Palworld took the world by storm, quickly becoming a best selling title on Steam the week it was released. Combining cute creatures, deep crafting, base building and lots of action-packed combat, it’s definitely an entertaining experience.
Thronefall is an innovative new title that combines the essence of tower defense, base building and real time strategy in a delightful and minimalist interface that is easy to learn and fun to play, yet still offers a good degree of tactical depth and challenge.
This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill delves into the world of Howl, a tactical strategy title with deep roots in ancient folklore. Part puzzle adventure and part turn-based strategy, Howl is certainly a unique experience.
With an incredible story and amazing gameplay, it’s no wonder that The Last of Us series has spanned three console generations. Now, The Last of Us Part II Remastered for the PlayStation 5 brings upgraded 4K graphics and an entirely new rogue-like mode that is not to be missed.
Travel back to the days when dialup modems were considered speedy, and CRT computer monitors sported four brilliant colors in Home Safety Hotline. Players take on the role of a help line operator, trying to assist callers dealing with everything from roaches to demonic infestations.
This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill tries out Tribe: Primitive Builder, which is one of the most relaxing building titles you will probably ever play. And despite being set during the Stone Age, it’s actually constructed using the Unreal Engine 5.1, so everything looks really good.
RoboCop: Rogue City acts as an amazing sequel to the RoboCop movie from 1987, even featuring the voice of the original RoboCop actor Peter Weller. Beautifully built with Unreal Engine 5, this is one of the best-looking and surprisingly deep shooters to come out in a very long time.
The Deck of Many Things box set for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition centers around one of the most legendary magic items ever created for the game. One draw of the cards can change your character’s life forever, in both wonderous and horrifying ways.
The action RPG Fate Samurai Remnant adds yet another amazing entry into the long running Fate series with many new places to explore. Players take on the role of Iori, a human who fights against both enemy humans and spirits in challenging but rewarding battles.
Liminal horror games and those where you need to spot anomalies are extremely popular right now. But for those who aren’t sure if they would enjoy those genres or not can try out The Exit 8, a title that blends both genres extremely well in a very compressed and easily accessible format.
Mech titles where players get to control giant robots are really popular, and the developers of Nimbus INFINITY have done a good job of making theirs easy to play with little experience needed. Players will be flying through space in intense mech combat in no time.
Players looking for a very realistic and gritty historical simulation should definitely consider War Hospital, a management title surrounding the extremely challenging missions of the understaffed and underfunded medical corps of The Great War. It’s a difficult but rewarding experience.
Although Fresh Look columnist Neal Sayatovich’s original plan for was to briefly sample Palworld, he now finds himself really enjoying its wacky and strange universe. For Neal, things like sleeping and proper meals will have to wait a bit.
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Anime Sunday is a column by Michael Blaker covering various anime titles. This week he covers his “WataOshi” Episode 01 Impressions.
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The PAX Unplugged show is dedicated to tabletop gaming in all its forms, including role-playing, boardgames, card games, cosplay and more. It’s also one of the best organized shows around, making sure that everyone has a fun time, even while waiting in line for other events.
Still fleeing from the ravages of his Mega Man Battle Network Marathon, Save State columnist Vincent Mahoney this week finds comfort in an amazing but little-known RPG adventure called LunarLux.
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Katz corners another trail mix bag suspect hidden behind Gary’s desk, but this one tries to taunt Katz with a Tweety Bird impression during their confrontation.
With February being Black History Month in the U.S., the Trekker’s Delight crew is back to discuss representation in Star Trek.
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Trekker’s Delight: Star Trek News and Discussion
FarmCon 24 will take place on the weekend of July 6th and 7th on the premises of the German agricultural manufacturer Fendt.
Roll20 is one of the best platforms available for playing role-playing games remotely with friends. But it could always be better, and that is just what COO Corey Rosemond is working on right now. We find out what’s up on the platform, and what is coming soon.
BurnBryte is the first roleplaying game made for the virtual tabletop world of Roll20. Just like how Amazon, Netflix and Apple TV went from streaming other peoples’ content to creating their own shows, this is Roll20s first original content. We chat with the show’s creators.
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Honest Conversations About Minority Representation in the Game Industry
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