The Council Continues its Grand Puzzling Adventure

Continuing the puzzle-solving adventures of The Council, players will match wits with historical figures like George Washington and Napoleon while trying to solve a Lovecraftian mystery. Greater challenges await in episodes two and three.

 
 
Defiance Keeps Pace With Other Spiral Wars Books

Book four of the Spiral Wars series, by Joel Shepard, is another amazing entry for fans of either military thrillers or sci-fi, or just novels with really good, action-oriented plots. We’ve reviewed the complete series up to this point, and there is not a bad book in the bunch.

Anthem Impresses Gamers Sliding Into Release

GiN Javelin Pilot Jevon Jenkins has taken to the skies, and the fields, caves and cities of the pending Anthem game from BioWare and EA Games. His beta review tells us what we can expect when the game releases on Friday, and it looks like it will be very good.

 
 
Going Through the Motions in Hazardous Space

Billy’s Time Wasting this week is all about a game called Hazardous Space that tries to mix up the rogue-like genre. But does it succeed?

New Vesperia Lives Up To Its Definitive Title

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is much more than a remake of the classic game from 2008. Instead, it’s the cumulation of new game modes, dungeons, mini-games, sounds, bosses and other extras added over the years. And it has a great new HD look as well, making it one solid package.

 
 
Going Darker with The Phoenix Empress

Sometimes, the second book of a trilogy can be a bit of a letdown, and The Phoenix Empress falls into that category given how amazing The Tigers Daughter turned out. Still, its filled with a memorable style that hopefully bodes well for book three.

At The Gates - Feature At The Gates Lets You Be The Barbarian

At The Gates is a turn-based strategy game from the lead designer of Civ V. While it is fun to play, and has that Civ feel without copying, it has some major flaws that might keep replayability down until the patches come in.

 
 
An Early Access Look at MINImax Tinyverse

This week Billy is mixing up the Time Waster by checking out MINImax Tinyverse, a MOBA-style game that is still in its Early Access on Steam.

Return of the Zombie Horror King: Resident Evil 2

Back in 1998, Resident Evil 2 was the ultimate in horror gaming. And now, 21 years later, the remake proves two things. First, Resident Evil 7 wasn’t just a lucky fluke. And secondly, that Resident Evil still rules as the king of zombie horror.

 
 
Third Time’s a Charm for Kantovan Vault Spiral Wars Novel

Our reviewer fell in love with The Spiral Wars series with action packed military sci-fi books Renegade and Drysine Legacy by author Joel Shepard. But the third book, Kantovan Vault, blows those others out of the water.

Bringing More Fire With NASCAR Heat 3

Monster and 704 Games have done a great job with the NASCAR series. After stumbling a bit out of the gate a couple years ago, their follow-up racer was a big improvement. Now, NASCAR Heat 3 ups the ante even further.

 
 
Another Eden Is a Win for Mobile JRPGs

Billy’s time wasting this week covers Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space, which is the best mobile JRPG to date.

Loving A Surprise Battle Royale Game

Todd dislikes the new Battle Royale craze that is sweeping gaming, but this week got access to a surprising title on the Nintendo Switch that combines a classic arcade game with a 99-person arena battle. Talk about a unique battle experience!

At the Brink The Lady, the Vacuum Cleaner, and the Mother of All Klingons

Claire Finn has a date with Isaac which is both as weird and somehow cuter than you expect it to be. We also learn that the Orville’s Bridge is waterproof and Bortus should never have a mustache. On Discovery, we get Klingon intrigue, Section 31, and two unhappy mothers.

Word Travels Quick

It’s amazing just how fast news can travel in our current era, and that’s even more true when its spicy news about a friend.

Nominate The Games of the Year

It’s that time again, when we all get to celebrate the best games of the year. And what a year 2018 turned out to be, with an amazing balance between AAA and indie titles, action adventures and story based games, and just about everything else anyone could have imagined.

blind gamers Sable: A Tool Helping Blind Gamers Make Their Own Games

Sable is a tool for blind gamers to make their own games. Chella looks at some of the facets of the blind gaming community, such as audio FPS games and the lack of accessibility in mainstream games.

remakes and remasters The history of game remakes and remasters

Drew and Chella get into the world of remakes and remasters with Drew at the helm, as he reveals the history. From ports of arcade games to the first home gaming machines, to the success of the latest Spyro and Resident Evil 2 remakes, games have a long history of remodeling and remastering for the latest technology.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Invitational 2019 Prize Pool Hits $1 Million

Now in its third year, the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Invitational eSports event will exceeded a million dollars in total prize money. In addition to what promises to be an exciting battle, news about the game, including brand new year four content, will be made during the tournament.

Interview with a Baltimore Comic-Con Cosplayer

As in previous years, cosplay is huge at the Baltimore Comic Con, a show that keeps comics solidly at it’s heart. We met Brandon Bazemore, a first time con-goer to ask him about cosplaying Miles Morales, the new Spider-Man.

 
Department of Education Funds and Supports Educational Games

Dr. Edward Metz leads education technology programs at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. In addition to promoting educational and learning games, he is always on the lookout for worthy programs in need of government funding.

 
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