redux: The Blue Man Group At War

Strap on a matching pair of grenades and go to war against the Norts in this remastered adaptation of 2000 AD’s Rogue Trooper, an early cover-based shooter set in a poisoned post-apocalyptic landscape where your only friend is your gun…and then your backpack…and then your helmet.

Demon Accords Series Heats Up in Winterfall Novel

The 12th entry in John Conroe’s Demon Accords book series, Winterfall proves that masterful prose, a compelling story and unique characters can drive through multiple novels. If anything, the Demon Accords series gets even hotter with Winterfall.

 
 
Flying High With a Bomber Crew Video Review

Bomber Crew is the latest game from developer Runner Duck that puts you in control of bomber crew members at the outset of World War II. We take to the skies in the Gameindustry.com Lancaster Bomber with a secret weapon – we’ve painted the plane in brilliant rainbow colors!

A World Imperil

Billy is out to save a world in peril this week as he tackles the browser adventure game Imperil for his weekly Time Waster.

 
 
Todd Dives into Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Todd is working on his full review of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but couldn’t wait to share just how intense the new Wolfenstein really is to play. This video, which is NOT at all safe for work, goes through the first 30 minutes of gameplay. Did we mention that it was not safe for work?

Vlad Taltos Rides Again in New Vallista Novel

Vallista is the 15th book in the Vlad Taltos series. The plot revolves around a professional human assassin living in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered Dragaerans. The writing is crisp and the plot is solid, but jumping into the series here may be challenging.

 
 
The Evil Within 2 Ramps up Spooky Goodness

While the original was interesting, The Evil Within 2 is truly a next-generation survival horror adventure. Gameplay is an awesome mix of exploration, stealth, combat and frights, set in both claustrophobic mazes and nearly open-world, monster-infested towns. The world will thrill you, if you dare to enter.

First Impressions: The New Xbox One X

Todd was one of the first to grab the new Xbox One X. Billed as the world’s most powerful console, he takes it through 13 games to see how much they improved in both looks and gameplay, and what stunning 4K native gaming feels like now that it is finally here.

Never Trust EA

EA is at it again with its sketchy corporate shenanigans, but maybe this time the backlash will hit them hard enough to make a real change.

Baltimore Comic-Con: Behind the Black Panther

The Black Panther Panel at Baltimore Comic-Con was one of the most thrilling, giving fans a behind the scenes look at the popular cat-centric comic, explaining how the artists try to keep western influences out of the story, and what to expect from the upcoming feature film.

Adventure X Celebrating narrative games at Adventure X 2017

Adventure X is a two-day festival dedicated to adventure games, interactive fiction, visual novels and narrative-led games. Chella went along and picks her highlights from the weekend.

It's rare when a defender slips up, but when it happens, be sure to press your advantage quickly before they can recover. Konami Partners with eFootball.Pro for New eSports Competition

Konami Digital Entertainment announced a collaboration with eSports company eFootball.Pro to create a professional eSports competition using Konami’s football game series. The new international league will aim to attract players from around the world, and will be broadcasted globally. Expect more details on this soon.

Baltimore Comic-Con: D.M.C. Raps About Captain America, Comic Creation

Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl McDaniels may be famous for his amazing rap group, but at the Baltimore Comic-Con, the focus was on his latest endeavor, Darryl Makes Comics, a new comic series McDaniels is creating. Of course, he also performed some amazing raps, to the delight of his fans.

 
Baltimore Comic-Con: Off the Couch and Into the Costume – A Cosplayer’s Journey

Wandering the halls of Baltimore Comic-Con this year, our reporters ran into a variety of cosplayers, all of whom seemed to have different reasons and methods for getting into the costumed fun. We talked with some of the most interesting cosplayers at the show.

 

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