Virginia Virginia is More Than Just a Twin Peaks Pastiche

Virginia is a masterful piece of interactive storytelling with echoes of David Lynch and The X-Files. By placing two women of colour in the leads, it sets itself apart and its unique approach to narrative makes Virginia a game with checking out, even if it’s not always successful.

 
 
Warhammer Da Orks Orks Charge Forward in Warhammer 40K: Armageddon – Da Orks

Play as a member of an invading Ork army in this Warhammer 40,000 turn based strategy game. Set in the 41st millennium and the imperial World of Armageddon, players must use Ork units to defeat enemies and capture hexes in this fun but challenging space fantasy game.

This is one train you DONT want to ride. TurnOn is an Electrifying Platformer

Playing as an electric alien trying to restore power to a darkened town succumbing to chaos, you may just fall in love with TurnOn, a quirky and illuminating platformer.

 
 
twoserpentsfrontpage Demons and Danger Pack Two Serpents Rise

Two Serpents Rise is another entry in the Craft Sequence urban fantasy series by Max Gladstone. It has little to do with the first book other than the shared world, but is filled with just as amazing a cast of characters.

bound review No Boundaries For Bound’s Balletic Platformer

Bound isn’t perfect, but it is one of the most visually arresting games of 2016 and one that makes you feel the joy of being a dancer. It’s a narrative journey, rather than a traditional platformer, which may turn some gamers away from an otherwise mesmerising game.

 
 
lines-frvr-1 Solving Puzzles in Lines FRVR

This week out Time Waster is kicking back and relaxing in front of his computer with a puzzle game called Lines FRVR. Should you do the same?

toddnukalurkfeature Conquering the World of Refreshment

Todd continues his adventures inside Fallout 4’s Nuka World DLC with a grand tour of the brewery. He would probably enjoy the World of Refreshment a whole lot better if the place wasn’t so lousy with deadly Nuka Lurks hopped up on Nuka Cola!

 
 
necropfeature A Challenging Crawler with Necropolis: Brutal Edition

We waited for the first mega patch to finish before reviewing the hard-boiled dungeon crawler Necropolis from Harebrained Schemes. This is one brutal action RPG in the vein of Dark Souls, and not for the faint of heart.

ultimationfeature A Bright LitRPG Star in The Ultimation

This week Michael listens to The Ultimation by D. Rus, one of the pioneer LitRPG series made into audiobooks. If you like strong characters and fast-paced action, tune your ear towards The Ultimation.

 
 
godeaterresfeature Back from the Dead with God Eater Resurrection

A classic for the PSP, God Eater Resurrection comes blazing back from the dead with newly remade gameplay for the PlayStation 4 and Vita. How does this revamped title stack up to the original?

sakura-samurai-1 Discovering Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword

This week out Time Waster has discovered a game called Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword and he’s been sinking lots of time into it.

 
 
deusexmankindmoviefeature Let’s Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

GiN Reviewer Marion Constante takes us on a journey deep into the cyberpunk future world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where augmented people are being harassed and sometimes killed by factions of pure humans. It’s a tough world, but Marion takes us through the first hour of this amazing game.

toddbroketobfeature Warning: Broketober Approaching!

October means crisp Fall air, colorful leaves and even Halloween. But it also means a slew of new games being released, leading many gamers to dub it “Broketober.” What’s the best way to spend your game money?

costumefeatureimage DragonCon Style Cosplay

We’ve been covering DragonCon in Atlanta for many years now, and as any previous visitor well knows, the show is known for its remarkable cosplay. There is even a parade! Our photo section takes a look at some of the best for 2016.

resident evil 7 trailer Resident Evil 7 Trailer Likes and Dislikes

The Resident Evil 7 trailer was one of the headline-grabbers at Tokyo Game Show 2016, but Chella isn’t convinced. She’s pulled together a list of 6 likes and dislikes.

esportsbackground The New GiN eSports Coverage

We are excited to announce our launch of a new column on eSports. This bi-weekly column will cover everything happening in the world of competitive gaming.

icon268 That After Anime Feeling

Aster is out after an anime she was really enjoying left her with a cliffhanger. I’m sure we can all understand where she’s coming from.

untangling virginia Untangling Virginia

This week on Argue the Toss, the team try to untangle the Virginia mystery. Drew and Chella discuss the Twin Peaks, X-Files mash-up and narrative noir-fest that is Virginia from Variable State.

richardgarriott GiN Meets with Lord British, Richard Garriott

GiN reporter Marie Brownhill got the rare opportunity to sit down with the legendary Richard Garriott, better known as Lord British. We talk about his new game Shroud of the Avatar, his days with Ultima Online, and what it means to make a great games.

 
johnathan-flowers2 DragonCon’s Discussion on Gender, Race and Sexuality in Videogames

At DragonCon, GiN was able to chat with Comics and Popular Arts Conference speaker Johnathan Flowers, a doctoral candidate in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University. His research focuses on Japanese Aesthetics and the philosophy of race, gender and sexuality.

 

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