Disco Elysium is a Weird and Wonderful RPG

Disco Elysium is easily the most stylish, interesting and unique RPG to come out this year. Make no mistake, this is a weird game, where you can die from either physical or physiological trauma. But diving into this surreal adventure is so worth the price.

 
 
Star Trek Goes Sci-Fi Western in The Antares Maelstrom

Part western, part mystery, part action-adventure, The Antares Maelstrom is a fast-paced tale set in the Star Trek universe. Events on a small backwater non-federation planet will test Kirk, Sulu, Scotty and the entire crew of our beloved Enterprise.

Murder and Trivia Merge in The Jackbox Party Pack 6

The You Don’t Know Jack people have lately been releasing new Jackbox Party Pack games almost every year. Their latest, The Jackbox Party Pack 6, is certainly the most unique and twisted set of party games they have ever created. Should this new pack be a guest at your next holiday party?

 
 
A Thanksgiving Time Waster to Consider

This week’s time waster is a little different as Billy took time to hang out with his family and check out an interesting board game on Thanksgiving.

Stupendous Sci-Fi in The Outer Worlds

Dripping with atmosphere, snark and charm, The Outer Worlds has a unique flavor that blends classic Buck Rogers style sci-fi with modern dystopian storytelling. An instant classic, The Outer Worlds is a definite must-play for those who love RPGs or exceptional science fiction.

 
 
Videogames Meet Literature in God of Gnomes

Inspired by the god sims such as Black and White and dungeon managers like Dungeon Keeper, God of Gnomes finds a boy named Corey in the unusual position of trying to save the last of the Gnomes race. Videogames merge with literature this week in our GiN book review.

Terrific Third Person Fighting in Astral Chain

Made by the team behind Nier Automata and Bayonetta, Platinum Games has created Astral Chain, one of the best-looking, action packed third-person combat adventure games to come out exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. With a great story and unique gameplay, this one is a must play on the Switch.

 
 
Digimon ReArise Digicomes to Digismartphones

Digimon ReArise is the focus of Billy’s time wasting this week as he looks to fill that Digimon love he’s had since childhood.

Enjoying a Mini Space Epic in The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home is a sci-fi space epic where you must lead your crew through millions of miles of uncharted space while trying to survive long enough to get back home. Think Star Control or Starflight, but on a modern platform.

 
 
Getting Lost in the Game with new Dream State Saga Book

As the fourth entry in the Dream State Saga, Lost in the Game advances the plot much closer to resolution, and we really want to know what happens. If you have ever wanted to fall fully into a videogame, then Lost in the Game will show both the joys and pain that such a fantasy would entail.

Hellmut is Hellishly Difficult Shooting

There is a lot to like about Hellmut, but some questionable design choices means that most of the content will be locked away from the majority of players. That’s too bad, because Hellmut could have been something really special in the Bullet Hell genre.

 
 
Stickfight Archer Scratches That Bowman Itch

Billy is checking out Stickfight Archer this week and the game offers a decent way to kill some time, and enemies, for those willing to play.

Hardcore Grand Finale Part One: Recapping 2019 Gaming

The countdown to Todd’s final retirement is on this week. And as saddened as this news makes us, we are still pretty stoked that he is going out with a bang. It’s time for the 2019 Hardcore awards. Who will earn accolades, and who will get the lemons this year?

SHIPS In Defense of Darmok

A transmission from a world near territory claimed by a mysterious species known as the Children of Tama draws the Enterprise and its crew to El Adrel where they find a Tamarian ship. Communication proves impossible, and the Tamarians beam both captains to the planet’s surface. No one knows why or whether Captain Picard is in danger. This week on TNG Rewatch, we’re covering Darmok.

A Thanksgiving Hangover Surprise!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the food hangovers are in full effect, but that isn’t stopping Jordan from moving ahead with his plan.

Pokemon Generation 7: Fly Me to the Moon (and Sun)

We are roughly a week out from the release of the eighth generation of Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. To honor this momentous event, we are going back through the entire 23 year series history. Today we celebrate the most recent entry in our beloved series. It’s time for Pokemon Generation 7: Sun and Moon!

Gaming on the Cheap for the Holidays

We all want to get and play the latest and greatest hits in gaming this holiday, but don’t overlook the possibility of snagging some great titles that are either still being actively developed, or perhaps a little older, and as such are being offered for some amazing holiday prices. This week is all about trying to game on the cheap!

AdventureX 2019 – Our Favourite Games and Talks

This week Chella and Drew recount their favourite experiences from this year’s AdventureX, the UK’s only convention dedicated to narrative-driven games. It was a busy convention this year, so they didn’t have time to see everything, so there’s probably a few glaring omissions – but don’t worry, they’ll be there next year, too, and you can take them to task then.

MSI Upgrading University of Missouri Esports Facility

Under a newly announced partnership, MSI will outfit the University of Missouri Esports team with state-of-the-art gaming systems and provide resources and expertise to bolster their program. The campus will enjoy a high-tech gaming space with high-end broadcasting capabilities and a spectating area.

Shambling Along: Are Zombies Overused in Horror Games?

Like any fan of horror gaming, our online editor loves Halloween. But what was once a beautifully frightening creature, those walking corpses known as zombies, have become a bit overused and dull in games today. Check out some other scary creatures that could amp up our frightening fun.

 
Why Fire Emblem: Three Houses is so Different and so Good

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the sixteenth game in the popular tactical RPG franchise, so it was a surprise to many that so much has changed. We dive into the changes the developers made, and why this is one of the best RPGs of all time for Nintendo.

 
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