Making Environmental Awareness Fun with Samudra

Samudra offers a chill underwater gameplay experience, but one that also strives to teach players about environmental awareness and the pollution that is adversely affecting the world’s oceans. It’s all about fun and learning this week with the Modern Gamer.

 
 
Exploring The Dark Side of the Moon: An FMV Adventure

The Dark Side of the Moon is an interactive FMV adventure and mystery that begins as one man searching for his lost children and evolves into an epic sci-fi thriller where the fate of his family hangs in the balance.

Rogue Lords Sneaks Out For Spooky Halloween Fun

Dripping with atmosphere that is both spooky and campy, Rogue Lords could be a perfect way to kick off the Halloween season. Unfortunately, the game is brutally difficult, which kind of takes away much of the potential fun for most players.

 
 
Enjoying Small Town Living in Lake

Lake is probably unlike most other games you have played. It’s a chill non-adventure that finds main character Meredith pulled from the big city to help her dad delivering mail in the small town where she grew up. Thus, Lake is a slice-of-life heaven.

Far Cry 6 Takes the Series Back to the Top

A dachshund with a wheelchair. A deadly pet alligator. A backpack that fires rockets. Giancarlo Esposito. One person taking down a dictatorial regime on a tropical island. Anywhere else, this group would seem strange, but not in Far Cry. Welcome to Far Cry 6.

 
 
Shooting up The Ascent’s Beautiful Cyberpunk World

With one of the most beautifully rendered cyberpunk megacities ever created for a game, you will be amazed just walking around within The Ascent’s sprawling arcology. There are not too many role-playing or story elements, but the combat is smooth and satisfying.

Diving into the New World MMO

The world’s Newest MMO is appropriately named New World. Representing the first big foray into video games from Amazon, New World is a massive endeavor that reimagines the colonial time period, but one where magic, monsters and even the undead rise up to challenge a nation’s God-given right to rule the world.

 
 
Rise Up with The Amazing Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise is an epic action RPG adventure that starts as a standard fight the oppressors type of story and evolves into something much bigger as you play. It also has some of the most gorgeous visuals you will ever see.

Spicing Up Random Encounters in RPGs

An amazingly helpful tool for game masters, The Ultimate Random Encounters Book is ready to be dropped into almost any Dungeons and Dragons or roleplaying campaign to add much needed flavor to the points between major story elements.

 
 
Mixing it up in Kings Bounty II

King’s Bounty II is the direct sequel to the 1990 title of the same name. Ignoring the many versions of the game that came in-between, King’s Bounty II tries to reboot the franchise as a role-playing and tactical combat hybrid, though it struggles mightily to accomplish that feat.

Pumping Out Gas in the Wacky World of Gas Station Sim

Gas Station Simulator tasks you with rebuilding and refurbishing an abandoned gas station somewhere along the storied Route 66 in the American Southwest. You will also be dodging your uncle’s goons and generally trying to keep the aptly named Dust Bowl above water.

 
 
Motesolo: An FMV Adventure of the Heart

Kimo Kang has never had a girlfriend despite being almost 30 years old. Guide this lovable loser through a challenging and sometimes painful blind date in this delightful FMV game from Korean developer Indicava Interactive.

The Beautiful Revenge of Couch Co-op

Remember the good old days of couch co-op games with friends? Before networking meant never having to share your potato chips? Neal’s wife takes over the column this week, dragging him along for some old school co-op adventures. Not that he is complaining. Couch co-op rocks after all.

First First Contact: First Cliffhanger

Standing in as an assist on a First Contact Mission that goes predictably wrong, the Cerritos and her crew must find a way to rescue the ailing Archimedes, rescue the Lapperians, and work through their rage at Freeman’s promotion. This week: “First First Contact.”

Blerdcon 2021 Returns to Celebrate Black Nerd Culture

Blerdcon 2021 was a roaring success. As usual, the organizers and volunteers overcame many challenges, including COVID-19, and put on a great and unique show that was obviously loved by the community. It will no doubt be even bigger next year.

Celebrating All Things Metroid

With Metroid Dread finally hitting the ground, Vincent goes deep into the back catalog of games to see how the series has evolved over the years, and makes some predictions about what we will find when we dive into the amazing world of Dread.

A Bad Moon Rising?

The gang is celebrating the success of their first celebrity interview, but just a couple blocks away, trouble is brewing. What sinister plots are afoot?

Million Dollar Games?

Have you ever wondered why some classic video games are now selling for millions at auction? Vince and Neal dive into this somewhat odd situation to find out what’s behind this crazy new trend.

ASUS Renews Support for Middle and High School Esports Leagues

ASUS has extended its partnership with Generation Esports as the exclusive PC and monitor sponsor for both the High School Esports League and the inaugural Middle School Esports League for the upcoming school year.

Burning Bryte With A Brand New Game System

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.

 
Nate Wooley Obit Picture Honoring a Dear Friend and Mentor

GiN Online Editor and Columnist Neal Sayatovich writes about how much Nate Wooley meant to him. We recently lost Nate Wooley, but he will never be forgotten.

 

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