Castlevania Advance Collection: A Love Letter to True Fans

If you’re a fan of Metroidvanias, RPG action-adventure titles, or games with heavy Gothic aesthetics, it’s not hard to predict that you will really love Konami’s Castlevania Advance Collection. Get your whips ready to start cracking!

 
 
The Wheels on Bus Simulator 21 Go Round and Round

This week our intrepid Modern Gamer starts her own company in Bus Simulator 21. She will have to do nearly everything to make it work, from planning the routes to driving the buses. So come onboard as we travel around the virtual city in style.

Fun with Star Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy Gang

Instead of trying to do a full movie tie-in, developer Eidos Montreal instead made the Guardians of the Galaxy title its own game, with an original story, tight gameplay and a linear design that puts the focus squarely on dialog and action.

 
 
Doctor Who Makes a New Foray into Gaming

Join Jodie Whittaker’s the Thirteenth Doctor in a time and reality-spanning adventure where the fate of the entire universe is at stake. Available in a non-virtual reality platform for the first time, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality was made for fans.

Fling To the Finish: Boing Your Way to Victory

Fling to the Finish is the ultimate buddy game, where two players have to work together to get their comically-unbalanced team to bounce across the finish line. There is nothing quite like it, so dive in if you want to play something challenging and original.

 
 
Hellish Fun Unleased Again in Diablo II Resurrected

Transport back to a time when action RPGs were just finding their way and enjoy the hack and slash glory that set the standard for the Diablo franchise. Now with enhanced graphics and gameplay, Diablo II: Resurrected is bloody fun once again.

Looping and Turns Offers Super STEM Play

GEOMAG Mechanics are wonderful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based toys. The Gravity Loops & Turns set brings GEOMAG Mechanics to a new level both literally and figuratively.

 
 
Vesper: Platforming in a Strange New World

Vesper from Cordens Interactive is one of the most visually stunning platformers to come out in a long time. And the game seems content to let players wander its colorful world without too much direction or help, for better or worse depending on your preferred playstyle.

Analyzing an FMV Psychological Thriller: I Saw Black Clouds

The psychological thriller FMV game I Saw Black Clouds plays more like an interactive movie than a videogame. If you are looking for a spooky psychological thriller that is easy to play but difficult to master, then I Saw Black Clouds can provide that mind-blowing and spine-chilling experience.

 
 
Witchlight Adventure Takes Players into the Whimsical Fay Realm

The Wild Beyond The Witchlight: A Feywild Adventure is one of the most unique Dungeons and Dragons supplements to come out in years. Adventure through a strange and whimsical magical carnival into the Feywild, where things really start to get wacky in this amazing adventure.

Winter is Back in The Long Dark Episode 4

Bundle up and slip into your wolf skin jacket once more as the heavily delayed fourth episode of The Long Dark has finally been released. Episode Four: Fury, Then Silence finds us trying to survive both the freezing cold and a gang of ruthless escaped convicts.

 
 
Drox Operative 2: Can You Win the Space Race?

Drox Operative 2 combines typical 4X space exploration with plenty of old-school arcade action. This makes for a unique experience that is both strategically rewarding and also really exciting. Drox Operative 2 is definitely worth exploring.

My Personal Review Of 2021

Everyone has a story about how the year 2021 has treated them, with lots of ups and downs. For Skirmisher Neal Sayatovich this is especially true. He did some great things like reboot The GiN Lounge, but also suffered for months with COVID-19. And the whole time, he kept on gaming. Hopefully, all of you can too.

Synth Saturday: Taylor Varga Chapters 91-100 by mpπplayer

Michael’s gotten through 1/3rd mark of the monster Fan Fic he’s been covering lately for this Synth Saturday. It’s Taylor Varga Chapters 91-100 by mpπplayer!

Dune RPG Playtest Review: Week One Report

Gameindustry.com is reviewing the table-top Dune RPG using the Roll20 game system, and playing along with anyone who wants to join us! The first week went well as we got characters ready to put boots on the ground of Arrakis. This is our first report, and there is still time to join us if you want.

What Do Demons Call Burnt Bread? Thanatoast

This week our intrepid Save State game slayer tries to save Tokyo from a demon invasion in the extremely unique RPG Shin Megami Tensei V from Atlus.

Four Legs Beats Two?

The Game Over Podcast Gang is collecting resumes for the temporary reporter job, but we noticed that most of the applicants have four legs – and a tail.

Making Games Smarter with NextPlay’s Mark Vange

This week the guys talk with Mark Vange of NextPlay about the innovations of animating for indie games and the use of artificial intelligence to assist in developing higher quality animation.

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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